With the success of FMINDK30 Forge took the opportunity to revisit the UP GTI and looked to see if they could improve on the 1.0 TSI air flow to the turbo charger. On investigation it was seen that the OEM turbo adaptor was very restrictive and was an area in need of improvement. Their development team got to work designing a solution to maximize the capacity by using CAD system and physical prototypes.
The OEM plastic turbo inlet includes a restrictive ribbed and hollow noise chamber that is designed to disturb the air flow and reduce induction noise, this OEM part has a detrimental effect to the engines performance especially when tuned. For the best possible gains, the chamber was removed allowing an increase in volume and air flow significantly. The Forge hose design also has an internal stepped area where it is positioned and joined to the turbo housing, this is to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible from the inlet tract to the turbo.
Several different designs and material choices were tested until they arrived with the product you see here. The construction of FMTIA3 is manufactured from reinforced multi ply silicone which is more durable than the OEM plastic pipe and it will also not suffer from heat soak like other similar products available. With its enlarged capacity and less restrictive surface area it routes air directly into your turbo charger and allows a greater volume of air to be compressed, this can have a positive effect on accelerating your vehicle after long deceleration or in between gear changes due to more air being kept within the inlet tract to the turbo charger.
One significant feature of the FMTIA3 is its compatibility with vehicles equipped with and without the PCV system integrated into the existing turbo intake, the early engines do not have the breather system in place from the fuel tank to the elbow. The necessary hardware is supplied to blank off the elbow spouts if its required to fit the turbo inlet adaptor to the earlier engine revision. The one way valve and coupler adaptor are also supplied so the elbow can be installed to the newer revised engine. The FMTIA3 is compatible with the factory air box, however for the best performance results we recommend using the Forge intake systems for your particular chassis application.
This is a product which is essential when tuning the 1.0 TSI engine, if its either stage one or stage two tuning we have seen consistent gains from 3-5 bhp depending on the vehicles state of tune.
This is a straightforward yet very effective power increasing modification that can be fitted with basic tools and has a typical installation time of around 60 minutes. As with all Forge products it includes a full set of comprehensive installation instructions to make fitting as straightforward as possible.
Approximate Install Time: 0.75 hours at £65+VAT per hour
When selecting 'Install by JBS' at checkout, a member of the JBS team will be in touch to arrange an install date upon completion of the purchase. Payment for the labour is only due upon completion of the installation.