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APR Exhaust - Catback System - MK7 Jetta GLI

The APR Catback Exhaust System personalizes your vehicle's looks, sound and performance. Beautifully hand-crafted T304-stainless-steel components adorn the system with stunning TIG-welding throughout. Our straight-through brushed-finished mufflers smooth the exhaust note to a deep growl, without adding restrictions or rasp.

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This part is legal for sale or use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles, and Racing Use Only Vehicles because it does not affect vehicle emissions and is not covered by emissions regulations.

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The APR Catback Exhaust System personalizes your vehicle's looks, sound and performance. Beautifully hand-crafted T304-stainless-steel components adorn the system with stunning TIG-welding throughout. Our straight-through brushed-finished mufflers smooth the exhaust note to a deep growl, without adding restrictions or rasp. Our center Helmholtz resonator cuts through drone so you only hear the sounds that are pleasing to the ear. Strong high-quality bracketry and OEM-style clamps hold the system steadily in place, making the install or removal a snap, and fitment simple, yet precise. A cast 3" to dual 2.5" rear splitter creates an ultra-smooth transition, steadily feeding exhaust gasses out of the system, while looking tidy from under the rear bumper. Finally, removable 4" polished slash-cut exhaust tips finish the system, adding a classy motorsport-inspired touch to the rear of the vehicle.

Features:

  • T304 stainless-steel construction
  • Argon back-purged TIG welding throughout
  • Single 3” to dual 2.5” mandrel-bent brushed tubing
  • Ultra-smooth cast 3” to dual 2.5” splitter
  • Brushed-finished sound absorption mufflers
  • Brushed-finished drone reducing Helmholtz resonator
  • Rugged and precise mounting brackets
  • OEM style slip calms and Torca AccuSeal T304 tip clamps
  • Plug and play design
  • Low-profile design, suitable for lowered vehicles
  • Larger diameter piping compared to stock
  • Larger diameter tips compared to stock
  • In-house design with world-class manufacturing and quality control
  • Easy to install
BendingMandrel
BracketsPrecise
Brand APR
Clamp StyleSlip Clamp
Emission Code5
Exit Tube Diameter (in)2.5
MaterialT304 Stainless Steel
Muffler FinishBrushed
Muffler StyleSound Absorption, Helmholtz
Product TypeExhaust Catback System
SplitterCast
Tip Count2
Tip Diameter (in)4
Tip StyleSingle Wall
Tips RemovableYes
Tube ConnectionButt Joint
Tube Diameter (in)3, 2.5
Tube FinishBrushed
WeldingTIG
UPC810009933472
Part NumberCBK0040
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This part is legal for sale or use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles, and Racing Use Only Vehicles because it does not affect vehicle emissions and is not covered by emissions regulations.

Overview:

Our exhaust system uses larger piping compared to the factory exhaust system. We use 3" OD piping, which then splits to a dual 2.5" design. The factory system uses 2.5” piping, which reduces to 2” before splitting, greatly diminishing the overall diameter of the system. Finally, our system’s 4" exhaust tips dwarf the factory 3" tips, giving the rear of the vehicle a sportier look.


Mufflers:

The mufflers are responsible for tuning the exhaust note and do so without adding unnecessary restrictions to the system. Each unit features a straight-through perforated tube that’s tightly wrapped with stainless steel and fiberglass material. The mufflers have a beautiful brushed finish, and are tucked high in the exhaust tunnel, making them perfect for lowered vehicles.


Helmholtz Resonator:

The front resonator is responsible for eliminating unwanted sound frequencies from the cabin. This is done without introducing added restrictions to the system. Using Helmholtz technology, sound waves bounce through the chamber and back into the exhaust stream, eliminating the undesirable frequencies to make the exhaust note more pleasing. During cruise the system remains calm.


Axle Back Components:

We cast the axle-back splitter to maximize the system’s performance by keeping exhaust velocity high and back pressure low. This is accomplished by gradually splitting the system from a single 3” pipe to dual 2.5” pipes. The organically shaped casting allows us to make this transition gradually as to not disturb the flow of gasses. Furthermore, as this component is visible from the rear of the vehicle, we made sure form matched function with a beautiful surface finish, TIG welding, unique bracketry and brushed, mandrel bent tubing.


Brackets:

Our brackets ensure a strong and precise fit, every time. With our design, you’ll never need to worry about the brackets sagging and losing their shape over time, or the post slipping out of the hangers. The brackets are rigid, exact in their position, fit snugly in place and are made to stand the test of time.


Tubing and Welds:

We use T304 stainless steel tubing throughout. We brush and de-burr all pipes, use mandrel bending techniques to ensure the pipes keep a constant diameter throughout, and use argon-back purged TIG welding for a strong and attractive weld.


Tips:

Our polished slash-cut 4” exhaust tips upgrade the rear of the vehicle dramatically. The motorsport-inspired tips tuck nicely into the factory valance, gently following the valance’s curves and demanding all the right attention in all the right places. We laser etch a small and discreet APR logo onto the top of each tip, and we use T304 stainless Torca AccuSeal clamps that bolt on with ease with hardware that rotates out of sight. Lastly, since the tips are removable, you can upgrade to any one of our optional tip designs at any time.


Clamps:

Our system uses OEM-style low-profile slip clamps and T304 stainless-steel Torca AccuSeal clamps for the exhaust tips. Our clamp selection allows the system to sit high in the exhaust tunnel, as is favored by lowered vehicles, with ultimate compatibility no matter what midpipe you may have. The clamps make for easy swapping of the exhaust tips, and slide out of the way to make adding or components. Each connection point is strategically placed to ensure the system has minimal opportunity to rotate during install or during years of heavy driving. Finally, because there are no flanges or swedges on the pipe, fitting the system to the factory midpipe or others is a breeze. There’s no cutting, welding, or glaring compatibility issues, and there are no gaskets to replace.


Compatibility:

We’ve designed our system to be 100% bolt-on. There’s no cutting, welding, or finagling to get the system to fit. It simply bolts on thanks to the included reducer for use with the factory midpipe. Use our optional link pipe for use with a 3" midpipe.

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  • T304 stainless-steel construction
  • Argon back-purged TIG welding throughout
  • Single 3” to dual 2.5” mandrel-bent brushed tubing
  • Ultra-smooth cast 3” to dual 2.5” splitter
  • Brushed-finished sound absorption mufflers
  • Brushed-finished drone reducing Helmholtz resonator
  • Rugged and precise mounting brackets
  • OEM style slip calms and Torca AccuSeal T304 tip clamps
  • Plug and play design
  • Low-profile design, suitable for lowered vehicles
  • Larger diameter piping compared to stock
  • Larger diameter tips compared to stock
  • In-house design with world-class manufacturing and quality control
  • Easy to install
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