Fueling is a critical component in tuning and the right injector is key to optimum performance. Click the images above to assist in finding the correct injector for your project. The images above are intended as a guideline and your build may have different requirements. Please feel free to contact us for additional help with injector selection.
1.8T Return Fueling
VAG models with return fuel systems include the B5 S4, B5 A4, MK4 GTI & GLI/Jetta, some Passats (2000-2001), and MK1 TT’s. The ability to easily alter fuel pressure in return systems means we can do more with less when it comes to injectors.
Stock Injectors: Up to 240chp (Stage 1)*
550cc Injectors: 200 to 400chp (Stage 1+ through mild big turbo builds)
750cc Injectors: 400 to 500chp (Big Turbo)
1000cc Injectors: 500 to +/-600chp (Big Turbo)
*An upgraded FPR can be used to achieve Stage 1+ power on vehicles with return fuel set-ups only.
Stock Injectors: Nope
550cc Injectors: Up to 350chp (Stage 1+)
750cc Injectors: 350 to 450chp (Hybrid K04)
1000cc Injectors: 450 to 600chp (Big Turbo)
1.8T Returnless Fueling
The B6 A4 and Passats MY2002 and later rolled off the line with returnless fueling. While ostensibly a good idea from an emissions standpoint, this system has some drawbacks when it comes to performance, static fuel pressure and hotter fuel among them. As such, injector needs increase rapidly and we encourage customers with power goals over 400hp at the crank to strongly consider a return fuel setup, particularly on E85.
You’ll notice that the effective window for each injector is narrower than with return fueling. It’s one of the reasons we freqently suggest skipping 750cc injectors and moving straight to 1000cc injectors for our B6 A4 crew.
Stock Injectors: Up to 215chp (Stage 1)
550cc Injectors: 200 to 350chp (Stage 1+ through simple Big Turbo tunes)
750cc Injectors: 350-450chp (Hybrid K04 with a built bottom end & Big Turbo applications)
1000cc Injectors: 450-500chp (Big Turbo)
Stock Injectors: Nah, not happening.
550cc Injectors: 200 to 320chp (Stage 1+ OEM K04 Turbos)
750cc Injectors: 300 to 350chp (Hybrid K04s)
1000cc Injectors: 350 to 400chp (Hybrid K04s with built bottom end & Big Turbo applications)
And now dear reader, it’s time to overhaul your fueling and convert to a return system to hit the big numbers.
Audi’s glorious twin turbo setup is fairly straightforward when it comes to injector selection. The 750cc injector shines with E85 and K04/K04 hybrid turbos, the 550cc will handle most anything a stock turbo has to offer and is a solid performer with pump gas. Over 600chp, talk to us, the variables start to increase and we’re happy to discuss the best options for your build.
Stock Injectors: Up to 350chp (Stage 1)
550cc Injectors: 350 to 550chp (Stage 1+ & OEM K04 turbos)
750cc Injectors: 550chp plus (Hybrid K04)
Stock Injectors: Negative (notice a trend yet)?
550cc Injectors: 300 to 450chp (Stage 1+)
750cc Injectors: 450 to 600chp (OEM & Hybrid K04)
2.0T FSI Engines
Fueling in FSI land starts to get a bit more complex and the high pressure fuel pump upgrade comes into play before injectors will. Once you make the jump to S3/TTS or RS4 injectors, we strongly suggest upgrading the low pressure fuel pump and adding an RS4 fuel pressure relief valve to maximize performance. The HPFP upgrade is a must for Stage 2 and beyond.
Stock Injectors: Up to 250chp (Stage 1)
Stock Injectors & HPFP Upgrade: 250 to 330chp (Stage 2)
S3/TTS Injectors: 330 to 450chp (OEM & Hybrid K04)
RS4 Injectors: 450chp and up (Hybrid K04 with built bottom end & Big Turbo)
Stock Injectors: Stop trying to make this a thing.
Stock Injectors & HPFP Upgrade: up to 290chp (Stage 2)
S3/TTS Injectors: 290 to 375chp (Hybrid K04)
RS4 Injectors: 375chp and up (Big Turbo)