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Old 05-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #43
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CTS Turbo Downpipe review

Interesting.

When people questioned APR exhaust. They at least chimed in.

When someone questioned some welds on Unitronic, they at least chimed in.

When someone complains about a vendor directly in a thread. They usually chime in.

Unless no one is firing off their complaints. Surprised to not see someone from CTS or ModdedEuros and explain themselves or give some kind of response.

I would expect this kind of questionable fitment and finish on an eBay product or no name company.

Sounds like there's a batch that skipped QC. Even if you have a shop install it. They're still working by the hour, on your dime. So you're footing the bill for them to monkey stuff together.


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Old 05-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #44
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Interesting.

When people questioned APR exhaust. They at least chimed in.

When someone questioned some welds on Unitronic, they at least chimed in.

When someone complains about a vendor directly in a thread. They usually chime in.

Unless no one is firing off their complaints. Surprised to not see someone from CTS or ModdedEuros and explain themselves or give some kind of response.

I would expect this kind of questionable fitment and finish on an eBay product or no name company.


Sounds like there's a batch that skipped QC. Even if you have a shop install it. They're still working by the hour, on your dime. So you're footing the bill for them to monkey stuff together.


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I agree with this 100% I'll be contacting CTS directlty tomorrow. As far as modded euros is concerned, this incident makes me question buying from them again
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #45
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I agree with this 100% I'll be contacting CTS directlty tomorrow. As far as modded euros is concerned, this incident makes me question buying from them again

Indeed.

Even if CTS is giving them the cold shoulder. They should at least keep the customer updated. Cause it's always possible CTS is also giving them a bunch of bull and to remain professional, they're keeping quiet versus bashing them.


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Old 05-05-2015, 09:57 PM   #46
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Yeah that is ridiculous. My main concern was that O2 sensor but after some hammering away at the heat shield it clears it just barely. Also the OP bought from modded euros as did I and didn't have the cts logo on the midpipe section either which is strange. I love how it sounds and after a Chicago winter it still looks new at least.
I have a DP I bought nearly 2 years ago and it didn't have the CTS logo. I think it's something they started doing fairly recently, so it might have just been that they had an older one in stock.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:18 PM   #47
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Good to know, thanks for chiming in
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:24 PM   #48
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Good to know, thanks for chiming in
Np, when I bought it I don't remember ever seeing anything about the logo back then. First time I saw it was within maybe the last 6 months or so. I think I'm right at least.

Seems like it was around the time they redesigned their intake.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:29 PM   #49
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Np, when I bought it I don't remember ever seeing anything about the logo back then. First time I saw it was within maybe the last 6 months or so. I think I'm right at least.

Seems like it was around the time they redesigned their intake.
Word, did you have any O2/heat shield clearance issues?
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Nope, no problems.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:05 PM   #51
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I saw this thread when I was looking at getting a Down Pipe. The owner of the shop I deal with has a good working relationship with CTS and strongly recommended them. I told him about the problem that was talked about in this thread, and when it arrived, it was evident that the pipe hangers had been re = re'd. I would assume CTS found out about this issue and fixed there stock on hand. The pipe sounds great with stock mufflers.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:13 PM   #52
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just took advantage of the sale and bought this DP. catless and CBFA. question is how many o2 spacers do i need and were do i place em? theres 3 bungs obv. i am stage1 and will no be going stage2 so i will need spacers to avoid the CEL. thanks
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:47 PM   #53
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I cut the tether off. When I get to the pump, I remove the cap and chuck it into the nearest bush, patch of trees, or some sort of wet lands. I pump gas. Then I spend anywhere from 5 to 165 minutes retrieving the cap. I screw it back on and drive away. I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way.
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Bummer about the fitment issues. I've heard great things about cts. They have their catless downpipe on sale right now and my cat is fried so I was about to order it. Hopefully this isn't a recurring thing with them. Was eventually getting full cts turboback
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:09 PM   #55
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CTS has an outraggeous restocking fee of 35% on returns- basically the profit they take on a sale- won't ever be buying their products again
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:55 AM   #56
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I have been a long time lurker here. I was hesitant about this downpipe but I could not resist the free-shipping and recent sale from the cts site. So after owning the car for 7 years, I am going to stage 2. (Possibly screwed and will a clutch soon, oh well).

Anyways, just posting this for anyone interested at this downpipe and cannot find good information about the fitment. A local VAG specialist shop did the install for me. They had no complaints and everything went smoothly.

I have the catted version, because why not, matted to the stock catback, because I wanted oem+. I was wrong, this thing is loud for me. Sounds stock if you don't modulate the gas pedal aggressively but when gas pedal is around %50, it gets quite loud compared to stock. Bear in mind that, I am almost 40 so.. I think I might pick-up a resonator and get it installed at a muffler shop to tone it down a bit.

Long story short, I did not do the install myself, had no issues/complaints from the mechanic and it is loud (you decide if you like that or not)
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