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  42 Draft VW Mk5 GTi 2.0T FSI/TSI Resonator Delete Pipe




 

Part# EX-05-F81/82

Price: $184.99



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NOTE: This is only currently available for Golf/GTi models. This will NOT fit the Jetta!

High Performance Sound & Flow - Affordable!

When modifying Volkswagens, deleting the factory resonator has always been considered a "cheap" modification yielding equally "cheap" results. The Mk5 exhaust is different. The first day we lifted our Mk5 we noticed VW's muffler choice. Instead of the typical through-flowing resonator followed by a chambered muffler, the MK5 is equipped with a full-size chambered muffler followed by a thin chambered muffler in the rear. It was clear the first muffler did all the work, restricting exhaust flow and trapping all the sound. We had to try it, so we built some ugly prototypes and started testing. Here's what we found:

Our test car for this project is equipped with our street series 3" downpipe, un-resonated. We started with the resonator delete pipe. Instantly this daily driver sounded like a race car. A noticeable increase in power was felt throughout the power band. The sound was a bit raw with the 3" downpipe, but free of drone and certainly not too loud. We chopped open the factory muffler to confirm the chambered design then added our own performance resonator to another prototype and began testing. The sound cleaned up and quieted down. Surprised and pleased with our results, R&D was completed and production began.

This modification is a true winner. We tested the pipes on both our Mk5s with almost every downpipe/catalytic converter/resonator combination and found a range of sounds to suit every enthusiast. We've documented these sounds in a library of video sound clips. From the start, this modification was designed to be simple without sacrificing quality. Simplicity brings affordability.

Our FSI/TSI resonator delete pipe and performance resonator is constructed from CNC mandrel bent 2.5" tubing. Bends are tight, clearing heat shields and suspension without the worry of rubbing or vibration. Press-formed hangers utilize factory hangers - straight and precise. Everything is precision TIG welded. A stainless steel 2.55" sleeve clamp is included to connect the pipe to the factory muffler piping. A reduction is built-in to connect to the factory downpipe piping. Installation requires a simple cut of the factory piping, detailed in our installation instructions and pictured below.

Our FSI/TSI resonator pipes are available in two configurations - resonator delete and performance resonator. Sounds clips and additional information are available below to help you decide which pipe to choose. Both pipes can be purchased ceramic coated.

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Construction Highlights

  • CNC mandrel bent 14 gauge aluminized steel tubing
  • Press-formed hangers
  • Professional TIG welded construction throughout
  • Stainless steel 2.55" sleeve clamp included
  • Performance resonator 100% straight-through

Fitment Details

  • Fits 2006+ VW Mk5 Golf, GTI 2.0T (Does NOT fit Jetta!)
  • Fits both FSI and TSI including CBFA
  • NO WELDING REQUIRED!
  • Included sleeve clamp allows fitment to stock exhaust
  • Will fit any downpipe that reduces to stock diameter
  • Will NOT fit 2.5 motors!

Installation Instructions

Before ordering please read over our FAQ and listen to our sound clips to decide which pipe is right for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Which pipe is right for me?

This is entirely up to you. There is no difference in performance between the two pipes, only sound. We have documented 8 different combinations using 42 Draft Designs products. Please watch the videos below to determine which sound best suits your taste.

The following sound clips were done using a completely stock 2008 GTI FSI. The only modifications done to the car are the exhaust components detailed in each video. Results may vary using a downpipe from another company. Click the play button next to each video to download and play!
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
Stock Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Resonator Delete Pipe
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
Stock Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Performance Resonator
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Street Series 3" Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Resonator Delete Pipe
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Street Series 3" Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Performance Resonator
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Race Series 3" Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Resonator Delete Pipe
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Race Series 3" Downpipe
42 Draft Designs Performance Resonator
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Street Series 3" Downpipe w/ Optional Resonator
42 Draft Designs Performance Resonator
2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI
42 Draft Designs Race Series 3" Downpipe w/ Optional Resonator
42 Draft Designs Performance Resonator

Do I need to cut my stock exhaust? Is this permanent?

Yes. A single cut is made in the stock exhaust between the factory resonator and the factory muffler. This cut is simple to measure and can be cut on or off the car. We recommend cutting the pipe off the car. Click the thumbnail below to see where to cut the factory pipe.

This modification is not permanent. One cut is made to the factory exhaust. If you ever need to return the car to stock, simply use the sleeve clamp to re-connect your factory exhaust.

Is there any welding involved?

NO. We include a sleeve clamp which allows you to connect our pipe to the factory pipe without welding or leaks.






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