So far I've found dpf deletes at rawtek, milltek and pde. Anyone know of another source?
Well awesome egr and dpf system failed today. My white bumper was covered in soot. I only got around 250 miles on this last tank of diesel which had me wondering. I guess now I know!
Talking to pde now about ordering a dp and midpipe.
Good news is the mechanic I use just ordered a Malone tuning computer so we won't have to mail my ECU out. Unsure if I should go ahead and do a dsg tune as well.
Last edited by matt_g; 07-28-2012 at 03:26 PM.
I wanted a cat so it doesn't sound too raspy... Theres a video on YouTube of a golf tdi that has a dpf delete with cat and resonator and it sounds amazing. Not too loud.
I may do the dpf delete to a midpipe with no cat or muffler, Y piped into duals (mainly for looks).
I will take tons of pictures and post them up for you. Hopefully ordering a downpipe and mid pipe tomorrow. I'll have a guy I know build me an exhaust from the midpipe back if I don't like how it sounds with the factory muffler at the bumper.
My issue is that I'm still trying to decide if I "need" the cat for a more visual purpose (in case my car gets looked at from underneath during my yearly safety inspection or get pulled over by a state police). Otherwise, I'm thinking of going with a straight pipe... just have to pick either PDE 2 1/2" or Rawtek 3" piping.
Yeah if you have a strict inspection I would put a cat on it. I would stick with smaller diameter exhaust. If you were to go with 3" on this small of a motor, there won't be enough flow to push the heat out, it will basically turn the exhaust into an oven. Some back pressure is a good thing in my opinion. Hope that makes sense.
I was going to go full straight pipe from the downpipe. My friend is making it for me, and if it's too loud or obnoxious I can always cut som of the pipe and add a muffler onto the end. But for a while after I first do it I'll be happy to hear all that it can give me. I'm sure at one point or if it really drones on the highway I'll switch it up. I was going to go 2.5" also.
2009 Jetta TDI, PDE Downpipe, Stage 2 Malone with DPF Delete, Malone DSG Transmission Tune, 17" TSW Nurburgring Gunmetal Wheels
My conversion will be complete hopefuley by the weeks end. I have the tune, rawtek down pipe and mid pipe. As of now I opted to not do the DSG tune as I don't have the problems others talk about. Not sure why. Is it because I'm not driving it hard enough? I drive a 2012 Sportwagen.
What benefits can I expect with the DSG tune?
Watched one of the rawtek units go on a Jetta today. That 3" pipe looks like a truck drive shaft under the car!