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    Thread: Introducing the AWE Tuning Golf R Exhaust Solution.

    1. Member Coderedpl's Avatar
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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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    5. 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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      10-13-2012 08:33 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      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.
      Dude who spends 8-10k on 3piece HREs AND still has cash left over to get the OEM euro recaros? Who on this forums even has 3 piece HREs??

      One person, johnnyr32 and he is beyond baller so he doesn't even count lol. If you want the best of the best you are spending $3k on a turboback exhaust you will be getting a titanium exhaust not this overpriced stainless steel..

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      10-13-2012 09:17 AM #77
      This product is exactly what I dreamt of! When first saw this vid, I thought I'd have to go to the US to get this done then I read it is done in conjunction with GIAC and my local shop is a vendor haha!

      If the price is right, im doing this in the summer!

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      10-13-2012 02:12 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      Dude who spends 8-10k on 3piece HREs AND still has cash left over to get the OEM euro recaros? Who on this forums even has 3 piece HREs??

      One person, johnnyr32 and he is beyond baller so he doesn't even count lol. If you want the best of the best you are spending $3k on a turboback exhaust you will be getting a titanium exhaust not this overpriced stainless steel..
      Take a deep breath, exhale, take another deep breath, exhale. First thing... just so you know, I'm not a dude. Moreover, there are a few people on here that have HRE wheels, have purchased Recaro seats, etc... and have spent considerable money on their R. I guess you missed the point... people can spend their own money the way they want. Just like you can have your own opinion about if something is worth the cost or not. If you think the AWE exhaust isn't worth it, then it's your prerogative not to buy it.
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      10-13-2012 02:19 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      Take a deep breath, exhale, take another deep breath, exhale. First thing... just so you know, I'm not a dude. Moreover, there are a few people on here that have HRE wheels, have purchased Recaro seats, etc... and have spent considerable money on their R. I guess you missed the point... people can spend their own money the way they want. Just like you can have your own opinion about if something is worth the cost or not. If you think the AWE exhaust isn't worth it, then it's your prerogative not to buy it.
      logical and thought out posts have no place on the internet.

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      10-13-2012 02:22 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by nectar13 View Post
      logical and thought out posts have no place on the internet.
      I bow to your logic, my friend.
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      10-13-2012 02:37 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Cozotess18 View Post
      I bow to your logic, my friend.
      Logical is not buying an exhaust that is marked up 200% ....

      Yeah name one person that has 3 piece HRE's and euro recaros .. oh wait ...

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      10-13-2012 02:51 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      Logical is not buying an exhaust that is marked up 200% ....

      Yeah name one person that has 3 piece HRE's and euro recaros .. oh wait ...

      Until you have the component part costs and the amount of hours it takes to fabricate, you have no clue what the cost of this item is. If you don't like it, you aren't obligated to buy it.

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      10-13-2012 03:00 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by erose914 View Post
      Until you have the component part costs and the amount of hours it takes to fabricate, you have no clue what the cost of this item is. If you don't like it, you aren't obligated to buy it.
      It is an open forum the whole point is to express opinions.... AWE's exhaust quality and products are on par with eurojet and their golf r stainless turbo back will be around 1.2k shipped....

      Like they are going to give us the component costs and hours of labor required to make it ... then we will all know how much they are trying to rape our wallets

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      10-13-2012 03:22 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      It is an open forum the whole point is to express opinions.... AWE's exhaust quality and products are on par with eurojet and their golf r stainless turbo back will be around 1.2k shipped....

      Like they are going to give us the component costs and hours of labor required to make it ... then we will all know how much they are trying to rape our wallets
      I never said you couldn't express your opinion, did I? I just think your opinion is worth about the same as a bag of cow dung.

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      10-13-2012 03:27 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by erose914 View Post
      I never said you couldn't express your opinion, did I? I just think your opinion is worth about the same as a bag of cow dung.
      Go ahead and buy a $1k piece of stainless steel for 3k IDGAF douche

    16. 10-13-2012 10:08 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
      Agreed. Although it is a fantastic sounds exhaust, let's face it, we are not driving an exotic car. The cost of parts charged for this car are ridiculous... no other car I've had (and I have had some nice ones) required me to pay such a premium for piping. ~$1300 for a downpipe? No thanks.
      Do you know how much exhaust systems for exotics cost?

