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  • It's Here: The 034Motorsport Performance MQB Downpipe

    MQB 8V Audi A3/S3 & MkVII Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R Performance Downpipe

    034Motorsport is proud to unveil the all-new Cast Stainless Steel Performance Downpipe for 8V Audi A3/S3 & MkVII Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R models equipped with EA888 Gen 3 1.8T/2.0T engines! Offering increased horsepower and torque throughout the powerband, reduced turbocharger lag, and an enhanced exhaust note, this is the ultimate downpipe solution for the discerning Audi/Volkswagen enthusiast.

    Optimized for increased flow and maximum performance, the MQB 1.8T/2.0T Cast Stainless Steel Performance Downpipe features organic geometry and a massive 101.6mm diameter Euro 3 racing catalytic converter in the factory location. This complete downpipe solution includes an integrated v-band flange at the turbine outlet, integrated oxygen sensor bung after the catalyst, OEM-style corrugated flex bellow, and factory-location exhaust hanger. The MQB 1.8T/2.0T Cast Stainless Steel Performance Downpipe is constructed from 304 stainless steel and TIG-welded for maximum durability and corrosion resistance.

    MQB Cast Stainless Steel Performance Downpipe Cutaway

    034Motorsport's MQB 1.8T/2.0T Cast Stainless Steel Downpipe was developed entirely in-house on 034Motorsport's Development MkVII Volkswagen GTI & 8V Audi S3 utilizing the latest in 3D Scanning Technology, CAD Software, and Rapid Prototyping Techniques. Final production units were then tested extensively on multiple enthusiast-owned 8V Audi A3/S3 & MkVII Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R vehicles before release.

    Cast Downpipe Features

    • Increased Horsepower & Torque Throughout the Powerband (+ 19-26 HP / + 44-47 TQ)
    • Quicker Turbocharger Spool & Faster Transient Response (150-300 RPM Quicker Spool)
    • Enhanced Exhaust Note & Turbocharger Sounds
    • Direct, Bolt-In Upgrade for Both AWD & FWD Vehicles
    • Engineered In-House by 034Motorsport's Engineering Team
    • Factory-Location 101.6mm Euro 3 Racing Catalytic Converter
    • OEM-Style Corrugated Flex Bellow & Integrated Exhaust Hanger
    • 304 Stainless Steel Construction with Integrated V-Band Flange & O2 Sensor Bung
    • TIG Welded & Backpurged with Sand-Blasted Titanium Finish

    What's Included

    • 034Motorsport Cast Stainless Steel Performance Downpipe
    • Integrated Euro 3 Racing Catalytic Converter
    • 304 Stainless Steel MQB AWD Midpipe
    • 304 Stainless Steel MQB FWD Midpipe
    • 76mm to 65mm Transition for Factory Exhaust System
    • 76mm Exhaust Clamps (2)
    • Installation Guide

    Supported Vehicles

    • 2015 - Present Audi A3/S3 (8V - MQB)
      • 1.8T & 2.0T Gen 3
    • 2015 - Present Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R (MkVII - MQB)
      • 1.8T & 2.0T Gen 3

    034Motorsport MQB 1.8T/2.0T Downpipe Performance Comparisons

    These Performance Comparisons were performed using in-house vehicles with 034Motorsport Performance ECU Software (91 Octane).

    IS20 vs. IS38 - IS20 Performance Comparisons are applicable to 8V Audi A3 2.0T and MkVII Volkswagen GTI 2.0T models equipped with the factory IS20 Turbocharger. IS38 Performance Comparisons are applicable to Audi S3 and MkVII Volkswagen Golf R models equipped with the factory IS38 Turbocharger.

    IS20 Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 - 91 Octane

    IS20 Power Gains - 91 Octane

    IS20 Stage 1 (91) IS20 Stage 2 (91) w/ Downpipe Gains vs. Stage 1
    Peak Horsepower 294 HP 302 HP 19 HP @ 2,200 RPM
    Peak Torque 334 FT-LBS 341 FT-LBS 44 FT-LBS @ 2,200 RPM

    IS38 Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 - 91 Octane

    IS38 Power Gains - 91 Octane

    IS38 Stage 1 (91) IS38 Stage 2 (91) w/ Downpipe Gains vs. Stage 1
    Peak Horsepower 294 HP 302 HP 26 HP @ 6,400 RPM
    Peak Torque 366 FT-LBS 382 FT-LBS 47 FT-LBS @ 2,600 RPM


  • Let It Breathe: The B9 Audi 2.0 TFSI High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose

    B9 Audi A4/A5 & Allroad 2.0 TFSI High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose

    034Motorsport is proud to offer our High Flow Silicone Turbo Inlet Hose for the B9 Audi A4/A5 & Allroad 2.0 TFSI!

    This upgraded air intake hose is designed to replace the restrictive corrugated factory unit, and features a larger cross-sectional area with smooth internal walls for higher flow and increased performance.

