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AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Diamond Black Tips for MK7.5 Volkswagen Golf R



2018-2021 Volkswagen Golf R – AWE SwitchPath Exhaust with Diamond Black Tips

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AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Diamond Black Tips for MK7.5 Volkswagen Golf R

AWE provides an extensive selection of R exhaust systems to accommodate any preference, with superior quality and excellent fitment, sound and performance.

Unlock Performance & Style

  • The SwitchPath™ Exhaust system is crafted from U.S.-sourced T304L stainless steel, characterized by gently rounded curves, sleek design, dual mode operation and exit point located on the right side of the vehicle. The 3-inch and 2.5-inch pipes guarantee durability as well as tight packaging.
  • SwitchPath™ preserves your car’s factory valves settings and follows the Golf’s ECU orders based on the throttle speed, engine speed, and Drive Select. Going somewhere quiet in the morning? Leave the valve shut. Ready to ride? Activate Dynamic mode and your Golf R will generate a distinct AWE vocalization with extra reverberations that will bring a big smile to your face.

The AWE SwitchPath Remote

  • Push-button mood control.
  • Operate the exhaust valves simply by pressing a button inside the driver’s compartment anytime.
  • Compatible with factory exhaust system or AWE SwitchPath™ Exhaust.
  • A package of two remotes complete with wiring harness, control box, and mounting hardware is included.
  • Ideal for attaching to a key ring or for insertion into a cup holder.
  • Transforming from serene to combative with the push of a button.
  • No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed


  • The AWE SwitchPath Remote and associated control box take precedence over the regular valve settings, providing the ability to open and close the exhaust valves manually on the AWE SwitchPath Exhaust or the factory pipe with a single action of the Remote.


  • The AWE SwitchPath Controller includes an “On” button on the left side of the corresponding remote, allowing users to open the exhaust valves. To turn them off, press the “Off” button which is located on the right side of the remote.
  • Please take into account that the AWE SwitchPath Remote overrides the factory valve management, thus the exhaust needs to be opened and shut through the remote as per your needs.

Exhaust Tips

  • The SwitchPath and Track Edition of AWE features double-wall, 102mm slash-cut exhaust tips pre-installed in either chrome silver or diamond black tint that flaunt the stamped AWE logo.

Conversion Kits

  • Through AWE, converting SwitchPath to Track Edition or vice versa is a breeze if you ever want to modify your purchase after the fact.

Valve Simulators: Why do you need them?

  • AWE’s SwitchPath™ Technology ensures sound perfection out-of-the-box, utilizing the Golf R’s factory valving. However, for the Track Editions of these systems, these valves are removed and the ECU stores what is referred to as a ‘soft code’. AWE Electronic Valve Simulators come in handy here – they eliminate the need to keep this ‘soft code’.
  • Connect these tools directly to the factory wiring circuit instead of the exhaust valves, obviating the need to store any ECU signals caused by the exhaust valves being removed. Installation is simple: just plug them in, turn your engine on, and off you go.
  • Sold separately, comes as a set of two.

Fitment Guarantee

  • AWE, established in 1991, specializes in the installation of aftermarket parts, understanding that it can be incredibly frustrating when upgrades don’t quite fit as expected. With this in mind, all of their brand products provide a Fitment Guarantee, ensuring that every item has been designed for straightforward installation with no hassle.

No CEL Guarantee

  • The AWE No Check Engine Light Guarantee gives a guarantee that, if the products are correctly installed and used as prescribed on vehicles with no changes done in addition to other AWE items built to work with the product in question, no Check Engine Lights will be shown. It’s that simple – no setbacks, no lights.

50 State Legal

  • This product is permitted for sale and operation in all 50 United States.


  • Created with expertise internally at AWE.
  • Horsepower increase of 12 and torque increased by 9 foot-pounds at the wheels (turbo-back system with stock engine programming).
  • Fabricated with 3″ and 2.5″ American-made T304L stainless steel with 0.065″ wall thickness, bent with a CNC mandrel.
  • Straightforward bolt-on installation for a seamless fit.
  • A minimalist approach with an uncluttered and streamlined design ensures optimal performance.
  • 102mm double-walled slash-cut tips with a diamond black finish.
  • A spot-on fit, guaranteed.
  • Includes an assurance of No Check Engine Light.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • AWE SwitchPath™ Remote (sold separately) can be used with AWE SwitchPath™ exhausts to allow push-button mood control.

What’s in The Box?

  • Complete SwitchPath Exhaust system
  • Four 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in diamond black.
  • All associated mounting components.


  • 2018-2021 Volkswagen Golf R – MK7.5

About AWE

In The Business of Performance

  • AWE has one vision : To Unlock Performance. AWE has been producing award-winning, handcrafted performance exhausts, track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers for over two decades. Their elite team of researchers, engineers, and drivers work diligently to create and distribute these reliable, premium performance upgrades for some of the industry’s top cars. Founded in 1991, AWE is based out of a state-of-the-art facility in Pennsylvania, and sells its products through an exclusive network of dealers and retailers both online and in-store.

Their In-House Edge

  • The hard work and dedication put development is clearly evident. A current carbon fiber intake, with over 350 hours of in-house development and testing, it is obvious those involved in this project are incredibly passionate about performance. By strictly regulating every aspect of the process, the end product is one with unrivaled quality and effectiveness.
  • AWE is a reflection of the union of their laboratory, CAD tools, CNC machine, and official-tuner status at New Jersey Motorsports Park. From the first steps of prototyping to manufacturing of the final product; from there to the testing process, all of these elements are at the heart of what AWE does. Having every part of their operations in-house means they are able to control the quality of their products, and that’s exactly how they want it to be.

AWE’s Vision

  • Put succinctly, their corporate culture revolves around a unifying vision: unlocking performance. Every CAD rendering and every test run is subject to the scrutiny of “What can be improved? How much more performance can we unlock?” Even the minutest details involved in the selection of an intercooler and the crafting of a 180 Technology® exhaust are held up to the same level of commitment and excellence that has become a hallmark of their brand. It all comes together to ensure the perfect balance of performance and reliability.
  • To put it simply, they want to be the go-to experts in precision automotive engineering for car lovers like you.
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