The Last Intake Boot You'll Ever Buy
As our cars age, plastic parts fail one-by-one. The VR6 air intake boot is no exception. Known to fail in multiple locations, this factory part secretly cracks, killing performance. We're tired of repeatedly replacing the same faulty part, so we designed a permanent solution. Our VR6 Upper Intake Tube replaces expired plastic with heavy-duty mandrel bent tubing and silicone connectors. Our design simplifies the PCV system, fixing leaks forever without any additional hardware. The only side effect is a boost in power!
Precision fabricated from 3" mandrel bent tubing, our Upper Intake Tube makes the turn from MAF to throttle body without affecting MAF position or contacting the strut tower. The key to our successful fitment lies in the bend radius of our tubing. We're bending 3" as tight as any mandrel bender can pull it. Bent tubes are trimmed and aligned on precision tooling where PCV tubing is added. Assembled tubes are TIG welded and bead rolled before heading to powdercoat.
To finish the tubes we apply a Satin Black or Reflective Silver powdercoat. Silicone connectors, PCV, tubing, and hose clamps are added to complete the kit. We're using 4-ply silicone couplers from a trusted source and the same PCV tubing used in our oil catch can kits. Stainless steel inner-lined hose clamps hold everything together, protecting couplers while making the seal.
Once installed, a test drive will reveal a noticeable power gain. We blame it on the smooth path we've created for the intake air as it enters the throttle body. We find part throttle tip-in delivers, while a noticeable bump in power can be felt during midrange and high rpms. How can we claim gains from a simple intake pipe? We've been building these intake pipes for 10+ years and we've always found worthwhile gains, especially when complimented by an aftermarket intake. We're not offering miracles by any means, but when you're building an all-motor VR6 every little gain counts.
Our Mk3 VR6 Upper Intake Tube is available in ODB1 and OBD2 fitments. OBD1 fitments allow connection of the ISV plumbing. All fitments include tubing and clamps to fix any factory PCV plumbing. All fitments available powdercoated Satin Black or Reflective Silver.
- 3" Mandrel Bent Steel Tubing
- Precision TIG Welded
- All Tubing Connections Bead Rolled
- Powdercoated Finish
- Upper Intake Tube
- Black Silicone Couplers
- Black PCV Tubing
- Stainless Steel Inner-Lined Clamps
- 1995-1999 VW Mk3 GTI, Jetta VR6
- 1992-1996 VW B3/B4 Passat VR6
- OBD1 or OBD2
- Fits All Intake Systems Including Stock Airbox
- Factory PCV Tubing
- Reversible - No Modification Required
DOES NOT FIT VR6 CORRADO
We've tested the Upper Intake Tube on the SLC Corrado. Although the airbox and the throttle body are in the same relative place as the Mk3, the tube contacts the body. If you are comfortable modifying the pipe and you are not using an intake that locks down the position of the MAF sensor you can make our Upper Intake Tube work. This is not something we can help with as we don't have an SLC on-hand.
DOES NOT FIT Mk1/Mk2 VR6 Swap
We have not tested the Upper Intake Tube on a VR6 swap but many of our customers have. We've been told it contacts the body. We've also seen people make it work, like putting a VR6 in a Mk1/Mk2. We can't describe how it fits or what it hits so we must say the Upper Intake Tube does not fit.
PCV Fix Not Needed
When purchasing our Upper Intake Tube our Mk3 VR6 PCV Fix is not required. We've added a bung to the upper intake tube that allows the PCV heater to be intalled in a straight line in-between two short lengths of tubing.