AWE Tuning 3215-11024 | Audi A3 Base 2.0L Turbo 2.0T FSI Performance Downpipe - With Ceramic Cat, 2005-2008

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    • Model Trim: Base 2.0L Turbo FWD Fits Any Transmission
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Product Description

AWE Tuning 3215-11024 - AWE Tuning Audi A3 Base 2.0L Turbo 2.0T FSI Performance Downpipe - With Ceramic Cat, 2005-2008. "

AWE Tuning FSI Performance Downpipe - With Ceramic Cat

The AWE Tuning FSI Downpipe features an integrated resonator to keep the exhaust sound volume civilized even with the elimination of the very restrictive factory converters. Our downpipe is the first performance downpipe to be released that will not trigger a Check Engine Light on FSI 2.0T cars, even on factory software. The AWE Tuning FSI Downpipe is also available with a more durable Metal Catalytic Converter for increased longevity.

Additional sound level tuning

For the enthusiast interested in a more aggressive sound, we offer the AWE Tuning FSI Downpipe. The factory unit contains a fairly large resonator. By replacing this large piece with a more compact but still straight through resonator, we were able to increase sound volume while adding a slightly deeper tone. Testing showed small power increases in adding the downpipe with stock software, power is optimized with an AWE Tuning Performance Exhaust and Stage 2 Performance Software. The AWE Tuning FSI Downpipe will mate to our exhaust system or any other exhaust designed to work with the stock downpipe.

Precision Welding

As with all AWE Tuning exhaust products, each weld is hand finished internally, only butt-welded junctions are used, and flange openings are size matched to their ports, all to produce the smoothest flow possible. It is this intensive attention to detail that sets AWE Tuning exhaust products heads and shoulders above the rest.

Our exhaust systems are hand built, are award winning works of art, and are what your Volkswagen deserves.

Please note, the AWE Tuning FSI Performance Downpipe is for racing use only.

  • All Stainless Steel
  • Ceramic Cat
  • Exquisite Fit and Finish
  • Great Looks
  • Perfect Fitment - Guaranteed

AWE Tuning 2.0T Exhaust Dyno Tests

Below are comparision dyno tests as performed on our Mustang MD-500-SE AWD dyno.

All tests were performed on the same car, with controlled ambient conditions. Each test is average of 3 runs performed.

Turbo Back Exhaust Testing

In the interest of accurate data, we conducted careful tests with our downpipe design. As we saw with our cat back testing, a 3" inch design is absolutely too large for this vehicle. We even tested with an aggressive GIAC X-Chip installed in the vehicle, to simulate the kind of power levels that most people will choose for their vehicle. Even with the extra power of the performance chip, 3" diameter tubing was too much air mass for the engine to move, resulting in a clear disadvantage compared to the 2.50" turbo back design.

Intake temps were closely monitored for the test. It is extremely difficult to obtain exactly the same test conditions run after run, and we found that the 3" tests were done with a slightly cooler intake air temp. Even with this advantage, the 3" design could not make as much power at the 2.50". Identical cell count cats were used for both tests, and the same chip file was in the vehicle for both tests. The tests were done on the same day and on the same car, just as they were with the cat back tests above.

2.50" diameter gives the best overall balance of torque and horsepower gains. Peak gains for the 2.50" system were ~20 crank hp and 14 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust, while the 3" system could only muster ~9 crank hp and 1.5 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust. There was no debate on what diameter worked better at this power level.

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences

Download Installation Instructions: Installation Instructions for the AWE Tuning Mk5 2.0T Downpipe

Group AWE-A3catback Description

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

  • Catback or Turboback
  • All Stainless Steel
  • Exquisite Fit and Finish
  • Great Looks
  • Perfect Fitment - Guaranteed

AWE Tuning 2.0T Exhaust Dyno Tests

Below are comparision dyno tests as performed on our Mustang MD-500-SE AWD dyno.

All tests were performed on the same car, with controlled ambient conditions. Each test is average of 3 runs performed.

Cat Back Exhaust Testing

Our first prototype for the A3/GTI/GLI was a 3" diameter cat back system. Careful before and after dyno testing showed that for this car, bigger was definitely not better. The air mass found inside the 3" tubing proved to be a restriction to the engine until the higher rpm region, and even at that point gains were minimal. Our reputation is to bring only proven products to market, and a 3" system is definitely not the wise choice for power on this car. Design was rejected.

After further dyno testing, we found that a 2.50" diameter gave the best overall balance of torque and horsepower gains. Peak gain were 3.1whp and 0.1wtq.

