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Offline DTM

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mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:24:53 pm »
Hi Guys

Iíve been hunting for one for some time now , sorry Miltek is ridicoulus with their pricing. There are plenty options on EBAY but to be honest the different vendors list a price and itís never what it seems. Is there a local company in Auckland that can make up a DP and fitted for half the price to import one. Or is there no other option really?

I would rather want to support a local shop who can do or make up a DP for reasonable price vs importing one. I believe there is a market here to make our own stuff but who? Thanks guys just needs a heads up or I will be buying from the USA unfortunetly.

Offline ziptie.nz

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 08:38:39 pm »
I had 3 or 4 pre made but threw them all out because no one wanted to pay the material cost let alone the fabrication time involved.


Offline Mk316vGti

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 09:45:38 pm »
Also would be keen on one

Offline Naekyr

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 08:00:01 pm »
cheap option: go to an pitstop, get them to chop out the resonator and gut the inside of the mufler

otherwise I think milltek stuff is pretty cheap and mass market, there are far more expensive options out there in NZ and some not even available here

for instance: http://www.bestexhaust.co.nz/store/supersprint-golf-turbo-downpipe-incl-cpsi-euro-p-14253.html

I'm guessing from the quotes you got you could buy several milltek pipes for a single price of a supersprint
« Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 08:02:38 pm by Naekyr »

Offline 22

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 04:58:26 pm »
Check out Empire Performance located in Perth?

They might be able to ship it here for cheap

Offline Jaycray NZ

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 07:38:39 pm »
I just inquired to Empire Performance about their downpipe and they quoted me $118 shipping to Christchurch for anybody wondering.

Offline GLIDN

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 07:22:27 pm »
I just inquired to Empire Performance about their downpipe and they quoted me $118 shipping to Christchurch for anybody wondering.

rather not skimp on cheap downpipes. But There is a certain brand I add to this category even thou it has a high price point also.

Almost all the "cheaper" downpipes I have now seen, fitted or inspected?
Here are my findings, take from this what you wish? I would just like everyone to be aware of the pitfalls with these cheaper downpipes.
I won't fit them, due to multiple issues.

1. There turbo mounting flange is almost always smaller than stock. Therefore negating a 3" downpipe
2. Fitment is poor at best
3. Reliability is also so far not there, leaks (WOF issues), snaps or cracks right thru.

I helped a Golf R owner with issues 2 + 3. When purchased, best decision was made to go back to factory downpipe instead.
He has been 100% happier ever since.

Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 2 DSG | Tuned by HSP Tuning

Offline Naekyr

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 12:27:39 pm »
rather not skimp on cheap downpipes. But There is a certain brand I add to this category even thou it has a high price point also.

Almost all the "cheaper" downpipes I have now seen, fitted or inspected?
Here are my findings, take from this what you wish? I would just like everyone to be aware of the pitfalls with these cheaper downpipes.
I won't fit them, due to multiple issues.

1. There turbo mounting flange is almost always smaller than stock. Therefore negating a 3" downpipe
2. Fitment is poor at best
3. Reliability is also so far not there, leaks (WOF issues), snaps or cracks right thru.

I helped a Golf R owner with issues 2 + 3. When purchased, best decision was made to go back to factory downpipe instead.
He has been 100% happier ever since.

Quite keen to hear which brands should be avoided?

Offline GLIDN

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 05:13:54 pm »
Quite keen to hear which brands should be avoided?

I'm not here to name or shame any other products. Unless I know they are extremely poor.
Certainly has taken a long time to understand, test and inspect many options available. Even costly some would say.

Anyone I work with, servicing, upgrading or tuning their vehicle will receive this knowledge as part of the experience.
It does not however, take much to find the answer you're looking for Naekyr.

The 3 indications provided above is an excellent starting point with any downpipe/exhaust one's looking for. If it fails any of the issues mentioned.
Then it's one to be avoided.
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 2 DSG | Tuned by HSP Tuning

Offline ERRRNO

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Re: mk5 GTI Down Pipe
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 03:37:49 pm »
I'm running a Unitronic DP in my mk5 and the fitment is excellent. It is the high flow cat version so it keeps the noise levels down close to factory (this is what I wanted at the time) and the fitment is outstanding.
And to top it off its gone all kinds of pretty colours now that I've put some heat into it!

I have also had first hand experience installing CTS (good) versions and cheap nasty eBay (bad....very bad) DPs...
If you go for decat youll gain all the good DSG noises that every one craves

just my 2c anyway.
Black 3door Mk4 TDI - current project
Tornado Red Mk5 2.0 TSI Variant (300hp)