I was watching YouTube and saw Magnaflow posted a video of their 2.5" catback exhaust for the 2018 2.0t's.
I was thinking the same regarding the sound difference but thought it was due to me listening on my phone. Not that I want a loud(er) exhaust but would have thought a more free flowing exhaust would have a different tone/sound. It would be nice to see if there are any hp/tq gains on a dyno between the two.Completely agree about the poor aesthetics and I don't really find there to be all that much of a difference in the exhaust note.They should have gone with 3" piping.
Wish they plumbed up to the finishers....I don't want to see the outlet pipes separate from the finishers. Just dumb.