The Black 1 5/8 Inch J-Tubes by EMPI for merged headers replace the stock heater boxes on 1300cc to 1600cc based VW upright engines. If your heater boxes are rusted through or you are missing them, J-Tubes are an inexpensive replacement to complete your exhaust system. Purchase includes 2 gaskets for the exhaust port to header.
Black Paint is only a rust inhibitor!If the black paint is not removed before installation, it will burn off in a few hours. Regardless of where you purchase your exhaust, when buying an exhaust system we recommend stripping the exhaust with a good solvent or sanding the paint off and then painting the exhaust system with a high quality, High-Temperature Exhaust Paint. None of our exhausts are warrantied against rust. If you want an exhaust with a durable finish consider a ceramic coated, chrome plated or stainless steel exhaust.
PN# 3422 Uses 1 5/8" tubing. This is recommended for 1914cc and larger engines.
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Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.