You might find yourself fitting J tubes to your Type 1 engine for a number of reasons: to allow fitment of a performance exhaust, to bypass the heater system or to save money over purchasing replacement heat exchangers.

Up until recently, J Tubes were typically produced in mild steel, which as we all know, corrodes and rusts away. Fortunately, SSP saw an opportunity to help and has produced these J tubes in stainless steel. Now, not only will they remain looking shiny under your air-cooled engine, but you also won’t have to worry about their longevity from a maintenance point of view either.

Distributed globally by Heritage Parts Centre you can get in on the action for just £49.95 a pair. Head to and search for part number AC255710 for further details.

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