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    Thread: Introducing the AWE Tuning Golf R Exhaust Solution.

    1. 10-09-2012 03:14 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonj0 View Post
      What is the weight of the exhaust? cat back and downpipe separate?
      I will weigh our next production build for you and post the findings.
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    2. 10-09-2012 04:28 PM #52
      Well, it's a cool system, but seriously guys, first-born pricing??

      There's a lot better ways to spend $2500-3000

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      10-10-2012 11:11 AM #53
      First let me address this to everyone taking part in this thread. The quality and craftsmenship at AWE is second to none. I have always been a huge fan of APR, Milltek etc being that I used to have a hybrid K04 stage 3 audi B5 S4. However, I had many AWE products on my s4 one if which being their Twin1 exhaust. It was on the expensive side just like this new R exhaust, but the tone, power increase and life span/quality blew me away. I just wanted to say from first hand experience that by spending the extra cash on the exhaust is something you will not regret. So if anyone is on the fence, you will not be let down. To the rest of you, I completely understand the value of the dollar these days and I by no means am anything more than a middle class guy in his 20's so money is usually tight and I cant just throw money around on car parts. Just my 2 cents to my fellow R family. Ill be ordering my AWE downpipe and exhaust very soon so in a month or two once its built and i install it, if anyone in the CT, NY, NJ area wants to see it in person then Id be happy to let you guys see it and try it out.

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      10-10-2012 11:41 AM #54
      AWE is amazing, and has really come a LONG way. Loved their timeline post/pic's thead.
      I feel, they have ALWAYS been top notch with some serious talents.

      But, my question. The HJS cat's range from 350-450hp MAX PER cat.

      IIRC, the 997.2TT has two cats on their 750+hp car, which falls within the max limit, if running 2 x 450hp max hp cats, slightly passed it if running 2 x 350hp max hp cats, which is most likely fine.

      My concern is, if you run ONE 350 max HP cat, then what is the purpose if you are planning
      to go significanly over the cat's max HP rating? Run a test pipe? Add a second cat?

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      10-10-2012 12:42 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      AWE is amazing, and has really come a LONG way. Loved their timeline post/pic's thead.
      I feel, they have ALWAYS been top notch with some serious talents.

      But, my question. The HJS cat's range from 350-450hp MAX PER cat.

      IIRC, the 997.2TT has two cats on their 750+hp car, which falls within the max limit, if running 2 x 450hp max hp cats, slightly passed it if running 2 x 350hp max hp cats, which is most likely fine.

      My concern is, if you run ONE 350 max HP cat, then what is the purpose if you are planning
      to go significanly over the cat's max HP rating? Run a test pipe? Add a second cat?
      If you are going to be running over 350hp then you most likely have a different turbo which means a different downpipe and are not re-using your K04 downpipe.

      If one is that concerned about HP ratings for a cat then maybe HJS offers a higher rated cat?

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      10-10-2012 12:57 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      If one is that concerned about HP ratings for a cat then maybe HJS offers a higher rated cat?
      Or, do like the R32 did, make a split, 2 in parallel, and join.
      Milltek made this, not sure what rating cats, but they used HJS's...

      Yes, people should know that these (ALL MFG's, not just AWE's) downpipes are only good for OEM turbo R's, great point.
      Last edited by ThatVdub; 10-10-2012 at 01:00 PM.

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      10-10-2012 01:29 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      If you are going to be running over 350hp then you most likely have a different turbo which means a different downpipe and are not re-using your K04 downpipe.

      If one is that concerned about HP ratings for a cat then maybe HJS offers a higher rated cat?
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Or, do like the R32 did, make a split, 2 in parallel, and join.
      Milltek made this, not sure what rating cats, but they used HJS's...

      Yes, people should know that these (ALL MFG's, not just AWE's) downpipes are only good for OEM turbo R's, great point.
      Very good points, i wonder if there will be an option for a test pipe or higher hp cat possibility(?)
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      10-10-2012 04:59 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Sound-Side Pitbulls View Post
      Very good points, i wonder if there will be an option for a test pipe or higher hp cat possibility(?)
      Guess not

      Quote Originally Posted by Will/AWE View Post
      The downpipe will only be sold in the catted, resonated version.

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      10-10-2012 05:15 PM #59
      While quality is good I didn't have a superb and fascinating experience when the mufflers on my a4 cracked at the rear.

      I think this exhaust was released late, and the price could, and should come down. Hell, correct me if I'm wrong but i don't even see intro pricing or anything.

      With that said, I sure hope it lives up to its price because I'm sure some will get it.
      I've heard it in person, and it does sound good, but so do others I've heard -_-
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      10-11-2012 04:40 AM #60
      Group buy will be very niceee!! Just saying.


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      10-11-2012 08:55 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Will/AWE View Post
      The materials that go into the downpipe and all exhaust versions are top notch, not to mention the craftsmanship and fit and finish with each of these systems which result in a higher cost. We also offer the Track Edition system which is at an extremely competitive $1100- the only downside (if you can call it that) being that it will be louder all the time with no adjustment in volume. This can be rectified at a later date by upgrading to full SwitchPath capability.

