The Top 5 Forge Motorsport Tuning Parts For Your Mk7 Golf

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No matter which way you slice it, the VW Golf has been a staggeringly successful model for VW, and it's no exaggeration to suggest that it owes its existence and current success to this small, unprepossessing hatchback! The Golf's success has been at least partially built on the accessible performance offered by the range topping models, most notably the GTI-badged variants that did so much to kick start the hot hatch revolution.

Though most generations of GTI have been well received and powerful enough in their own right, the model's staggering success has enabled a healthy tuning industry to form around it, one which now contains a dizzying array of go-faster hardware. Some of the best proven and most effective tuning parts available for the Golf come from Forge Motorsport, the UK-based firm that's carved out a reputation for excellence and the ability to manufacture some truly stunning parts from exotic, high end materials.

With this in mind, here's our rundown of the best tuning parts for the current Mk7 Golf GTi available from Forge Motorsport. 
Few parts look as good or as effective as Forge Motorsport's carbon induction kit
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Few parts look as good or as effective as Forge Motorsport's carbon induction kit

1) Forge Motorsport Golf Mk7 Carbon Fibre Induction Kit

Replacing the factory induction kit with a more sophisticated and less compromised aftermarket item is one of the oldest tuning tricks in the book, yet in recent years the choice (not to mention the quality of the kits on offer) has exploded. This carbon fibre induction kit from Forge Motorsport is easily one of the most complete offerings out there for the MQB-based Golf Mk7 and one that uses some very clever thinking to deliver tangible, dyno proven performance results.

Designed to fit the 1.8 and 2.0 E888 engines, Forge's latest offering features a unique induction tract, one which runs the entire width of the slam panel, a route that allows it to exploit the cold air ducts present from the factory yet weren't utilised by VW itself. The resulting improvements in performance can be felt throughout the rev range, alongside a pleasing increase in induction noise (particularly when on boost) and a sharpened throttle response. 
Forge Motorsport's BOV kit promises improved performance and reliability
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Forge Motorsport's BOV kit promises improved performance and reliability

2) Forge Motorsport Golf Mk7 GTI Turbo Blow Off Valve Kit

Forced induction engines are brilliant examples of engineering and ingenuity yet the pressures they generate mean that, more often than you'd like, failures can occur, hence why Forge Motorsport stocks a wide range of uprated Blow Off Valve (BOV) kits. The firm's offering for the seventh generation Golf is one such kit, one that promises to act as the 'foundation stone' for further performance tuning at a later date.

A full replacement atmospheric BOV which seamlessly integrates with the OEM electronics with no detriment to performance and without resulting in fault codes, the kit has been shown to offer significantly improved reliability, plus a lightning fast response time. It's proved its worth upon cars running over 600bhp, while its compact size means it can be fitted into the small space between the turbo and the inlet hose. 
This turbo muffler delete can improve spool-up time
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This turbo muffler delete can improve spool-up time

3) Forge Motorsport Golf Mk7 GTi Turbo Muffler Delete

Another turbo system component from the engineering experts at Forge, and another component beautifully manufactured from billet aluminium this turbo muffler delete pipe has been designed to fit the 1.8 and 2.0 TSI engines found in many of the MQB platform models. A direct replacement for the OEM part, the turbo muffler delete promises to improve the noise of the turbo when spooling up, whilst also offering a sharpened response thanks to its restriction-free design. 
An uprated intercooler is essential to the well being of any highly tuned turbocharged engine
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An uprated intercooler is essential to the well being of any highly tuned turbocharged engine

4) Forge Motorsport Golf Mk7 Uprated Intercooler

An all too often overlooked part yet one which is essential for the well being of any tuned turbo setup, a well sized and spec'd intercooler is key to making increased power in a reliable manner. Forge's latest intercooler is perfect for those Golf Mk7 owners seeking to boost their car's performance over and above the factory level, and has been optimised to work with the 2.0 EA888 engine seamlessly.

The core of Forge's newly developed front mounted intercooler has been designed to sit in the stock location and therefore requires no modification to the radiator pack. It offers radical improvements in thermal efficiency, Forge's own test GTI achieving an impressive 16bhp more without any supporting modifications whilst also demonstrating a consistent 25-30 deg C (77-88 deg F) temperature drop over stock on the dyno, so it's a proven weapon in the war on heat soak.

Forge Motorsport is confident that the new intercooler's core will continue to provide significantly reduced intake temperatures when fitted to highly tuned Golfs, meaning it's all but essential for those planning big power, high performance builds.
It might not look like much, but Forge Motorsport's inlet hose is an important component
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It might not look like much, but Forge Motorsport's inlet hose is an important component

5) Forge Motorsport Golf Mk7 Inlet Hose

It might not have quite the same pub-boasting potential as the rest of the entries on this list, yet this inlet hose for the Mk7 Golf is nonetheless a significant part, particularly for those that intend to wring every last ounce of performance potential from their Golf. Not only does it have the potential to overhaul the under-bonnet appearance of the Mk7 GTI (particularly if used in conjunction with other aftermarket offerings from Forge), it's been proven to remove the restrictions present in the plastic OEM hard pipe. 
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