Installed mine this week and it's a phenomenal deal....a bit louder than stock and a bit more mean sounding and you can't beat the look
For anyone still interested here's the link for the cheapest I found on the internet http://www.vwdiscountparts.com/partl...catalogid=5496, ask for MikeP and he will give you an exact shipping quote so you know since the website just gives a generic quote that isn't accurate.
Last edited by 06_JETTA_MASTER; 01-23-2012 at 10:23 PM.
PM me for Chicagoland: suspension installs, vagcom services, and other work for the low!
Have you guys had any issues with the clamp needed modification to install this? On the thread in the Jetta V section a few guys have had to "oval" the holes on the clamp and use longer bolts. Have you guys had to do this as well? or has it been ok to use as is?
That's what I am curious of, I know my locals parts guy at the dealer said that some of the exhausts had some clamp issues so he reordered mine, I am kind of hoping that mine goes on without any issues. I am still waiting for my clamp to come in though so I am patiently (more like impatiently ) waiting so I can get this on.
bought a used one in october when a new was still around $900 +shipping.
i paid $400 for a used one FML!
..was a good deal at the time, not like $200 tho.
i love the sound when mated with the test pipe, but dont expect much noise from the cat-back alone. im thinking of welding a section of stainless pipe in place of the mid muffler to put it over the top.
anyway, cheers guys. enjoy the good deal!
Check this other thread out
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Last edited by DboyDub1; 01-16-2012 at 03:18 PM.
Thanks again to the OP, got mine on last week, also installed my ECS pulley and HPA mount insert. The difference with everything on is incredible and compliments my SRI and TP nicely. The system isn't overly loud, I do get a bit of mid-rpm drone but I'm ok with it for short trips. Will be driving on the highway this weekend, hoping that at cruise 70-75 it's tolerable. If not I'm going to look into some sound deadening mats for the trunk because I really don't want to mess with the exhaust at all.
So ive been getting conflicting information about this. Is it 2.5" or 2.25"? On many of the other threads people are saying its 2.5" and the clamps are too small that came with the kit. Can someone clarify?
EDIT: i went and measured mine...def 2.5" for anyone else that was wondering.
2008 Black Jetta 5spd | Votex Cat-Back Exhaust | BSH CAI | ECS Dogbone Core | Custom LEDs | FX-R Bixenon 5000K Headlights |Euro Taillights | Amber Club ||| Coming soon: | C2 Performance Software | LOW
I'm looking at buying one of these exhaust systems (1KM-071-901-U) from a dealer who still has one, but they won't confirm that it will fit anything past 2010. Did you in fact get it installed on an '11? If so, I'm figuring it will fit my 2012 2.5 manual.
Local dealer found me one in Madison and had it shipped here to Minneapolis for around $250 shipped!
Came with the larger 68.5mm clamp. The stock hardware on the clamp was cheap stainless so I ditched it in favor of some zinc plated 10.9 hardware with a split washer on the bolt end and a serrated nut on the other end. Torqued it to 40lb-ft so its not coming loose.
Ah got it, thanks
Do any of you with this exhaust have leaky clamps? The one that came with the kit, doesn't seem to be holding air in pretty well, when I start the car cold I can hear it leak, also the tone has changed, especially around 1500rpm and 3000rpm. If I don't end up swapping back to stock, I'll end up having it welded so it's nice and tight.
What happened there? ^