A Professional Guide to Tuning Your VW Golf MK7 110TDI 2.0L Turbo Diesel

The VW Golf MK7 110TDI is by far the best Diesel Golf ever released by VW. It’s the most powerful, most refined and has the greatest potential for modification. This guide will help you plan your modification pathway so you can achieve the best results for your hard earned money. Follow this guide in order to guarantee the best results.

EasyTUNE Level 1 Software Update by ECU Chip Tuning – $1470

A modern diesel vehicle like the MK7 110TDI is a piece of contemporary art for any savvy driver. All of the efficiency of a small motor with the torque of a V8. Using this analogy, the software can be considered the canvas and the hardware the paint. If you don’t set up with the right canvas from the start then you will not get a masterpiece in the end.

EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning is a handheld device used to store up to 4 software maps.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning is optimised for 98 octane.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning uses high quality tuning files developed in the UK & USA.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning has the ability to restore factory software at any time.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning has a built in code scanner to help with diagnostics.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning can increase boost pressure for increased torque.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning can decrease turbo lag for increased response.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning can improve power delivery up until redline.
EasyTUNE by ECU Chip Tuning can deliver up to 65kW more power and 155nm more torque.

EasyTUNE ECU Chip Tuning Software is particularly optimised for the Front Wheel Drive MK7 110TDI. If too much boost pressure is used it will create excessive wheel spin. EasyTUNE Chip Tuning Software throttles the boost level to strike the perfect balance between torque and usable power.

Easy Tune Performance

  • Performance 60%
  • Handling 0%
  • Sound 0%

K&N Filter Upgrade – $129

Now that we have handled the canvas and we have taken care of any common reliability issues, it’s time to start some more significant modifications. There are lots of really expensive intake upgrades, however, simple is usually best. A simple K&N upgraded filter is all you need. It’s easy to DIY and takes care of the weakest link in the intake system, improving flow, sound and allowing the turbo to spool more quickly.

Filter Performance

  • Performance 75%
  • Handling 0%
  • Sound 50%

Custom Exhaust System – See Your Local Exhaust Shop

While the intake system helps get air in, the downpipe helps get exhaust gasses out. The extra width of this downpipe significantly reduces exhaust pressures. This allows the turbocharger to spool even more quickly and prevents restriction towards the redline. The change in the motors sound is astonishing as well. The deeper tones and aggressive crescendos give a real impression of a proper race car. Our little tip to you is to retain your factory resonator and tips. While a lot of people will go with a full exhaust including the deletion of all resonators and removal of the rear mufflers, we have found that this does not achieve the best results. It actually makes your car sound like a truck. Doing any more than the downpipe will tend not to have any performance benefit.

Exhaust Performance

  • Performance 90%
  • Handling 0%
  • Sound 100%

Easy Tune Level 2 Tuning Upgrade – $300

This upgrade will delete any engine lights or codes that have been triggered by the modifications thus far. We suggest you get this upgrade immediately after any exhaust upgrade. It also optimises your software for these modifications and extracts that little bit of extra performance that couldn’t be done while your MK7 GTI was stock. This is installed remotely and will take up the 3rd storage slot on your EasyTUNE handheld flasher.

Easy Tune Level Upgrade Performance

  • Performance 100%
  • Handling 0%
  • Sound 100%

Neuspeed Lowering Springs – $649

So you have sorted out the performance and it’s sounding more aggressive. You are up to your final stage, the handling. A set of lowering springs is an easy way to lower the centre of gravity of your vehicle. This will improve the overall sharpness and reduce body roll.

Lowering Springs Performance

  • Performance 100%
  • Handling 50%
  • Sound 100%

Kumho V720 High Performance Tyres – Check with your local tyre outlet.

The final piece of the puzzle is getting everything to stick to the road. Now that you have more power and you can take corners more aggressively you will need to make sure your rubber is up to scratch. The factory tyres are designed to offer a balance of sound, traction and lifespan. At this point we know what you really care about, traction. Kumho has been in the tyre game for a long time and in our experience, the V720 offers the traction required to hold you down during the monstrous takeoff these things have and to safely take you around bends. It does all this without breaking the bank too!

Kumho Tyres Performance

  • Performance 0%
  • Handling 100%
  • Sound 0%

Complete Professional Guide to Upgrading Your MK7 110TDI

So there you have it, a complete professional guide to upgrading your MK7 110TDI. Your total hardware investment is $– for this entire package (tyres excluded). We can even help you with your entire upgrade process for around $100 per week. If you need more information let us know and we can help you achieve the results you have been dreaming about.

Complete Performance For MK7 110TDI

  • Performance 100%
  • Handling 100%
  • Sound 100%