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Build-Your-Own VW MK5/MK6 OE-Fit Exhaust Cutout Kit

Increase HP/TQ and activate a full race exhaust with the flip of a switch, with our ECS Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout
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3659044
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020923ECS03
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Build-Your-Own VW MK5/MK6 OE-Fit Exhaust Cutout Kit

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63.5mm / 2.5" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 63.5mm / 2.5" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
Fits most aftermarket 2.5" downpipes
3171067 020923ECS02A
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60mm / 2.362" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 60mm / 2.362" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
Fits stock exhaust systems only
3171072 020923ECS03A
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173.36
Remote Key Fob Switch Set & Exhaust Valve Installation Kit (Single Valve)
Open and close your exhaust valve with this universal key fob switch set & transmitter. Includes vacuum solenoid, vacuum hose, check valve and wiring harness for universal installation.
Stealth button activation; keep on your keychain or cabin or program to your Homelink controls.
2903334 591209-03
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Rocker Switch & Exhaust Valve Installation Kit (Single Valve)
Open and close your exhaust valve with this universal rocker switch. Includes vacuum solenoid, vacuum hose, check valve and wiring harness for universal installation.
Universal fitment. Modifcations required for permanent mounting.
3171063 591208C
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Schwaben Exhaust Pipe Cutter
Cut exhaust pipes with ease in tight areas with this professional grade exhaust pipe cutter
3106581 019238SCH01A
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44.95
2.0T Billet Boost Tap Assembly
For FSI or Gen1 TSI engines only
2718328 003621ECS01A
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56.66
Modular Boost Tap & PCV Bypass System - Full Kit
For FSI or Gen1 TSI engines only
2628556 MS100030
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53.99
TSI No-Buzz Boost Tap Kit
For FSI or Gen1 TSI engines only
2576008 CON023
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ECS Throttle Body Boost Tap Kit
For Gen3 TSI engines only
2984817 005942ECS01
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ECS Manifold Port Boost Tap Kit
For Gen3 TSI engines only
2986667 013576ECS01
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MK6 Jetta Button Blank Convesion Kit - For Use With DoubleAPEX Switch (Without Traction Control Button)
Convert your card holder-equipped MK6 Jetta to Button Blanks
3662122 1K0959623CKT
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65.12
MK6 Jetta Button Blank Convesion Kit - For Use With DoubleAPEX Switch (WITH Traction Control Button)
Convert your card holder-equipped MK6 Jetta to Button Blanks
3662123 1K0959623CKT2
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Product Details

If you've been shopping for a freer-flowing, louder exhaust system to enhance power and sound but are concerned about all the drawbacks, the ECS Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout is the perfect solution to have it all! 

Keep your original, peaceful exhaust system for comfortable, daily driving, then press the switch "of your choice" for a FULL RACE exhaust system to increase horsepower, torque and sound! Experience the fun of driving with our exhaust cutout from the moment you hit the switch! You'll have head's turning every time you open the valve. 

Designed and engineered by our in-house Engineering Team, we spec'd out a unique vacuum-actuated exhaust valve for it's integrity and durable operation. Rather than using an electronic valve, our pneumatic actuator is less prone to failures and other corresponding issues that plague electronic-driven exhaust valves.  

Choose your switch style between our Universal Key Fob Remote Switch (which can also be programmed to your HomeLink buttons, if equipped), Universal Rocker Switch for convenient placement wherever desired, or choose the DoubleAPEX direct fit switch kit for installation in front of your shifter button blank arrangements. 

 

PART DESIGN

  • Exhaust Cutout and the included Exhaust Clamps are T304 Stainless Steel for corrosion resistance 

  • No welding required, can be installed in your driveway using basic tools (grinder w/ cutoff, sawzall or hand-held exhaust pipe cutter along with standard socket/wrench set)

  • Compact design, requires very little space, and exhibits excellent flow characteristics

  • Turn down tip provides a clean appearance, great sound and keeps exhaust soot directed towards the ground

  • Requires only ~8in/Hg of manifold vacuum to open exhaust valve

    • Vacuum actuated, requires post-throttle body intake manifold vacuum source for activation

  • No loss in ground clearance (dependant on install placement)

 

KIT CONTENTS

  • Each Exhaust Cutout Kit includes the following:
    • ECS Tuning Exhaust Cutout (Choose your size)
      • Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout Y-pipe, with actuator and valve 
      • Exhaust Clamps - QTY 2
    • Installation Kit (Choose your activation switch)
      • Vacuum Solenoid (2mm nipple)
      • Brass Tee Fitting (2mm nipple)
      • Vacuum Check Valve (2mm nipple)
      • Silicone Vacuum Hose (2mm ID x 16.5' length)

 

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • By eliminating major restrictions in your exhaust system and allowing your engine to breath with greater ease your engine will develop more power with a wide open exhaust note to go with it!

  • Dyno tested on our ECS Tuning Shop MK6 GTI with an ECS 3.0" Downpipe, stock catback exhaust system and APR Stage 2 software we measured peak increase of +5.63 WTQ and +4.25 WHP. In addition, we measured overall area under the curve increase of +1.81% WTQ and +1.71 WHP. 

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Our R&D Team tested multiple designs on several vehicles to ensure only the highest quality Exhaust Valve is delivered to you. With tens of thousands of combined miles in all driving conditions, including harsh winters with salty environments, we can confidently provide you with a durable, performance solution. 

  • These ECS Cutouts were designed, engineered, tested and quality inspected by our Research and Development team in our Wadsworth, Ohio facility. We strive for the highest level of precision and quality through leading edge product development technology including FARO laser scanning for reverse engineering and quality inspection, SolidWorks 3D CAD modelling and rigorous long term product testing.

 

INSTALLATION AND SUPPORT

  • Be sure to check your local laws and regulations before purchasing this exhaust cutout. This is intended for off-road use only!

  • REQUIREMENT: Post-throttle body intake manifold vacuum source needed to activate exhaust valve. You will need to tap into an external vacuum source or purchase of a boost/vacuum tap, depending on engine configuration. See our ECS Tuning FSI/TSI Boost Tap ES2718328. 

  • With our compact design only 12.5" of straight tubing and approximately 9" of available width is needed for intended installation. Flared ends allow for ease of install and minor mishaps for cut length. Can be installed in your driveway using basic tools like our Schwaben hand-held exhaust pipe cutter - ES3106581.

  • Please measure the outside diameter of the exhaust tubing at the intended installed location. Our cutout slips over the exhaust pipe for a clamp on installation. 

  • **MK6 Jetta NOTE:** If equipped with card holder slot in front of shifter, you must convert to a "button blank" arrangement. 

    • WITHOUT Traction Control Switch: ES3662122

    • WITH Traction Control Switch: ES3662123

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
Volkswagen EOS All 2.0T
Volkswagen Golf V All 2.0T
Volkswagen Golf VI All 2.0T
Volkswagen Jetta V All 2.0T
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sportwagen 2.0T
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 2.0T Gen3 GLI
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0T Gen3 GLI
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan GLI
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