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Old 08-12-2018, 06:15 AM   #1
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Need your opinion on exhaust selection *APR, AWE, Billy boat, Milltek, etc *

I have 2016 Golf R Manual with APR intake and small mods.. and after putting 10,000 miles.. now i am looking into upgrade my exhaust setup ( catback first and then add downpipe)..

Below are the options.. (APR vs. Armytrix vs. Billy boat vs. Milltek vs. AWE vs. iPE)..

What do you guys think?

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=0AdQWjBoRgQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ecEynvhcg
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:38 AM   #2
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Do the dp first, it’s the only exhaust mod worth any performance!
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:42 AM   #3
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I have 2016 Golf R Manual with APR intake and small mods.. and after putting 10,000 miles.. now i am looking into upgrade my exhaust setup ( catback first and then add downpipe)..



Below are the options.. (APR vs. Armytrix vs. Billy boat vs. Milltek vs. AWE vs. iPE)..



What do you guys think?



https://youtu.be/0AdQWjBoRgQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ecEynvhcg

https://youtu.be/0AdQWjBoRgQ




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Old 08-13-2018, 10:52 PM   #4
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Do the dp first, itís the only exhaust mod worth any performance!
This, plus losing the resonator. Honestly a full cat back on these cars is an EXPENSIVE mod that doesn't really give you much reward.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:43 PM   #5
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Do the dp first, itís the only exhaust mod worth any performance!
this.
do this and see if you still want an exhaust after you do a dp
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:03 AM   #6
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Downpipes are great for gain but i was worried about using my stock tune and clutch with that much power gain. I heard the stock clutch canít really hold up


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Old 08-14-2018, 01:17 AM   #7
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I have 2016 Golf R Manual with APR intake and small mods.. and after putting 10,000 miles.. now i am looking into upgrade my exhaust setup ( catback first and then add downpipe)..

Below are the options.. (APR vs. Armytrix vs. Billy boat vs. Milltek vs. AWE vs. iPE)..

What do you guys think?

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=0AdQWjBoRgQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ecEynvhcg
You really should try and meet up with someone locally that has an exhaust or DP or resonator delete to see how it sounds in person. I have the AWE SwitchPath and to my ears it sounds very good. If gave me the extra sound that I thought the Golf R was missing.

I got a great deal on it used...I agree that these valved systems are crazy priced. Try and get one used if possible.

Here are a couple of videos I made of the stock DP w/resonator delete and then the stock DP with the AWE SwitchPath exhaust:

AWE SwitchPath w/Stock DP:

https://youtu.be/8BYUE8SFgOE

Stock Exhaust w/Resonator Delete and Stock DP:

https://youtu.be/XCPkI_MBedg
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:51 AM   #8
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Downpipes are great for gain but i was worried about using my stock tune and clutch with that much power gain. I heard the stock clutch canít really hold up


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This is a legit concern. I just hit 16k miles but I'm stock and haven't had any clutch issues. But I have a feeling just because of how I drive I'll be replacing before 30k.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:24 AM   #9
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I decided Milltek after lots of research. I was considering APR, but after seeing and hearing their system I made the correct choice. I also like the IPe system.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:31 AM   #10
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Not to go cheap or anything, but I like the simple resonator delete on my R. Subtle but loud enough to entertain. I never liked the deep tones nor loud blaring exhaust sounds.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:06 PM   #11
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I love my APR system. I originally had it mated to the APR downpipe, and the sound was very nice with lots of character. A little loud though even with closed flaps.

Switched to an AWE resonated DP and it tamps down the volume to a more reasonable noise. It's still great sounding, though not as raw and burbly.

Everything is a trade off!
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #12
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love my Remus, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4HUhIvEwd8 and heres a iPE vs AWE vs Remus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxSdTlo7oqw
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:08 PM   #13
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Tune and then downpipe will give you biggest gains. Cat back exhaust if you want more loudness and grumbles.
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Tune and then downpipe will give you biggest gains. Cat back exhaust if you want more loudness and grumbles.
This.
Starting with just a tune and DP is the better bang-for-your-buck alternative.
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