Brand: Forge Motorsport

Induction Kit for the EA888 Gen 3 & Gen 4 Engine

Product code: FMINDK44

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Product Description


  • Power gains of up to 13BHP (when paired with the appropriate turbo inlet adaptor)
  • Torque gains of up to 17NM (when paired with the appropriate turbo inlet adaptor)
  • Pleated or foam filter available
  • Greater engine sound
  • Made in the UK
  • Lifetime guarantee

With our in-house VW Golf MK8R development vehicle we have been able to complete thorough testing on the EA888 gen4 platform, from rolling roads to track time. This has allowed us to create FMINDK44, the second induction kit we have available for the EA888 gen 3 and gen 4 platform (alongside our carbon fibre variant, FMINDK40). This kit features either a Forge Motorsport Ram Air high flow, pleated, synthetic nanofiber filtration filter or a Pipercross foam filter. Both are manufactured for optimum size and fit to the available space giving superior flow and filtration with enhanced breathing for the 2.0 turbo charged engine. It also features a larger surface area than the stock filter and many competitors’ alternatives.

The intake diameter has been carefully tuned to provide exactly the correct quantity of air for consistent power gains throughout the rev range and minimising the chance of low-end torque loss; the pipework is specifically designed to feed the turbo without interruption. The upshot to all of this is a gain of induction acoustics under acceleration, which improves the driving experience and adds a bit more drama to the EA888 engine. With the use of SolidWorks, our CAD engineers have designed the heat shroud to fit round all the contours of the engine bay. This shroud combined with our specially formulated thermal coatings protects the intake from radiant heat while also guiding the cold air from the OE cold air ducting to the filter and housing.

The majority of our dyno testing was done on our VW Golf R MK8 EA888 Gen 4, as such you may find slight variations in gains when fitted to other vehicles sharing this engine. During the final prototypes testing we found that the induction kit with stock turbo inlet produced gains on average of 3.5BHP. However, when paired with our turbo inlet adaptor FMTIA5 (RHD), FMTIA6, or FMTIA9 (LHD), or FMINLMK7, this is where the stock EA888 gen4 engine saw impressive gains, increasing power up to 13BHP at 6500RPM with a significant average power increase from 4500RPM to the 6700RPM Rev limit of 8BHP; while the drivability and the punch from extra torque increases can be felt on the road at between 4000RPM to the rev limit an average gain of 17NM is achieved. It’s worth remembering that this is with a stock ECU and no tune, so we would expect to see mapped cars returning even greater yields of power.



Why Do We Try To Decrease Inlet Air Temperatures (IAT’S)?

By utilising the OEM cold air feed, and keeping the heat shield open on the headlight corner side we were able to see a decrease in IAT’s compared to the OEM during testing. By ensuring that the intake heat shield is open on this side it also means that vehicles being tuned to stage 2/3+ have a reduced risk of being restricted with them pulling in a greater quantity of air.

Temperature and volume of air supplied to your vehicles engine that is compressed by the turbo charger has a better effect on performance when cool as this is to provide the engine with more oxygen (denser air), thus improving the combustion in each cylinder. In addition, by regulating and reducing the air temperature, it also increases the reliability of an engine by keeping the AFRs (Air Fuel Ratios) in each cylinder at a safe level, which in turn can increase an engines power due to the air being cooler. A bigger bang is then created within the cylinder, providing the correct amount of fuel is added. This can equate to an increase in BHP and torque.

It’s worth noting that this induction kit offers a massive amount of air to the EA888 engine, which is a must for anyone looking to push the performance when tuning to stage1, stage 2 and beyond. Not only do you get the bhp performance benefits, but FMINDK44 also offers a greater sound from the engine; particularly when on boost, and our product testers have reported a more responsive throttle too.

Careful consideration into the other platforms that share the same engine configurations had also been at the forefront of our development engineers’ minds. This needed various vehicles to be sourced to ensure a perfect fit for many of the VAG groups performance vehicles. You have only got to look at our compatibility list to realise how much research and development has gone into this extraordinary performance induction kit.

The kit comes complete with everything you need for installation, which can be carried out in around 1 hour, including a set of full colour instructions. For such an easy to fit product it truly does create some remarkable gains. The kit has been designed not just to increase power but to fit a whole range of vehicles on the MQB platform. This goes as far as to include cars using the OEM turbo elbow and the Forge Motorsport FMTIA5/FMTIA6/FMTIA9 high flow elbows. With FMTIA5/FMTIA6/FMTIA9 using multi ply silicone, it has minimal flex; however the OEM inlet hose uses an accordion rib design which could cause the filter to damage itself or the heat shield. Unlike our competitors, we have included a P-clip and tab on the back of the heat shield, allowing the OEM inlet hose to be secured to the heat shield, meaning no damage and no annoying rattles!

Time taken to install - around 1 hour

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Induction Kit for the EA888 Gen 3 & Gen 4 Engine


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