The HPA IS38 Hybrid Turbo features a custom compressor and turbine wheel design capable of holding up to 450HP* with a flat torque curve from 3800 RPM to redline! Our turbo is a natural upgrade to IS38, IS20, and even IS12 equipped cars where the OEM units lose breath mid-way in the RPM range. Coupled with a major redesign of the OEM bearing housing, the HPA IS38 Hybrid turbo is the perfect upgrade for those looking for a significant performance boost with improved long-term reliability.
The IHI IS series turbos have been known to restrict oil flow under sporty driving conditions which can cause premature failure of the bearings resulting in broken turbine shafts. This can lead to catastrophic engine failures due to oil and debris being pushed out into the exhaust system and igniting. The HPA IS38 Hybrid is an insurance against these types of failures.
HPA has spent 4 years of research and development to completely rethink the bearing housing design. Each turbo requires precision CNC machining of the intake and exhaust housings and include an HPA proprietary mixed-flow turbine wheel, and CNC machined billet compressor wheel. All components are completely upgraded to ensure lubrication for both reliability and peace-of-mind.
Each CHRA is built to meet or exceed the OEM quality specifications, with the individual components of the rotating group balanced on a Schenk Balancer. Once fully assembled, each complete CHRA assembly is balanced with a VSR Balancer ensuring a perfect assembly.
DIRECT BOLT-ON REPLACEMENT
The HPA IS38 Hybrid turbo upgrade has everything you will need for a simple and quick installation including an OEM diverter valve, OEM wastegate actuator, turbo inlet pipe, and silicone hose to adapt to the factory airbox.
HPA FR450 IS38 HYBRID FEATURES:
- Unrivaled reliability
- Supports up to 450HP*
- Direct bolt-on replacement including OEM diverter valve and wastegate actuator
- Turbo inlet pipe and silicone hose to adapt to factory airbox included
- HPA proprietary mixed-flow turbine wheel
- HPA proprietary CNC machined billet compressor wheel
- Precision CNC machined intake and exhaust housings
- Fully bearing housing and components
*Fuel and tuning dependent – Vehicle: Mk7 Golf R
2015+ Golf R
2015+ Golf 1.8T
2015+ Golf Sportwagen 1.8T
2017+ Golf Alltrack
2015+ Audi A3 2.0T (8V)
2015+ Audi S3 (8V)
2014+ Audi TT 2.0T
Check out what our friends at Roads Untraveled thought of our HPA IS38 Hybrid MK7 Golf R in the video below