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Old 02-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #57
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Does anybody know which catback exhaust has the highest price to quality ratio? Looking for a cheap but good quality one, any catbacks on sale right now?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #58
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Does anybody know which catback exhaust has the highest price to quality ratio? Looking for a cheap but good quality one, any catbacks on sale right now?
GHL is good. Scorpion/Forge is good too.
Forge had a thread about it on Vortex and I think the catback was around $600..
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #59
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This should be sticky.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:32 PM   #60
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Got my GHL catback today. I opened up the box and everything was packaged up tighter than Fort Knox! Big thumbs up to GHL for packing this thing up right.
Pics..

IMAG1250 by mk6_gti, on Flickr


IMAG1254 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

since the catback is a full 3 inch with no reducer, and my RAI downpipe won't be in for a while, I figured I'll install it this weekend. I decided I'd go out and get a reducer made. 3" OD to 2.5"OD from Muffler Man for $8. Not too bad.


IMAG1249 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

When my catback came in, I went to see how the reducer fit into the GHL catback. Perfection. Cant wait to put it on. I'll have a before/after posted as soon as it's up.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #61
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Vid of my APR TBE Revving:
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:50 AM   #62
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here's a video I shot of my stock exhaust.. soon to be with ghl catback. Then after that with RAI downpipe..

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:54 AM   #63
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Fender, I tried adding your video as well as mine to the original list but it keeps coming up as "Database Error." I know the guys from golfmk6 are performing updates to the website so I'll try this again in another day or so and see if I can get it to work!
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:08 AM   #64
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I've just had the APR RSC fitted and I really love it. The fact that it has zero drone makes it sound and feel more refined during light throttle and cruising. When you open it up it has a lovely growl and awesome DSG farts!!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #65
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Fender, I tried adding your video as well as mine to the original list but it keeps coming up as "Database Error." I know the guys from golfmk6 are performing updates to the website so I'll try this again in another day or so and see if I can get it to work!
Weird. Here is the full URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDCuoeuSBQw

I also have a comparison video of stock and APR. I'm going to post soon.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #66
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Here is the video comparing the exhausts:

full link: http://youtu.be/hOIche0ivhE
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #67
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WOOOOT! I fitted a GHL catback to my 2010 GTI today. The catback, unlike many of the other aftermarket catbacks is a 3 inch STRAIGHT through piece. That means that there is no reducer for stock downpipe (like Magnaflow or AWE). I solved this problem by going to a local muffler shop (Muffler Man) and they made me a 3'' to 2.25'' pipe reducer.

There will be some cutting/fitting/expanding of the reducer to make it fit perfectly and have the exhaust line up with the hangers, but I think it's worth it because of the sound the GHL produces.

Absolutely no drone at all. Only loudness is when there is a cold start, but that only lasts for 30 seconds or so. Should hold me over until my downpipe comes in.

It took longer than expected because of the reducer. I had a 3 inch to 2.5 inch adapter made but it wouldn't work so I had to go back to Muffler Man and have them make another one. It was only 7 bucks though. Had it not been for the reducer problems, I could have had the stock catback out and this one in in about an hour or so.

Word(s) of advice.
-Hangers Suck. Ballz. Big time.
-Make sure you have lots of penetrating oil ( )
-Have some of your friends over when installing it. It makes for a much better time.

Enough with the BS.. here's some real evidence.

Watch it in HD. It gives better sound!



And some pics..
Stock Catback

IMG_4459 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

GHL Catback

IMG_4460 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

Tips comparison. Hard to tell but GHL is much larger.

IMG_4461 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

All buttoned up.

Lightbox_1329624949573 by mk6_gti, on Flickr

GHL
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #68
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^^^

Sounds awesome =D

cant wait to hear vids when you get the dp as well!!

thanks for the vids!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #69
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WOOOOT! I fitted a GHL catback to my 2010 GTI today.
Sounds awesome!
I thought about GHL for a while, but I thought its design would cause drone. That's awesome to hear that it doesn't. Have fun man!
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Sounds awesome =D

cant wait to hear vids when you get the dp as well!!

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Sounds awesome!
I thought about GHL for a while, but I thought its design would cause drone. That's awesome to hear that it doesn't. Have fun man!
Thanks guys! Yeah I was really surprised that there was no drone, but we'll find out when I put the downpipe on. On the freeway it's virtually silent which was awesome! I had a few friends in the car yesterday and my friend in the back said it was only loud during cold start, but after that it was pretty quiet..
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