Agreed. That minimal intercooler/piping volume gives better boost response and is a very nice attribute. If anything, I would look at a larger heat exchanger for the factory air to water intercooler on a highly modified car.The EA888 in the GTI/R use the an air-air intercooler vs air-water. The use of the air-water intercooler also creates a very short path for charge piping from the turbo outlet to the intake manifold/intercooler. Money better spent on turbo
Which kit you have? Also dsg or manualMalone is doing the tune. Car feels great so far, just working on boost control before being able to really dial up the power on the top end. Again, this is the first of these turbos on a MK7 so tuning is a work in progress!
Darkside kit and 6spd manual with DC stage 3 clutch, SMF, fluidampr and peloquin LSD. I'm done after this, haha!