Every turbocharged vehicle on the road stands to benefit from a downpipe upgrade. The Mk7 VW is no exception! With an OEM downpipe built like a brick wall, the TSI engine literally chokes on its own exhaust. To solve this problem we created a wide-open, high-flow downpipe upgrade that seriously uncorks the Gen3 TSI engine. Our downpipe delivers significant midrange and massive top-end horsepower and torque gains felt immediately upon installation. No low-end power is lost, making this bolt-on modification a fantastic upgrade for anyone and everyone.
The success of our downpipe is deeply rooted in the construction. We start with a custom CNC machined v-band that mates exactly to the factory turbocharger. In place of the catalytic converter we use a smooth, 180° 3" mandrel bend. Piping routes carefully through the firewall, joined by a double-braided stainless steel flex section to absorb engine movements. The first portion of our downpipe terminates behind the subframe with a tabbed flange. Bolted securely to this flange, our CNC machined hanger bracket supports the entire exhaust system.
The remainder of our downpipe is comprised of two components that can be mixed and matched at any time. First to bolt-up is our high-flow catalytic converter. We use a Magnaflow 200 cell/inch catalytic converter for optimum flow. On race day this catalytic converter can be easily swapped for a test pipe. Next we connect a reducing adaptor that slides neatly into the factory sleeve clamp.
By moving the catalytic converter downstream we dramatically improve the flow of the exhaust as it exits the turbocharger. In order to do this we also have to move the second oxygen sensor well beyond the reach of the wire and electrical connector. To solve this problem we created a plug & play male-female oxygen sensor wire extension that we include with EVERY downpipe. This extension uses OEM connectors and silicone high-temperature sleeving for a perfect fit!
From the turbo to the sleeve clamp our downpipe provides maximum power gains without leaks, rattles, or vibrations. We include everything needed for installation including an oxygen sensor wire extension. Two configurations are currently available and all modular components are available individually. Street series downpipes include a Magnaflow high-flow catalytic converter. Race series downpipes include a test pipe. Additional adaptor options will be created as the cat-back exhaust market develops. All configurations can be upgraded to stainless steel construction with optional v-band flanges.
Due to the undeveloped nature of this platform, additional fitments cannot be added until new models are released in the US and tested by 42 Draft Designs. Please do not order this downpipe to "test fit" on a similar vehicle without first contacting 42 Draft Designs for approval.
2015+ VW Mk7 GTI 2.0 TSI (NOTE does not include Performance Pack models)
Included adaptor allows fitment to stock exhaust
Will fit any cat-back exhaust that reduces to stock diameter
*Model years listed are based on US models. European model years may differ. If shopping for a vehicle sold outside the US please match chassis designation before matching model year.
Complete Downpipe Assembly
Catalytic Converter OR Test Pipe
Stock Exhaust Adaptor
Hanger Bracket & Hardware
Support Bracket & Hardware
Downpipe Gaskets & Locking Hardware
O2 Sensor Wire Extension