AWE Performance Downpipe - With Metal Cat

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Regular price $1,095.00

A3 performance lives here. We spent considerable time examining how to maximize the performance and options of this exhaust system. The factory...

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A3 performance lives here.

We spent considerable time examining how to maximize the performance and options of this exhaust system. The factory exhaust consists of a long downpipe with two catalytic converters, and two rather large mufflers in the section after the cats.

Thorough long term street testing has confirmed that our high flow downpipe, whether equipped with with the 400 cell ceramic catalytic converter or the 200 cell metal catalytic converter, will not set a Check Engine light or any fault codes in the ECU. For customers looking for ultimate power, our HJS German made metal catalytic converter featuring an Emitec core will provide an additional 9hp over our ceramic converter option.

Here are some features of our system. Each feature was chosen for performance and longevity reasons, and when making your exhaust decisions you should settle for nothing less:

  • Fully mandrel bent tubing
  • Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing
  • Fully lined stainless steel flex joint in downpipe
  • Stainless steel internal muffler and resonator construction
  • Stainless steel MIG and TIG welds
  • Stainless steel T-bolt clamps
  • Double walled exhaust tips to reduce heat discoloration
  • Included OEM turbo to downpipe gasket
  • In house dyno developed

The downpipe features an integrated resonator to keep the exhaust sound volume civilized even with the elimination of the very restrictive factory converters. The catback system is topped off with our signature 3.15" beveled exhaust tips. The tips sport laser etched AWE Tuning logos and are double walled to ensure a mirror polish even under hard usage. The system has multiple slip joints with high quality t-bolt clamps, to allow optimal adjustment.

Our catback systems will mate up to the stock downpipe, and our downpipe will mate to our catbacks or any other catback that is designed to mate up to the factory downpipe.

Why did we choose 2.5 inch and not 3.0 inch diameter for our A3 exhaust? Our first prototypes of this system were indeed 3.0 inch, but we found that the effort it took to move the large mass of air in the 3.0 inch system at lower rpms resulted in a loss of torque with very little offsetting gain up top. Take a look at our 3.0 inch prototype dyno sheets in the Performance Specs tab and see why a 3.0 inch system is not appropriate for this car.

Please note, these AWE Tuning Performance Downpipes are for racing use only.

Search Terms: 3010-22016, 3215-11024, 3215-11022

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DOMESTIC ORDERS RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY:

Return Periods:
-NEW PRODUCTS* - STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase
-SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS - REFUND / STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase (for factory defects / order errors by Performance Speedshop LLC ONLY)
-USED PRODUCTS† - STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase (for factory defects / order errors by Performance Speedshop LLC ONLY)

* new products must be in original, in new condition and must not have been installed previously † products that have been installed are classified as used

Return Fees and Shipping:
-NEW PRODUCTS* - CORRECT ITEM & FUNCTIONAL: 20% restocking fee + return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - CORRECT ITEM & DEFECTIVE: no fees + paid return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - INCORRECT ITEM (CUSTOMER ERROR): 20% restocking fee + return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC / VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping
-SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS - DEFECTIVE / INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC / VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping
-USED PRODUCTS† - DEFECTIVE / INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC / VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping

* new products must be in original, in new condition and must not have been installed previously † products that have been installed are classified as used

Damaged Items and Lost Packages:
Please contact Performance Speedshop LLC within 2 days of receiving a physically damaged item.
Standard return & exchange procedures will be applied including paid return shipping, as well as a full refund (replacement and store credit are also available).
Items reported as damaged past the 2 days period will not be accepted.
Customers are responsible for their package once an item has been delivered.
Please ensure that the package is in a secured environment upon delivery.
You can also request signature delivery by contacting us.

*If you believe that your package has been lost, please check your tracking number as well as your local courier service. If you are still unable to locate your item, please contact us for further assistance.

*Shipping and handling fees are subject to change for special orders.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY:

Return Periods:
-NEW PRODUCTS* - REFUND / STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase
-SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS - REFUND / STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase (for factory defects / order errors by Performance Speedshop LLC ONLY)
-USED PRODUCTS† - REFUND / STORE CREDIT: 14 days from date of purchase (for factory defects / order errors by Performance Speedshop LLC ONLY)

* new products must be in original, in new condition and must not have been installed previously † products that have been installed are classified as used

Return Fees and Shipping:
-NEW PRODUCTS* - CORRECT ITEM & FUNCTIONAL: 20% restocking fee + return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - CORRECT ITEM & DEFECTIVE: no fees + paid return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - INCORRECT ITEM (CUSTOMER ERROR): 20% restocking fee + return shipping
-NEW PRODUCTS - INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC / VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping
-SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS - DEFECTIVE / INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC/ VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping
-USED PRODUCTS† - DEFECTIVE / INCORRECT ITEM (Performance Speedshop LLC/ VENDOR ERROR): no fees + paid return shipping

* new products must be in original, in new condition and must not have been installed previously † products that have been installed are classified as used

Damaged Items and Lost Packages:
Please contact Performance Speedshop LLC within 3 days of receiving a physically damaged item.
Standard return & exchange procedures will be applied including paid return shipping, as well as a full refund (replacement and store credit are also available).
Items reported as damaged past the 3 day period will not be accepted.
International orders may experience unforeseen extended delivery timeframes due to elevated customs and logistics workloads.
International customers are also responsible for all local customs and port fees.
Customers are responsible for their package once an item has been delivered.
Please ensure that the package is in a secured environment upon delivery.
You can also request signature delivery by contacting us*.
If you believe that your package has been lost, please check your tracking number as well as your local courier service.
If you are still unable to locate your item, please contact us for further assistance.

*Shipping and handling fees are subject to change for special orders.
*5% transaction fees cannot be refunded.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
-IN STOCK ITEMS - 20% restocking fees applicable. 5% transaction fees cannot be refunded.
-MADE TO ORDER ITEMS (Manufacturing started) - 20% restocking fees applicable. 5% transaction fees cannot be refunded.
-MADE TO ORDER ITEMS (Manufacturing not yet started) - 5% transaction fees cannot be refunded.

*Shipping cost will be refunded less 5% transaction fees.

AWE Performance Downpipe - With Metal Cat

Regular price $1,095.00