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CTS Turbo - BB-550 Hybrid Turbocharger MQB Platform


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    We are proud to announce the release of our premium ball-bearing hybrid turbo with stainless steel exhaust housing for 2015+ MQB platform vehicles.

    This high-performance hybrid turbo was designed by CTS engineers to fulfill the demand from customers who desire a direct-bolt-on turbo for their existing IS12, IS20 or IS38 turbocharger. Instead of trying to stuff a CHRA from a Mitsubishi into a factory housing; we re-designed and cast our proprietary STAINLESS STEEL exhaust housing to accommodate a larger turbine wheel. The compressor cover was also custom made and profiled to accept a very popular TD06 Billet compressor wheel, this ensures the turbocharger can reliably handle 30+ PSI. We upgraded the CHRA to a dual-ball bearing which is made from heat-resistant ceramic. Finally,  we finished the assembly by balancing it on a VSR high-speed balancer.

    This is a brand new turbocharger; no core or long wait times are required. Simply swap over your actuator and turbo outlet fitting for installation. Software tuning is required and it is available from most tuners.


    • Complete brand new turbocharger; no need for core to be sent it or purchased
    • Dual ceramic ball bearing direct-fit CHRA (compatible with all factory oil and coolant lines)
    • Billet MHI-style TD06 compressor wheel
    • High performance 9 blade turbine wheel
    • Stainless steel turbine housing
    • VSR Balanced to exceed OE tolerances
    • Compatible with most tuning solutions for hybrid turbos (United Motorsport, Eurodyne, COBB)
    • Compatible with OE or replacement wastegate actuators (CTS-WGA-200 actuator recommended)
    • Compatible with OE or aftermarket turbo inlets and turbo outlets

     NOTE: Always follow the proper procedure for checking/adjusting the wastegate actuator when installing the turbo! Always replace engine oil.

    Gaskets, wastegate actuator, turbo outlet fitting not included.

    SKU: CTS-TR-1020