      Our systems will also bolt to all other Downpipes/Cat-backs on the market as long as they bolt together in the factory location.
      Not trying to bash you guys but competitive with what? APR's outrageously expensive catback is STILL cheaper....

      Get Real

      You guys could sell the full turbo back for ~1.4-1.5k and make money and have tons of people buying it. Who in their right mind would spend 3k on a stainless steel exhaust when we could have a custom made titanium exhaust for the same price and 1/2 the weight????

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      10-12-2012 12:15 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by erose914 View Post
      YES! This thing sounds awesome. I PM'd you about a month and a half ago about this and have been impatiently waiting ever since! Will have to schedule a trip down to AWE in the near future for this!


      Let me know if you would like to hear it in person as the car is in the West Chester area. If anyone has any questions about this I'll do my best to have them answered but I'll leave the bulk to Will and the guys at AWE. This system is truly magical and is an utter joy
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      10-12-2012 08:48 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      Not trying to bash you guys but competitive with what? Who in their right mind would spend 3k on a stainless steel exhaust when we could have a custom made titanium exhaust for the same price and 1/2 the weight????
      Yep I had been waiting to see this unit but the Razor R TI unit is $2900 delivered and the Scorpion will be close to this also I am told. Makes the expense of the Ti much more palatable. I also do not get the unavailability of a catless down pipe for racing?

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      10-12-2012 09:12 AM #64
      For over $3k this exhaust better give me a handjob while I drive.

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      10-12-2012 10:15 AM #65
      had their exhaust on my A4 and loved it at the beginning but with time it the drone got so bad that i had to get rid of it and replace it with APR stealth.... i love what it sounds like in the video and i am sure it sounds better live i just hope that it does not starting droning with time. i just don't understand how they can justify 3500 for an exhaust. crazy.... don't believe that they will sell many at that price... it needs to come down about 1k...

    16. 10-12-2012 11:20 AM #66
      I'll probably buy this exhaust....just trying to figure out what to do about my clutch slipping first.

      I'm sure they put a fair amount of R&D that justifies some of the price. I may wait till a sale though....

    17. 10-12-2012 02:21 PM #67


      Last year, we promised we were working on it. Over the last year, AWE Tuning has added new equipment, new procedures, new hires on the performance fabrication floor and new management. Through the process, we’ve cut lead times to well over half of where we were almost a year ago. We’re pleased to announce that exhaust lead times for the VW Golf R systems are now at 5 weeks.

      We’ll continue to do our part to get the lead times down, with a target lead time of, well… zero.

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      10-12-2012 09:54 PM #68
      On this forum, there are people who spend obscene amounts of money on a "VW". It does't have to be an exotic car to spend crazy amounts of money. People spend between $8,000 and $10,000 on a set of HRE wheels or $5,000 on Recaro seats - why is either one of those better than going this route. It all depends on what you want to do with your car; I don't think there are better ways to spend $3200, there are just different ways to spend that cash. I doubt that AWE will have any trouble selling the product, especially when some folks on the forum buy the product, say how much they love it, and people follow - and they will follow.

      I believe in the motto, "you get what you pay for". I'm leaning towards this product or the APR TBE. I'm looking for a nice deep sound, and not annoyingly loud. I'll just have to save and save to get it. I'd love to hear it in person.
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      10-12-2012 10:01 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by chirilla View Post
      had their exhaust on my A4 and loved it at the beginning but with time it the drone got so bad that i had to get rid of it and replace it with APR stealth.... i love what it sounds like in the video and i am sure it sounds better live i just hope that it does not starting droning with time. i just don't understand how they can justify 3500 for an exhaust. crazy.... don't believe that they will sell many at that price... it needs to come down about 1k...
      How do you describe "drone"? I'm new to all this? Also, I know literally everyone did the "soundakator delete (I'm probably spelling it wrong); what does it sound like?
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      What a tease this photo is!
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      10-12-2012 10:40 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      How do you describe "drone"? I'm new to all this? Also, I know literally everyone did the "soundakator delete (I'm probably spelling it wrong); what does it sound like?
      continuous low humming sound as defined by google.
      Basically, a constant wwwwoooooooooooooo kind of sound at certain rpm's, gets really annoying after a while.
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      10-12-2012 10:53 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      continuous low humming sound as defined by google.
      Basically, a constant wwwwoooooooooooooo kind of sound at certain rpm's, gets really annoying after a while.
      Thanks! How's Valley Stream? I'm from Brooklyn.
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      10-12-2012 11:11 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      Thanks! How's Valley Stream? I'm from Brooklyn.
      I used to live in brooklyn for a long while, more than i did in valley stream and let me say i prefer valley stream over brooklyn ANY DAY
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      10-12-2012 11:57 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      I used to live in brooklyn for a long while, more than i did in valley stream and let me say i prefer valley stream over brooklyn ANY DAY
      I haven't lived in Brooklyn since 2002. I miss it but have no desire to move back. I lived in Park Slope and loved it.
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    25. 10-13-2012 01:58 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      I haven't lived in Brooklyn since 2002. I miss it but have no desire to move back. I lived in Park Slope and loved it.
      Park slope? Isnt that in long island, ive been living in long islanf for 4 years but lived in queens for 21 years. I dont feel safe of I dont hear gun shots b4 I go to bed lol jk

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