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42 Draft Designs - VR6 Test Pipe

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  • $95.00
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    We deliver worldwide: UPS, USPS, DHL - or pickup your order in Westlake, Ohio

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  • Return Policy

    We accept returns; please see the Returns and Refunds Page for more info.

  • Weight
    10 lbs
  • SKU

The 42 Draft Designs VR6 test pipe is the perfect fit! Removing the catalytic converter on a VR6 results
in a sharper exhaust note and better flow. Horsepower gains of 3-5hp can be had in the upper RPM
ranges while low end torque is not sacrificed. Our test pipes are CNC mandrel bent and TIG welded for
a perfect fit every time. A simple mod with instant results.

These VR6 test pipes are available reduced to fit the stock sleeve clamp, or 2.5" through to fit 2.5" cat-backs.
A fresh OEM gasket & replacement hardware is included with every pipe. Though based on the mk3 VR6 cat,
our test pipes fit a wide range of VWs. Check out the application guide below to choose the correct test pipe
for your vehicle.


  • VW MK3 Jetta, Golf, GTI 1994-1999 VR6 & 2.0
  • VW MK2 Jetta, Golf, GTI 1985-1992 8v & 16v
  • VW B3/B4 Passat up to 1997 VR6, 2.0, & 16v
  • VW Corrado 1989-1995 G60


  • Fits exactly like the stock cat.
  • No cutting or custom fitment required
  • Oxygen sensor bung location suits every vehicle without modification of heatsheilds or sensor wiring.
  • OBD1 & OBD2? Don't worry, one model fits all.
  • Includes grade 5 hardware and OEM gasket
  • Available reduced to fit stock band clamp or 2.5" through
  • Installation Instructions included
  • Replacement sleeve clamps available

Available Options:

  • Pipe Size


  • CNC mandrel bent 14 gauge aluminized steel tubing
  • CNC machined flange mates exactly to the stock flange
  • TIG welded construction
  • 2.5" piping reduces to stock 2.150" band clamp for a bolt-on fit

Additional Information:

The Sound:

The resulting sound of a test pipe also depends on the exhaust system used. Overall, adding a test pipe
increases the volume of the exhaust note while also providing a much sharper sound. For example, when
using a Magnaflow 2.25" cat-back exhaust system the volume of the exhaust note increases some at idle
and cruising while becoming significantly louder at higher RPMs. Idle and low-load cruising attract little
additional attention to the vehicle. High-revs and aggressive driving are obviously louder activities. Inside
the car all low rpm 'drone' disappears. The exhaust note can be heard, but does not drown out the radio
or conversation.


  • For off road racing and testing purposes only!
  • Read & understand local laws and emissions testing requirements before purchasing. In many states
    it is illegal to remove emissions components. Emissions  compliance is the sole responsibility of the
    vehicle's owner.
  • May cause 'catalyst below efficiency' fault code and / or check engine light (CEL) to illuminate in the
    instrument cluster.

2.5" Through Test Pipes - Fitment Details:

By popular request our test pipes are now available in 2.5" through. These pipes fit exactly like the original but lack the reduction to stock band clamp size. This allows for a straight-through fitment when using 2.5" exhaust. Our 2.5" through test pipes terminate at the center of the stock band clamp. Many 2.5" cat-back exhaust systems for the mk3 VR6 have a built in reduction to the stock band clamp size. In this case, the cat-back exhaust system will need to be modified. The reduction will need to be removed, a 2.5" section of pipe added and a 2.5" band clamp added. Many cat-back exhaust systems begin at the center of the stock band clamp as 2.5". In this case no modification is required and a band clamp should be used. Due to the variances in aftermarket cat-back designs we cannot guarantee a 100% bolt-on 2.5" through test pipe for any or all aftermarket exhaust systems.


Make Model Year Engine
  • Optional Coating
    None, Ceramic Coated
  • Fitment
    Adapted Stock Catback (EX-03-110), 2.5in Through (EX-03-111)
  • Add Sleeve Clamp?
    2.50 inch (EX-99-201), None, 2.15 inch (EX-99-201)
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Most parts are available for local pick-up with no shipping or handling charge. Please select the in-store pickup option during checkout. Once we receive your order you will be contacted to schedule your pick-up.

Once your order has been shipped, and if the method of shipping has been assigned a tracking number you will be notified of the number. Please note that carriers such as UPS may not update the tracking number status until late in the evening when the daily pickups have been recorded.

In the event your order arrives and an item is damaged, notify HS Tuning within 5 business days after receiving shipment. Make sure to not discard the box(s), packing materials or broken/damaged product(s). If this occasion arises, we require that you obtain a damage claim number from UPS by calling 1-800-742-5877. During the call you will need to supply them with the information from your shipping label. After obtaining a claim number, contact HS Tuning. If a part is missing from your order, you must contact HS Tuning by either by phone at 216-577-7171 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it within 5 business days of receiving your shipment. After 5 business days have passed, HS Tuning will no longer be held responsible.

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Returns, Refunds, Warranty

Returns will not be accepted after 30 days of purchase, and a 15% restocking fee applies to all orders that are not a result of an error made by HS Tuning. Returns will be refused if the part is not:
- In the original packaging and undamaged.
- Product has not been installed.
- Complete with all parts, manuals and print material.

Please note the following parts are not returnable:
- Electrical components
- ECU Software
- Repairs Manuals
- Tools
- Wheels and Tires
- Hand fabricated and custom parts
- All parts identified as special order

Before any item is returned, HS Tuning requires an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number for all returns. RMA numbers can be issued by phone at 216-577-7171 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HS Tuning
Attn: Returns Department
30205 Clemens Road Unit A
Westlake, OH 44145

Your RMA number must be visible on the outside of the packaging in order for your return to be processed properly.

Product Warranty:

HS Tuning offers only quality products to its customers. If your part fails due to defects in workmanship or materials within the first year of ownership, contact HS Tuning and provide us with a copy of your original invoice as proof of purchase. HS Tuning will not refund money, but will work with you to replace or warranty parts. Either HS Tuning or the product manufacturer will test or inspect the product before a warranty claim adjustment is finalized. Any product that fails due to misuse, neglect, unintended application or improper installation will not be covered under any warranty. HS Tuning is not liable for consequential and incidental damages and/or costs incurred of any kind, including those caused by products sold by HS Tuning.

In addition to the parts listed above that are non-returnable, HS Tuning cannot offer any full warranty coverage on wearable mechanical items and electrical components.

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