You can use either the original
vanagon CAT or upgrade to the 2 inch oval cat shown first
picture above or the 2 inch OBDII CAT shown above. The 6 inch muffler is available in either SS or
aluminized steel. As shown above the tail pipe is available
with either a single 90°
bend or a double bend to clear the rear valence better.
This SS exhaust header will fit both KEP and SC engine mount
arrangements but is NOT designed for a Syncro.
KEP engine support you will need some sort of muffler support
– similar to the product described here -
Here is what it looks
Lots of room with the
KEP type engine mount. This is on my 86 8 passenger vanagon. I
use the stock vanagon cross member to provide damper support
for the engine and to hold the heat shield out of the way.
Here is a rear view:
Again my 86 with
slightly beefed up rear bumper - discourages people from
dinging me in the parking lots.
ON a Small
Car support only one of the muffler brackets on the engine
support can be used – from our experience this is more than
See pictures below.
Courtesy of Ken Madsen -
beautiful conversion job. Note that the SS header is already
turning the typical bronze colour, in the areas where it gets
Here is the system
mounted on an older SC mount - courtesy of Tim Freeman:
After the picture was
taken the SS band on the muffler was rotated to be up behind
the cross member.
This is what Ken's looks
like from the rear - unfortunately, I do not have a rear view
picture of Tim's installation - his fits a bit higher into the