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  1. Fitting kit, tail pipe 8/55>
    HJS

    Fitting kit, tail pipe 8/55>

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1956 - 1979
    Beetle 1956 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1956 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    111-298-051/ /
    In stock
    €4.20 €3.50
  2. Steel Exhaust Flange 1 1/2''
    EMPI

    Steel Exhaust Flange 1 1/2''

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2513512
    In stock
    €11.10 €9.25
  3. Pair of Steel Exhaust Flanges 1 5/8''
    EMPI

    Pair of Steel Exhaust Flanges 1 5/8''

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2513511
    Available for backorder
    €9.90 €8.25
  4. Triangular Metal Exhaust Flange
    EMPI

    Triangular Metal Exhaust Flange

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2513695
    Available for backorder
    €7.80 €6.50
  5. Copper Exhaust Lock Nut
    EMPI

    Copper Exhaust Lock Nut

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    AC000803
    In stock
    €0.78 €0.65
  6. Weld-On Large Exhaust Flange
    EMPI

    Weld-On Large Exhaust Flange

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2513406
    Available for backorder
    €9.00 €7.50
  7. Pre-Heat Tube Block-Offs Pair
    EMPI

    Pre-Heat Tube Block-Offs Pair

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2512501
    In stock
    €7.14 €5.95
  8. Stop Buffer
    VW

    Stop Buffer

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Scirocco 1979 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1979 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 1979 - 1983
    823-253-149
    In stock
    €0.96 €0.80
  9. Steel Exhaust Flange 1 3/8'' Pair
    EMPI

    Steel Exhaust Flange 1 3/8'' Pair

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC2513510
    In stock
    €8.70 €7.25
  10. Vintage Speed Lambda Bolts
    Vintage Speed

    Vintage Speed Lambda Bolts

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    AC251LAMBDA
    In stock
    €21.90 €18.25

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Original Style Beetle Exhausts

The standard Beetle exhaust system is relatively simple. It consists of an inlet manifold (the pipes that connect the silencer to the engine), the silencer itself, and the tailpipes. However, the exact design of the silencer and manifold changed slightly over the years, so it is important to check which type of VW exhaust system your car requires... FIRSTLY, check your engine size and whether it is single port or twin port version.

If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below:

1200SP
D 8/65> 34BHP
1300SP F 8/65 - 7/70
40BHP
1300TP AB 8/70 - 7/73
44BHP
1300TP AR* 8/73 - 7/75
44BHP
1500SP H 8/65 - 7/70
40BHP
1500SP L 8/66 - 7/70 40BHP
1600SP B 8/68 - 8/70 40BHP
1600TP AD 8/70 - 7/73 50BHP
1600TP AE 8/70 - 12/72 50BHP
1600TP AF 8/70 - 9/92 46BHP
1600TP AH 8/71 - 7/74 47BHP
1600TP AJ 8/74 - 1/80 50BHP
1600TP AK 8/72 - 7/74 47BHP
1600TP AS 8/73 - 1/80 50BHP

IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Beetles do not have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.

Aftermarket Exhaust Information

There are two main types of Aftermarket VW Beetle Exhaust Silencer. We stock a huge range to choose from, if in doubt please call!

Beetle Glass Pack Silencers

A high flow silencer, composed of a heavy gauge steel casing containing a perforated central steel core tightly wrapped in high density fibre glass. This creates virtually no back pressure, therefore you lose less power but they are very noisy.

Quiet Pack

An oval shaped silencer containing perforated tubes. Quiet packs offer very good sound absorption with low back pressure. A Turbo/Mondo muffler is a larger version of a Quiet pack.

The black paint finish on exhaust is designed only to protect the exhaust during transportation to the customer. This is not high temperature paint. Due to the extreme conditions exhaust parts operate under, we are unable to guarantee the finish of chrome plated parts.

Metallic Ceramic Coating has recently been introduced and is a space age, high gloss silver finish that offers high impact protection. It is heat fused at 650 degrees F creating a virtually impenetrable barrier against external corrosion and damage. This coating also lowers the temperature of components, which in turn increases power.

Please Note:

All exhausts are supplied with fibre gaskets. It is worthwhile purchasing a pair of tailpipe fitting kits (£2.95 each - 111-298-051) when you buy any exhaust/header as these contain the clamps and hardware to complete the job. If you are using your heat exchangers and replacing a standard silencer with an aftermarket exhaust, please ask your sales person for advice on re-connecting the air pipes.

If you own a 1974 onwards 1300cc Beetle with the engine number beginning "AR" you can only fit an original style exhaust, unless you change your twin hotspot inlet manifold to the more common single hotspot inlet manifold.

Headers are 4 into 1 manifolds which offer a power increase when compared to standard or all in one exhaust systems. Merged headers are designed for racing purposes and have larger pipe work and a longer collector (the point where the 4 tubes merge) for increased power.

Headers are manufactured from cold rolled steel tubing with mandrel formed bends for maximum gas speed. All normaly headers include carburettor pre-heat pipe connections for single carbs, merged headers do not. Tip: Check that the pre-heat pipes are drilled out properly before fitting an aftermarket header/exhaust. You may need to drill these yourself.

We supply EMPI exhausts as both Combo systems and some individual parts. Bugpack exhaust system are supplied as individual parts only.

EMPI & Kadron Head Systems

These header systems are not interchangable with any other brands, so you will only be able to fit a matching silencer to the correct header.

Small Flange Headers

These use 1 3/8" diameter pipe work and a triangular flange.

Large Flange Headers

These use 1 1/2" pipe and a flange with curved sides. These offer slightly more power.

Merged Headers

These are available with 1 1/2", 1 5/8", and 1 3/4" piping and use small triangular flanges.

Aftermarket Beetle Exhausts

SSP offer a huge range of aftermarket VW exhaust systems to suit any style of VW - from buggies and trikes to cal lookers and street cars. However, there are a large number of variables to consider when ordering a non-standard VW exhaust, including: ground and bodywork clearance, size, style, noise rating and coatings. In addition you will need to decide upon an appropriate 'header' - the pipework that connects your silencer to the exhaustt manifold. With so many options to consider we normally advise discussing your needs with the sales team before placing your order. You can email us, click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

Following the Allied bombing of Fallersleben, damage to the factory was estimated that 38% of the factory had been rendered useless, of the 17,000+ residents of Fallersleben were over half were VW employees, Hirst soon permitted the Germans to return to work, and by May 1945, they had produced 2 Beetles from various parts gathered from the remains of the factory, a further 56 cars were produced in 1945, not vastly different to that of the pre-war cars, save for different inner front wings, front beam, and the newer 1131cc engine that had been used in the Kubelwagen.


Convinced by Hirst, the British Army ordered 20,000 Beetles, his goal for 1946 was to achieve production levels of 1,000 cars per month. This was not an easy task, as well as limited materials and resources to contend with he also had to feed the workforce, following on from the harshness of the wartime years, the simple lunch that Hirst provided for the workers was more often than not the only meal they received.


By the end of 1946 10,020 Beetles (including a few Kommadeurwagens) had been made, so he was close to the original target. Changes over the year were minimal, mostly simple manufacturing changes with production methods being changed. Tyres however did gain ½” in width, and cardboard sound deadening was fitted to the engine bay.
In 1947 the Beetle was debuted at Hannover fair, and was met with a excited reception, previously the majority of the cars had been for military use, with only a few exceptions going to civilians. It was around this time that Dutchman Ben Pon appeared on the scene (Pon is credited with coming up with the concept for the VW Type 2). He saw a future in exporting the new VW to the Netherlands, and ordered 6 cars.

 

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