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AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips

$814.13

AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips
AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips
AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips
AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips
AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips

AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T - MK6 Jetta 1.8T Touring Edition Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips

$814.13

AWE TUNING VW MK6 JETTA GLI EXHAUST SUITE

Unlocking performance from the MK6 Jetta GLI:

  • Touring and Track Editions Available
  • Touring Edition featuring AWE Tuning 180 Technology™
  • Engineered, developed, tested and hand-crafted in-house
  • Crafted from 2.5" T304 stainless steel
  • Adds 21hp @ 5300 rpms with Turboback/G.I.A.C. software
  • Chrome Silver or Diamond Black adjustable slash cut tips
  • Perfect Fitment - Guaranteed
  • Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty (one year on downpipe catalyst and exhaust tips)

Our exhausts have earned praise from owners and the press alike, due to their unique "Jekyll and Hyde" personality. We spend considerable time and effort during development to achieve remarkable civility when idling and cruising at part throttle, while also producing a war-cry wail when full throttle is applied. Sophisticated, refined, and powerful, all at once.

Turning good into great

The factory exhaust on the GLI consists of a long downpipe, with two catalytic converters, and two rather large mufflers in the section after the cats. We fixed that.

Highlights include:

  • Fully mandrel bent tubing
  • Available with Chrome Silver or Diamond Black Finishes
  • Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing
  • Fully lined stainless steel flex joint in downpipe
  • Stainless steel internal muffler and resonator construction
  • Stainless steel MIG and TIG welds
  • Stainless steel T-bolt clamps
  • Double walled exhaust tips to reduce heat discoloration
  • Included OEM turbo to downpipe gasket
  • In house dyno developed and tested
  • No CEL - Guaranteed
  • Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty (one year on downpipe catalyst and exhaust tips)

 

Touring Edition

The Mk6 Jetta GLI Touring Edition Exhaust replaces the factory exhaust from the downpipe back, featuring a straight through resonator and AWE Tuning's 180 Technology™ in the rear muffler section.

Sound Perfection: AWE Tuning 180 Technology™

As exhaust gases exit the 2.0L Turbo engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology™ equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers. Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers. By controlling the size and location of the ports and the chambers, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers.  The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves re-join the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies. More on AWE Tuning 180 Technology™ in the tab above.

Conversion Kits

It’s too loud! It’s too quiet!

Don’t worry. If you’re looking to crank up a notch or bring it down, perfectly engineered upgrade paths are available. Turn your Touring Edition to a Track Edition, or vice versa, with ease. Simply unclamp the rear Touring or Track Edition section and replace with the new configuration.

Important fitment notes

Have a 2013 GLI? Be sure to check your engine code to ensure correct fitment on your vehicle. Certain engine types feature different downpipe fitments, so let’s be sure this will fit yours.

Why did we choose 2.5 inch and not 3.0 inch diameter for our MK6 exhaust?

Our first 2.0T exhaust prototypes 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 below 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 for racing use only.

What is 180 Technology?


AWE Tuning 180 Technology® works a little something like this:180 As exhaust gases exit the engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology® equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers.

Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers.  Depending on the sound requirements of each vehicle, AWE Tuning acoustic engineers adjust the size and location of the ports and the chambers.  By controlling the size and location of these key elements, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers.  The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves re-join the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies.

Consistency through change.


AWE Tuning 180 Technology® is not on a “one size fits all” concept. Rather, AWE Tuning engineers design sound cancellation resonators based upon the specific acoustics generated by vehicle types, thereby ensuring perfect sound, every time. It’s one of the reasons AWE Tuning ® exhausts have earned a reputation for the perfect tone, regardless of application. 

What it means to you. 


The result? The removal of unwanted tones in all AWE Tuning 180 Technology®-equipped exhaust systems. The sound produced by this formula is the perfect, signature note. Unlocked performance and spot-on tone, every time.   

A video's worth 1,000,000 words.


