For those looking for additional power and sound out of their Golf R, consider the AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe. Each feature of the AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe was chosen for performance and longevity reasons after thorough street and AWE Tuning dyno R&D.
The AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe features an integrated resonator to keep the exhaust sound volume civilized even with the elimination of the very restrictive factory converters. As with all AWE Tuning systems, the Golf R Performance Downpipe will not trigger a Check Engine Light, even on factory software.
The factory exhaust consists of a long downpipe with two catalytic converters, while the AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe uses a single high-flow catalytic converter and a resonator for precise sound tuning.
No Check Engine Light, Guaranteed. Even without software.
Aftermarket catalysts will inherently trigger a Check Engine Light, which is often masked with software "fooling" the ECU and burying the code. That's why AWE Tuning spent countless hours not only strategically locating the O2 sensors but also sourcing the finest high performance catalytic converters on the market which utilize high cost precious metals that help to ensure this downpipe keeps the CEL off. Even without software. And to back it up, AWE Tuning offers their No CEL Guarantee: If you get a Check Engine Light because of the AWE Tuning Downpipe during your one year warranty period, AWE Tuning will fix, replace or refund your downpipe.
Please note, this downpipe is for racing use only.