034Motorsport is pleased to present the Stainless Steel Subframe Locking Collar Upgrade Kit for the MkV/MkVI Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI/R32/Passat/Rabbit & 8P Audi A3! Designed to center the subframe using precision-engineered stainless steel insert bushings and large-diameter bolts, this kit eliminates clunks caused by the subframe shifting, and increases chassis rigidity for improved handling performance.
This kit addresses the very common subframe clunk/pop/creak that presents itself when taking slow turns, entering driveways, coming to a stop, and starting from a standstill. Unlike the band-aid shims used in the factory Volkswagen Technical Service Bulletin (TSB V-401202 & Others) repair, these locking collars and upgraded bolts are a permanent, affordable solution to address the fundamental issue with the factory subframe design.
The upper and lower collars in our kit are specifically machineded to locate the subframe and bolts perfectly and ensure hassle-free installation. The supplied bolts feature factory-correct tips and thread engagement points to prevent thread stripping. Unlike other kits on the market that use softer alloys, our Mk5/Mk6 VW Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI/R32/Passat/Rabbit, Audi A3, Subframe Locking Collars are made from stainless steel to prevent deformation and ensure a lifetime of performance.
Installation is very straightforward and can be performed in approximately one hour. No permanent modification to the subframe is required, and this upgrade completely reversible.
CNC-Machined Stainless Steel Locking Collars
Application-Specific Design for Both Upper & Lower Locking Collars
Engineered to Properly Locate (Center) Factory Front Subframe & Eliminate Shifting/Clunks
Includes New Large-Diameter Subframe Bolts to Prevent Loosening
2010 - 2014 Volkswagen GLI / Golf / GTI / Jetta (Aluminum Subframe Only) / Golf R (MkVI)
2005 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat (B6)
The installation of your 034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit is a relatively simple process that will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. You can access our detailed installation guide by clicking the icon on the left.
Installing this kit solved the groaning and clunking from my front end. I had an enquiry about the installation and the live chat answered it quickly.
The quality is excellent and the installation process relatively easy with the only difficult bit being getting the last bolt threaded probably because the subframe was so out of alignment, or maybe because of the fitted ALK.
Once tightened up a test drive showed that about 70% of the creaking and groaning was gone. Also, my front camber went from 1.4 degrees left and 0.9 degrees right to an almost even 1 degree left and 0.8 degrees right without any resetting of the strut mounts.