IE's Sport Short Block will provide a strong and reliable bottom-end for your 500+HP high-performance build. This short block has endured countless hours of torture testing to guarantee the best selection of parts, ensuring your new block will perform with the up-most reliability.
IE's "Sport" series assembled short block is precisely built with carefully specified components for high-powered engine applications being used for track and street use. This 2.0T TSI EA888 Gen 1/2 assembly offers incredible strength with long term reliability and factory-like operating characteristics. Machined using industry-leading practices and assembled in-house by an IE certified race engine technician utilizing precise measurement and assembly tools not found elsewhere. Your sport series short block will serve as the strong foundation for your VW MK6 or Audi B8, B8.5, & 8J powerhouse.
When ordering your new performance short block, you have the option to send in your block and crank to be built, or purchase cores from IE to be built instead. In most cases, we recommend sending in your existing engine to be built for a faster turn around time and lower cost. Core charges are a great option if your existing short block and/or crankshaft has significant damage and can not be used. All cores will be critically inspected and verified by an IE Race Engine specialist before being accepted as a good and usable core. All engines are assembled in-house and assembly times can vary depending on workload. Typical build times can be as fast as 1-2 weeks or as long as 3-4 weeks from the time we receive your cores. If you chose to purchase a core, this does not guarantee a faster turn around time and cores are not guaranteed to be in-stock at time of purchase. If you have any questions about the ordering or core process, please contact our engine specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org
Block Core Charge
Add this option to cart if you can not supply a usable 2.0T TSI EA888 Gen1/2 block. Block must include main caps.
Crank Core Charge
Add this option to cart if you can not supply a usable 2.0T TSI EA888 Gen1/2 crankshaft.
*Only select a core charge if you are NOT sending in your own block or crank.
Once the OEM VW/Audi 2.0T TSI block is cleaned and multi-point inspected, an Integrated Engineering torque plate is bolted to the block for an exact tolerance cylinder overbore and hone. This secures the block into the proper shape during the boring process guaranteeing true round cylinders and achieving precise piston to cylinder wall clearances. Along with perfect file fit piston rings, the block deck receives a freshly machined surface for a proper head gasket seal and strong compression. The main caps are installed and measured to exacting specifications using new OEM main studs ensuring exact roundness for proper crank stability. The rotating assembly is then installed with Integrated Engineering forged Tuscan I beam rifle drilled connecting rods, IE Spec Mahle forged pistons, Mahle Motorsport rod bearings, and new main bearings, and a polished/chamfered OEM forged crankshaft by an IE expert engine builder. The final short bock assembly includes a multi-point critical dimension checklist with all measured clearances, and an instruction & care pamphlet. To complete your engine build, match your high-performance short block with an Integrated Engineering industry-leading performance cylinder head.
IE 144X22 Tuscan I Beam Connecting Rods
IE's premium level Tuscan I-beam connecting rods are utilized in this assembly to deliver industry-leading strength and reliability. The Tuscan rod design is custom-crafted and optimized by our engineers using the latest CAD and FEA software, resulting in a uniquely strong and light connecting rod guaranteed to stand up to even the craziest performance builds. With the included rifle drilling option, oil is forced to the wrist pin by means of a small hole drilled through the rod vertically. This reduces friction on the pin and pin bushing, thus reducing wear. This is extremely beneficial on street cars that are driven frequently.
IE Spec 9.5:1 CR 83mm Mahle Motorsport Forged Pistons
The included set of forged Mahle pistons make for a stout reliable engine for daily driving, road racing, drag racing, or full out competition racing. Utilizing OE experience and innovative concepts, Mahle has continually adapted existing piston designs to combat challenges of aftermarket demands. Mahle pistons utilize weight-optimized aluminum pistons manufactured from high-temperature resistant aluminum-silicon alloy. This alloy along with Mahle's refined design and production technology enable an ideal combination producing pistons with low weight and high load-bearing capacity. Mahle pistons are treated with their own GRAFAL skirt coating, this greatly reduces the skirt to wall surface friction and increases scuffing resistance. Another advantage of the GRAFAL coated pistons is they enable a closer fitting clearance that gives significantly lower engine noise in conjunction with complex piston forms.
Mahle Motorsport Rod Bearings
Mahle manufactures the highest quality race bearings available proven time and time again by race engine builders including F1 race teams. With many special features, these bearings have great wear characteristics and added durability for long engine life. Mahle uses a proprietary tri-metal blend to provide a stiffer bearing under high load use, which is necessary for race engines. Each bearing is designed with state-of-the-art software for the ideal oil film thickness, which adds reliability and greatly reduces the chance of spinning a bearing.
Each block is finish painted with durable black enamel and packaged inside a specialty engine bag with a desiccant pouch to remove any moisture that may accumulate during the shipping process. They are then securely bolted into specially manufactured shipping crates ensuring there is no damage.
This is a short block only, the block will be assembled with all internal rotating assembly parts listed in the product description only. You will be required to supply the cylinder head, oil pump system, engine accessories, gaskets, manifolds, etc... of your choice.