Parley’s Diesel Performance is pleased to announce that AFE has released their stainless steel Catalytic Converter-Back exhaust system for the 2011 Jetta TDI. AFE had previously made available the same style system for the 2011 Golf 2.0L TDI exhaust and all the early reviews on that system have been positive, so we expect good things for 2011 Jetta TDI owners who choose this system to upgrade their cars.
The exhaust note is a bit throatier than stock, and the dual 3 inch double-walled polished T-304 Stainless steel tips look really clean and aggressive. The exhaust system is fully mandrel-bent as you would expect, and the hangers line up well for a good clean installation.
Many cat-back diesel exhaust systems don’t require any cutting of the stock pipes for installation, but this kit does. It’s impossible to clear the rear axle when removing the OEM exhaust without making the cut. We just wanted you to know. If you’re interested in upgrading the performance of your 2011 Jetta TDI (including Sportwagens), we recommend pairing this TDI exhaust upgrade with AFE’s 2.0L Jetta TDI Intake system and a 2011 TDI Performance Module from Diesel Power.
One last note – this exhaust system is legal in all 50 U.S. states because it retains all of your emissions control equipment.