VW MK7 & AUDI 8V FWD DOWNPIPE

The IE Catted Cast Downpipe for front-wheel drive VW & Audi MQB incorporates the best of all worlds. Cast bend sections enable the highest flow and best fitment possible to deliver impressive performance gains from a stage 2 ECU tune. Smash that throttle to the floor for an aggressive sound from an unrestricted exhaust system that is guaranteed to be music to your ears.

 

VW MK7 & AUDI 8V FWD DOWNPIPE

The IE Catted Cast Downpipe for front-wheel drive VW & Audi MQB incorporates the best of all worlds. Cast bend sections enable the highest flow and best fitment possible to deliver impressive performance gains from a stage 2 ECU tune. Smash that throttle to the floor for an aggressive sound from an unrestricted exhaust system that is guaranteed to be music to your ears.

 
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)
IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)

IE MQB VW MK7/MK7.5 GTI, Golf, & Audi A3 Performance Cast Downpipe (FWD)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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MQB FWD 2.0T DOWNPIPE FEATURES:

  • Proven performance gains for Stage 2 power levels
  • 76mm (3 inch) tubing replaces restrictive 60mm factory tubing
  • Bolt on fitment - no hassle or poorly fitting parts when you choose IE
  • Constructed of 304 stainless long-lasting and high-quality material
  • Thick turbo flange - prevents leaks and warping
  • High flow 200 cell catalytic converter - full power with reduced pollution and smell
  • Metal matrix catalytic structure -
  • OEM style flex section - allows for more adjustment and won’t fail
  • All inclusive kit - downpipe, midpipes, all hardware
  • TIG welded construction - equates to long-lasting welds that are less likely to fail

CONSUMER NOTICE: BY PURCHASING A MOTORSPORT/RACING PRODUCT ("PRODUCT"), YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: THE PRODUCT IS NOT DESIGNED TO MEET ANY APPLICABLE EMISSIONS STANDARDS, WHETHER IN THE USA OR OTHERWISE, THE PRODUCT IS NOT C.A.R.B. COMPLIANT, AND THAT THE PRODUCT IS NOT FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA, USA NOR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE THE SALE OR USE IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. INTEGRATED ENGINEERING, LLC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CLAIMS THAT THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH ANY APPLICABLE EMISSIONS LAWS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CLAIMS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BY PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT, YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT, AND AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM YOURSELF OF ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOUR PURCHASE AND/OR USE OF THE PRODUCT.

UNLOCK STAGE 2 POWER:

When upgrading your VW MK7 or Audi 8V A3 to stage 2 software you will also need to reduce the back pressure caused by the small diameter stock pipe. With the exhaust system flowing better performance gains are achieved, sound is increased, and turbo lag is reduced. IE engineers guarantee a perfect fit by designing all IE downpipes in-house using the latest technology. Digital scanning is using to scan the entire environment which ensures that there is proper clearance and that all mounting points are in the correct location. Manufactured from 304 stainless steel offers a life-long product that brings performance and fun to the table for years to come.

Stage 2 ECU tuning is required, for the most power gains possible we also highly recommend an IE air intake and IE FDS intercooler.

SOUND TUNING:

An aggressive and drone-free sound will be emitted from the IE Cast Downpipe giving your car a true motorsport feel. Thick wall tubing and cast sections remove much of “tinny” sound and annoying exhaust drone emitted by cheaper, thin wall, downpipes. With downpipes, you get what you pay for in terms of sounds and overall manufacturing quality.

HIGH-FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTER (CAT):

IE’s MQB performance downpipe includes a high-flow 200 cell per inch metal matrix catalyst located as close to the turbo as possible. Metal matrix catalysts are higher performance because the matrix web is thinner, allowing higher flow in the same size. Our catalyst is also a very large diameter, allowing a large flow area and maximum power. By being placed close to the turbo, emissions and unwanted unpleasant smells are greatly reduced.

HIGH-FLOW CAST SECTIONS:

Typical aftermarket downpipes use bends or cuts to form the shape of the downpipe; this allows the use of larger piping, but sacrifices flow and often times fitment. Using specialized 3D scanners and software, IE engineers can design odd shapes and sizes to maximize flow and conform into tight spaces without any sacrifices. To accomplish these shapes, sections of the dowpipe are cast manufactured from the digital models. The result is an incredibly high-quality performance unit with a perfect fit and beautiful finish.

STOCK STYLE FLEX SECTION:

Often times the most common fail point of any aftermarket performance downpipe is the weak flex section designs. Chassis and engine movement coupled with the forces applied from aggressive track and racing environments puts a lot of stress on typical flex section designs that lead to exhaust leaks and eventually -completely failed and separated downpipes.

IE engineers have incorporated much higher-quality reinforced flex section designs used by many stock exhaust units in factory designs. These flex sections are manufactured to last reliably for countless miles of fun.

BOLT-ON INSTALLATION:

The IE downpipe replaces over 6 feet of restrictive factory exhaust tubing, all the way to the cat-back and muffler rear section. Sturdy fabricated mounts and precise engineering result in a rattle free and long last replacement exhaust system. 3D scanning systems were employed to ensure perfect placement both in pre and post-production phases.

Installation should be completed by a professional and preferably on an auto lift. CLICK HERE to view and download the install guide.

VEHICLE FITMENT GUIDE:

MAKE MODEL YEAR ENGINE Notes

AUDI

A3

2014+ 8V

2.0T & 1.8T

May require a 60mm adapter (not included)

VW

GTI

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T

No notes

VW

GLI

2019+ (MK7)

2.0T

No notes

VW

Golf

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T & 1.8T

Requires a 60mm adapter (not included)

This downpipe system includes a mid pipe that is specially designed to fit Gen 3 1.8T and 2.0T engines in front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles only. All-wheel drive (AWD) Quattro, or 4 Motion vehicles require a different mid pipe section included in our AWD MQB downpipe kit IE Part Number: IEEXCI1. Please verify if your vehicle is AWD or FWD before ordering.

