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Project Blueberry Golf 7R Part 10: AWE Tuning SwitchPath Controller Install & Forge Motorsport Action Day 2016

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But first, with the UK circuits having such strict noise limits we needed to keep a cap on the DB produced by our AWE Tuning SwitchPath exhaust with Catless Resonated Downpipe. The problem is that, even if driven in Eco Mode the valves open at full throttle, unleashing maximum volume. To solve this and add another level of driving enjoyment we installed the AWE Tuning SwitchPath Remote which overrides the factory valve control.


The SwitchPath Remote plugs into the factory valve controllers and allows the user to control manually either the stock exhaust, or any aftermarket exhaust which uses the factory valves. A big plus is that the valves remain in the position when the engine is turned off. We have a number of customers that want the valves open when they start the engine, this Remote will allow you to do that.


The kit comes complete with a valve controller and two remotes. They can fit on your keyring or be stuck somewhere in the cabin using the supplied 3M double sided sticky tape. We installed ours within easy reach of the drivers seat. Checkout the video below of how easy it is to use. These are in-stock and available for £189inc VAT + delivery.

Also installed during the track preparation was the Tarox Strada rear brake pads. Being that we have done 4 track days the stock pads were near the end of their life, and the Tarox Strada compound will be better suited to the track usage, wearing at a lower rate whilst also offering improved performance. WIN WIN!


The track day itself at Castle Combe was super wet. The morning sessions ranged from rivers running across the track to eventually drying out in the late afternoon sessions. regal-autosport-golf-7r-8v-s3-cupra-leon-octavia-exhaust-intake-apr-awe-tuning-forge-action-day-integrated-engineering-intercooler-top-mount-bilstein-forge100916-958

With the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres fitted the saturated conditions proved quite tricky. Aquaplaning at any opportunity.


Then in the late afternoon when the track started to dry out we could really push the car. The SwitchPath Remote keeping the DB at bay, never triggering a Black Flag for noise. The suspension tune we have been developing over the past few weeks has greatly improved the handling and feel of the 7R. We also got to try out the Tarox Super Sport brake kit for the first time on track, although we didn’t manage to push the kit to its limit thanks to the damp conditions, the kit definitely provided much more consistent performance throughout all sessions.


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