In the graphed gains sheet below you'll find the measured differences between baseline and test in dyno sheet of AWE Tuning 2.50" Cat Back Dyno Test vs stock exhaust. The AWE Tuning 2.50" exhaust produces a maximum increase of 4 wheel hp at 5300 rpms and 28 wheel torque at 2400 rpms vs. the stock exhaust. Overall, gains are seen over practically the entire powerband.

3 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

3 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Graphed Gains

2.5 inch Graphed Gains

Turbo Back Exhaust Testing

In the interest of accurate data, we conducted careful tests with our downpipe design. As we saw with our cat back testing, a 3" inch design is absolutely too large for this vehicle. We even tested with an aggressive G.I.A.C. X-Chip installed in the vehicle, to simulate the kind of power levels that most people will choose for their vehicle. Even with the extra power of the performance chip, 3" diameter tubing was too much air mass for the engine to move, resulting in a clear disadvantage compared to the 2.50" turbo back design.

Intake temps were closely monitored for the test. It is extremely difficult to obtain exactly the same test conditions run after run, and we found that the 3" tests were done with a slightly cooler intake air temp. Even with this advantage, the 3" design could not make as much power at the 2.50". Identical cell count cats were used for both tests, and the same chip file was in the vehicle for both tests. The tests were done on the same day and on the same car, just as they were with the cat back tests above.

2.50" diameter gives the best overall balance of torque and horsepower gains. Peak gains for the 2.50" system were ~20 crank hp and 14 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust, while the 3" system could only muster ~9 crank hp and 1.5 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust. There was no debate on what diameter worked better at this power level.

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences

Download Installation Instructions: Installation Instructions for the AWE Tuning A3 2.0T Catback Exhaust System
Download Installation Instructions: Installation Instructions for the AWE Tuning A3 2.0T Downpipe

Fitment: Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Turbo Fits Any Drivetrain Fits Any Transmission

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Product Summary

AWE Tuning 3215-11024 | Audi A3 Base 2.0L Turbo 2.0T FSI Performance Downpipe - With Ceramic Cat, 2005-2008
AWE Tuning
Manufactured by: AWE Tuning
Model: 3215-11024
Product ID: 904986
Price: $499.00
Condition: New

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About AWE Tuning

History and information about AWE Tuning and their products.

1991 touts a long history in the aftermarket performance market and it speaks to the trustworthiness of products that are designed and manufactured by a company whose history dates back that far, and AWE Tuning Exhaust is such a company. AWE exhaust has a commitment to product quality and to performance enhancing your vehicle is the secret to their success and this commitment manifests itself throughout the entire production process from innovation to design and through to quality control. By having the facilities to do everything in-house AWE tuning exhaust can carefully monitor every aspect of production and their top of the line designing and machining tools aid them in everything from prototyping to manufacturing, and the piece de resistance is their official tuner status at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. A company like AWE exhaust cannot stay ahead of the competition by being complacent and they certainly are not that because they are always striving to make a better product that will improve your vehicle’s performance and keep you as a satisfied customer.

The team at LMPERFORMANCE knows you love your Porsche and so do we and we know you are a performance aficionado if you own one so we know you want only the best when it comes to performance enhancement and AWE tuning exhaust has made it their business to see that you get just that with their sui generis products for the discriminating driver like you. Products like the SWITCHPATH AWE Exhaust System for your Porsche 911, 912, 930, 964, 993, 996 or 997 that is not only a track exhaust but is a touring exhaust as well and this is all accomplished by the nonpareil “SWITHCHPATH” valve designed to direct exhaust gasses away from the side mufflers. The way it works is this – with the valve closed your Porsche’s exhaust gases are released by way of your stock muffler and you experience that impressive AWE exhaust touring tone only slightly louder and then with the “SWITCHPATH” valve open your exhaust gases are directed away from the side muffler and you get that more aggressive sound. All of this is in response to the exhaust valve position commands sent by your Porsche’s very own ECU depending on your throttle output so that your individual driving style is the determining factor in exhaust volume. You can make your exhaust look as good as it sounds with the piece de resistance, those impressive tips that are available in chrome silver or diamond black; and of course, if simple and sophisticated is more your style then they are available with no tips. If you choose tips then there is no worry about heat discoloration because the AWE tips are double walled and no concerns about quality because they are one hundred percent T304 stainless steel and have a nice finish with the beveled edges. AWE is so confident that you will be regaled by this exhaust that they offer an outstanding guarantee and allow you to return it within thirty days from the purchase date – so no fears there. Let AWE tuning exhaust help you get the sound and performance gains you want from your Porsche and let LMPERFORMANCE give you a competitive price and free shipping.

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