MQB FWD 2.0T DOWNPIPE FEATURES

  • Proven performance gains for Stage 2 power levels
  • 76mm (3 inch) tubing replaces restrictive 60mm factory tubing
  • Bolt on fitment - no hassle or poorly fitting parts when you choose IE
  • Constructed of 304 stainless long-lasting and high-quality material
  • Thick turbo flange - prevents leaks and warping
  • High flow 200 cell catalytic converter - full power with reduced pollution and smell
  • Metal matrix catalytic structure -
  • OEM style flex section - allows for more adjustment and won’t fail
  • All inclusive kit - downpipe, midpipes, all hardware
  • TIG welded construction - equates to long-lasting welds that are less likely to fail

UNLOCK STAGE 2 POWER

When upgrading your VW MK7 or Audi 8V A3 to stage 2 software you will also need to reduce the back pressure caused by the small diameter stock pipe. With the exhaust system flowing better performance gains are achieved, sound is increased, and turbo lag is reduced. IE engineers guarantee a perfect fit by designing all IE downpipes in-house using the latest technology. Digital scanning is using to scan the entire environment which ensures that there is proper clearance and that all mounting points are in the correct location. Manufactured from 304 stainless steel offers a life-long product that brings performance and fun to the table for years to come.

Stage 2 ECU tuning is required, for the most power gains possible we also highly recommend an IE air intake and IE FDS intercooler.

SOUND TUNING

An aggressive and drone-free sound will be emitted from the IE Cast Downpipe giving your car a true motorsport feel. Thick wall tubing and cast sections remove much of “tinny” sound and annoying exhaust drone emitted by cheaper, thin wall, downpipes. With downpipes, you get what you pay for in terms of sounds and overall manufacturing quality.

HIGH-FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTER (CAT)

IE’s MQB performance downpipe includes a high-flow 200 cell per inch metal matrix catalyst located as close to the turbo as possible. Metal matrix catalysts are higher performance because the matrix web is thinner, allowing higher flow in the same size. Our catalyst is also a very large diameter, allowing a large flow area and maximum power. By being placed close to the turbo, emissions and unwanted unpleasant smells are greatly reduced.

HIGH-FLOW CAST SECTIONS

Typical aftermarket downpipes use bends or cuts to form the shape of the downpipe; this allows the use of larger piping, but sacrifices flow and often times fitment. Using specialized 3D scanners and software, IE engineers can design odd shapes and sizes to maximize flow and conform into tight spaces without any sacrifices. To accomplish these shapes, sections of the dowpipe are cast manufactured from the digital models. The result is an incredibly high-quality performance unit with a perfect fit and beautiful finish.

STOCK STYLE FLEX SECTION

Often times the most common fail point of any aftermarket performance downpipe is the weak flex section designs. Chassis and engine movement coupled with the forces applied from aggressive track and racing environments puts a lot of stress on typical flex section designs that lead to exhaust leaks and eventually -completely failed and separated downpipes.

IE engineers have incorporated much higher-quality reinforced flex section designs used by many stock exhaust units in factory designs. These flex sections are manufactured to last reliably for countless miles of fun.

BOLT-ON INSTALLATION

The IE downpipe replaces over 6 feet of restrictive factory exhaust tubing, all the way to the cat-back and muffler rear section. Sturdy fabricated mounts and precise engineering result in a rattle free and long last replacement exhaust system. 3D scanning systems were employed to ensure perfect placement both in pre and post-production phases.

Installation should be completed by a professional and preferably on an auto lift. CLICK HERE to view and download the install guide.

VEHICLE FITMENT GUIDE:

VEHICLE FITMENT

MAKE MODEL YEAR ENGINE Notes

AUDI

A3 (FWD only)

2014+ 8V

2.0T & 1.8T

May require a 60mm adapter

VW

GTI

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T

No notes

VW

GLI

2019+ (MK7)

2.0T

No notes

VW

Golf

2015+ (MK7/MK7.5)

2.0T & 1.8T

Requires a 60mm adapter

This downpipe system includes a mid pipe that is specially designed to fit Gen 3 1.8T and 2.0T engines in front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles only. All-wheel drive (AWD) Quattro, or 4 Motion vehicles require a different mid pipe section included in our AWD MQB downpipe kit IE Part Number: IEEXCI1. Please verify if your vehicle is AWD or FWD before ordering.


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IE MQB VW MK7 Downpipe

Installed DP for 2022 VW Jetta GLI, fit was excellent everything lined up, only issue was could not re-install chassis brace due to DP hitting it when I would hit a bump in the road. Tried to rotate the DP to clear the brace but there is only so much you can rotate due to v-band connection at the DP to mid-pipe fitting flush together. This DP is a beast, a little loud at start up then quiets down after the initial high idle, around town at low RPMs sounds like the stock downpipe, but if you get on it sounds like a have full cat-back exhaust (still stock exhaust connected to DP). Some things to note had to remove dogbone mounts and pry motor forward on GLI to get stock DP out. Installed with vibrant straight spacer with middle insert and no CEL so far but only been 3 days. I have the sound set to comfort in custom drive mode. I am 100% satisfied with fit/finish/performance, I highly recommend IE.

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Way easy to install and added a great sound to the vehicle

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Awesome

Looks & sounds great!

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Awesome

Love the product berry good welds .

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