Mk3 VR6 Upper Intake Tube - Wrinkle Black

Includes bung for 1.8T intake air temperature sensor
Fabrication Time: 3-5 Business Days
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Fabrication Time: 3-5 Business Days

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 42 Draft Designs designed a permanent solution. Their VR6 Upper Intake Tube replaces expired plastic with heavy-duty mandrel bent tubing and silicone connectors. Their 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 their successful fitment lies in the bend radius of our tubing. They'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 they apply a Wrinkle Black or Reflective Silver powdercoat. Silicone connectors, PCV, tubing, and hose clamps are added to complete the kit. They're using 4-ply silicone couplers from a trusted source and the same PCV tubing used in their 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. They blame it on the smooth path they've created for the intake air as it enters the throttle body. They find part throttle tip-in delivers, while a noticeable bump in power can be felt during midrange and high rpms. How can they claim gains from a simple intake pipe? They've been building these intake pipes for years and have always found worthwhile gains, especially when complimented by an aftermarket intake. They're not offering miracles by any means, but when you're building an all-motor VR6 every little bit helps.

Their 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. 


  • 3" Mandrel Bent Tubing
  • Precision TIG Welded
  • Aluminized & Stainless Steel Standard
  • 100% Stainless Steel Optional
  • All Tubing Connections Bead Rolled
  • Powdercoated Finish


  • Upper Intake Tube
  • Black Silicone Couplers
  • Black PCV Tubing
  • Stainless Steel Inner-Lined Clamps

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
Volkswagen Golf III All VR6 12v
Volkswagen Jetta III All VR6 12v
Volkswagen Passat B4 All VR6 12v
*The above product applications have been written by ECS Tuning. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of ECS Tuning. For additional information see the terms of use.
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