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      10-14-2012 01:03 AM #87
      FYI, I'd guess that the LED tails cost probably $300 to make, TOPS. So are we all stupid for buying them and putting them on our cars for a > 200% mark up? YES!!! But we do it anyway (myself included) because we like it. Most of us here spend thousands upon thousands on our cars. Average people think all of us are crazy. Let's not split hairs among ourselves, we're all car nuts to varying degrees. Just look at other people's stuff and say, "cool, nice man!" or don't say anything at all.
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      10-14-2012 10:00 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Lamfalus View Post
      FYI, I'd guess that the LED tails cost probably $300 to make, TOPS. So are we all stupid for buying them and putting them on our cars for a > 200% mark up? YES!!! But we do it anyway (myself included) because we like it. Most of us here spend thousands upon thousands on our cars. Average people think all of us are crazy. Let's not split hairs among ourselves, we're all car nuts to varying degrees. Just look at other people's stuff and say, "cool, nice man!" or don't say anything at all.
      Understandable but when your buying any OEM german part that's imported to the US you are going to pay a premium and no one likes it but we do it anyway.

      Yeah say the tails cost 300 to make (incl. % of design and R&D) ... 200% markup is $900.
      Stainless steel pipes are not expensive, the materials for the metal for AWE is probably under $100 then you have to add in the cost of the cat muffler labor and R&D and total probably around $750, they are made in the US there is no importing, no customs, no extra taxes or bull****.

      Fair price is anywhere from $1k-$1.5k or $1.1k-$1.6k with the switch. To take that fair price and jack it up to $2.8k or $3.2k with the switch is bonkers

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      10-14-2012 11:00 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyingTurtle View Post
      Do you know how much exhaust systems for exotics cost?
      I hear you... it was more of a hyperbole

      Bottom line is this... The Golf R is a great car, but it ain't that great. AWE has the right to charge whatever they want... and people have a right to purchase whatever they want. All myself and several others have thoughtfully said... is if your product makes APRs turboback seem like it is on the clearance rack at target, than perhaps pricing is a tad off.

      What amazes me is people attempting to justify the price using labor and R&D costs. What, did AWE find some secret formula that all the other companies failed to achieve? Did they fly stainless steel to a space station and devleop it in zero gravity conditions?
      Last edited by Baylorguy; 10-14-2012 at 11:04 AM.

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      10-14-2012 11:16 AM #90
      Been trying to stay out of this but I do have a legitimate price question/comparison to add. How come AWE can make the MKV and MKVI GTI downpipe for $850 yet the one for the R is $450 more at $1300? The R pipe is 3" diameter VS 2.5", has a different flange for the K04 and uses a few more inches of pipe to get around the drive shaft. Those small changes add up to a $450 price increase over similar products they already make? That's the price I don't understand. I could understand a slight price hike due to higher material costs due to larger pipe diameter and a bit more length used but such a large one doesn't make much sense. It's not like it's any more complex to weld than a GTI downpipe so it can't be a labor increase.

      As for the switchpath stuff, they're the only ones that do that so they can charge what they want. However when compared to their own similar product prices the downpipe price seems like a price gouge just because it's for the R.

      The real truth of the matter is, none of us have to buy any of it and complaining about the price isn't going to make the company grow a conscience about price hiking for the R and lower it. Well, I'd be shocked if it did make them adjust it and at $850 like the GTI downpipe I'd order one ASAP!

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      10-14-2012 11:21 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
      What amazes me is people attempting to justify the price using labor and R&D costs. What, did AWE find some secret formula that all the other companies failed to achieve? Did they fly stainless steel to a space station and devleop it in zero gravity conditions?
      LOL

      So true.. the $50 of stainless steel they use per exhaust + a $150 cat and a $150 muffler .... where is the other 2.8k coming from??? they pay their welders $1k/hr?? lol

    22. 10-14-2012 09:01 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by XSSIVE View Post
      How come AWE can make the MKV and MKVI GTI downpipe for $850 yet the one for the R is $450 more at $1300?
      They'll sell way fewer R exhausts than GTI, probably dozens vs thousands, but the R&D cost is about the same.

