CTS Turbo IS38 Replacement Turbocharger for MQB Golf/GTI/Golf R, Audi A3/S3 (2015+)

Code: CTS-TR-1000


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CTS Turbo is proud to announce our CTS IS38 replacement turbocharger for MQB vehicles.

Our IS38 replacement turbocharger can be installed into 2015+ MQB vehicles as a direct replacement for IS38 turbo; or as an upgrade to IS12 and IS20.

Please note that proper tuning software must be used when upgrading from a smaller turbo – check with your tuning software provider. Any IS38 software is compatible.

CTS Turbo downpipe and intercooler are recommended if upgrading.


  • Brand new unit, no core required
  • Exact replacement for factory IHI IS38 turbo
  • Upgraded turbine shaft and bearings
  • Stainless steel turbine housing
  • Manufactured to OEM-spec tolerances


  • 2015-current VW Golf, Sportwagen, Alltrack 1.8TSI (upgrade)
  • 2015-current VW GTI (upgrade)
  • 2015-current VW Golf R (direct replacement)
  • 2019-current VW Jetta GLI (upgrade)
  • 2015-current Audi A3 (upgrade)
  • 2015-current Audi S3 (direct replacement)
  • 2015-current Audi TT (upgrade)
  • 2015-current Audi TTS (direct replacement)

Installation is a straight-forward replacement of the factory turbo, using all OEM gaskets and hardware. Simply transfer your diverter valve or BOV and wastegate actuator (not included).

Hardware required (not included):


  • 06L253039A – Turbo Inlet Gasket
  • 5Q0253115B – Turbo Outlet Seal
  • WHT007210 – Turbo Mount Nuts (x4)
  • N90067202 – Turbo Oil Line O-ring (x2)
  • WHT006112 – Turbo Oil Line Gasket
  • WHT006113 – Turbo Oil Line Gasket
  • WHT006114 – Coolant Hose O-Ring
  • WHT006124 – Coolant Hose O-Ring
  • WHT005558 – Coolant Hose O-Ring


 NOTE: Always follow the proper procedure for checking/adjusting the wastegate actuator when installing the turbo! Always replace engine oil and prime the turbocharger before starting. Professional installation recommended.

Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 11 × 11 in



Make Model Year Generation
Make Model Year Generation
AUDI A3 2015 - 2020 8V
AUDI S3 2015 - 2019 8V
VW GOLF GTI 2015 - 2021 MK7/7.5
VW GOLF R 2015 - 2021 MK7/7.5

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