AWE Tuning 3.0T exhaust Systems represent the most difficult, yet most rewarding, exhaust development projects in AWE Tuning company history. The 3.0T systems have paved the way for future exhaust technologies that can now be found in most every AWE Tuning Exhaust product. They have spent considerable time and effort during development to achieve remarkable civility when idling and at part throttle cruising, while also producing a war-cry wail when full throttle is applied. Hand made in house one by one, these systems command respect without calling unwanted attention to themselves. Sophisticated, refined, and powerful, all at once.
As exhaust gases exit the 3.0T engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers. Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers. By controlling the size and location of the ports and the chambers, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers. The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves re-join the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies.
AWE Tuning Resonated Exhaust Systems (strongly recommended for S5 Cabrio models) feature downpipes with resonators larger than the stock units in order to produce a mellow sound volume.
+ 8hp, +9tq at the crank
Increased pipe diameter to 2.5" to better let the engine exhale
Strategic elimination of mufflers to release tone when uncorked
Available with 90mm Chrome Silver or Diamond Black adjustable tips
Engineered, developed, tested and manufactured in-house
Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing
Stainless steel TIG welds
High quality stainless steel band clamps
Stainless steel center muffler with OEM grade stainless steel wool and German composite packing material
x-Pipe enhances cylinder scavenging and exotic exhaust tone
For the past 30 years, AWE has had one mission: to unlock performance. The company has
demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovating, designing, manufacturing, and distributing
products all over the globe from its state-of-the-art headquarters just outside of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. As a business that is built for performance, it's not hard to see why so many
enthusiasts trust AWE with all their performance-oriented needs.
Since its inception in 1991, AWE Tuning's team of elite engineers, researchers, innovators, and
drivers have introduced premium performance parts for some of the finest cars in the world.
Boasting an impressive lineup of track-tested parts, AWE Tuning has created a solid name for itself
with award-winning, handcrafted exhausts, carbon fiber intakes, and performance intercoolers.
AWE Tuning houses the most sophisticated technology for designing and manufacturing top-grade
products. Starting with CAD for their designs, the team employs high-tech CNC machines to to
ensure that all of their parts deliver consistent precision and flawless fitment. Since AWE handles all
of its own designing, manufacturing, and testing in-house, they can adequately control their products
to offer only the highest levels of quality and effectiveness. And, at almost 900 part numbers strong,
AWE is humbled that it has grown from a grassroots company to a globally renowned performance
brand within the multi-billion dollar automotive aftermarket industry.
AWE Tuning is constantly conducting new research and development to further its product lineup
and give enthusiasts what they want. The AWE team is dedicated to evolving its products and
improving them to stay ahead of the competition, and they do not reach the market until perfection is
achieved. AWE's commitment to providing only the best performance parts possible is why they have
garnered a solid reputation for that is unmatched on the aftermarket and chosen day in and day out
by performance aficionados.
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AWE Tuning is known all around the world for providing the best tuning parts for high-performance
vehicles such as Porsche, BMW, Audi, Bentley, McLaren, and so many others. Catering to these
high-end sports cars is no easy feat, so being able successfully do so is testament to the type of
company AWE Tuning is.
If you are looking to improve your car's performance, then check out what Awe Tuning has to offer.
We carry an extensive inventory of AWE parts ranging from air intake accessories to downpipes,
catalysts, headers, mufflers, and complete exhaust kits. To learn more or inquire about any of the
products above, please do not hesitate to contact us at (480) 966-3040.
AWE wants you happy - let's work together to get any issues resolved! Please note these key points before proceeding with any claim:
Start at the original place of purchase. 100% of claims start with the original place of purchase, and all refunds, if granted, are through the original place of purchase. Call them first. Need their contact information? Try the AWE dealer map.
If you remove, we can not approve. If a product issue is discovered after installation, do not remove the product before receiving confirmation of a return approval from the original place of purchase. On-car information can often lead to diagnosis and action plans; AWE requires a chance to address in this manner. Post-install products removed prior to return authorization will be denied any warranty claim.
Any alterations or attempts to fix will void the warranty. This includes welding, bending, or any ad-hoc methods that alter the product in any way.
All warranties are for the original owner only. Second owners can purchase replacement components at a discount, directly from AWE or from participating dealers.
If you are a dealer or bought through AWE directly, fill out the form.
