034Motorsport is proud to offer our Billet Aluminum X-Brace Chassis Reinforcement Upgrade for the B8 & B8.5 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, and Q5/SQ5! The factory Audi front subframe brace is manufactured from multiple pieces of stamped steel, and allows for performance-hindering chassis flex under load. This torsional flex can result in improper suspension geometry and alignment when cornering, and leads to vague steering feel and lack of steering precision.
The 034Motorsport X-Brace is a billet aluminum chassis reinforcement to replace the factory front subframe brace to increase torsional rigidity, resulting in improved steering feel and handling performance. Machined in-house from T6-6061 billet aluminum, the 034Motorsport X-Brace is engineered to outperform the stock welded, stamped steel part and ensure that suspension geometry is not compromised by chassis flex under hard cornering. Weighing in at 8.2 pounds versus 7.8 pounds for the factory stamped steel part, the X-Brace adds significant strength and rigidity with a negligible effect on weight.
This chassis brace upgrade was thoroughly tested by 034Motorsport and independent Audi enthusiasts before release. Installation is very simple, can be performed in minutes, and is completely reversible.
T6-6061 Billet Aluminum Construction
Clear Anodized Finish for Durability
Engineered to Replace Factory Front Subframe Brace
Drastically Reduces Chassis Flex When Cornering
Enhances Handling Dynamics and Performance
Improves Steering Feel, Consistency, and Precision
Will Not Cause Additional NVH Transfer Inside Cabin
Modular Design Fits Both B8 (Pre-Facelift) & B8.5 (Facelift) Models
The installation of your 034Motorsport X-Brace Billet Aluminum Chassis Reinforcement for the B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, Q5/SQ5 is a relatively simple process that will take approximately one hour to complete. You can access our detailed installation guide by clicking the icon on the left.
I bought my X-Brace during the intro special, and am very pleased with the delivery speed, customer service, and most of all the fit and function of the part.
The X-Brace makes for great eye candy, but it's even better once you install it. Steering feels much more precise, and the chassis is more confident and composed during cornering. The X-Brace exceeded my expectations, and made driving my S4 much more enjoyable!