VW MK7 & AUDI 8V FDS INTERCOOLER

IE's newest Flow Distribution System (FDS™) intercooler is a revolution in boost cooling performance. It's strong cast architecture, breakthrough flow technologies, and 137% larger next-gen, heat soak defeating core size makes it the world's ultimate VW/Audi intercooler upgrade.

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IE FDS Intercooler Kit for VW MK7/MK8 & Audi 8V/8Y 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 | Fits MQB GTI, Golf R, GLI, Golf, A3, S3

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IE FDS™ MQB intercoolers for MQB MK7, MK8, 8V, 8Y 2.0T & 1.8T engines are powered by a massive (425mmX621mmX70mm) bar & fin core. This gives you 137% more core volume over the stock intercooler and brings you incredibly efficient cooling properties to combat heat soak, lower intake air temperatures, and keep you in the highest power output possible from your ECU tune and performance hardware upgrades. This is the single largest intercooler on the market today.

CORE SIZE
137% LARGER

THAN STOCK

INTAKE AIR TEMPS
74% LOWER

THAN STOCK

PRESSURE DROP
9% LOWER

THAN STOCK

LEADING FEATURES

  • Internal FDS design forces airflow evenly through intercooler core
  • Lowers intake air temp (IAT) 74% lower than stock
  • 137% larger core size than stock
  • Defends against power robbing heat soak
  • Recovers from heat soak faster
  • 600+ horsepower capable design
  • Increases horsepower and torque
  • Used on record-breaking cars
  • OEM location allows for the massive core size
  • 425mmX621mmX70mm bar & fin core size
  • 9% lower pressure drop than stock
  • Outperforms smaller "front-mount" designs
  • In-house CNC machined aluminum cast end tanks
  • Hand TIG welded and pressure tested in USA
  • Bolt-in hassle free design for easy install
  • Reinforced mounting brackets and bosses for reliability
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) optimized
  • High-grip and beveled inlet/oulets for boost-leak free connections
  • Compatible with Adaptive Crusie Control (ACC)

THE ONE AND ONLY FDS™

When it comes to cooling air flow, it's all about efficiency. IE's Flow Distribution System (FDS) is light years ahead of other intercoolers, delivering an effective use of the entire core by utilizing precisely shaped fins to force air flow evenly across the entire surface. As a result, the IE FDS intercooler has been proven to drastically reduce intake air temperatures more so than any other units available on the market -offering the largest power gains possible.

NO BOOST LEAKS

Nothing is worse than a boost leak! Advanced CNC machining of the inlet and outlet produces a high-grip surface that locks the silicone into place. A flat stop edge prevents the hose from being installed too far forward while a beveled edge adds enhanced grip for the hose clamp to stop it from sliding back. This high attention to detail creates a friction grip keeping your boost hoses in place for good.

INCREDIBLY STRONG

Dedicated to life-long reliable operation, the end tanks are manufactured from from high quality aluminum castings with ultra-thick and reinforced mounting. When it comes to fitting this massive IC into place, there is no room for error. All mounting bosses and surfaces are in-house precision CNC machined and hand verified for an exact fit.

PRECISION BUILT

Manufacturing the largest intercooler on the market is not easy and leaves no room for mistakes. After the end tanks are meticulously in-house CNC machined, the core and tanks are combined with incredible precision TIG welding. Every single intercooler goes through a multi-point critical inspection and is tested on our leak-down station before shipping. This work ensures a reliable product that it is ready to install.

PERFECT FIT

Despite it's size and features, the IE FDS intercooler is a perfect OEM replacement and requires no modifications to install. Mounting points for the factory radiator and intercooler mounts are machined in. Stainless steel mount brackets are included for an improved and stronger condenser mount. Everything around the performance unit remains untouched and installs as if it were a factory piece.

2022+ MK8 & 8Y vehicles may require very minor trimming of the plasic radiator shroud during install

ELIMINATE HEAT SOAK

Heat soak occurs when the heat generated exceeds the cooling capacity of the intercooler. The most common symptom is the noticeable loss of power after long term acceleration or several back-to-back power pulls. By greatly increasing the core size and useable area of the core with FDS technology, we have eliminated the heat soak, keeping the intake air temperatures consistently lower than OEM and competition intercoolers.  

INTAKE AIR TEMPS

PRESSURE DROP (LESS IS BETTER)

DYNO RESULTS

Real-world power numbers are achieved using our in-house dyno cells to see the effect the effect the intercooler upgrade has on horsepower and torque. The testing was performed in controlled conditions and performed the same day back to back.

The above gains are a result of various design details:

  1. The massive increase in core size dramaticially reduces heat soak.

  2. The internal FDS design forces air to utilize the entire core volume increasing effciency.

  3. Lower intake air temps and reduced pressure drop increase horsepower and torque.

To learn more about each of these features click the design tab above.

INSTALLATION

Install your new intercooler kit without any permanent modifications or installation hassles. The install process is straightforward and can be done with basic tools.

Install time around 2-3 hours

VEHICLE FITMENT GUIDE

MAKE MODEL YEAR ENGINE

AUDI

S3 (8Y)

2022+

2.0T

AUDI

S3 (8V)

2015-2021

2.0T

AUDI

A3 (8Y)

2022+

2.0T

AUDI

A3 (8V)

2015-2021

2.0T & 1.8T

VW

Golf R (MK7)

2015-2021

2.0T

VW

GTI (MK8)

2022+

2.0T

VW

GTI (MK7)

2015-2021

2.0T

VW

GLI (MK7)

2019+

2.0T

VW

Golf (MK7)

2015-2021

1.8T

VW

Alltrak (MK7)

2015-2021

1.8T

*MK8 (2022+) Golf R fitment is not yet verified, update coming soon!

