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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • Arturo's Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades

    Modified Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades

    When it comes to handling, it's not easy to demand more from the B7 Audi RS4. Engineered by Audi's high-performance quattro GmbH division to be the fastest and most driver-oriented model built on the B7 chassis, the RS4 leaves few opportunities for improvement.

    That being said, when Arturo came to 034Motorsport looking to enhance the handling of his Sprint Blue sedan, we were ready. We've been lucky enough to work on many enthusiast-owned RS4s over the years. As a result, we have developed a line of B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades that provide enhanced handling without sacrificing everyday driving comfort.

    Despite its carefully tuned chassis, the RS4's front-heavy weight distribution causes it to suffer from understeer in certain conditions. To combat this, we installed our B7 Audi RS4 Adjustable Rear Sway Bar Upgrade. Our rear sway bar is manufactured from solid spring steel, and is twice as stiff as the factory RS4 rear sway bar on the "Soft" setting, and 125% stiffer on the "Firm" setting. This increase in the rear sway bar's stiffness raises the rear suspension's roll stiffness, allowing the rear end to rotate more easily.

    Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades, Rear Sway Bar, Spherical End Links, Lowered on KW Variant 3 Coilovers

    In addition to understeer, the B7 Audi RS4 is plagued by a problematic Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) Sports Suspension which is prone to leakage and expensive to replace. Since Arturo was eager to lower his car and stop worrying about DRC failure, we installed a KW Variant 3 Coilover Suspension. This suspension setup allows for height adjustment and corner-weighting, as well as compression and rebound damping adjustability to optimize handling.

    Finally, 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Spherical Rear Sway Bar End Links were installed to help improve the sway bar reaction rate and eliminate deflection from the rubber bushings used in the factory end links. Our Spherical Front Sway Bar End Links were also added up front to further reduce unwanted slop in the suspension, and further improve steering response and road feel.

    Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades, Rear Sway Bar, Spherical End Links, Lowered on KW Variant 3 Coilovers

    Overall, the performance suspension components installed on Arturo's Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4 came together to address the biggest shortcomings of an already capable sports sedan. The addition of a stiffer rear sway bar and finely tuned coilover suspension has minimized body roll and reduced understeer, in addition to eliminating any chance of DRC failure. Spherical front and rear sway bar end links further complemented the handling improvements by creating a more direct transfer of motion between the front and rear sway bars and the rest of the suspension. The result is another happy RS4 (and RS4 owner) that handles even better than stock while remaining perfectly civil during regular everyday commuting.

    Featured Products | B7 Audi RS4 Suspension Upgrades

  • Spherical Bearing Kits for Density Line Adjustable Control Arms! | Audi Suspension Upgrades

    Spherical Bearing Kits for Density Line Adjustable Control Arms
    We're pleased to announce the availability of our new Spherical Bearing Kits for Density Line Adjustable Control Arms! These kits are designed to upgrade the rubber inner bushings in your existing Density Line Adjustable Upper Control Arms with motorsport-grade genuine Aurora spherical bearings. Replacing the Density Line rubber inner bushings with spherical bearings is ideal for racing applications where eliminating deflection is advantageous, as well as for extremely lowered vehicles that place excessive stress on the rubber bushings as the suspension articulates. These kits will maintain proper suspension geometry under extreme loads and allow for proper articulation without deflection to deliver precise handling and uncompromised performance. These kits can simply be pressed into our Density Line Adjustable Upper Control Arm Kits, and feature anodized billet aluminum bearing adapters and spacers, Aurora AU-PWB-12T spherical bearings, and internal circlips. Every kit comes as a set of four fully assembled adapters for installation into one complete set of upper adjustable control arms for your Audi! Please note that replacing the rubber inner bushings with spherical bearings will introduce some additional suspension and road noise into the cabin.This is completely normal, and an expected result when running spherical suspension components. While these spherical bearings will eliminate any chance of deflection caused by the rubber bushing design, they will do so at the expense of the rubber inner bushings' reduced NVH transfer characteristics. Please keep that in mind when choosing your suspension setup. Compatible Density Line Adjustable Control Arm Kits:

    Spherical Bearing Kits for Density Line Adjustable Control Arms!

  • MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning (07K) Now Available!

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    034Motorsport is pleased to announce the availability of MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning for 07K 5-cylinder powered cars manufactured from 2005 -2008! Developed entirely in-house by 034Motorsport engineers, this line of performance software was built from the ground up to ensure performance without compromise. Through optimization of the factory ECU's fueling and timing maps, 034Motorsport MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning for the 07K is able to provide increased horsepower and torque, as well as a much broader powerband. 034Motorsport's proprietary changes to the ECU have also addressed other shortcomings of the factory calibrations by increasing the rev limit, eliminating the "rev hang" between shifts, increasing the idle speed for a smoother idle, and refining part-throttle mapping for improved drivability. Features:
    • Developed In-House on the Street, Track, and 034Motorsport's Chassis Dyno
    • Optimized Timing & Fueling Maps for Increased Horsepower & Torque with 91 Octane Fuel
    • 93 Octane & 100 Octane Tunes Available Upon Request
    • Increased Rev Limiter
    • Speed Limiter (Governor) Removed
    • Improved Throttle Response & Power Delivery
    • Refined Throttle Mapping for Part Throttle Drivability
    • Removed Rev (RPM) Hang Between Shifts
    • Idle Speed Raised to 750 for Smoother Idle
    • Increased Fuel Economy

    Application Guide:

    • 2005 - 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L (MkV)
    • 2005 - 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5L (MkV)

    Available Tunes:

    Installation:
    • Option 1: Flashed directly through your vehicle's existing OBD-II Diagnostic Port by 034Motorsport.
    • Option 2: Flashed directly through your vehicle's existing OBD-II Diagnostic Port by you, using the PL34 Handheld Flash-Loader. You will receive a free second map with purchase of a PL34 Handheld Flash-Loader! (Sold Separately)
    PL34 Handheld Flash-Loader for 07K Stage 1 Tune

    Dyno Charts: Wheel Horsepower Dyno Plot | 91 Octane | Stage 1 Tune for Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L 034Motorsport MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning - Dyno Tuned 07K Stage 1 WHP Mk5 Volkswagen VW Jetta Rabbit Wheel Horsepower Dyno Plot | 91 Octane | Stage 1 + SRI Tune for Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L 034Motorsport MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning - Dyno Tuned 07K Stage 1 + SRI (Short Runner Intake Manifold) WHP Mk5 Volkswagen VW Jetta Rabbit   Wheel Horsepower Dyno Plot | 91 Octane | 034Motorsport Turbo Kit Tune (9 PSI on Precision 5858 Turbocharger) for Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L 034Motorsport MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning - Dyno Tuned 07K Turbo 9 PSI WHP Mk5 Volkswagen VW Jetta Rabbit   Wheel Horsepower Dyno Plot | 91 Octane | 034Motorsport Turbo Kit with SRI Tune (15 PSI on Precision 5858 Turbocharger) for Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L 034Motorsport MkV Volkswagen Jetta/Rabbit 2.5L Tuning - Dyno Tuned 07K Turbo +SRI 15 PSI WHP Mk5 Volkswagen VW Jetta Rabbit

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