Forge Motorsport Uprated Intercooler


Complete intercooler that fits behind the factory bumper with minimum modification.

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This Forge Motorsport uprated intercooler is designed for the Mk7 Golf and S3 (8V chassis) fitted with the latest EA888 2.0 TSI engine. The VW/Audi group have changed just about everything from the Mk6 to the Mk7 chassis so this core has had to be designed from scratch in order to fit in with the redesigned radiator and condenser.

The core fits in the stock location and requires no modification to the radiator pack assembly. Cooling is radically improved. Our test Golf Mk7 GTI achieved 16bhp more without any other modifications whilst also demonstrating a consistent 25-30 deg. C (77-88 deg. F) temperature drop over stock on the dyno, with all runs performed on the same day with only a 2 deg. C variation in ambient temperature over the runs (in fact it was 2 deg. C hotter when we tested the Forge core).

You can also see the temperature drop comparison of the stock and Forge cores in the graph.


The stock core typically increased in temperature by 5 deg. C on each subsequent run, with heat soak becoming a real issue after only three runs. The stock ECU was pulling timing and boost after only one run typically anything over 40 deg. C inlet temperature will cause the ECU to change ignition timing to suit and the stock core peaked at 60 deg. C on its first run, where the Forge core was able to get temperatures back under control after each run so that by the end of 4 back to back runs the core temperature had only risen by 4 degrees C.

All of this was achieved on a stock car (it should be noted that although Volkswagen claims 220bhp for this new engine we have seen examples range from 230 to 240bhp completely stock, on the same rolling road). At the time of writing, there are no software solutions (other than tuning boxes) available to really test the car or the intercooler, but we are confident that the core will continue to deliver a much lower intake charge temperature than stock across all states of tune, as it's based on our award-winning Mk5/Mk6 intercooler which has been fitted with great success on everything from road and track cars, to full-blown race and drag cars.

Features of Forge Motorsport uprated intercooler:

  • The core comes in a satin black light powder-coated finish
  • Includes all mounting hardware necessary for installation.
  • Results in a 16+ BHP increase
  • 25-30 degree Celsius temperature drop

The core comes in a satin black light powder-coated finish and includes all mounting hardware necessary for installation.


All Forge Motorsport products come with a limited lifetime warranty. All warranty claims must be accompanied by the original proof of purchase to enable us to help you. Failure to supply this proof will result in your claim or inquiry being denied.

Do not use aggressive (acidic) car cleaning products, particularly traffic film remover solutions or shampoos to clean your intercooler, radiator, or oil cooler. The use of these products can damage Forge Motorsport cooling systems and invalidate your warranty. These are often found at car washes. A light, warm, soapy solution (free of harsh acidic cleaning compounds) should be used to clean you cooler and thoroughly rinsed away. We recommend that you should inspect your product on a regular basis for bent and/or crushed fins. Any bent fins should be carefully straightened to allow ambient air to pass through the core face. At the time of installing your Forge radiator, an approved coolant must be used and added to the coolant system. Be sure you never mix coolant and always use distilled water.

About Forge Motorsport

Forge Motorsport was founded in 1996 with the simple ideals of innovation, clever design, and manufacturing to the highest quality. Forge Motorsport are manufacturers of World-class products of the highest quality, delivering outstanding customer service beyond anything ever encountered.

Utilizing a state of the art in house CNC machine shop, and a highly skilled team of dedicated engineers and fabricators, we supply Forge branded product worldwide, to our sister companies Forge the USA in Orlando, and Forge Asia in Taichung Taiwan.

Proudly stating 'Made In Great Britain' on all our products.

With all this knowledge at our disposal, we are honored to supply the leading names and race teams in the world of Motorsport including F1, WRC, Rally X, and Le Mans. We also supply several OEM manufacturers.
When you purchase a Forge Motorsport product you are buying something unique, something that no other manufacturer can offer.

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Contact us for any questions and orders.

Additional information

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 14 × 24 in


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