TTE480 Upgrade Performance Turbocharger VAG 2.0 TSI EA888


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Jul 9, 2014
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TTE480 Upgrade Performance Turbocharger VAG 2.0 TSI

TTE480 begins as a brand new standard BorgWarner K04-064 turbocharger that we dismantle and then set about upgrading and optimizing as engineers to create our ultimate K04 frame hybrid for the EA888. TTE480 Turbocharger is great power stage for the 2.0 TSI range of vehicles while retaining like OE fitment.

Engineered & Enhanced

The formula to making a TTE480 starts with a much larger 2871X TTE billet compressor wheel, chosen because is highly efficient, new generation type with very thin blades, creating an extremely high flow for comparative size, giving a compressor map that's very wide. The Re-profiled compressor cover is machined to an optimized tolerance to ensure maximum compressor efficiency. We blank of the original PCV port as not required and fit our TTE smooth flow optimized billet blanking plate cover. The intake pipe is CNC ported and hand finished with the TTE smooth flow cover fitted to give a smooth tract and transition for the incoming air for the ultimate flow.

We also fit our Billet CNC TTE Boost adapter & silencer delete. Removing any restriction so improving the flow and enhancing the sound. We CNC mill the compressor cover to accept our CNC Billet TTE Recirculation Valve Adapter to fit an Original VAG Recirculation valve to give OE like fitment with trouble-free operation.

A key part to driving the large 2871X compressor and in turn making this unit produce the huge power advantage over stock is machining and fitting a far larger 9 blade High-Flow turbine and shaft, while still keeping the k04 core, this is not so easy to do. This large turbine gives much lower back pressure and keeps EGT lower compared to stock K04 turbine or clipped stock.

With this TTE stage we have CNC ported the exhaust manifold as standard at the head flange to match and smooth the transition from head to exhaust runner for maximum gas speed and so improving efficiency to the much bigger monster turbine and so driving the compressor harder.

Special TTE developed in-house 360 deg high-performance motorsport journal bearing system is fitted. Durable at high loads with no loss in transient response.

The actuator used is uprated sprung OE unit, fitted with our reinforced clamps for trouble-free operation.


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.

Key Points:

Genuine BorgWarner Housings, Exhaust manifold & Components
TTE 2871X Billet Highly Efficient Next Gen Compressor Geometry
Optimized Compressor Cover Machining Clearances
TTE CNC Billet Smooth Flow Optimised Intake Port Cover Blanking Plate
VAG Genuine Original Recirculation Valve Included (latest generation)
Genuine OEM Pierburg N75 Valve
CNC Ported Hand Finished Intake
CNC Billet Direct Recirculation Valve Adapter & Port
CNC Billet Boost Adapter & Silencer Delete
TTE 9 Blade High-Flow Turbine
Genuine BorgWarner Uprated & Reinforced Actuator
Special TTE Reinforced Bearing System
Fitment As Original. Plug & Play
Dynamically Balanced
480 PS Capable
Designed, Machined & Built by TTE in Germany

Fits bellow :
A3 (MK2) / Q3 / TT (MK2) / Beetle / CC / EOS /GOLF / GTI (MK5 / MK6) / Jetta / GLI / Bora / Sigitar (MK5 / MK6) / Passat (B6) / Scirocco / Tiguan / Altea / Leon (MK2) / Toledo (MK2) / Yeti / Octavia / VRS (MK2) / Superb (B6)
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Reconditioning price shown is based on overhauling and reconditioning, upgrading an undamaged used as new turbocharger within specification. Only once cleaned and dismantled, inspected then a firm price be made.

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Lightweight VW Golf MK2 Racing equipped with a CDL engine + a DQ250 Gearbox
DVX performance België Result : 465.3 HP / 575.0 Nm

✅76% HP↗
✅64% Nm↗

- CDL Engine
- TTE480 turbo 9-blade
- Custom Exhaust
- Custom Intercooler
- Custom Air intake
- HPFP upgrade
- LPFP upgrade
- Upgrade Injectors

- Custom DVX Engine Remap
(reduced power for track use)
- Custom DVX DQ250 Remap

✔600nm torque limiter
✔Raised clamp force
✔faster shift speed
✔faster reaction time shift paddles
✔Kickdown removal in manual mode
✔Shifts at higher rpm

98 octane + 8% Ethanol: 465.3 HP / 575.0 Nm

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What is critical EGT for TTE480? My tuner is working on my car now and we are faced to high EGT on 400hp about on 100RON without WMI.
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How and where are you measuring the EGT ?
what temps are you seeing?
EGT sensor is installed just after TTE480. ~3-4 cm. Temperature 850 C.
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EGT sensor is installed just after TTE480. ~3-4 cm. Temperature 850 C.
Any pictures ?

TTE480+ Can handle 1000+ C like an OEM K04-064. Key point to seeing safer lower temps is backpressure after the turbo.
I use greddy gauge, not electronic logging device for EGT. Thank you for temperature limit and advice about backpressure.
I use greddy gauge, not electronic logging device for EGT. Thank you for temperature limit and advice about backpressure.
I ask as want to understand probe location. During beta testing of the turbocharger we fitted EGT sensor also but did this in the manifold before turbo.
Well, I don't have the photo, but it is placed here:

We will try to remove 200cel Magnaflow cat and vibrant resonator from the downpipe and will tune the car.
VW Sicrocco TTE480 TSI
Forged engine
Milltek Exhaust
Revo intake
Revo intercooler
70mm throttle body
S3 8V injectors
HStuned Stg3 ECU & TCU
98ron fuel & WMI
28Deg temps
4xxHp 2.2-1.8bar

100-200 7.40 P-GEAR

Hao Han improves his 100-200 time (6.77 sec )


479HP 580NM