42 Draft Designs turbo-back exhaust system is the ultimate exhaust upgrade for your Mk4 1.8T Volkswagen. Built right here in the USA, our unique turbo-back system delivers unbeatable power gains and exquisite sound without a single compromise.
This exhaust system is complete from turbo to tailpipe and includes everything necessary for successful installation.
Modular by design, 42 Draft Design turbo-back systems are available in street or race configurations. Street series systems include a Magnaflow 200 cell catalytic converter. Race series systems include a test pipe. On race day the cat can be easily swapped for a test pipe when using V-Band Flanges.
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.
Note: Polyurethane transmission mount inserts are HIGHLY recommended for this application.
*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.
Posted by Ken on 14th Mar 2015
I received my exhaust on Feb. 24th exactly 2wks after order, which was perfect because the build time was 2 1/2 weeks est. I ordered the aluminum steel piping even doe I leave in the northern states. I just coated them with hi-temp paint. Still way cheaper then buying stainless steel. I installed exhaust and it fit great except for the last two pipes. Due to the 3' diameter they are against the bottom of the car so it's a vibration during driving sometimes. But all and all nice product. Sounds perfect, not too loud, good for a daily driver. I plan to soon get a tune but even without the tune my boost now peaks at 15psi instead of 12 and I'm also getting better gas mileage. I already installed a APR CAI. I going for a Unitronic or APR Stage 2 tune.
Posted by Adam on 7th Nov 2012
Ordered a 42 draft exhaust system on Oct.27 and just wanted to let Etektuning know it arrived today. Kudos to 42 for such a quick turnaround as i know they were affected by the recent storm. If the system fits and sounds as good as it looks i know i will be very happy