42 Draft Design MK7 Golf R 3.0" Downpipe | EX07GRDP


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Every turbocharged vehicle on the road stands to benefit from a downpipe upgrade. The Mk7 VW Golf R 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 Golf R 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. 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. 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.

Construction Highlights

  • CNC machined stainless steel v-band
  • CNC mandrel bent aluminized steel tubing
  • CNC waterjet cut 1018 cold roll steel flanges
  • Professional TIG welded construction throughout
  • 409 stainless steel 200/cell metal catalytic converter
  • Stainless steel double-braided flex section
  • CNC waterjet cut & fabricated stainless steel support bracket
  • High-temperature vermiculite gaskets
  • Grade 5 locking hardware
  • CNC machined hanger assembly cad/zinc plated steel

Construction Highlights (Stainless Steel Upgrade)

  • CNC machined stainless steel v-band
  • CNC mandrel bent 304 stainless steel tubing
  • CNC waterjet cut 304 stainless steel flanges
  • Optional CNC machined male/female v-band flanges
  • Professional TIG welded construction throughout
  • 409 stainless steel 200/cell metal catalytic converter
  • Stainless steel double-braided flex section
  • CNC waterjet cut & fabricated stainless steel support bracket
  • High-temperature vermiculite gaskets
  • Stainless steel hardware & copper coated locking nuts
  • CNC machined hanger assembly stainless steel

Every 42 Draft Designs exhaust system is scratch-built from straight tube and flat steel. Our team of professional metal fabricators cut, bend and form raw materials with precision. Piping is mandrel bent in-house using our Baleigh CNC mandrel bender. Flanges and brackets to fit each system are cut on our OMAX waterjet. Additional forming takes place using our Huth end forming equipment and our Dake 100 ton press. We use ONLY the finest North American made materials proven to stand the test of time.

42 Draft Design is a manufacturer of high performance parts and accessories for VW, Audi, Porsche, and BMW vehicles. From exhaust and intakes to custom catch cans and billet aluminum engine parts, 42 Draft Designs covers it all and prides themselves on never cutting corners, always delivering the best possible products to enthusiasts.

42 Draft Designs products are manufactured from scratch in Millersville, MD. We use high-quality American-made materials throughout our products, manufacturing in-house every component possible. When necessary to outsource, we start with American companies that manufacture their products in the USA. Our modest manufacturing facility is staffed by a team of 12 machinists, metal fabricators, and TIG welders trained to work in exacting precision. From design to manufacturing we never rush, cut corners, or take shortcuts.

Due to growing demand for our products, lead times may exist.

Most items with a lead time are considered 'Made To Order' items and are subject to an early cancelation fee and a restocking fee if returned.

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