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Old 08-09-2018, 01:18 PM   #1956
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Decide how much you want to spend and go from there. Theres at least a dozen catback manufacturers for this platform ranging from akropovipovic (sp) for like 2400 down to your basic pipes in the 500 range.

My opinion that you didnt ask for, the best sounding exhausts are from AWE and Remus. Both of which are pretty pricy (1300-1800) depending on tips and valved vs non valved. The good news is people sell them in used condition for a discount. Thats the route i took. Good luck


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Appreciate the input. Budget wise Iím thinking 800-1000.


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Old 08-10-2018, 09:28 AM   #1957
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If you plan on going with an aftermarket downpipe in the future look for one with a resonator in the mid-pipe (AWE, Cobb, a couple others), if not just pick up the cheapest stainless that still uses a muffler and you'll get a bit more volume without going deaf or attracting police attention.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:04 PM   #1958
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Flashed my GTI to the Stage 2 93 Map with my Cobb AP. Runs much smother compared to the Stage 1+ Map. Still need to get a DP and intercooler down the road.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:07 PM   #1959
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Flashed my GTI to the Stage 2 93 Map with my Cobb AP. Runs much smother compared to the Stage 1+ Map. Still need to get a DP and intercooler down the road.
I thought DP was required for stage 2?
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #1960
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I thought DP was required for stage 2?
For the Cobb AP, they do not require a DP for Stage 2. It is a bit less power than the other OTS Maps due to this. They do however "require" a intercooler in order to lower IATs. I just daily my GTI (gets double the MPGs compared to my Saab ) and don't really make any hard pulls in it often enough to worry about heat soak right now.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #1961
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Appreciate the input. Budget wise Iím thinking 800-1000.


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Love my AWE track exhaust. Pretty excited just got a killer deal on a touring conversion if I ever pick up a downpipe.

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:59 PM   #1962
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Love my AWE track exhaust. Pretty excited just got a killer deal on a touring conversion if I ever pick up a downpipe.

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Thatís what Iím thinking. Track with stock DP. Did you do the install yourself?


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Old 08-10-2018, 08:53 PM   #1963
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If you know how to do your own wrenching, check out Chicagoland DIY in Mokena.
http://gearheadworkspace.com/about/
Its worth it to rent a lift for exhaust work, $44/hour.


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Old 08-10-2018, 09:59 PM   #1964
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Thatís what Iím thinking. Track with stock DP. Did you do the install yourself?


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Yeah that set up makes some nice noise.


This is the first exhaust I didn't do myself. The wife had it installed by my bro in law while I was out golfing. It was an epic fathers day gift.

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #1965
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Hi,

Does anyone know a good mechanics shop west of chicago for a pre purchase inspection? I was recommended to take it to GRD Tuned but they can't look at it until late next week they said. Hoping to have it looked at in a few days.

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:52 PM   #1966
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I went to Bill Jacobs VW in Naperville for ppi, they were more than happy to put it up on the lift and let me know nothings wrong with it. I wouldn't advise getting any maintenance done through a dealership, but to have a master tech take a look at it is nice.

Just find the nearest vw dealership to where the car is being sold and schedule something. Shouldnt take more than an hour
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM   #1967
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Hey thanks charlie!
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