      Same R&D / fewer systems = higher cost

      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      So true.. the $50 of stainless steel they use per exhaust + a $150 cat and a $150 muffler .... where is the other 2.8k coming from??? they pay their welders $1k/hr?? lol
      Where can you buy 15ft of 3" 304 for $50?

      Tubing is probably closer to $300

      HJS cat is at least $400

    23. 10-14-2012 11:17 PM #93
      AWESOME, exhaust WELL DONE! I like to see when companies put passion a dedication to what they do! I will call to place an order next week.

      Take care!

    24. 10-14-2012 11:39 PM #94
      Will @ AWE,

      Would you please post more pictures. I will like to see more details of the cat back.

      I like to see the following.

      The valve, the resonator for the cat back and the end pipes on polish.

      Thank you in advance.
      Cesar

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      10-15-2012 07:36 AM #95
      ^^ AWE employee in disguise.
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      10-15-2012 09:15 AM #96
      Thanks Cesar, I'll take a look around and see what I can grab for you.
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      10-24-2012 11:02 AM #97
      We’ve had some questions about the various options on the system, so here it all is, in one place.

      The AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Exhaust is available in three variations + AWE Tuning Performance Downpipe:

      The AWE Tuning Track Edition Exhaust. This option comes sans exhaust valve, but offers the ability to upgrade later to both a valved system (The SwitchPath™ Exhaust) and to add the Activator Button at a later date as well. Systems from $1099.00.

      The AWE Tuning SwitchPath Exhaust. The first of two SwitchPath Exhaust options, this system utilizes a valve which works off of the factory settings, with the ability to later upgrade to the full SwitchPath Exhaust with Activator Button. Systems from $1399.00.

      The AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Exhaust with Activator Button. The second SwitchPath Exhaust option includes the same components as the SwitchPath Exhaust above, with the addition of the Activator Button which allows you to toggle between having the valve open and closed at your own preference via an in-cabin button. Systems from $1799.00.


      The AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe. The Golf R Downpipe’s 3” design allows for a more aggressive tone and gains of +22hp and +17tq. The Golf R Downpipe retails for $1299.00



      All the options, including more photos and product videos, right here. And VW Performance Specialists await, 1.888.565.2257, 215.658.1670 or performance@AWE-Tuning.com.
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      10-24-2012 12:14 PM #98
      Is it possible to get a picture of the exhaust just layed out on the floor?

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      10-24-2012 12:16 PM #99
      We are fabricating a few as we speak, and as soon as they have been completed I will grab one for pictures and weigh it.
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      10-24-2012 01:18 PM #100
      Never got the weight of the pieces. For DP and for the cat back?
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      10-24-2012 02:12 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Lamfalus View Post
      For DP and for the cat back?
      Yep, I will be weighing both pieces.
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      10-26-2012 10:43 PM #102
      Bump for weight.
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    33. 10-29-2012 03:03 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      . If you want the best of the best you are spending $3k on a turboback exhaust you will be getting a titanium exhaust not this overpriced stainless steel..
      Why does being made out of titanium make it the best? The only time it makes sense to spend $$$$ on titanium is if your building a race car and trying to squeeze out every last lb. 99.9% of R owners would never take advantage of that weight savings., certainly not someone with three piece HREs. They're looking for the best sounding system and the AWE system holds that title right now IMO.
      Last edited by 20th-Hole; 10-29-2012 at 03:06 PM.

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      10-29-2012 04:00 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by 20th-Hole View Post
      Why does being made out of titanium make it the best? The only time it makes sense to spend $$$$ on titanium is if your building a race car and trying to squeeze out every last lb. 99.9% of R owners would never take advantage of that weight savings., certainly not someone with three piece HREs. They're looking for the best sounding system and the AWE system holds that title right now IMO.
      Best sounding system = opinion

      titanium > stainless steel = FACT

      .... Yeah certainly someone with 3 piece custom forged racing wheels would not care about weight savings

    35. 10-29-2012 04:15 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolmarve View Post
      titanium > stainless steel = FACT


      Why?

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