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12V and 24V VR6 Intake Manifold Bushings

0.50 LBS

Product Description

MKIV R32, EOS, Touareg, A3, and Audi TT Bushings Now Available! 

Finally - Replacements for the problematic OEM VW intake manifold shift rod bushings – in most cases theres no need to buy a replacement shift rod!

These bushings are sold in sets of 2 to replace the 2 bushing rods - if you have the very early 99.5 model year with the even more pathetic 5 bushing rod, you need to buy a 2 bushing rod to use these.

The OEM bushings wear quickly and become the source of loud rattles you hear during acceleration and deceleration. The worn OEM bushings will quickly eat your plastic intake manifold, and cause expensive repairs. Intake Manifold Bushings are thicker, made from more durable material, and most importantly, geometrically designed to maximize surface area contacting the intake manifold. Our bushings are made using CNC equipment with very tight tolerances as a matched set. The set up and programming times are extensive.

Please note, if your VR6 has been rattling excessively, you may need to replace the plastic intake manifold. The bushings should still be used in the new manifold to prevent this problem from occurring again.

Click here for DIY instructions. 

These parts make a great upgrade when installing :

Upgraded Billet Intake Manifold Ball

Upgraded Billet Intake Drive Unit Link

2.8L 12 V VR6 ENGINE - with AFP Engine Code (99-02 Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace bushings on OEM VW rod p/n 021-133-653

2.8L 24 V VR6 ENGINE - BDF Engine Code (02 - present Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace bushings on OEM VW rod p/n 022-133-653 

3.2L 24V VR6 Engines - ALL R32, 3.2 Touareg, 3.2 Eos, 3.2 A3, 3.2 TT to replace bushings on rod p/n 022-133-653B

Product Reviews

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  1. great product take out the intake rattle 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Aug 2023

    Easy to install, eliminate the intake manifold rattle great manufacture

  2. Terrifying to install but excellent product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2023

    First off to note for anyone installing these on an R32, these bushings are not the same shape as the factory ones, but don't worry - they actually do fit and work well! As mentioned in the installation instructions, it takes a good amount of force to get the rod back in the intake manifold with these new bushings installed, and that is quite terrifying, so like it says in the guide, if it feels wrong, that's right. Glad to have some peace of mind that I won't have to worry about this ever again.

  3. Finally, something that works as designed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2021

    Noise is gone and linear torque restored. With 267,000 miles on the odometer, there are many things to repair. This was a pleasant and inexpensive repair that was worth every dime. Thank you for a great product!!

  4. Eliminated Intake Rattle 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2021

    I was getting noise from the intake from 2800-4200 RPM, using this product eliminated the noise and made my engine sound a lot healthier. Installation was easy, shipped via USPS right to my mailbox.

  5. well crafted, and a stiff fit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2020

    Thicker, better shape to grab, and crafted well. It took a bit of finesse to get in by using some light taps on the shifter rod to get in my vr6. Well worth the purchase!

  6. tight fit 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2019

    Took some lube and a socket over end of rod to pound it in. Hopefully the vac module can rotate the rod.

    -- it has to be tight, thats what prevents rattles. The fit from the rod to the bushing should be plenty loose though, its just bushing to mani bore that must be very tight and where VW/Audi versions sh!t the bed.

  7. Much better than OEM 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Nov 2019

    Rattle was so bad it could be heard inside the cabin through almost entire rev range, The quality of these bushings is much much better than OEM. The fit is VERY snug, like tap it in with a rubber mallet snug, and the rattle is completely gone. great product.

  8. changeover bushings 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2018

    Much better quality than the oem. Fit nice and snug. Worked great. Rattle gone.

  9. Great Product, Rattle Eliminated 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jun 2018

    When I removed the intake manifold shift rod the old bushings basically feel off. These bushings were nice and tight. Installing took a little work. So be careful on installation. I lubed up the new bushings and was able to work them in gradually. I then used a deep socket over the end of the rod and lightly tapped until it was fully seated. Job done, no more rattle.

  10. As advertised and shipped quickly. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2018

    Easy to install and immediately fixed the issue. I would recommend these bushings to anyone.

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