Mk7 Golf R Downpipe Options

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Downpipe Options For The Mk7 Golf R

An aftermarket downpipe provides enhancements to the horsepower and torque figures on the Mk7 or Mk7.5 Golf R by allowing exhaust gasses to flow efficiently as they exit the turbo.

The catalyst on the Golf R is a key component of emission control but it is also the most restrictive component of the exhaust system. The role of a downpipe is to assist the Golf R's turbo to operate as smoothly as possible. It does this by steering gases away from the turbine to create an increase in performance figures. When installing a downpipe on the Mk7 or Mk7.5 VW Golf, we can guarantee that you will notice a drastic shift in performance.

Please note that installing an Mk7 Golf R Downpipe will switch on an engine warning light on the dashboard, which is why it is important to get the car remapped with stage 2 ECU software at the time of fitting.

A large bore downpipe is a vital component of our Golf R Stage 2 Tuning Package, as it is very much a required piece of hardware for the remap software to be able to run smoothly with those peak performance figures.

When it comes down to selecting a downpipe for your Golf R then there are two options, one being a decat downpipe and the other being a sports cat downpipe. Which one you select is very much your personal preference, we will touch on what each option will provide your vehicle below.

Golf R Decat Downpipe

Golf R Downpipe

A de cat downpipe exhaust is a straight pipe that provides a direct replacement for the Golf R's catalytic converter. This allows for the ultimate flow rate and performance figures. This downpipe option is a popular one among tuning enthusiasts as it is a quick and easy method to increase power, noise, and general performance.

Once decatted, you will be able to run our Pop and Bang Remap Software on your Golf R. This is a benefit that is not possible with the use of a sports cat downpipe. With the help of VUDU Performance, this addon is an additional upgrade software that transforms your Volkswagen Golf into a fire-breather. You must be running VUDU Performance stage 2 remap software in order to run the pop and bang remap add-on software.

If you are a Golf R Mk7 or Mk7.5 owner and you are looking for that ultimate performance gain and noise from your stage 2 performance build then the decat route is the option for you.

However, please be aware that a decat downpipes are designed for off-road use only use so will therefore not pass an MOT check or a police roadside check.

Golf R Sport Cat Downpipe

Golf R Sports Cat Downpipe

The Sports cat Downpipe can be described as a more sensible option as it is not as loud and does not produce nearly as much exhaust emissions. With a sports cat, you may even meet a better emissions standard as it converts combustion pollutants such as hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides into nontoxic substances.

The Sports Cat will pass an MOT or police roadside check as it doesn't target performance and noise as much as the decat option. However, unlike the decat downpipe option, you will not be able to run the Pop and Bang Remap Software Add on with the sports cat installed. You will also see that this sports cat option tends to be more expensive due to the extra mandrel bent stainless steel pipework that is required.

If you are a Golf R Mk7 or Mk7.5 owner and you are looking for key performance gains and a more subtle exhaust tone from your stage 2 performance build then the high flow 200 cell sports cat route is the option for you.

Best Downpipe For Your Mk7 Golf R?

Golf R Decat Downpipe

We have a range of performance exhaust brands on our website that you can select your Golf 7.5 R Downpipe from to add to your basket. Each brand manufactures its full exhausts and downpipe options from certified stainless steel which guarantees superior quality and performance. If you are interested in a full exhaust system, please take a look at our dedicated Golf R Exhaust Systems product collection.

For a more subtle exhaust tone, we would advise looking at your Scorpion Exhausts and Milltek Sport downpipe options, as these brands tend to produce a nice and crisp note. If a thunderous noise is more your thing, we advise taking a look at the Cobra Sport exhaust option. Each brand provides an exhaust system with inch-perfect pipe diameters for that perfect fit each time. You can view our Exhaust System Buying Guide for all the information you need on the different brands.

Need To Learn More?

For more information about any of our Golf Mk7 downpipes, make sure to please contact us via phone or email. Our team of Golf R tuning experts will be able to guide you in the correct direction regarding any questions that you have for us.

Should you require our own technicians to fit your Golf R turbo downpipe, please contact our team for a quote.

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