Built on the same precision tooling as our Mk4 1.8T 3" Downpipes, our Value Line 3" Downpipes take a clear-cut approach. We've eliminated our modular flange design to create a downpipe that embodies simplicity. Welded permanently with only a single option, these downpipes deliver equal results at a dramatically lower price.
Why would we build the same downpipe with less features? Some enthusiasts simply don't need modular options. Years of market feedback has shown us that our modular design is ideal, however confusing for those seeking simplicity. Determined to eliminate confusion, we scrubbed our sales data and built two downpipes based on the most popular fitment configuration.
Like any 42 exhaust system, Value Line systems are fabricated with precision and TIG welded to ensure maximum quality. Each Value Line downpipe starts with a CNC machined turbo flange and press-formed transition. Mandrel bent 3" piping routes exhaust under the car where a stainless steel flex section is used to absorb engine movement. After the flex section, 3" piping connects to a final reducer. This reducer allows fitment to any cat-back exhaust - stock or aftermarket. Street series feature a 3" high-flow cat, permanently welded in-place. Both series feature a pair of oxygen sensor bungs positioned for honest fitment.
At any price point, a 3" downpipe is a worthwhile upgrade for the 1.8T engine. Since the 1.8T first hit the streets, performance shops and enthusiasts have proven that downpipe upgrades provide healthy power gains. Equipped with a very restrictive factory downpipe and catalytic converter, the 1.8T instantly benefits from a reduction in backpressure. Our 3" downpipes increase turbo response, horsepower, and torque.
Value Line Mk4 1.8T 3" downpipes are available in street series. Street series downpipes include a Magnaflow high-flow catalytic converter. All downpipes feature a permanent reduction to fit the stock exhaust band clamp (HOWEVER we are able to expand the outlet to a 2.5" size for those with existing FULL 2.5" cat-backs).
- CNC mandrel bent 14 gauge aluminized steel tubing
- CNC machined 1018 cold roll steel flange
- Professional TIG welded construction throughout
- 409 stainless steel 200 cell metal catalytic converter (*add option above)
- Stainless steel braided flex section
- Fits 1999-2005 VW mk4 Golf, Jetta, GTI 1.8T
- Fits 2000-2006 Audi TT 180 FWD
- Fits VW New Beetle 1.8T
- This downpipe will NOT fit any Passat or Audi A4
- Available in street configuration
- OEM K03 turbo gasket included
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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