Bolt-On Horsepower and Torque
42 Draft Designs 3” downpipe is the single most effective bolt-on upgrade for the Mk7 Volkswagen. No other basic physical modification can compete with the power gains delivered by this fundamental upgrade. Simply by reducing backpressure we’re able to create usable horsepower and torque throughout the power band while also improving turbo spool and throttle response.
Fabricated here in the USA, our exclusive downpipe for the Golf 1.8T TSI engine installs without permanent modification. Precise pipe routing and a stainless steel flex section assure hassle-free fitment. Downpipes are equipped with a 400/cell high-flow catalytic converter. Included adapter reduces pipe size to utilize the OEM band clamp.
To configure this downpipe to meet your specific needs please browse the available options above. More information about our exhaust systems is available by following the links below.
This downpipe is known to fit the following vehicles:
- Professional installation is highly recommended.
- 2015+ VW Mk7 Golf 1.8 TSI
- Included adaptor allows fitment to stock exhaust
- Will fit any cat-back exhaust that reduces to stock diameter
Due to the undeveloped nature of this platform, additional fitments cannot be added until new models are released in the US and tested by 42 Draft Designs. Please do not order this downpipe to "test fit" on a similar vehicle without first contacting 42 Draft Designs for approval.
*Model years listed are based on US models. European model years may differ. If shopping for a vehicle sold outside the US please match chassis designation before matching model year.