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Anyone know the logic in why you can't get the akropovic exhaust as an aftermarket purchase I have a launch dealer standard model and fancy the sound of an akropovic or if not then something similar as long as it does mess up the warranty
I reached out to vw but they say it's factory only and I spoke to akropovic and the same
Why is this the case
 

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My guess is VW have commissioned Akrapovic to make a sports exhaust for the Tiguan R with the condition that only VW will be allowed to sell them.
VW then decided to make this a factory fit purchase only.
I would imagine that if a factory fit vehicle is damaged and the exhaust requires a replacement then VW dealers will have access to the part but only with the proof of vin number.
Other manufacturers do the same with their parts.
 

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With manufacturers initialising cost cutting manoeuvres & the possibility of £3k+ Coming their way they'd be chasing you.
Anything other than a sanctioned part would possibly void the warranty on some un-related claim. If they can wriggle....ie." your windscreen wipers aren't covered because you've modified the exhaust"
 

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An old thread but spotted this while surfing......

Ouch at the price
 
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