42 Draft Designs Mk6 GTI 2.0T TSI 2.5" & 3" Cat-back Exhaust systems are specifically designed for VW Golf Mk6 2010-2014. Turbocharged horsepower requires serious exhaust. Maximum power starts with a big downpipe and ends with an equally free flowing exhaust system. Designed to bolt to 42 Draft Designs 3" TSI downpipes, 42DD 2.5" & 3" cat-backs pick up where the downpipe leaves off. The result is honest performance that sounds and looks as great as it feels.
42 Draft Designs 2.5" and 3" cat-backs begin where 42DD 3" downpipe ends. A CNC machined flange attaches to the final downpipe flange with locking hardware and a double layer graphite gasket. After the flange a set of hangers slide into the factory hanger bushings and supports the piping as it bends into a Magnaflow muffler. After the muffler a short bend ends at another CNC machined flange. This flange connection is adjustable allowing precise fitment of the tips. Piping leaves the flanges and routes neatly under the rear suspension. A precisely fabricated merge evenly divides our piping without disrupting flow. Hung neatly in the factory exhaust cutouts, a pair of high polished stainless steel tips complete the system.
All out power and sound for the TSI!
During 42 Draft Designs initial design work they quickly discovered that the Mk6 rear valance requires a unique pair of exhaust tips. The contours of the rear valance easily overpower the tips. In order for a set of tips to stand out they must be large. 42 Draft Designs experimented with 4" tips in multiple styles but were never satisfied with the fitment. 42 Draft Designs decided to blend in instead of stand out, starting from scratch with 3.5" diameter material. 3.5" is powerful enough to be noticed but subtle enough to let the contours of the rear valance take over. 42 Draft Designs final exhaust tip design truly compliments the rear valance of the Mk6 GTI.
Installation of the 42DD cat-back system is simple, adjustable, and reliable. A permanent flange allows the system to bolt to the 42DD 3" downpipe. Precise design and fabrication routes piping clear of heatshields. Adjustable flanges allow further adjustment if necessary, sealed by double layer graphite gaskets and locking hardware. A pair of collars on each rear hanger lock the tips in place.
The sound is sporty and refined - not too loud and not a hint of rasp.
Complete 2.5" & 3" turbo-back systems are available for GTI models in additional configurations.
NOTE: 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.
42 Draft Designs now offers v-band connection flanges with the stainless steel exhaust systems. Compared to 3-bolt flanges, exhaust systems built with v-band flanges are easier to install and adjust. V-band connections don't require a gasket, and can be serviced with a single tool. Overall, v-band flanges speed-up initial install and race-day component changes.
These V-band flanges are CNC machined from 304 stainless steel. Using a male/female fitment specification for the flanges aids in sealing the connection. Due to the material cost and manufacturing time, v-bands will remain a premium option.