MAP Catted Downpipe | 2015-2021 VW Golf TSI/GTI Mk7 / Mk7.5 (VWMK7-DP)
MK7 Catted Downpipe by MAPerformance – MK7/MK7.5 GTI
If you're looking to increase horsepower and torque after installing a new engine or turbo on your MK7 GTI, then you should upgrade your exhaust flow system (or stock downpipe) with a high-flow MK7 catted downpipe. A direct factory replacement from MAPerformance will do the trick! We have a variety of performance downpipe options, and we€™re proud to offer this MK7 GTI downpipe Get more power through the entire power v-band system without sacrificing any of the vehicle's drivability.
This direct replacement catted version helps eliminate some of the harmful emissions so you don't have to worry about legalities or excessive pollution (check your local and state laws to be sure)Just full-on power and performance. You'll be able to enjoy that added power at any RPM on your aftermarket MK7 downpipe, and it's just waiting for you to install in your Mk7 GTI.
Disclaimer: Sound level and emissions laws vary based on location. Please consult your local authorities for additional information.
- CNC machined 304 stainless turbo discharge flange€“Machined turbo flange
- 3" stainless steel inner liner exhaust flex to handle higher heat for turbocharged applications from the rest of the exhaust system
- Free-flowing exhaust outlet
- 3" one-piece mandrel bent 304 stainless steel tubing for a superior connection type
- V-band exhaust connections for easy install
Please Note: This downpipe fits left-hand drive vehicles ONLY.
- 2015-2021 Volkswagen Golf TSI (Mk7 / Mk7.5)
- 2015-2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk7 / Mk7.5)
What's in the box?
- 1 2-Piece Downpipe
- 1 V-Band Clamp
- MAP Limited Lifetime Warranty
The CEL free downpipe is a must for me. The resonator is also recommended for a less trumpet-y sound. Overall MAP looks solid and well made. It was incredibly easy to install, and had minimal issues connecting to my MBRP catback. I wasn't able get my tune & accessport in the mail just yet. I'll probably also add a small vibrant resonator in the mid-pipe to take care of some minimal drone.
I purchased the MAPerformance catted downpipe (not the Gesi catted option) with a resonated midpipe. Install was easier than I expected, removing the old DP is what took most of the time during the entire install. Sound is exactly as advertised in the many videos out there showcasing this DP. In my application (for now) I am piped into my stock catback and this DP greatly deepened the exhaust note and allows for some mild DSG “farts”. Overall I am very happy with this product especially considering the price. I will note, I took the gamble as I couldn’t find definitive feedback one way or another. The MAPerformance catted DP (not the EPA certified Cat) DID give me a CEL, but I had a good hunch it would.
I installed this by myself in my garage on jack stands, hardest part was getting the stock DP out. Installing the MAPerformance DP was much easier. Great fitment and no issues with exhaust leak. The two piece with V-band provided was perfect. This is my daily and was worried about my commute being too loud/smell. I went with a catted and non resonated DP, I have stock exhaust. This setup is perfect for daily driving, no drone or loudness unless you are above 3k-ish. I have a 2021 SE GTI tuned by EQT. No CEL as I left secondary O2 spacer unconnected by the fire wall. Driven on for about 500 miles and no issues. Love my decision to get with MAPerformance so far.
Got the MAP Downpipe with the GESI Cat and have to say upon opening the box I could see it was definitely well made. Also the Gen II GESI cat (#50230) ensures you won't get a CEL (even on 2017 and up cars) which is important especially if you live in an area where you need to pass inspection. The hardest part of installation was getting the OE downpipe out. Those two 13mm bolts that attach it to the engine are a PITA to access and were hard to get off due to corrosion. Once it was out the new downpipe went in easily and fit like a glove. After driving it for about a week I checked with my Cobb Accessport to see if all of my emissions monitors had set and they had. Glad to see the GESI version lives up to its claims of being CEL free. No need to mess around with spacers anymore and hope that you will find one that will get rid of the CEL, which is a lot easier said than done, especially on these cars.