Badger 5 started unofficially in 1997 whilst evolving a throttle system for my own VW Jetta 16v which was used for sprints. The original throttle system was a slide throttle, which although worked well, was a high maintenance system, needing constant attention to prevent friction and maintain smooth operation. At that time the DTA ecu was investigated amongst the many other programmable ECU offerings, and was settled upon (and ever since) due to its very well written mapping software, which "demistifies" the world of mappable engine management systems. Combined with its fully featured ECU's, which now boast 4cylinder 8 injector support, launch control, antilag, traction control etc... and much more, the Badger5 conversion kits for 16v VW/Seat/Audi form the basis of our product range.
The Badger 5 website was launched late 1997 as a venture into the phenomenal www. It was via the internet that Badger5 grew from a VW enthusiasts homepage, into Badger5 Ltd.
From our early experimentation days of applying race car throttle systems onto "everyday" fast road/race cars, we were overwhelmed with the interest shown by others, on how & where they too, could get a system such as ours. At that time, our initial slide design was sidelined for a more reliable and cost effective throttle body product. The next 18 months to 2 years was spent identifying the specification, designing & refining the Direct to Head throttle bodies into the product we have today. Power gains now exceed the original prototype model, and customer cars will regularly achieve over 200bhp from their modified 16v VW/Seat/Audi engines. These engines are not all out screaming racers though, and will idle normally, start from cold, and drive like regular cars, UNTIL that is you press the loud pedal... and then you HANG ON and grin!
Running as complimentry products to our DTH 16v VW throttle's and Full kits, are a full range of DCOE, IDA, IDF & Single throttle bodies to suit most applications. Sizes from 40mm through to 50mm bore are available, combined with a full accessories list.
Present Day we are now one of the Leading VW/Audi Tuners of the 1.8t Platform Cars, regularly producing 600bhp road & track cars, from purpose bespoke built Stroker 20v engines, tubular exhaust manifolds, hybrid GT35 turbos, etc etc... Its all boosted fun :)
COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER: 04050713
VAT Registration: GB762 4729 12
use GL10 3RH for satnav's it gets you closer.
GOOGLE MAPS: clicky>> Unit 2b, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos - Google Maps
Directions: J13/M5, A419 t'wards Stroud and Stonehouse.
1st roundabout off M5, straight over (shell station, little chef)
next roundabout take 1st exit onto Oldends Lane
look right and you will see SKF Bearings
200yds you will see a gate on rhs, Queen Annes Gate, with A1 Building Maintenance banner on the fence.
Turn in there, and look left... at the top of the yard is a giant square white Badger5 sign.
you have arrived.
Beware Tomtom postcode takes you 3/4 mile past and over a railway level crossing..