Increasing the tubing size and deleting two sound muffling resonators results in noteworthy gains of 8-12 horsepower and torque (ft-lb). Larger gains may be realized on more aggressive setups such as stage 2 or stage 3 vehicles.
304 Stainless steel tubing and tig welding make for a long-lasting and worry-free product. High quality lined flex sections will never come apart internally and clog your exhaust like inferior flex sections. Especially in forced induction (supercharged or turbo), economy flex sections are bound to fail and cause performance issues.
No welder or sawzall required! It’s sad that we even have to mention this, but it’s a fact that many cheaper products often require modification to be installed. For a hassle-free install, go with IE who stands behind their products.
• Proven performance gains for Stage 2 power levels
• 76mm (3 inch) tubing replaces restrictive 60mm factory tubing
• Bolt on fitment – no hassle or poorly fitting parts when you choose IE
• Constructed of 304 stainless long-lasting and high-quality material
• Thick turbo flange – prevents leaks and warping
• High flow 200 cell catalytic converter – full power with reduced pollution and smell
• Metal matrix catalytic structure –
• OEM style flex section – allows for more adjustment and won’t fail
• All inclusive kit – downpipe, midpipes, all hardware
• TIG welded construction – equates to long lasting welds that are less likely to fail
When upgrading your MK7 / MK7.5 or S3 to stage 2 software you will also need to reduce the back pressure caused by the small diameter stock pipe. With the exhaust system flowing better performance gains for Stage 2 power levels can be achieved. Turbo lag should also be reduced as an added benefit.
IE engineers guarantee a perfect fit by designing all IE downpipes in-house using the latest technology. Digital scanning is using to scan the entire environment which ensures that there is proper clearance and that all mounting points are in the correct location. Manufactured from 304 stainless offers a life-long product that brings performance and fun to the table for years to come.
The most power gains will be achieved when the IE Downpipe is paired with IE matching software, air intake, and FDS intercooler.
An aggressive and drone-free sound will be emitted from the IE Cast Downpipe. This should be music to your ears! Thick wall tubing and cast sections remove much of “tinny” sound emitted by cheaper, thin wall, downpipes. With downpipes, you get what you pay for in terms of sounds and overall manufacturing quality.
IE’s performance downpipe includes a high-flow 200 cell per inch metal matrix catalyst located as close to the turbo as possible. Metal matrix catalysts are higher performance because the matrix web is thinner, allowing higher flow in the same size. Our catalyst is also a very large diameter, allowing a large flow area and maximum power. By being placed close to the turbo, emissions and unwanted unpleasant smells are greatly reduced.
The IE downpipe replaces over 6 feet of restrictive factory exhaust tubing, all the way back to the OE “Cat-Back” rear section. Sturdy fabricated mounts and precise engineering result in a rattle free and long last replacement exhaust system. 3D scanning systems were employed to ensure perfect placement both in pre and post-production phases.
*This downpipe system includes a mid pipe that is specially designed to fit Gen 3 2.0T engines in all-wheel drive (AWD), Quattro, or 4 Motion vehicles only. Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles require a different mid pipe section included in our FWD MQB downpipe kit IE Part Number: IEEXCI3. Please verify if your vehicle is AWD or FWD before ordering.