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VAG 1.8T TTE280T UPGRADE TURBOCHARGER  Introducing our TTE280 performance... more
Product information "TTE280T UPGRADE TURBOCHARGER 1.8T VAG"


Introducing our TTE280 performance turbocharger for the 1.8T VAG Transverse installation. Offering 280+PS with near Plug & Play fitment.

Engineered & Enhanced

To produce a TTE280 K04 upgrade turbocharger we use a much larger BorgWarner 2283 billet compressor wheel, chosen because it is highly efficient and features BorgWarner Extended tip technology, creating an extremely high flow for comparative size, but giving a compressor map that's very wide. We CNC Re-Profile the compressor cover to an optimised tolerance to ensure maximum compressor efficiency is given.

The intake to the compressor wheel is CNC milled from billet to offer a smooth the transition from the intake pipework to the larger compressor to lower turbulence and maximise velocity.

We CNC re-profile the exhaust turbine housing to accept a larger RS6 size K04 turbine and shaft, a BorgWarner item, and give a special curved clip of a specific amount. The clipping is a TTE grinding process to the turbine blade tips, curved to alleviate stress from the process. Clipping reduces blade area, increasing gas flow and so reducing backpressure and lowering exhaust gas temperatures, allowing safer higher boost levels. This process also gives a secondary advantage of removing some material, lightening the turbine thus reducing rotational mass, improving moment of inertia.

Special profile 360 deg high-performance motorsport journal bearing is fitted, to remain durable at higher loads with no loss in transient response. The actuator used is uprated sprung OE unit, fitted with our reinforced clamps for trouble-free operation. This also can also be modified/set to customer needs and specifications if needed.


Precisely balancing our turbochargers is a key critical factor to become a TTE upgrade unit as longevity and performance are paramount. Good balance improves acoustics also. Subsequent great care is taken with all TTE turbochargers to achieving our balance standards. Firstly parts are balanced at slow speeds up to 2800RPM in multiple planes using our single parts machine, then components are assembled and then the CHRA are dynamically balanced, but this time depending on application at up to 250,000 RPM in multiple planes using our in-house VSR machine to acquire the ultimate equilibrium, to a standard far higher than OEM. Each turbocharger is supplied with serial numbered balance test result document.


Product Highlights:

  • Original BorgWaner K03 turbocharger as base part
  • BorgWarner Billet Milled compressor 6+6 BLADE
  • BorgWarner Larger K04 High-Flow Clipped Turbine
  • BorgWarner actuator TTE upgraded
  • Upgraded modified compressor housing size with oversize TTE CNC billet inlet, Dia 58mm (Viton O-Ring seals inc)
  • Plug and Play installation with bigger turbo intake
  • 280 PS Proven
  • Proven TheTurboEngineers quality
  • Single parts finely balanced then components assembled and core high-speed VSR balanced
  • Supplied with a balance test result document
  • Made in Germany

Please check out our TTE HEAT SHIELD ISOLATION ADD-ON option that’s available.  


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Important Upgrade Turbocharger Information - Sending Your Turbocharger

After you have ordered the upgrade from the online store by selecting ‘Upgrade Your Turbocharger” option in the drop down box on the product page please download the ‘Upgrade Turbocharger Form’ at the bottom of the product page. Visit this Link


If sending turbocharger/s for an upgrade please ensure you print, read and complete this FORM. Place form inside the package with turbocharger/s.


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