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

Code: CTS-TR-1000


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Included Warranty

12 Months
All CTS Turbo products are warrantied against manufacturing defects for a period of 12 months from the date of invoice. Warranty does not cover abuse, misuse, consequential damages, normal wear and tear, improper installation, or damages resulting from racing. Warranties only apply to the original owner. If a product is found defective the customer will receive, at the discretion of CTS Turbo, free repair or replacement. Warranty on other manufacturers will be processed under their terms.


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 retrofitting into Golf/GTI/A3.


  • Exact replacement for factory IHI IS38 turbo
  • Upgraded turbine shaft and bearings
  • Stainless steel turbine housing
  • Manufactured to OEM-spec tolerances

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).

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

Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 11 × 11 in



Make Model Year Generation
Make Model Year Generation
AUDI A3 2015 - 2019 8V
AUDI S3 2015 - 2019 8V
VW GOLF GTI 2015 - 2017 MK7
VW GOLF GTI 2018 - 2019 MK7/7.5
VW GOLF R 2015 - 2017 MK7
VW GOLF R 2018 - 2019 MK7/7.5

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