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Old 10-11-2019, 02:59 PM   #1
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Aftermarket exhaust header: Do i need a tune?

I have a 2010 mk6 gti and Was planning on getting a short piped aftermarket exhaust header. Would i need a tune or would the ecu automatically adapt. If i need the tune what would anyone recommend.


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Old 10-11-2019, 03:00 PM   #2
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You do you realize your car has a turbo right lol?
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:05 PM   #3
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You do you realize your car has a turbo right lol?


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Old 10-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #4
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These cars donít have headers buddy


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Old 10-11-2019, 03:16 PM   #5
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It's a downpipe and you should get it tuned if you put one on. You can get away without a tune, and you can eliminate the code with an o2 spacer, but your air/fuel will still be off a little bit and that's why you should get tuned.

If you have a manual you'll need a new clutch because eventually the tune will cause it to slip.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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did you mean a performance intake manifold for better breathing or were you looking for larger exhaust piping system? If exhaust then for sure a larger down pipe would benefit from a tune like @sterkrazzy said like APR or COBB or Stratified or Unitronic is flashed to your ECU. THEN>>>>> new clutch, tires, suspension, CAI, smiles, tickets, smiles, bushings, smiles oh... and for sure no $ in bank account if you're doing it right
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