    This durable, high quality silicone hose was modeled directly off of the factory part to ensure perfect fit and finish, and extensively tested on the 034Motorsport B9 Audi A4 Performance Development Vehicle. In addition to cloth reinforcement, this hose features stainless steel wire reinforcement to prevent collapse under vacuum.


    • Wire-Reinforced Multi-Ply Silicone Construction
    • Maintains Large Inside Diameter and Smooth Inside Surface for Increased Flow
    • Eliminates Restrictive Factory Corrugated Design for Improved Performance
    • Direct Drop-In Replacement of Factory Hose


    • 06L 129 629


    • 2017 - Present Audi A4 2.0 TFSI (B9)
    • 2018 - Present Audi A5 2.0 TFSI (B9)
    • 2017 - Present Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI (B9)
  • Don's Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI

    Tuned Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI

    Don is no stranger to Audi's B8/B8.5 coupe, having owned a 2012 A5, a 2016 A5 Sport Edition, and now the 2015 S5 you see before you. Coming from American-built V8 cars initially, Don knew he wanted to change it up, but wasn't sure which direction he would go for his next car. He entertained the idea of a Cadillac ATS or CTS, but stopped by the Audi dealership one day to see what they might have in store for him. Almost instantly, Don was hooked on the sharp, eye-catching lines of the Audi coupe, industry-leading interior layout and build quality. All of this fitted atop Audi's trusty Quattro drivetrain made Don a believer.

    Dual Pulley Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5

    The A5 variants came and went, but all along Don lusted after a B8.5 S5. He'd maintain the same sharp, coupe lines he loved, and gain the added punch of a supercharged V6 to help propel him down the road. Sounds pretty good, right? In fact, Don only kept his 2016 A5 for three months, asking himself repeatedly why he hadn't just gone straight for the S5. Finally, he jumped at the opportunity to get his dream car when he noticed his local dealer had acquired one with all the right options. Don called the dealer, told them he'd be in the very next day, and drove away in the S5 he'd been craving all along!

    Tuned B8.5 Audi S5 3.0T

    With the S5 now in his possession, Don planned to modify it in a mild manner with nothing too crazy or over the top. He started with a set of lowering springs and an X-Brace, but quickly swapped out the springs for a full set of Koni coilovers only two weeks later. While attending Pacific Waterland, a large Audi/Volkswagen car show in the Northwest, Don found himself fixated on the cars running the dragstrip. It was at that point, he promised himself he was going to run his car down the track the following year. Ever since that day, Don has modified his car for the sole purpose of making more power and going faster.

    Dual Pulley Tuned B8.5 Audi S5 in Monsoon Gray

    Don now takes his B8.5 to the drags almost every weekend to test himself and his car, seeking to improve his time even if only by 1/10th of a second. In the search for more power, he has upgraded his supercharger pulley to a smaller, underdriven unit effectively spinning the supercharger faster than possible from the factory. Coupled with the underdrive supercharger pulley, Don has also installed an overdrive crank pulley, amplifying the speeds at which the motor spins the belt for the supercharger. This dual pulley configuration is still fairly new to the B8/B8.5 platform, however it is increasing in popularity as more people realize the performance potential an upgraded dual-pulley setup offers.

    Dual Pulley Tuned Supercharged B8.5 Audi S5

    The magic to the dual-pulley configuration comes down to the tuning, however. Don was unhappy with his previous tuner, so he reached out to 034Motorsport in search of a smoother-running, crisper shifting, and overall more powerful car. He is now running a 034Motorsport Stage 2+ ECU file with optimized fueling and timing maps calibrated for an upgraded dual pulley configuration. In addition to the broader powerband and greater peak horsepower from 034Motorsport's Performance ECU Software, improved throttle mapping allows Don to comfortably drive his S5 every day with precise throttle modulation and improved response in both Comfort and Dynamic modes.

    Lowered B8.5 Audi S5 on HRE FF01 FlowForm Wheels

    To keep the DL501 S-Tronic transmission in check and prevent slippage from the added power, a proprietary High-Rev TCU file from 034Motorsport was flashed to Don's car. This allows for optimized shift points, increased shift speed, and a user-selectable launch control with different RPM settings. All of this means Don can focus on his driving at the track, and let the 034Motorsport Performance ECU & TCU Software squeeze the optimal performance from his upgraded dual-pulley configuration.

    Tuned B8.5 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI in Monsoon Gray

    While he is content with the state of his car currently, Don knows that he will never be "done" with his car. Aesthetic modifications may be on the horizon, but he wants to keep in line with the clean and understated exterior appearance of his Monsoon Grey S5. Beyond that, Don just plans to continue driving his car everyday and enjoying it on the track as much as possible. Needless to say, it sounds like he has achieved his goal of racing his car down the dragstrip and even surprising a number of participants with the speed of his dual-pulley tuned B8.5 Audi S5.

    Featured Products | Don's Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI


    HRE FlowForm FF01 Wheels on Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5 Lowered Monsoon Gray B8.5 Audi S5 on HRE FF01 FlowForm Wheels Tuned B8.5 Audi S5 on HRE FF01 FlowForm Wheels

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