Oh I realize that.... but once my dieselgate warranty expires, I plan on deleting DPF\DEF\EGR and opening up the exhaust for reliability purposes and to lower EGTs.... I'm expecting some FE gains as well and it would simply be extra incentive\motivation to know that there's a potential 10-15% FE gain to be had.There is no way the cost of the extra hardware + tune is offset by extra fuel efficiency.
Anyone that has ever worked with custom charge pipes or exhaust can easily come up with a solution.Both manufacturers only produce pipes for different engine codes, they don't both make pipes that will fit every year Touareg. It's one or the other
Plus $1875 USD for this...I paid 930$ USD all in for both parts in November 2020.
Now I just looked at the price, 878$ USD for the DPF and 768$ USD for the downpipe (1646$ USD!!) outch
I'm not gonna say anything... I'll just leave this here (with you being lowered and cops being clueless, no one would ever know visually)The only problem I see with the aftermarket mufflers is the extra attention from cops. I am trying as much as possible to keep an OEM+ look; although I would LOVE a full 3in line and replace the suitcase with other mufflers.