Volkswagen Parts Guide: How to Improve Your Car's Performance
Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million vehicles in 2019 according to Statista. That's a lot of Jettas, Golfs, and Tiguans! It's also a very popular car to purchase used because of its reputation for longevity.
The brand has always enjoyed a cult-like following, especially for their fast-hatch Golf GTI. One of the first things new Volkswagen owners want to do is to trick out their new rides. The question is, what should your first Volkswagen part upgrade be?
At Urotuning we carry a huge selection of Volkswagen parts, both aftermarket and OEM, designed to improve your VW's performance. Here's a look at some of the more popular modifications we offer for both new and used Volkswagen vehicles.
AWE Tuning Exhaust System - Mk 7.5 GTI
The 7th generation of GTI presented its own unique challenges for AWE Tuning to produce a performance exhaust system, but their prior four generations experience helped. Their decades of experience in designing and engineering GTI exhaust systems has resulted in a system unmatched in the industry.
This dual exhaust system is crafted from CNC mandrel-bent three-inch and 2.25-inch U.S.-sourced T304L stainless steel for a .056-inch wall thickness. It features a 200 CPSI performance downpipe and offers available double-walled exhaust tips in either chrome silver or diamond black.
Without any software, this system will up your horsepower by 21 and add 24-pound feet of torque. Its simple direct bolt-on design is guaranteed to fit and comes with a lifetime warranty. You can buy it now for $749.00.
CTS Direct-Fit Front Mount Intercooler
If you're looking to upgrade your OEM intercooler on a late model Golf, Mk 7, or Alltrack, the CTS Intercooler is the perfect option. CTS Turbo specializes in performance aftermarket parts for Volkswagen.
This high-density bar-and-plate core features cast end tanks and mounts directly to the front for a perfect fit. It's fully compatible with Adaptive Cruise Control systems. You can order it today for $639.99.
ST Suspension Adjustable Lower Springs
Whether you are looking to reduce the wheel well gaps or want to improve your handling, lowering your GTI-R has never been easier with Suspension Techniques' adjustable springs.
They are available for a large range of applications to achieve multiple lowering levels, each designed and engineered for optimal comfort and performance. You'll lower your center of gravity which will improve cornering through reduced body roll. These springs will also limit weight transfer during acceleration.
ST springs are made from the highest quality high-tensile steel. All of their springs go through rigorous testing and come in a variety of stylish and durable powder-coated paint colors. You can purchase them online for $549.00.
CTS Turbo MK7 GTI Turbo-Back Exhaust
Another killer upgrade from CTS is the new Turbo-Back Exhaust system for late model Mk 7 GTIs. This system is hand TIG welded using the highest quality T304 stainless steel.
CTS touts that they've engineered this for street use and big turbo abuse. Other systems use 2.5- or 2.75-inch pipes that choke out peak power and limit breathing. This system uses 3.0-inch pipes for those seeking maximum horsepower.
The downpipe is 100% TIG welded and uses seamless T304 stainless steel. This will avoid the cracking and decay typically found on seamed systems. This extra-wide diameter lets the exhaust gases exit the turbo and wastegate with less turbulence, resulting in more power and torque.
This system features water-jet cut flanges, CNC mandrel-bent stainless steel piping, and adjustable four-inch exhaust tips. The result is an aggressive sound when pushed, yet a smooth purring when cruising.
Included with the system are all the hardware and stainless steel clamps. You can order yours today for $1,062.49.
Velt Sport RS3 Red Ignition Coil Packs & Spark Plugs
Looking to add a little style and performance under the hood? The Velt Sport Ignition Coil Packs and your choice of spark plugs will do both. Motorsport Red in color these fit the 1.8T and 2.0T third-generation engines.
Engineered to increase spark output in support of high horsepower generation three Volkswagen engines these coil packs will keep yours running smooth and at 100%. You can order them now for $149.99. Please note that these do not fit the generation 1 or 2 2.0-T engines.
ST XA Coilover Kit
Suspension Techniques XA Coilover Kit delivers the ultimate in style, performance, and handling for the Mk 6 Jetta. These height adjustable Coilover kits are precisely engineered and then tested to the German TUV's highest standards.
They'll fit all Jetta Mk 6 models from 2011 through 2014. You can order them today for $989.00.
CTS 1.8T T3 Turbo Manifold
CTS Turbo's longitudinal turbo manifold is cast from T3 flanged steel with a 38-millimeter wastegate flange. It fits the B5/B6 A4 chassis with the 1.8T motor and you can get it with the optional thermal coating.
It's available for purchase today for $314.99.
CTS Turbo DSG Paddle Shift Extensions
Performance never looked so good. The CTS Turbo DSG paddle-shift extensions add a stylish look while improving your performance shifting. They are machined from solid aluminum and hard anodized for a lasting finish. A simple bolt-on installation is completely reversible.
The extensions fit the 2015 to 2019 Golf R and GTI including the Rabbit Edition and provide easier gear selection while improving the look with a sporty appearance. You can have yours shipped today for only $76.49.
AWE Tuning Exhaust System | Mk7 Golf 1.8T
Another superior exhaust system from AWE Tuning shouldn't surprise anyone. This simple-looking single exhaust with a dual tips design is actually an engineering marvel. Performance and sophistication meet in both the Touring Edition and Track Edition.
Made from T304 stainless steel, this 2.5-inch Cat-Back system and three-inch downpipe have been dyno-developed and proven on the street in the Mk 7 Golf 1.8T engine. The 90-millimeter dual tips come in either chrome silver or diamond black.
It comes in three pieces making it one of the easiest upgrades to install. It comes with a lifetime warranty and fitment guarantee from AWE Tuning. Order yours today for only $629.00.
Find Your Volkswagen Part At UroTuning
UroTuning is owned and operated by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. Our passion for German and European cars goes way beyond other aftermarket distributors. Come browse our extensive collection of Volkswagen parts, as well as other manufacturers. Our friendly, professional staff will help you select the right parts to up your performance game to meet your goals.