Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar, 8J/8P Audi TT/TTS/TTRS & A3/S3/RS3, MkV/MkVI Volkswagen R32 & Golf R
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034Motorsport is proud to offer the ultimate rear sway bar upgrade for the Audi 8J/8P TT/TTS/TTRS & Audi A3/S3/RS3 and MkV/MkVI Volkswagen R32 & Golf R! The 034Motorsport Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar is made from high-quality spring steel for maximum rigidity, and is designed to combat understeer while reducing body roll under hard cornering.
This product was tested thoroughly on the street and track on both the 034Motorsport Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI and Nate@034's Audi A3 before release. The 034Motorsport Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar substantially reduces understeer and body roll on the Audi 8J/8P and MkV/MkVI Volkswagen R32 & Golf R without compromising comfort on the street.
In addition, the 034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar is engineered to be used effectively with the stock front sway bar. No upgrade in the front is needed or required. The addition of a stiffer front bar introduces even more push, requiring an even bigger bar in the back. With the stock front sway bar and upgraded 034Motorsport Solid Rear Sway Bar, body roll is virtually eliminated while turn in and off throttle oversteer are greatly improved.
The sway bar rate is adjustable via the adjustment holes. The two holes closest to the MOI of the bar are the "stiff" (423% stiffer than stock) setting, and the two holes farther out are the "soft" (362% stiffer than stock) setting.
Adjustable - 362% or 423% Increased Sway Bar Rate vs. Stock TT RS Rear Sway Bar
Solid Spring Steel Construction
Easy to Lubricate Sway Bar Bushings - Zerk Fittings Included
Designed to be used in conjunction with the stock front sway bar.
034Motorsport Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar
Graphite-Impregnated Urethane Bushings
Billet Aluminum Sway Bar Brackets with Lubrication Ports
This fits 4-Motion AWD & Quattro AWD vehicles only.
The installation of your 034Motorsport Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar for 8J/8P Audi & MkV/MkVI Volkswagen 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.
Bought this for my 2011 TTRS and fitted it myself. Encountered no problems during installation. There was NO need to compress the suspension to undo the top sway bay bracket nut. I could only attach the end link bolts without the sway bar bracket bolts being done up..this is where it differed from the official installation instructions.
It really does exactly what 034 motorsports says it does. Far more neutral in hard cornering. Body roll massively reduced (I used the "softer" setting). The car feels much keener to get into, and go round that corner than before. Ride is no harsher than before. I would certainly reccomend this upgrade. Just a shame it costs so much if you're outside the US :-(
I've been sitting on this upgrade for a while and finally got around to installing it. After a few hundred miles i can't feel a huge difference over stock. Granted i have several other suspension mods done to the car so maybe i've gone passed the level this was intended to produce. One thing i believe is the issue is this bar size is not much different than the stock R32 bar. The oem bar is a 21.5mm bar while this is only slightly larger. It may be that 034 designed this as an upgrade for the Audi tt as that model has a smaller OEM bar which i didn't know until after buying this.
I first had the adjustable endlinks and trailing arm insert installed with the stock bar and found that some of the wobbling over uneven cracks was much more rigid, but the yaw and lean felt much the same. With this bar installed now i still feel that the yaw and lean is much the same on the softer setting, but on the Stiffer setting i actually feel a bit more lean on the Front end now. The steering sensitivity feels a little slower, yet smoother, but less overall accuracy.
Only noticeable effect i feel is that the car squats very evenly under power on the straights and on corner exit. It is not what i thought the upgrade would do but if this was its intended purpose then i guess there is some benefit. But much to my disappointment the car still enters the corner with the same characteristics as before which is what i was hoping was the fix with this. I have much more tuning to do so this review may not be a fair representation of what this can offer.
Last thing i'll say is the build quality for all the products i've received from 034 is always spot on. This bar and endlinks is no exception. There was no issues with fitment and everything lined up as standard.
Quality of build is excellent, especially the mounts which are second to none; it's a shame to hide them away under the car! I had some issues with fitment on my Audi TTS (Milltek 2.75" resonated exhaust) as the bends do not match up with the ones on the OEM sway bar. Ended up with me having to fork out extra to get a custom link pipe fabricated... However, it was worth the effort as the handling is transformed, the car feeling much more seated and balanced. Just as good as a F&R sway bar upgrade from other manufacturers and at less cost.