The Integrated Engineering 2.0T FSI/TSI/TFSI intake manifold was carefully designed to provide an effective power increase across the entire rpm range with no loss in low-end power or spool time, with the ability to be used on any turbo setup, including the stock turbo. IE has incorporated several motorsport features into this intake manifold, making it outperform the factory unit, as well as other aftermarket manifolds available.
USA CAST ALUMINUM
The manifolds are cast from a special self aging, self hardening alloy with especially strict requirements for chemical composition. The aluminum manifold makes a great replacement for the stock plastic unit, which is common failure point.
OPTIMIZED PLENUM VOLUME
This plenum on this manifold has been generously sized and shaped to distribute airflow as evenly as possible to all 4 cylinders. The 2.4L internal volume is a massive improvement over the factory piece and ensures a steady supply of air for the engine.
Intergrated Engineering has carefully engineered and tested this intake manifold in house to get the best results possible in any condition. Due to the unique plenum and runner design all setups with K04 or larger turbos will see gains throughout the entire RPM range.
FLOW TUNED VELOCITY STACKS
Featuring aggressively sized runners and velocity stacks that have been optimally tuned for large power increases throughout the entire RPM band. The flow tested velocity stacks deliver more air than any other manifold on the market.
With carefully selected runner diameter and length, the IE manifold provides a good balance of power gains throughout the entire powerband, with no loss in spool time or low-end power.
Each runner is ready for individual water/methanol injection nozzles. The cast and pre-drilled and threaded 1/8" NPT ports will make installing your water/meth setup easy. For those not using this feature, the manifolds include blocking plugs.
Intergrated Engineering's plenum design has been generously sized and shaped to optimize and distribute airflow evenly to all 4 cylinders. Plenum volume has been increased to 2.4L, much larger than any other manifold available. To match the large plenum, IE has precisely tuned runner length and diameter. Dramatic power and torque increases come from making small changes to the runner design. IE's engineers are equipped with CFD software, 3D printing, and in-house engine and chassis dynamometers that were used to research and test many velocity stack and plenum designs. The end result is the best performing intake manifold optimized specifically for 2.0T engines. The IE intake manifold is the only manifold on the market that incorporate integrated velocity stacks.
Each manifold is cast and machined in the USA by a foundry who is a major OEM supplier. The manifolds are cast from a special self aging, self hardening alloy with especially strict requirements for chemical composition. Top of the line Japanese machining centers machine all major surfaces of the parts in one setup, ensuring perfect fit, finish, and maximum value. Each manifold is finished with a black powdercoat and equipped with a billet velocity stack cover, available in an array of colors.
Additionally, the manifolds are provided with a 1/8" NPT tapped port on each runner for water/methanol injection setups. For builds not using water/methanol injection, you can simply block off the ports using the provided plugs. For advanced builders, IE's engineers have left generous space around these ports, which can be machined for injector ports if desired for secondary fuel systems. Integrated Engineering will not be offering a machining service for these injector ports.
What kind of power gains will I see?
By simply installing the IE intake manifold and matching software, power increases from a stage 2 K04 setup are 31 ft/lbs @ 3000rpm and 20whp at 4800rpm. Setups using larger turbochargers will see greater gains.
What else will I need to install?
Along with purchasing the IE intake manifold, you will need a vehicle-specific install kit. With the initial launch of this manifold, IE will be offering install kits for MK5 2.0T, MK6 2.0T, MK6 Golf R, and B8 A4 (not Flex Fuel version). IE has plans to develop an install kit for the B7 A4 in the future, but they will NOT be available for the initial release.
Will I need tuning for this manifold?
Yes, tuning is required to install this product. With the IE intake manifold, you will no longer use the runner flaps, so the coding for that system will need to be removed.
Are there any modifications needed to install?
There are a few small modifications needed for installation. In order to make the power needed, the runners had to be much larger than the factory ones, which makes for slight interference with the fuel rail. The sheet metal mount bracket on the fuel rail must be slightly modified to clear the runners. You will also need to remove the engine lift hooks, as the larger runners interfere with them as well. On TSI cars, you must slightly bend a high pressure fuel hose, which can be done by hand. Also, a strap or plier-style oil filter wrench must be used to remove the oil filter on TSI cars, as the manifold is closer than stock.
How does the IE intake manifold compare to others on the market?
The IE intake manifold was designed from the ground-up, with quick spool and performance in mind. IE has spent much time dialing in the runner length, diameter, plenum size, and plenum shape. These characteristics make the IE manifold the best performing part on the market, with gains throughout the entire rpm range. The IE manifold is also much more visually appealing with a black powdercoat finish and the option of red, black, or blue anodized velocity stack cover.
Do I have to run water methanol with this manifold?
IE's manifold is machined with 1/8" NPT ports to accept water meth nozzles on each runner. However, for those not looking to utilize these, the manifolds will include threaded plugs to block those ports.
I see that you only offer the manifold in a black powdercoat finish. Is there a benefit to the black finish?
The black powdercoat finish is not only visually appealing, but it is much easier to keep clean. Raw cast aluminum parts easily collect dirt and stains that are difficult to remove. The powdercoat finish does not show dirt easily and can be easily cleaned.
Can I run my aftermarket throttle pipe with the IE intake manifold?
The IE intake manifold was designed around the factory throttle pipe using the IE silicone coupler (included in install kits). If your throttle pipe fits the same as the OEM unit, then there should be no issues using it.