42 Draft Design: Mk5 FSI/TSI 2.5″ & 3″ Turbo-Backs

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Turbocharged horsepower requires serious exhaust. Maximum power starts with a big downpipe and ends with an equally free flowing exhaust system. If serious power gains and exquisite sound is what you’re looking for; consider the search officially over. The 42 Draft Design’s FSI/TSI turbo-back exhaust systems provide instant results: significant horsepower and torque gains, high performance sound, and worry-free fitment.

More than just a pile of pipes, These turbo-back systems are precision fabricated from CNC machined flanges, CNC mandrel bent piping, Magnaflow mufflers, and mirror polished tips. The result of this is a heavy duty exhaust system that fits like it should and outperforms the competition.

The 42 Draft Design’s new turbo-backs are simply a combination of the 3″ downpipes and 2.5″ & 3″ cat-backs. Other than a slight price adjustment for a turbo-back barcode, these systems combine two extensively developed products that can be installed separately or together and changed at any time. 42 Draft Design over-use the word modular, but it honestly describes their design philosophy. Every component in these systems has been rigorously tested, exists individually, and can be serviced, replaced, or upgraded at any time during the life of the system.

Installation is simple, adjustable, and reliable. Precise design and fabrication routes piping clear of heatshields. Adjustable flanges allow further adjustment if necessary, sealed by double layer graphite gaskets and locking hardware.

Power gains cannot be definitively stated for this system. Every single installation is different. Power gains related to this system depend entirely on what’s in front of it. FSI/TSI engines with complimenting mods and a 3″ downpipe will see typical 3″ turbo-back gains. An FSI with a GT30 turbo and a 3″ downpipe is going to see maximum power at whatever boost level their motor can support.

Pricing starts at $860 and varies with available options. GTI systems are ready to ship! Jetta systems are in development awaiting a batch of CNC mandrel bends.

Construction Highlights

  • CNC mandrel bent 14 gauge aluminized steel tubing
  • CNC machined 1018 cold roll steel flanges
  • Professional TIG welded construction throughout
  • Magnaflow 409 stainless steel resonator & muffler
  • 409 stainless steel 200 cell metal catalytic converter
  • Stainless steel braided flex section
  • 304 stainless steel polished tips
  • Double layer graphite gaskets
  • Grade 5 locking hardware
  • CNC machined hanger assembly cad/zinc plated

Fitment Details

  • Fits 2006-2009 VW Mk5 Golf, Jetta, GTI 2.0T
  • Fits both FSI and TSI including CBFA
  • Adjustable flanges allow for precise fitment on every vehicle

About 42 Draft Designs


42 Draft Designs is a manufacturer of aftermarket performance parts for late model VW/Audi vehicles. They design and manufacture a variety of products in the 4000ft² facility located in Millersville, MD. Motivated by the unique, they focus on products designed, prototyped, and manufactured in-house. We can make anything, but we’re not interested in making everything. Their design process allows potential products to be scrutinized with intensity and honesty. Details are emphasized, necessities are challenged, and the finished product stands to redefine. The design efforts are followed by methodical production, service and support for the life of our products.

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