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Old 08-12-2018, 06:16 AM   #1
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need help. catback exhaust options..

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? iPE exhaust sounds really good but they are like $3500 +

https://youtu.be/0AdQWjBoRgQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ecEynvhcg

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Old 08-12-2018, 06:59 AM   #2
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#1, what's your budget?
#2, how loud do you want to be?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:41 AM   #3
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1. ~$2000
2. Its my daily so i dont want it too loud.. so i prefer resonated setup
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #4
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Honestly, you're doing it backwards. Downpipe first, then if that isn't enough sound for you, do the catback. At least this way you'll actually get some power out of it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:43 PM   #5
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Honestly, you're doing it backwards. Downpipe first, then if that isn't enough sound for you, do the catback. At least this way you'll actually get some power out of it.
For my setup, I agree with this. I have a catless downpipe with the OEM catback and love it.

Plus, Iím super stealthy with that and running E85 lol
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:12 PM   #6
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Wasnít sure if i can do downpipe + intake + nuespeed power module + catback on stock tune and stock clutch


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Old 08-12-2018, 06:18 PM   #7
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Downpipe first unless you race a class that won’t allow it. You’ll just need an o2 spacer to avoid CEL without a proper tune

Here’s a CBE I built for a customer who wasn’t ready to move up to a higher class in SCCA, also didn’t like the look or extra weight of four tips

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Old 08-12-2018, 06:46 PM   #8
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Yeah I heard some people say the stock clutch canít really hold up that much power with down pipe


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Old 09-10-2018, 10:58 PM   #9
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You do cat back first you’ll just replace it when your eventual downpipe makes everything too loud. Either buy a “dp friendly” cat back now which won’t be loud enough or pay twice at stage 2 time.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:47 AM   #10
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You do cat back first youíll just replace it when your eventual downpipe makes everything too loud. Either buy a ďdp friendlyĒ cat back now which wonít be loud enough or pay twice at stage 2 time.
This x1000!!!
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:12 AM   #11
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Lol... Op mentioned he's worried about clutch twice and everyone has disregarded it. I think it's a valid point. I don't know much about the golf r drivetrain but if it's anything like the GTI, Rhat clutch is gonna be a weak point sooner than later.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:24 AM   #12
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Yeah I heard some people say the stock clutch canít really hold up that much power with down pipe


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If you're worried about the clutch I'd budget that into the mix. Some folks are still rocking the stock clutch even after going all out with stage 2. Though after reading many build here as well as several of the locals that I hang out with is that the Golf R's clutch will go sooner or later pretty much just like the GTI's clutch.

Research found that the DKM twin disk as well as the South Bend Stage 3 clutches seem to be the best you can go with.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:19 AM   #13
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hi, what about RS3 exhaust and cat? @ golf R - any experience? (goal: silent, ecologic if possible and power ready In RS3 I see there are 2 cats (1 directly behind turbo and 2nd /2x)... keep only this 1st behind turbo + just pipes + original exhaust from rs3? br
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:33 PM   #14
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