We are very proud to offer our 100% USA-made stainless steel exhaust components for Vanagon. Quality, affordability, and longevity with a lifetime warranty.
This exhaust pipe fits between the #1 and #3 cylinders. Half the weight of the original mild steel part! So, there is no need for the center support bracket that was used on the original part. This makes for a MUCH easier installation.
Direct fit for all 1986-91 2WD and 4WD. That's right—we designed this part to fit both 2WD and Syncro. In addition, we kept the flange positions in the same, exact factory locations. So this part is interchangable with the corresponding, original VW exhaust component. This allows you to replace your aging exhaust system with these stainless steel parts piece by piece, or all at once with our complete exhaust kit.
Materials note: This GoWesty stainless steel exhaust system will not stay shiny and aesthetically perfect—but it will last, and we value longevity over aesthetics. For the complete story on stainless steel metallurgy, please click here.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: Every stainless exhaust part we offer comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The part is warranted against structural failure for life (for the original purchaser).
NOTE: You will notice that the weld on the OUTSIDE of some of the flanges does not go all the way around. This is intentional—there is nothing wrong! The weld does not go all the way around to make more room for the fasteners. There is another full weld on the INSIDE that does the majority of the work and provides full sealing.
FITMENT NOTE: The mounting bracket that secured the factory 1&3 header pipe to the underside of the engine will NOT fit our new stainless pipe and is NOT to be reused. Due to the reduced weight of this new system, that support is no longer necessary.