GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Regional Forums > California

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2019, 02:59 AM   #1
st282
Newbie
 
Drives: MK5 / MK6
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Brunei
Posts: 3
Power lost after installing 3” piping

After installing a 3” pipes straight through, I’ve noticed a significant loss of power at low end, the powerband is at high rpms at all gears.
Can anyone advise if this is normal with 3”?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
st282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 09:36 AM   #2
GolNat
Oval Newbie
 
Drives: 2013 Base 6 MT
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: DE
Posts: 121
You are 3” from the turbo back? Are you flashed for stage 2?

The power band does move to higher rpm when a downpipe is installed.
__________________
13 GTI Base Coupe 6MT//Unitronic Stage 1+//GFB DV+//O.Z. Superturismo LM //Boost Gauge//Resonator Delete//Dog Bone Insert
GolNat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 10:04 AM   #3
torga
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
torga's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 GTI - 6MT - 2dr
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 680
What GolNat said - a 3" TBE without a tune will run like a pig in the lower RPMs. In fact, there are still plenty of people that think 2.5" is perfect for this car.
__________________
Build Thread; Slowly But Surely
torga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 07:41 PM   #4
focusfuri75
Oval Champion
 
Drives: 2010 GTI
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indio
Posts: 150
What torga said ^^^
focusfuri75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 01:13 PM   #5
sniper27
Formula 5000 Champion
 
sniper27's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 GTI DE
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,499
2.5" is the perfect balance IMO. 3" will get you more power on the higher rpm, but if you spend most of your time in around town or traffic like me, then 3" will be a slouch. I've had both and currently have 2.5" because I don't live my life on the tracks.
sniper27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2019, 01:11 AM   #6
st282
Newbie
 
Drives: MK5 / MK6
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Brunei
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniper27 View Post
2.5" is the perfect balance IMO. 3" will get you more power on the higher rpm, but if you spend most of your time in around town or traffic like me, then 3" will be a slouch. I've had both and currently have 2.5" because I don't live my life on the tracks.


Yea man ur correct. I’ve changed my setup to 3” dp to 2.5” and gained my low end power back. It was too free flowing for a stock tune.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
st282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2019, 01:14 AM   #7
st282
Newbie
 
Drives: MK5 / MK6
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Brunei
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by torga View Post
What GolNat said - a 3" TBE without a tune will run like a pig in the lower RPMs. In fact, there are still plenty of people that think 2.5" is perfect for this car.


Ur right there, i shd have researched that before doing it. I’ve changed my setup to 3” dp to 2.5” tbe and power gain came back. Too much free flow i guess esp on stock tune.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
st282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.