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A-1 Performance Sidewinder HEADER, Fits VW THING, J-pipe Version (NO HEATER BOXES)

A-1 Performance Sidewinder Header, Fits VW THING, J-pipe Version (NO HEATER BOXES)
Photo shows the heater box version of this muffler, the A-1-SWHTTHING112-158


 
A-1 Performance Sidewinder Header, Fits VW THING, J-pipe Version (NO HEATER BOXES) fits your unique car! Until now exhaust choices for the VW THING have really been slim, but this product opens up a great option for a healthy engine! If you are looking at buying an A-1 product, it's obvious you value quality and want the BEST! Every A-1 exhaust product is hand made to order by a master exhaust system craftsman to the custom specs you submit for YOUR car!
The THING Version of the sidewinder puts the collector ABOVE the primaries (for optimum ground clearance), while the other sidewinder versions have the collector down low UNDER the primaries.

A-1's Competition Sidewinder Header uses A-1's exclusive 'magna flo' muffler design built to A1's specifications. Note the muffler end cap are located on the same end cap for the most versitile fitment. This design allows a clean and even exhaust note while achieving a noise level under 90 decibels (sound levels may vary due to engine horsepower). Furthermore, these mufflers have A-1s "Venturi Power Cone", that was pioneered by A-1 over 20 years ago. This is a smooth transition from the collector outlet to the muffler core size, which produces power levels through a muffler that are normally not achieved unless you have a stinger!

The maximum ground clearance this muffler has is simply icing on the cake to it's performance!

A-1's mufflers are hand-built with Heavy Duty steel, not that paper thin junk! Are you sick of flanges that are warped out of the box, or that bend during normal exhaust tightening? End THAT once and for all with these Double Thick Tru Flat 3/8" collector flanges that are so straight you don't even need gaskets if you don't want to use them!

Once you've decided on the A-1 Performance Header and muffler that is right for you, don't forget to check out the related products below for compatible A-1 products to build the ultimate exhaust system for your ride!

Base Price $349.95
Country of Manufacture or Origin: Made in USA

: A-1-SWTHING112-158

Choose Exhaust Size


Choose Exhaust Finish / Coating



Ceramic Coating is a life EXTENDER, not a lifetime coating. In other words, you should expect the coating to make the pipes last longer than normal but don't expect the coating to be shiny or to last forever. Normal lifespan varies according to where you live and if you drive the car in the winter in the salt zones. Salt zone, daily driver summer and winter the systems should last about 4 to 5 years normally.
Choose Collector Flange



The V-band Clamp Collector Flange option is a single Band-Clamp that holds the stinger or muffler to the header's collector. It's smaller and cleaner looking, and much faster to connect and disconnect, than the traditional 3-bolt collectors. YOU MUST ADD THE V-BAND OPTION TO BOTH YOUR MUFFLER AND HEADER TO GET A COMPLETE V-BAND SYSTEM. The upgrade fee of $60 is ONLY for one side.
O2 Sensor Options



O2 sensor is useful for Wideband Tuning, or for Closed Loop FI functionality. The Single O2 Sensor Option places an O2 bung in the collector at the 9 o'clock position. The O2 Sensor x 4 Option allows for individual cylinder monitoring.
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CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER ITEM TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A-1 Performance Exhaust products are CUSTOM BUILT TO ORDER. You are charged for Custom Made To Order items in advance of shipment, usually within 1-2 business days of order submission. However, time until shipment will be AT LEAST 3 weeks, and may be longer to allow time for manufacture, coating (if applicable), and shipping time in transit. There is no guarantee on timeframe of delivery, but typically A-1 products are done and shipped within 3-6 weeks. Your A-1 items will ship to you separately from your other requested items, and via UPS Ground regardless of the shipping method you select at time of order. US Postal Service shipment and International Shipment is only available by special arrangement (and may be subject to an additional surcharge).There are NO CANCELLATIONS, NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES on A-1 Performance Exhaust products except at the sole discretion of Aircooled.Net. Any issues must be reported within 48 hours of receipt of your product.




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A-1 Performance Sidewinder Header, Fits VW THING, J-pipe Version (NO HEATER BOXES) fits your unique car! Until now exhaust choices for the VW THING have really been slim, but this product opens up a great option for a healthy engine! If you are looking at buying an A-1 product, it's obvious you value quality and want the BEST! Every A-1 exhaust product is hand made to order by a master exhaust system craftsman to the custom specs you submit for YOUR car!

The THING Version of the sidewinder puts the collector ABOVE the primaries (for optimum ground clearance), while the other sidewinder versions have the collector down low UNDER the primaries.


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