This downpipe, made by K&B Fabrication, the same maker as our A4 downpipes, is designed to improve on the flow and durability of the stock VW pipe on B4 and A3 chassis cars. Each pipe is made of mandrel bent stainless, higher grade than stock exhaust components. The pipe has the same wastegate and flange design as the stock pipe, and is 2" in diameter. Despite it's slightly smaller diameter, it flows significantly better than the stock pipe because of its cast bend coming out of the turbo, and a better flowing flex pipe. Dyno results on an A3 show about a 5% improvement in HP and torque with the pipe change alone. You will also see significantly less smoke with this downpipe.
The pictured pipe includes a catalytic converter. Catalytic converters can be added below. The delivered pipe will be long enough to attach to the stock exhaust while eliminating the catalytic converter.
The customer is solely responsible for compliance with local emissions regulations regarding catalytic converters.
We currently are making the A3 pipe without the front mount bracket as customers were having difficulty fitting them with the bracket in place. If you want a bracket on your A3 pipe let us know and we'll make one with a bracket. The B4 stock pipe does not have a bracket.
The pipe does not include ports for the 5th injector or sensor on '96 B4s, as the bung for that sensor is no longer available. If you use this pipe you should delete your 5th injector.
Includes downpipe gasket and four copper pinch nuts.
This item will incur a $20 oversize fee on orders under $500.
This is a special order item: Ships in 1-2 weeks.