This new EQT Staged tune is designed for GTI/GLI and A3 owners who are looking for a little more power while maintaining that factory appearance and spool response of their big sister variants the Golf R and S3.

This tune is designed for use with an OEM IS38 Turbocharger or IS38+ with OEM sized wheels. Compatibility with any other turbo is not guaranteed. 

The IS38 Staged Tune is meant to work across a wide variety of vehicles and geographical areas and fuel qualities. Some who live in areas that have exceptionally poor pump gas fuel quality, such as ethanol free fuel, may need a "lite" variant of the file which can be provided if the fuel quality cannot cope with the normal file. This can be requested and given on an as needed basis.

IS38 Installed
That said, IS38's are plentiful and fairly inexpensive making them a great option for a cost-effective upgrade to your GTI, GLI, or A3.

With the use of pump gasoline, no fuel system upgrades are required however due to variances in fuel quality and fueling components from vehicle to vehicle EQT suggests an LPFP in accordance with your HPFP.

See our FAQ on fueling requirements. 
**When using Ethanol or Ethanol mixes an upgraded HPFP is required.

Dyno Numbers

Stock Baseline - GTI - 91 Octane
- 221.4whp @ 5600rpm
- 256.5 ft-lbs @ 3050 rpm

*EQT IS38 Stage 1 Tunes are in development

EQT IS38 Stage 2 - GTI - 91 Octane
- 356.0whp @ 5600rpm (Max. WHP Gain: 37.8%)
- 395.4 ft-lbs @ 4000rpm (Max TQ Gain: 35.1%)

EQT IS38 Stage 2 - GTI - E30 Ethanol Mix (HPFP Required)
- 391.5whp @ 5500rpm (Max. WHP Gain: 43.4%)
- 414.4 ft-lbs @ 4100rpm (Max TQ Gain: 38.1%)

EQT IS38 Stage 2 - GTI - E85 Ethanol (HPFP Required)
- 408.5whp @5500rpm (Max. WHP Gain: 45.8%)
- 429.1 ft-lbs @ 4550rpm (Max TQ Gain: 40.2%)

Numbers Recorded using our Dynocom Tuner Large Roller Dynamometer.

This tune is based on the latest EQT Staged tune file and includes all of the fixes and updates. For a complete changelog click Here

Do you have Questions about our Burble Options? Visit our FAQ for additional Information 


Burbles / Crackles FAQ

Ethanol Blended Fuels

Innovate Motorsports Flex Fuel Gauge Kits Available HERE.

When selecting E85 or Ethanol Blended Fuels, an Ethanol Content Analyzer is required. For more information, see our FAQ by clicking the icon below

Cobb Launch Control

For more information Click Here

How To Enable:

The vehicle will need to meet the following conditions for the ECU to allow it to happen.

  • Coolant Temp Min-Max (160F - 250F)
  • Engine Oil Min-Max (160F - 250F)
  • Gearbox Oil Temp Min-Max (122F - 212F)
  • EGT MAX (1835F)
  • Steering Wheel Angle (within 20 degrees of being completely straight)

Steps to Use:

Manual Transmission

  • Depress and hold the clutch pedal to 100%
  • Move the shifter to 1st gear
  • Depress and hold the gas pedal to 100%
  • Once the rev limit has been reached, release the clutch pedal

DSG Transmission

  • Depress and hold the brake pedal to 100%
  • Move the shifter to Sport Mode
  • Depress and hold the gas pedal to 100%
  • Once the rev limit has been reached, release the brake pedal
Cobb Traction Control

For more information Click Here

How To Enable:

The ECU is not capable of remembering the value set in this adjustment after the car has been turned off or key-cycled.  As such it will need to be set back to the desired value manually each time.

How it Works:

The COBB Custom Traction Control works in a manner similar to the factory offering, however it works much better and faster to minimize wheel slip and keep the car planted at all times.  At it's simplest the software is looking at the various wheel speed sensors to determine if one is moving more quickly than others.  When it detects that one wheel is moving at a higher speed than another, this is typically an indication of the wheel slipping.  There are some instances where the wheels will move at different speeds (around corners for instance) but this is something tuned for in the map itself (you shouldn't need to worry about adjusting it to go around a corner properly).  As the ECU sees the difference increase and detects a slip, it will reduce the amount of torque the engine is producing, this should slow down the wheel enough to grab on to the pavement again so you can continue accelerating.  If it isn't able to regain traction, the ECU will continue to reduce power until it sees traction again.  This means that with the traction control on the default setting where it minimizes any wheel spin the car is hypothetically the fastest as no wheel speed is ever lost.

Cobb Flat Foot Shift

For more information Click Here

Steps to Use: (Manual Transmission Only)

  • Begin driving in any gear
  • Depress and hold the throttle pedal to 100%
  • As you approach redline, engage the clutch but keep the throttle pedal at 100%
  • Shift the gear lever¬†to the next gear in sequence
  • Release the clutch and continue accelerating

In order to optimize traction, there are specific limits in each gear on the OTS maps.

1st 4500
2nd 4700
3rd 4700
4th 5000
5th 5167
6th 5334


Change Log - For the full change log click HERE

EQT Staged ECU Tune (IS38 Upgrade) - VW MQB GTI 2.0T (Mk7)

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EQT Staged ECU Tune (IS38 Upgrade) - VW MQB GTI 2.0T (Mk7)

Stage 1 (BETA) / 91-92 oct
Stage 1 (BETA) / 91-92 oct
$ 350.00