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Square Actuator
£1,596.98 €1,858.09 $1,961.89
Rounded Actuator
£1,596.98 €1,858.09 $1,961.89

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TTE IS38 Race IHI Turbocharger


Many of our customers have been asking for a motorsport IS38 turbocharger, Well here it is!

TTE IS38Race Turbocharger is based on the Original Genuine IHI IS38 turbocharger for the EA888.3 2.0TSI VAG Engine, not a cheap aftermarket clone IS38 turbo that is now available and being sold. 

A TTE IS38Race has a TTE upgrade performance bearing pack and motorsport balanced TTE core using the IHI Bearing housing and IHI IS38 turbine and Genuine IHI IS38 compressor wheel giving reliable performance at higher boost levels as used on Stage 1 & 2 software calibrations from all software providers.


This is a direct swap from a standard IS38 so no remap or special calibration required vs standard is38 software. 


Precisely balancing the IS38Race turbocharger is a key critical factor to become a TTE upgrade unit as longevity and performance are paramount. Subsequent great care is taken with all TTE turbochargers to achieving our balance standards. Firstly parts are balanced at slow speeds up to 2800RPM in multiple planes using our single parts balance machine, then components are assembled and then the CHRA is dynamically balanced, but this time depending on the application at up to 250,000 RPM in multiple planes using our in house VSR machine to acquire the ultimate equilibrium, to a standard far higher than OEM. A balance report document is supplied with your TTE IS38Race for your reassurance.



Product Highlights:

  • Original IS38 Genuine IHI turbocharger as the base part
  • Original Genuine actuator (TTE calibrated)
  • Original Genuine diverter valve
  • Original Genuine IHI Boost silencer
  • Original Genuine IHI IS38 compressor 
  • Original Genuine IHI IS38 turbine
  • TTE Upgrade Reinforced bearing pack
  • Plug and Play installation as IS38 turbocharger
  • Single parts finely balanced then components assembled and core high-speed VSR balanced
  • Supplied with a balance test result document
  • Perfect choice for all IS38 2.0 TSI ECU stage 1 or 2 & 2+ calibrations (APR, BEVO, DVX, JDE, UNITRONIC, MRC, REVO, REVLIMIT, ETUNER, & Many More)
  • 400HP+ Proven
  • Proven TheTurboEngineers quality
  • Made in Germany

 Please check out our TTE HEAT SHIELD ISOLATION ADD-ON option that’s available.  

Vehicle Selection:- Please note on certain generations of cars there was a turbocharger actuator revision (see images 1 or 2)

Please use the comments box at check out to let us know what you require:- please also include your car model, year of the car to be fitted to be included.

Sending Your  IS38 Turbocharger for the "upgrade your turbocharger" option

Please note if sending a used turbocharger for the reconditioning & upgrade process.  TTE does not recondition the Electronic actuator or Diverter you send. Your sent items will be re-installed. Turbos must be sent complete(actuator, silencer) Do not send your old diverter valve.  It is recommended a new diverter valve is fitted to ensure reliable long term performance!

The price is based on an undamaged original IS38 turbocharger being sent, if any damage is found you will be notified to discuss options. 



Important Upgrade Turbocharger Information - Sending Your Turbocharger

After you have ordered the upgrade from the online store by selecting ‘Upgrade Your Turbocharger” option in the drop-down box on the product page please download the ‘Upgrade Turbocharger Form’ at the bottom of the product page. Visit this Link




If sending turbocharger/s for an upgrade please ensure you print, read and complete this FORM. Place form inside the package with turbocharger/s.



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