Forge Launches VAG 1.4 Twincharged Actuator
VAG’s punchy little 1.4 Twincharged engine has found its way into many fine hot hatches over the last few years, and the latest incarnation of this platform is bound to be ripe for a bit of fettling. Gloucestershire based Forge Motorsport has created a beautifully engineered uprated wastegate actuator to be able to cope with higher boost levels on tuned and hard-driven examples.
Each unit is entirely hand-fabricated by Forge’s time-served craftsmen here in the UK, and uses motorsport-quality materials and fabrication methods to create a unit which is both hugely effective and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Usually, with this engine configuration, if the factory actuator fails, you need to purchase the entire combined turbo and actuator assembly. So, not only does the Forge part vastly outperform the original.. it’s also somewhat easier on the wallet!
The Forge actuator is precision CNC machined from a solid aluminium billet and features an adjustable rod and custom fabricated bracket to allow it to be bolted into the factory position as a direct replacement for the original part. With a range of internal springs available, it is the perfect way to allow higher boost levels to be run after other modifications such as ECU remapping have been carried out.
This is an essential upgrade for any high-velocity VAG motor! It fits Skoda Fabia 1.4 Twincharged, Audi A1 1.4 Twincharged, SEAT Ibiza Bocenegra 1.4 Twincharged and 2011 VW Polo 1.4 Twincharged cars