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IE ECU Stages for your VW 2.5Lengine are available as Stage 1 stock engines or with an IE intake manifold upgrade for Stage 2. Read below to determine the best stage for your build!
In order to flash your vehicle, you will need an IE POWERlink Direct-port Flash Tool (sold separately) and a Windows 7+ powered laptop. Already own an IE POWERlink cable? Contact us to purchase upgrade credits, there is no fee to upgrade tunes and you only pay the difference in tune cost.
Follow the link provided with your IE POWERlink Flash Tool to download our Flash Wizard software and follow the on-screen directions to tune your VW 5 cylinder in a matter of minutes!
IE's 07K 5 Cylinder ECU calibration brings real-world performance to your VW while retaining factory comfort and reliability. Developed in-house, IE engineers are equipped with industry-leading tuning technology to completely reverse engineer the factory mapping and safely modify it to maximize performance. Years of professional tuning high-powered race vehicles and armed intimate knowledge of the VW engines results in an instantly transformed and wicked fun car guaranteed to put a smile on your face
The IE Stage 1 VW 2.5L tune delivers an aggressive power upgrade without having to install any hardware modifications. Perfect for customers looking for a jump in power without adding any additional hardware. In a matter of minutes, the vehicle will be much more enjoyable to drive with a boost in performance. This tune also deals with many factory tune annoyances on the 2.5L engine such as throttle hesitation, rev hang, and response that greatly adds to drivability feel. Designed for use with regular pump 91/93 octane.
The IE Stage 2 VW 2.5L performance flash is designed for customers looking to maximize the performance of the factory engine with an IE Performance Intake Manifold (Sold Separately). IE Stage 2 software fine-tunes the ECU calibration to match the manifold flow characteristics. Stage 2 results deliver massive power gains across the powerband, fully realizing the 2.5L engine's potential without adding boost or high compression pistons. *IE Stage 2 Manifold Tune is only for vehicles with electric power steering.
Stage 2 required hardware
-IE Performance 2.5L Intake Manifold (required)
-IE 2.5L Transmission Tune (required for automatic vehicles)
IE's own in-house developed POWERlink cable gives you the control to unlock your engine’s true potential from your own garage or driveway. Enjoy the freedom to quickly reflash your car’s engine control unit (ECU) or transmission control unit (TCU) with IE’s line of performance tunes. The cable simply plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-2 port delivering instant access to choose different IE Tune stages to match installed hardware, take advantage of different fuel octanes, flash to stock, perform engine diagnostics, read/clear codes and gather high-quality operating data via logging.
This manifold will fit all VW 2.5L engines with the electric power steering system. Some later style engines use a hydraulic power steering pump, which sits right below the factory intake manifold. If your car is equipped with a hydraulic power steering pump, this manifold will not fit.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TUNE REQUIRED
Automatic vehicles require a matching IE TCU Transmission tune to allow high revving of the automatic transmission. The stock automatic tune has internal transmission rev limit controllers that shift before the manifold and software can make the extra power gained through the upgrade. IE's Auto Transmission Tune removes this limiter allowing full advantage of the manifold & tune.