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    Thread: Raceland Downpipe Question

    1. Junior Member RubADub09's Avatar
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      11-21-2011 11:08 PM #1
      So I was thinking about purchasing a Raceland downpipe for my 09 GLi (TSI). I was wondering if anyone could give me input on whether or not I should go through with it. Ive heard a lot of bad things about Raceland suspension products but nothing on their exhausts or downpipes. So any input on the topic would be appreciated and thanks again

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      06-27-2012 09:35 AM #2
      wondering the same thing

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      06-27-2012 09:41 AM #3
      Probably better than all the no-name eBay downpipes a lot of people run
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      06-27-2012 04:09 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by RubADub09 View Post
      So I was thinking about purchasing a Raceland downpipe for my 09 GLi (TSI). I was wondering if anyone could give me input on whether or not I should go through with it. Ive heard a lot of bad things about Raceland suspension products but nothing on their exhausts or downpipes. So any input on the topic would be appreciated and thanks again
      It's quality. Got it installed on my 09 tsi the other day and then went and got her stage 2'd....let's just say its fun.

      Make sure you go to a quality welding shop b/c it's not a "DIRECT" fit but will work.


      for the price and quality

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      06-27-2012 08:34 PM #5
      Lol.

      How is it quality if it doesn't fit? Holy contradiction batman.

      OP: Get a 42dd downpipe. More money but it fits, quality(real quality), you can install it in your driveway and it will get you the performance you're looking for.
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      06-30-2012 09:01 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Lol.

      How is it quality if it doesn't fit? Holy contradiction batman.

      OP: Get a 42dd downpipe. More money but it fits, quality(real quality), you can install it in your driveway and it will get you the performance you're looking for.
      Quality as in well- built? the welds are perfect and the only issue is the placement of the fsi mounting bolts to the tsi exhaust

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      06-30-2012 11:25 AM #7
      Didn't realize you were fitting an FSI exhaust to a TSI. I wouldn't expect that to fit
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      03-14-2013 04:14 PM #8
      I have the TSI MKV GTI as well and raceland put a note " Does not fit TSI CBFA model." is that where the FSI fitment to TSI exhaust is coming in?

      How difficult is it to install that Raceland onto a CBFA engine?
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      03-14-2013 04:28 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Probably better than all the no-name eBay downpipes a lot of people run
      its prob the same piece

    10. 03-14-2013 04:52 PM #10
      ebay downpipe ftw!
      works perfectly fine with my stage2 file.

      with basic tools and patience it shouldnt take more than 2-3hours.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      you're gonna run them regardless, so post pics when they're on. if they look stupid, we'll let you know.

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      03-14-2013 06:03 PM #11
      I might try their Downpipe see how it goes. comes with 2 year warranty, im in.

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      03-14-2013 10:06 PM #12
      Ive put 35k on my ebay downpipe. It was legit stainless and looks just like it did when I ordered it. Was a few inches too short but it only cost me 20 bucks at an exhaust shop to get it extended. Worked well with all the abuse, 2 step, and big turbo. Dont see why raceland would be an issue for a downpipe.

    13. 03-15-2013 12:05 AM #13
      metal is metal especially in the form of an exhaust pipe.
      just think of the profit margin big names get just because they stamp it with a logo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      you're gonna run them regardless, so post pics when they're on. if they look stupid, we'll let you know.

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      03-15-2013 12:15 AM #14
      China made, crappy welds, if it doesn't fit what do you expect..
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      03-15-2013 08:50 AM #15
      If it doesn't fit hit it with a hammer
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      03-15-2013 08:53 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      If it doesn't fit hit it with a hammer
      quality advice right here OP

      srs, you will have to get it welded again when it breaks, and making it fit is the only way until then

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      03-15-2013 09:17 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      China made, crappy welds, if it doesn't fit what do you expect..
      This.

      You'll get what you pay for.

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      03-18-2013 07:39 PM #18
      I disagree on all the you get what you pay for. all my welds are quality and the pipe isnt cracked or cracking. Stainless steel is stainless steel I do believe in quality parts trust me ive spent twice times what I even paid for my car in aftermarket parts. A $20 dollar extention for my downpipe and its worked like a charm welds have yet to crack and its been all over the country and daily driven hard.

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      03-18-2013 08:20 PM #19
      How difficult would it be to install the Raceland onto a CBFA engine? I have the 2009 TSI Motor in mt MKV GTI. I found APR's CBFA compliant downpipe, but... $750 thats robbery.
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