I know, it sucks. The tails on the wagens leave a lot to be desired. TBH, I don't really care for the euro tails I posted from eBay either. I'd be willing to pay some decent money for a nice LED tail light housing for my wagen.
The eco/straight kit is not much louder than stock, the turbo is more noticieble but that's about it. I can confirm there's no drone with the straight pipe and factory muffler. Smell is minimal without the cat. I drive 6-700 miles a week for work.
Where in IL are you? Happy to take a look for you or swap some wheels around if don't have the means. I'm in Arlington Heights. F Midas lol. I'd be asking for my $$$ back if they gave me a BS line about water in the tires. I'm betting you have some snow/ice packed in the barrels of the...
Ordered it and sent it back. Build quality was top not but I was not able to shim it to the same spec as the stock slave. Apparently the gasser slaves are different. Ended up installing the all metal Sachs unit along with the aluminum bleeder block and braided hose from USP Motorsports.