A while back Everett A. brought his Mk6 VW Golf R in to see the Mod Experts to get a new exhaust system for VW Golf R from SPM, Steve Petty Motorsports. The exhaust for the VW Golf R can be a challenge, which is why Everett chose ModBargains install facility, ModAuto, for the installation.
There are several exhausts for VW from SPM available, but we’re going with the SPM Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Mk VI VW Golf R.
This exhaust features full 3″ piping with a single resonator all the way back, where it splits into two 2.5″ pipes routing through single mufflers, with a valve operated 3″ bypass and exiting with 4″ polished tips with an etched SPM logo.
SPM Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for VW Golf R (shown installed on another Golf R for reference)
The valving in the SPM Cat-Back Exhaust for VW Golf R means the character and sound of this system can go from street-cruising growl to a race-track ready roar.
Before we get back to the exhaust system, let’s take a moment to talk about the wheels for VW Golf R we see here. The factory wheels have been replaced with a matte black set of TSW Donington wheels, spec’d out at 19×8.5 ET42 all around with 235/35-19 Continental tires to ensure the R has grip at all four corners.
The boxy lines of the Donington work well with the Mk VI Golf’s bodylines and seems a natural fit with the styling of the car.
The polished dual 4in tips feature an etched SPM logo, and fill out the cutouts in the factory rear diffuser much more fully.
From further away it’s easier to see how much more aggressive the larger 4in tips look on the car.
Here’s another angle to give you a better idea of how much the tips protrude, sticking out just the slightest for a more aggressive aesthetic.
In addition to the great look and sound, the SPM Cat-Back Exhaust is one of the most powerful systems for the Golf R on the market, offering a noticeable bump in horsepower at torque.
The simple addition of an exhaust can really change the character of your car. We hope you enjoyed the photos, thanks for joining us.
Interested in modding your Mk 6 VW Golf R or GTI? Talk to our Mod Experts, give us a call at 714-582-3330, chat live on ModBargains.com or just stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra, CA any day during business hours to see what we can do for your ride.
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson