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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old October 18th, 2018, 19:42   #1
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Default 2015 Golf TDI Muffler

Has anyone found an aftermarket replacement muffler for their Mk VII Golf TDI? The exhaust system is stainless and VW then added an aluminized muffler. After less than 40K miles mine is starting to show the effects of the heat from regeneration and the adblue. I would like to find a replacement that is stainless steel and a strait pipe without a muffler is preferred. It needs to follow the same path as the OEM so there is no interference with a trailer hitch.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 21:13   #2
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Has anyone found an aftermarket replacement muffler for their Mk VII Golf TDI? The exhaust system is stainless and VW then added an aluminized muffler. After less than 40K miles mine is starting to show the effects of the heat from regeneration and the adblue. I would like to find a replacement that is stainless steel and a strait pipe without a muffler is preferred. It needs to follow the same path as the OEM so there is no interference with a trailer hitch.
Rawtek

Scratch that! This is designed to bolt up to the Rawtek Downpipe & Midpipe. It will not bolt up to your stock exhaust! I had no idea.... almost wasted $350 of my own $$$.

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Old October 19th, 2018, 07:09   #3
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That rawtek only fits their pipes not stock. I had my local muffler shop make a pipe to run straight back with twin tips for $120.
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That rawtek only fits their pipes not stock. I had my local muffler shop make a pipe to run straight back with twin tips for $120.
Thanks for the info! Completely missed that.
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Old October 20th, 2018, 05:56   #5
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Disappointing they didn't go stainless all the way back like on the mk6. Especially with urea/ammonia in the exhaust stream. Guess the money for the SCR system had to come from somewhere.
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Old October 20th, 2018, 07:56   #6
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Buzz Ken makes a Catback system for the Golf Hatchback, but not the Sportwagen.
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Old October 20th, 2018, 17:13   #7
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Any muffler shop could make you a muffler delete for cheap.


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Maybe so, but not out of high quality stainless steel...

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Depends on the shop.

For a muffler delete, do you really need the top of the line 304 SS? Or just something that does its job with a nice tip?

You have a buzzken exhaust. Do you think they use top of the line materials?

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We do have a BuzzKen exhaust on our '01 Golf and, yes, North American stainless steel tubing with excellent weld quality and fitment.

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For a muffler delete, do you really need the top of the line 304 SS? Or just something that does its job with a nice tip?

You have a buzzken exhaust. Do you think they use top of the line materials?...
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Itís 409...


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Yes, and 409 is an excellent high temperature grade.

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She's real fine my 409. Giddy up, giddy up 409.
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Yes, and 409 is an excellent high temperature grade.

Itís cheap. Thatís what exhaust shops use unless you pay extra for 304.


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I'm a retired engineer who worked in the electric power generating industry. Type 409 was used in boilers operating at 2,000įF+. What's your point?

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