Orders or parts of orders canceled more than seven (7) calendar days after placement will be assessed a 20% raw-materials allocation fee. AWE recommends that dealers request down payments from consumers given the handcrafted nature of many AWE products.
In the event that a warranty claim is approved by AWE on a product that has been discontinued, AWE will repair the product if it is deemed repairable. At AWE's sole discretion and if applicable, a substitution of a comparable product may be granted should a repair not be deemed possible.
Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects by Product Class
Manufacturer defect is defined as any characteristic of the product which hinders its usability for the purpose for which it was designed and manufactured. The warranty against manufacturer defects doesn't cover any cosmetic changes, or normal use wear and tear. All warranties cease at a product's discontinuance. Here's a quick summary of our products and how long each is covered for manufacturer defects:
Covered All AWE brand products. Please note that special order items are not returnable.
Period All durations start at the time of purchase (we'll ask for a proof of purchase date):
AWE Brand Exhausts: Tubing, welding, flex areas - Lifetime
Valves on Exhausts: 3 Years on mechanical components, 1 Year on valve motors
Electronics / Electronic Components found on any product: One Year*
Catalysts: 1 Year
Tip Finish Defects (please follow washing instructions prior to contacting support): 1 Year (see Tip Finish below)
Turbo Kits/Turbochargers: Not covered under warranties, special order item.
*AWE SwitchPath Control Boxes purchased before March 1, 2018 are afforded a two (2) year warranty, with proof of purchase.
Condition of System In the event of a return, a product must be returned with no signs of abuse, incorrect installation, forced installation, motorsports usage, or product altering whatsoever. Any trace of the aforementioned will result in warranty denial.
Action Upon verification of warranty coverage, AWE will, at its sole option, repair, replace, consult toward remedy or issue a refund for the defective product.
Labor Labor for original installation, removal, and subsequent installation/inspection not covered.
Shipping If claim is determined by AWE at its sole discretion to be a manufacturer defect, AWE will cover two-way shipping to AWE either from consumer or dealer and back to either consumer or dealer. AWE may also request a "Destroy in Field" of any defective parts.
Restocking No restocking fee for Manufacturer Defect.
Exclusions In all cases, AWE must be afforded the opportunity to remedy the situation before removal of the product from the vehicle. Installations deemed errant AWE will result in denied claims. Any evidence of offroad abuse or use of the product in motorsports or racing conditions is grounds for warranty denial. Warranties will be voided if the product is improperly serviced, modified, or used in a way not intended by the Manufacturer. The Consumer is responsible for ensuring that the product is installed in a safe and proper manner, and should cease use of the product immediately if an unsafe or improper condition is noted. If an unsafe or improper condition is noted, the Consumer should then immediately contact the facility where the product was purchased.
Tip Finish AWE's One Year Tip Finish Warranty covers defects on AWE tips for a period of one year from purchase date. Exclusions to the AWE One Year Tip Finish Warranty:
Pinhole sized pitting on the inside of tips, which is considered normal wear and tear
Blemishes or marring of appearance due to weather, road hazards, lack of maintenance (defined in next sentence) or extremes of heat or cold.
Thorough periodic cleaning of AWE tips is required as general maintenance, and must be done prior to submitting a warranty claim on tips, as returned tips found to have been dirty (and not defective) will have forfeited any core charges.
Applicable to All Warranties
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH WITHIN, AWE MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL AWE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT AWE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. The warranties listed herein are the only remedy the Consumer or Dealer has for any loss or damage, however arising, due to nonconformity in or defect of the product. This warranty does not cover consequential damage, loss of time or revenues, labor, inconvenience, loss of use of vehicle (including rental vehicle fees), shipping, damage to the vehicle or components, or other incidental or indirect damage. AWE's sole liability on any claim of any kind, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising out of, connected with, or resulting from the manufacture, sale, delivery or use of the products sold hereunder shall in no case exceed the amount actually paid to AWE for the applicable product. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
DEALER RESPONSIBILITY AS IT PERTAINS TO WARRANTIES AND GUARANTEES
Every dealer or distributor must understand and uphold any and all requirements as they pertain to refunds and honor all guarantees including but not limited to Fitment Guarantees, Sound Satisfaction Guarantees, and other warranties and guarantees as published with product information and on the AWE website. Dealers and distributors will handle all refunds to customers and consumers as approved by AWE. All warranties are explained below and may change from time to time. All warranty claims or returns must be routed through the support section of the AWE website.
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