I just got the apr intake and going for tune at the end of the month. Want to go stage 2 tune after I get downpipe. But are there any 3" cat back kits for beetles that mate up with the apr downpipe? Or should I just wait and get the spm turbo back ?
Thanks billymade. I had seen the bull x but for the price I might as well just get the Steve petty turbo back. Which looks like what I'm going to go with. Just wanted to see if maybe there were any other options that I had not seen yet.
You might contact 42 Draft Designs; they make everything in house, on site and maybe they can custom configure a exhaust to your personal needs/specs. For example; on the Mark VI GTI exhaust system; they charge just $30 extra; to go from 2.5" to 3.0" exhaust piping.
The Steve Petty turbo back systems; seem very popular on VWVOTEX. They seemed to be one of the first companies; to come out with a system, when the "new" 2012+ Beetle came out but it also looks like a very nice, well made system. Are you wanting 3" vs 2.5"; for the sound or performance concerns, what kind of horsepower do you see your car going to?
Here is a cool video; a little section, you can hear the exhaust... sounds pretty good to me! Sounds quieter; than most out there.
I've posted pics of GSR upgrades to Stage 2 pics here. Great power and torque, but probably will never see a Stage 3. I own 2012 Gen 1 and GSR Gen 3. Engines different, and a lot of things for 2012 but very few for 2014.
I have a gen 1 2012 beetle. APR makes a stage 3 and it just seems so much better than the k04 which is still good but I am just liking the their stage 3 kit better. That will probably be at least a year down the road still have other stuff to get. Ordering the exhaust on the 1st. Then stage 2 tune as soon as it arrives. Then work on mods like new intercooler and internals to support more power.