IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB2
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB3
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB2
IE FDS Intercooler for 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 MQB3

IE FDS Intercooler Kit for VW MK7/MK8 & Audi 8V/8Y 2.0T & 1.8T Gen 3 | Fits MQB GTI, Golf R, GLI, Golf, A3, S3

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IE FDS™ intercoolers are powered by the massive (425mmX621mmX70mm) all-new bar & plate core. This gives you 137% more core volume over the stock intercooler and brings you incredibly efficient cooling properties to combat heat soak, lower intake air temperatures, and keep you in the highest power output possible from your ECU tune and performance hardware upgrades. This is the single largest intercooler on the market today.


When it comes to cooling air flow, it's all about efficiency. IE's Flow Distribution System (FDS) is light years ahead of other intercoolers, delivering an effective use of the entire core by utilizing precisely shaped fins to force air flow evenly across the entire surface. As a result, the IE FDS intercooler has been proven to drastically reduce intake air temperatures more so than any other units available on the market -offering the largest power gains possible.


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Heat soak occurs when the heat generated exceeds the cooling capacity of the intercooler. The most common symptom is the noticeable loss of power after long term acceleration or several back-to-back power pulls. By greatly increasing the core size and useable area of the core with FDS technology, we have eliminated the heat soak, keeping the intake air temperatures consistently lower than OEM and competition intercoolers.


Dedicated to life-long reliable operation, the end tanks are manufactured from from high quality aluminum castings with ultra-thick and reinforced mounting. When it comes to fitting this massive IC into place, there is no room for error. All mounting bosses and surfaces are in-house precision CNC machined and hand verified for an exact fit.



Nothing is worse than a boost leak! Advanced CNC machining of the inlet and outlet produces a high-grip surface that locks the silicone into place. A flat stop edge prevents the hose from being installed too far forward while a beveled edge adds enhanced grip for the hose clamp to stop it from sliding back. This high attention to detail creates a friction grip keeping your boost hoses in place for good.



Manufacturing the largest intercooler on the market is not easy and leaves no room for mistakes. After the end tanks are meticulously in-house CNC machined, the core and tanks are combined with incredible precision TIG welding. Every single intercooler goes through a multi-point critical inspection and is tested on our leak-down station before shipping. This work ensures a reliable product that it is ready to install.



Despite it's size and features, the IE FDS intercooler is a perfect OEM replacement and requires no modifications to install. Mounting points for the factory radiator and intercooler mounts are machined in. Stainless steel mount brackets are included for an improved and stronger condenser mount. Everything around the performance unit remains untouched and installs as if it were a factory piece.


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AUDI     S3 (8Y)                  2022+                    2.0T

AUDI     S3 (8V)                 2015-2021            2.0T

AUDI     A3 (8Y)                  2022+                    2.0T

AUDI     A3 (8V)                 2015-2021            2.0T & 1.8T

VW         Golf R (MK7)      2015-2021            2.0T

VW         GTI (MK8)            2022+                    2.0T

VW         GTI (MK7)            2015-2021            2.0T

VW         GLI (MK7)            2019+                    2.0T

VW         Golf (MK7)          2015-2021            1.8T

VW         Alltrak (MK7)     2015-2021            1.8T

*MK8 (2022+) Golf R fitment is not yet verified, update coming soon!

*2022+ MK8 & 8Y vehicles may require very minor trimming of the plasic radiator shroud during install.

*Due to the massive size and tight tolerances of this intercooler, some aftermarket radiators may not fit.