Shopping around for the best sounding exhaust system for your Mk5 Volkswagen GTI?
AWE should be your top choice for kits priced under $1000.00.
AWE spends considerable time and effort during development to achieve lower volume tones when idling and cruising at part throttle, while also producing a raspy, throaty cry when the revs increase.
Add power and torque while reducing weight over the stock system.
Here are some features of the AWE system. Each feature was chosen for performance and longevity reasons, and when making your exhaust decisions you should settle for nothing less:
- Fully mandrel bent tubing
- Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing (2.5")
- Stainless steel internal muffler and resonator construction
- Stainless steel MIG and TIG welds
- Stainless steel T-bolt clamps
- Double-walled exhaust tips to reduce heat discoloration
- In-house dyno-developed
The catback system is finished with 3.15" beveled, chrome exhaust tips. The tips are stamped with AWE Tuning logos, and are double-walled to ensure a mirror polish even under hard usage.
The system has multiple slip joints with high-quality stainless band clamps, to allow optimal adjustment.
AWE catback systems will mate up to the stock downpipe, or any downpipe designed to mate to the factory exhaust.
Why did AWE choose 2.5 inch and not 3.0 inch diameter for their MK5 exhaust?
The first prototypes of this system were indeed 3.0 inch, but it was discovered that the effort it took to move the large mass of air in the 3.0 inch system at lower rpms resulted in a loss of torque, with very little offsetting gain up top.
Take a look at the 3.0 inch prototype dyno sheets here and see why a 3.0 inch system is not appropriate for this car.
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