TDI Performance Parts:
As long as the proper Malone Tuning software is installed in conjunction with the DPF delete downpipe and midpipe, you will NOT have a check engine light on for anything related to the exhaust system. If you already have a check engine light, or DPF light on for a problem with your exhaust, this will be cured at the same time. Rest assured that the check engine light will still be 100% functional and in the event that there is a problem with something unrelated to your exhaust in the future, the light will come on to notify you.
Power and torque are increased substantially. Volkswagen rates stock power for the North American 2.0L CR TDI engine at 140HP and 240Lbs-ft. With a Rawtek DPF delete exhaust system and Malone stage 2 tune, we have seen 185WHP and over 340WTQ or approximately *210HP and 386TQ at the engine. That is an increase of 70HP and 146TQ beyond stock ratings ... RELIABLY! *calculated using a standard 15% drivetrain loss.
Yes! Detailed parts installation guides are available for download at the bottom of the product pages and on the Instructions & Guides page. Basic mechanical skills and some specialized tools are required so if you are not accustomed to working on your car, we recommend that you take the installation to a reputable shop. Most Malone tuning dealers are well qualified to perform the installation.
Yes! In order for the vehicle to run properly without any check engine lights or fault codes, your ECM must have the appropriate tune for the parts installed.
Installation time averages 4 hours but can take longer if you do not have access to a vehicle lift or if your original parts are damaged or rusted.
- List of authorized Malone Tuning Dealers
- ECM removal guides:
- Instructions for shipping your ECM to Rawtek - Please Read!
Tuning Schedule and Turn Around Time:Malone Tuning services are available through Rawtek on the following weekdays:
- Mondays (8am - 4pm EST)
- No Tuning on Tuesdays (if we receive your ECM on Tuesday, it will only be tuned the following day)
- Wednesday (8am - 4pm EST)
- Thursday (8am - 4pm EST)
- Friday (8am - 2pm EST)
- Saturday (Closed - No Tuning)
- Sunday (Closed - No Tuning)
Your DSG transmission must be tuned on the vehicle, meaning we cannot tune it by mail order. There are two ways you can get your DSG transmission tuned:
- Have an authorized Malone Tuning Dealer tune it for you,
- Find a Malone Tuning dealer near you
- Rent a ByteShooter from Malone Tuning and tune the transmission yourself,
- Sign up to rent a ByteShooter DSG tuner from Malone Tuning
- Instructions on tuning your DSG with the Bite Shooter
Malone Tuning is the best VW TDI tuner out there, bar none! We worked closely with Malone during the development of our parts and have been consistently impressed with the power, reliability and customer service.
First of all, the resonator is 100% straight through and causes zero power loss and because of it's unique shape it will not affect ground clearance. Whether or not you need a resonator depends on what type of sound you are looking for. If loud and raw is what you are after then you do not need it. If you want something a little more subtle or you do a lot of long distance driving, then you do need it. We highly recommend the resonator when you have a complete turbo back exhaust, because without it, the car will be quite loud and will tend to drone on the highway. The resonator eliminates drone entirely and brings the overal volume down to a reasonable yet sporty level. You will hear a deep performance note when you are hard on the throttle but it will not be intrusive at idle or cruise. If you plan on keeping the stock rear exhaust with muffler then you can get away with not having the resonator. The stock muffler will quiet down the exhaust enough for most people but the resonator will provide a smoother, more refined tone.
- Budget - Straight Pipe
- Environment - High Flow Cat
- Sound Quality - Resonator
- Environment and Quietness - High Flow Cat and Resonator
Do I need the high flow catalytic converter and why?
Do I need the resonator and why?
The only time your exhaust will drone while cruising on the highway will be if you have a complete exhaust system with no muffler or resonator. This is why we strongly suggest a resonator when buying a complete turbo back exhaust. As long as you have a resonator or you are keeping your stock rear exhaust with muffler, your car will not drone.
Whenever you increase the torque output of the motor, the DSG transmission must be tuned to compensate. If you do not tune the DSG transmission to match the increased torque, you will experience rough shifts that could damage your transmission over time. There is one option that will allow you to delete the DPF without having to tune your DSG. This is called the ECONO tune from Malone Tuning. The ECONO tune will allow your car to run properly without the DPF while maintaining stock power levels. This tune is designed for minimizing fuel consumption and not for maximum power.
Yes! To date we have not heard any incidents of clutches slipping. On our Rawtek MK6 Jetta TDI we have the most aggressive stage 2 tune with our complete DPF delete exhaust and we drive it quite hard. We have never had the clutch slip... ever!
- Clogged or failed DPF
- Burnt out EGT Sensors (can cause DPF to fail)
- Failed exhaust flap valve
- EGR system failure
- Condensation in EGR leading to water locking the engine