Our Mk5 R32 Style Catback Exhaust has all of the features that made our Mk5 GTI/GLI Exhaust Systems such a success: Great looks, perfect fitment, dyno proven gains and an amazing sound! To install our R32 style catback, you must also have the OEM R32 Rear Bumper installed. These are readily available at your local dealer. If you would like a list of these parts, please contact us. This catback system is topped off with our signature 3.5" beveled exhaust tips, available in Polished Silver or Diamond Black finishes. The tips sport crisp A.W.E. Tuning logos and are double walled to ensure no discoloration even under hard usage. The system has multiple slip joints with high quality t-bolt clamps, to allow optimal adjustment. Our catback system will mate up to the stock downpipe or any other downpipe that is designed to mate to the factory catback exhaust. Here are some features of our system. Each feature was chosen for performance and longevity reasons, and when making your exhaust decisions you should settle for nothing less: Fully mandrel bent tubing Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing Stainless steel internal muffler and resonator construction Stainless steel MIG and TIG welds Stainless steel exhaust clamps Double walled exhaust tips to reduce heat discoloration In house dyno developed Why did we choose 2.5 inch and not 3.0 inch diameter for our MK5 exhaust? Our first prototypes of this system were indeed 3.0 inch, but we found that the effort it took to move the large mass of air in the 3.0 inch system at lower rpms resulted in a loss of torque with very little offsetting gain up top. Take a look at our 3.0 inch prototype dyno sheets Here and see why a 3.0 inch system is not appropriate for this car. Please note that due to the use of high flow catalytic converters, our downpipe section is legal only for racing vehicles which may never be used upon a highway.