What MK8 GTI Parts fit the MK7?
The MK8 GTI was built on the MQB platform. While the exterior shape and look of the MK8 GTI is different a lot of what is underneath we suspected would be the same. Below you will find comparisons between the MK7 GTI/ Golf R, and the MK8 GTI.
The MQB chassis was really a concept to make a chassis of a vehicle that was modular. This brings down manufacturing costs, but also makes it possible to build a variety of cars all on the same platform. They accomplish this by adding or subtracting components to the chassis, which make much larger vehicles plossible. The MQB chassis is not just the platform for the MK7 and MK8 models. It is also used on models like the Audi A3, the MK3 Audi TT, VW Arteon, Tiguan, Golf Wagon, and even the much larger Atlas.
To determine what parts are the same, and what are different, we are using the criteria of part number. When we say a part is the same, what we mean is that they are identical parts used. This means both models use the same part number. When a part number on a MK8 is different, it doesnt mean its not able to be used on a MK7. It does mean that without actually attempting to install the part, you will not know what modifications (if any) would be required to make this function on the vehicle properly.
MK7 vs MK8 GTI.... are they the Same?
We have a spreadsheet below with the data covered in this video, but in case you are a visual learner, or just want to be entertained... the video below is for you.
Which MK8 Parts work on MK7s?
In this video we swapped parts that we know are different in the MK8 GTI and install them into a MK7. We also installed MK7 parts into our MK8 GTI just to see how it would work. This included parts like seats, engine covers, steering wheels, subwoofers and more.
MK7 - MK8 GTI Cross Reference Guide
All of the part numbers in the MK8 GTI part column are looked up as per US model VINs at the time of launch. Part numbers may change over time, so keep in mind on later production MK8 GTI models its possible that there is some variablility possible. We also have linked relevant upgraded parts on the right hand side to make it easy to shop for parts for your MK7 or MK8 model.
|MK8 GTI Parts||MK7 GTI Upgrades||MK8 GTI Upgrades|
|Pendulum Mount in Subframe||5Q0-198-037-F||Same as MK7 GTI/ R||MK7 GTI Pendulum Insert Upgrade||MK8 GTI Pendulum Insert Upgrade|
|Pendulum Mount||5Q0-199-855-AG||Same as MK7.5 GTI|
|Engine Mount||Different||MK7 GTI Engine Mount Upgrade||MK8 GTI Engine Mount Upgrade|
|DSG Trans Mount||5Q0-199-555-BK||Same as MK7.5 GTI||MK7 GTI Transmission Mount Upgrade||MK8 GTI Transmission Mount Upgrade|
Manual Trans Mount
|5Q0-199-555-BK||Same as MK7.5 GTI|
|Flywheel Manual||06K-105-266-H||Same as MK7 Golf R|
|Clutch disc/Press Plate||06K-141-015-M||Same as MK7 Golf R||MK7 GTI Clutch Upgrades||MK8 GTI Clutch Upgrades|
|Throwout Bearing||0A5-141-671-S||Same as MK7 GTI/R|
|Crankshaft||06L-105-101-D||Same as MK7 GTI/R|
|Connecting Rods||06H-198-401-D||Same as MK7 GTI/R||MK7 GTI Connecting Rod Upgrades||MK8 GTI Connecting Rod Upgrades|
|Intake Valve||06L-109-601||Same as MK7 R|
|Timing Chain and assoc||Some Different|
|Upper timing cover||Different|
|PCV valve gasket||06K-103-484-F||Same as all MK7|
|Intake Dividers in head||06L-103-411-A||Same as all MK7|
|Oil Pan||Different||MK8s have a Steel Pan|
|Oil Filter||06L-115-562-B||Same as all MK7|
|Intercooler||5Q0-145-803-AD||Same as 2020 A3/S3||MK7 GTI Intercooler Upgrades||MK8 GTI Intercooler Upgrades|
|HPFP||06Q-127-025-R||All different||MK7 GTI HPFP Upgrades|
|Injectors||06Q-906-036-A||All different||MK7 GTI Injector Upgrades|
|Turbo||All Different||MK7 GTI Turbo Upgrades|
|Boost Pipes||All different||MK7 GTI Boost Pipe Upgrades|
|Thermostat and Water Pump||06L-121-111-P||Same as UPDATED MK7 part|
|Radiator||5Q0-121-251-GN||Same as GTI and R|
|Front Sway Bar||5Q0-411-303-R||Same as MK7 Club Sport GTI (24 x 3.8mm)||MK7 GTI Front Sway Bar Upgrades||MK8 GTI Front Sway Bar Upgrades|
|Front Sway Bar links||5Q0-411-315-A||Same as all MK7||MK7 GTI Front Sway Bar Link Upgrades||MK8 GTI Front Sway Bar Link Upgrades|
|Front Springs||5Q0-411-105-JG||Same as MK7.5 TCR GTI (Euro Model)||MK7 GTI Lowering Springs||
|Front Control Arm||Different||MK7 GTI Front Control Arm Upgrade||MK8 GTI Front Control Arm Upgrade|
|Control Arm bushings||5Q0-407-182 /5Q0-407-183-L||Same as MK7 Club Sport GTI and MK7 R|
|Ball Joint||Same||Same as all MK7|
|Front Shock w/o DCC||5Q0-413-031-FN||Same as all MK7|
|Front Steering Knuckle||5WA-407-253-A / 5WA-407-254-A||Different||MK7 GTI Steering Knuckle Upgrades||MK8 GTI Steering Knuckle Upgrades|
|Rear Sway Bar||5Q0-511-305-AT||Same as MK7 Club Sport GTI (21.7 x 3mm)||MK7 GTI Rear Sway Bar Upgrades||MK8 GTI Rear Sway Bar Upgrades|
|Rear Sway Bar Links||5WA-505-465-A||Different|
|Rear Springs||Different||MK7 GTI Lowering Springs||MK8 GTI Lowering Springs|
|Rear Lower Control Arm||Different|
|Rear Upper Control Arm||5Q0-505-323-C||Same as MK7 GTI/R||MK7 GTI Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arm||MK8 GTI Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arm|
|Rear Trailing Arm||5Q0505223D - 5Q0505224D||Same as MK7 R||MK7 GTI Rear Trailing Arm Upgrade||MK8 GTI Rear Trailing Arm Upgrade|
|Rear Tie Rod||Different||MK7 GTI Rear Tie Rod Upgrades||MK8 GTI Rear Tie Rod Upgrades|
|Front Subframe||Different||MK8 uses an Aluminum subframe - for MK7 use S3 one to Retrofit||MK7 GTI Aluminum Front Subframe Retrofit|
What about the steering knuckles are the same as the mk7?
Does the exhaust cutback mk7.5 gti fit-for the mk8gti
please let me know
So, My MK7 was totaled on New Years Eve. About to pull the trigger on a 2023 MK8.
Took all my performance mods off the mK7 (the ones that weren't destroyed... gee thanks Toyota Camry driver).
Will my mk7 rear sway bar fit on the mk8?
Love this information! Would like to see a similar one for the Golf R????