*2022+ MK8 & 8Y vehicles may require very minor trimming of the plasic radiator shroud during install.

*Due to the massive size and tight tolerances of this intercooler, some aftermarket radiators may not fit.

WORLD'S LARGEST

IE FDS™ intercoolers are powered by the massive (425mmX621mmX70mm) all-new bar & plate core. This gives you 137% more core volume over the stock intercooler and brings you incredibly efficient cooling properties to combat heat soak, lower intake air temperatures, and keep you in the highest power output possible from your ECU tune and performance hardware upgrades. This is the single largest intercooler on the market today.

CORE SIZE
137% LARGER

THAN STOCK

INTAKE AIR TEMPS
74% LOWER

THAN STOCK

PRESSURE DROP
9% LOWER

THAN STOCK

THE ONE AND ONLY FDS™

When it comes to cooling air flow, it's all about efficiency. IE's Flow Distribution System (FDS) is light years ahead of other intercoolers, delivering an effective use of the entire core by utilizing precisely shaped fins to force air flow evenly across the entire surface. As a result, the IE FDS intercooler has been proven to drastically reduce intake air temperatures more so than any other units available on the market -offering the largest power gains possible.

PERFORMANCE DATA

INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE

PRESSURE DROP (LESS IS BETTER)

HORSEPOWER / TORQUE

ELIMINATE HEAT SOAK

Heat soak occurs when the heat generated exceeds the cooling capacity of the intercooler. The most common symptom is the noticeable loss of power after long term acceleration or several back-to-back power pulls. By greatly increasing the core size and useable area of the core with FDS technology, we have eliminated the heat soak, keeping the intake air temperatures consistently lower than OEM and competition intercoolers.  

DESIGN FEATURES

INCREDIBLY STRONG

Dedicated to life-long reliable operation, the end tanks are manufactured from from high quality aluminum castings with ultra-thick and reinforced mounting. When it comes to fitting this massive IC into place, there is no room for error. All mounting bosses and surfaces are in-house precision CNC machined and hand verified for an exact fit.

NO BOOST LEAKS

Nothing is worse than a boost leak! Advanced CNC machining of the inlet and outlet produces a high-grip surface that locks the silicone into place. A flat stop edge prevents the hose from being installed too far forward while a beveled edge adds enhanced grip for the hose clamp to stop it from sliding back. This high attention to detail creates a friction grip keeping your boost hoses in place for good.

PRECISION BUILT

Manufacturing the largest intercooler on the market is not easy and leaves no room for mistakes. After the end tanks are meticulously in-house CNC machined, the core and tanks are combined with incredible precision TIG welding. Every single intercooler goes through a multi-point critical inspection and is tested on our leak-down station before shipping. This work ensures a reliable product that it is ready to install.

PERFECT FIT

Despite it's size and features, the IE FDS intercooler is a perfect OEM replacement and requires no modifications to install. Mounting points for the factory radiator and intercooler mounts are machined in. Stainless steel mount brackets are included for an improved and stronger condenser mount. Everything around the performance unit remains untouched and installs as if it were a factory piece.

VEHICLE FITMENT GUIDE:

VEHICLE FITMENT

MAKE MODEL YEAR ENGINE

AUDI

S3

2014+ 8V

2.0T

AUDI

A3

2014+ 8V

2.0T & 1.8T

VW

Golf R

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T

VW

GTI

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T

VW

GLI

2019+ (MK7)

2.0T

VW

Golf

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T & 1.8T

VW

Alltrak

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T & 1.8T

*Due to the massive size and tight tolerances of this intercooler, some aftermarket radiators may not fit.


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Good Intercooler

Intercooler itself is very good. Running it on 2015 Audi S3 8V stage 2. Car now pulls steady all the time without any power loss. However installation was a bit tricky, there is no manual supplied with the product to install it on S3 Audi and steps described in the manual for mk7R are not quite matching Audi so if you are not an "Audi expert" allow some time for doing research on how to install it. Also fitting one bottom corner bolt mounting AC condenser back was very tricky, had to cut down one Allen key to do it... but that's just how it is I guess....

But car drives very nice now so would defined worth it 👌

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BEST INTERCOOLER

I had absolutely no idea what to expect after installing the intercooler, I was absolutely blown away by the results. Obviously it’s not going to shave seconds off of acceleration times but you can 100% feel the difference and how much more happier the car accelerates. I installed this in my garage in 4-5 hours by myself, I used shopdaps YouTube video for guidance as I didn’t want to drain coolant. The hardest part of the install was getting my ac condenser to slide into the brackets with out being lopsided, other than that the install was fairly straight forward, put some music on and start pulling parts off. Well worth the 2-3 month wait, if you’re on the fence just pull the trigger and buy it, you will not regret it!!

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Nice

Great looking part, well made, and fits nicely.

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best in the game

purchased this intercooler and was so worth the 2 month wait for the insane gains and i really appreciate where the boost pipes connect the attention to detail, i had a competitors intercooler and the boost pipes always slipped off!! they rhyme with vagner

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3 Degrees

Running a Vortex XL on 28 lbs of boost to red line and I see no more than a 3 degree increase from a 1-4 pull. Great intercooler and never an issue.

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