180 Technology® in action, below.


Make Model Year Submodel Engine DriveTrain Transmission
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FITS ANY DRIVETRAIN FITS ANY TRANSMISSION 2011
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2011
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD FITS ANY TRANSMISSION 2011
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2011
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2012
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2012
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2013
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2013
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2014
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2014
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE 1.8L TSI FWD MANUAL 2014
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2014
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2014
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2015
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2015
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE 1.8L TSI FWD MANUAL 2015
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2015
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2015
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2016
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2016
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2016
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORT 1.8L TSI FWD MANUAL 2016
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORT 1.8L TSI FWD TIPTRONIC 2016
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2017
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2017
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL 1.8L TURBO FWD TIPTRONIC 2017
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD DSG 2018
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L TURBO FWD MANUAL 2018

 

Fitment Guarantee

All AWE brand products have a fitment guarantee. This is our pledge to have made products that perfectly fit, for easy installation by a qualified installer.

Covered
Original owner.

Period
30 days from purchase date, with proof of purchase.

Action
Consultation toward resolving installation issues. Should AWE deem that installation issue is due solely to a manufacturing defect, AWE will issue a replacement product or portion of product, free of charge.

Labor
Labor is not covered.

Shipping
If claim is determined by AWE at its sole discretion to be a manufacturer defect, AWE will cover two-way shipping to AWE either from consumer or dealer, and back to either consumer or dealer. AWE may also request a “Destroy in Field” of any defective parts.

Restocking
No restock fee for Manufacturer Defect.

Exclusions
No exclusions.

 

AWE Tuning 2.0T Exhaust Dyno Tests

Below are comparision dyno tests as performed on our Mustang MD-500-SE AWD dyno.

All tests were performed on the same car, with controlled ambient conditions. Each test is average of 3 runs performed.

AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T Exhaust Performance Specs at the Crank

AWE Tuning Cat Back vs. Stock Cat Back

AWE Tuning Turbo Back Exhaust vs. Stock Cat Back

AWE Tuning MK6 GLI 2.0T Exhaust Performance Specs at the Wheels

AWE Tuning Cat Back vs. Stock Cat Back

AWE Tuning Turbo Back Exhaust vs. AWE Tuning Cat Back

Cat Back Exhaust Testing

Our first prototype for the A3/GTI/GLI was a 3" diameter cat back system. Careful before and after dyno testing showed that for this car, bigger was definitely not better. The air mass found inside the 3" tubing proved to be a restriction to the engine until the higher rpm region, and even at that point gains were minimal. Our reputation is to bring only proven products to market, and a 3" system is definitely not the wise choice for power on this car. Design was rejected.

After further dyno testing, we found that a 2.50" diameter gave the best overall balance of torque and horsepower gains. Peak gain were 3.1whp and 0.1wtq.

In the graphed gains sheet below you'll find the measured differences between baseline and test in dyno sheet of AWE Tuning 2.50" Cat Back Dyno Test vs stock exhaust. The AWE Tuning 2.50" exhaust produces a maximum increase of 4 wheel hp at 5300 rpms and 28 wheel torque at 2400 rpms vs. the stock exhaust. Overall, gains are seen over practically the entire powerband.

3 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

3 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Cat Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 inch Graphed Gains

2.5 inch Graphed Gains

 

Turbo Back Exhaust Testing

In the interest of accurate data, we conducted careful tests with our downpipe design. As we saw with our cat back testing, a 3" inch design is absolutely too large for this vehicle. We even tested with an aggressive G.I.A.C. X-Chip installed in the vehicle, to simulate the kind of power levels that most people will choose for their vehicle. Even with the extra power of the performance chip, 3" diameter tubing was too much air mass for the engine to move, resulting in a clear disadvantage compared to the 2.50" turbo back design.

Intake temps were closely monitored for the test. It is extremely difficult to obtain exactly the same test conditions run after run, and we found that the 3" tests were done with a slightly cooler intake air temp. Even with this advantage, the 3" design could not make as much power at the 2.50". Identical cell count cats were used for both tests, and the same chip file was in the vehicle for both tests. The tests were done on the same day and on the same car, just as they were with the cat back tests above.

2.50" diameter gives the best overall balance of torque and horsepower gains. Peak gains for the 2.50" system were ~20 crank hp and 14 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust, while the 3" system could only muster ~9 crank hp and 1.5 ftlbs crank torque over the stock turbo back exhaust. There was no debate on what diameter worked better at this power level.

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs 3 inch Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Dyno Sheet

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences

2.5 vs stock Turbo Back Graphed Differences