VAGtech recommend the following components in our Stage 3
- REVO Stage 2 Software 250 – 275 bhp 270 – 300 lbft
- 4 bar Fuel preassure regulator
- Forge upgraded dump valve
- Forge TIP pipe
- Performance air filter
- Exhaust system from turbo back with hi flow sports cat
As with Stages 1 and 2, Stage 3 combines the optimization of engine management system with the cat back sports exhaust but in addition to this uses a Milltek hi flow cat and downpipe. 212 bhp is possible because the free flowing exhaust system allows the 1.8T engine to breath more easily making it even more efficient. Very good gains are felt in the midrange.
Stage2 software for the 1.8T is designed to make the most of additional airflow and cooling modifications. Whilst stage2 can be setup to suit just an uprated exhaust with sports or de-cat you will not see the full benefit of the engine/software without using the full hardware list and running an uprated intake. The stock twin intercoolers are good but a Front Mount Intercooler is still a beneficial upgrade. There are many other hardware modifications that can be done to maximise the potential of the engine such as uprated boost pipes and Turbo inlet pipe. Stage2 typically gives great gains throughout the midrange.