MK5/MK6 FSI/TSI 3" Downpipes

  • Model: EX-05-0XX0
  • Manufactured by: 42 Draft Designs

Starting at: $485.00

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Bolt-on more horsepower, torque and boost response!

When designing the 2.0T FSI & TSI motors VW thankfully increased the size of the K03 turbocharger. Unfortunately they designed the downpipe like a brick wall. Rule #1 in turbocharger theory is reduce backpressure at the turbo discharge. With the factory downpipe installed, exhaust gases exit the turbo and wastegate only to meet a dense catalytic converter. By increasing the size of the piping to 3" and moving the catalytic converter further away from the turbo, exhaust gases can mix naturally and develop momentum before being filtered through the catalytic converter. The result is useable power and torque throughout the powerband, quicker throttle and boost response.

Starting at the turbo, a CNC machined flange allows gases to merge naturally into a tight radius bend. The second bend transitions the downpipe neatly through the exhaust tunnel, separated by a stainless steel flex section. Underneath the car, a custom tabbed flange and CNC machined hanger assembly allow the downpipe to be supported by the factory hangers. Bolting to this flange, a Magnaflow 200 cell metal catalytic converter takes care of harmful emissions without creating a restriction. Along the way, precisely placed oxygen sensor bungs allow for factory fitment of the oxygen sensors on both FSI and TSI motors. Exiting the catalytic converter, a long offset pipe meets an adaptor allowing precise fitment to the factory cat-back exhaust. Double layer graphite gaskets and grade 5 locking hardware keeps everything tight.

The modular nature of our 3" downpipe allows for changes to be made at any time without cutting or welding. On race day, the catalytic converter can be easily removed and replaced with a test pipe. Is your aftermarket cat-back exhaust too loud? Our offset pipe can be replaced with a resonated pipe at any time. The stock cat-back adaptor can be replaced with a 2.5" or 3" adaptor, or a bolt-on cat-back system. (coming soon of course)

Our 3" downpipe is currently available in 4 configurations. Street series systems include a Magnaflow catalytic converter. Race series systems include a test pipe. Both series are available resonated. All plug & play components can be purchased separately. All configurations can be purchased ceramic coated.

Construction Highlights

CNC mandrel bent 14 gauge aluminized steel tubing
CNC machined 1018 cold roll steel flanges
Professional TIG welded construction throughout
409 stainless steel 200/cell metal catalytic converter
Double layer graphite gaskets
Grade 5 locking hardware
CNC machined hanger assembly cad/zinc plated

Fitment Details

Fits 2006+ VW Mk5/Mk6 Golf, Jetta, GTI 2.0T
Fits 2005+ VW B6 Passat 2.0T
Fits 2004+ Audi 8P A3 2.0T
Fits both FSI and TSI including CBFA
Included adaptor allows fitment to stock exhaust
Will fit any cat-back exhaust that reduces to stock diameter

Before ordering please read over our FAQ to learn more about our downpipe and 3" downpipe upgrades on MK5 vehicles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Installation Instructions
Mk5 3" Downpipe FAQ
Tech Article: Mk5 vs. Mk6 Downpipe Fitment

Available Options

Catalytic Converter Resonator Ceramic Coating

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