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  • Installation Instructions: MkV/MkVI Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI Subframe Locking Collar Kit DIY - 034-601-0024

    VW Golf R Subframe Locking Collar Kit - Stop Subframe Clunks
    034Motorsport Stainless Steel Subframe Locking Collar Upgrade Kit, MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi

    The installation of your 034Motorsport Stainless Steel Subframe Locking Collar Upgrade Kit for the 8J/8P Audi TT/A3 & MkV/MkVI Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI/R32/Rabbit/Passat/Golf R is a relatively simple process that will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. This kit is designed to prevent subframe shifting and eliminate the associated clunks that are common on transverse-engine Volkswagen & Audi vehicles produced from 2005 - 2014.

    Supplied Parts:

    • 034Motorsport Stainless Steel Upper Subframe Locking Collars (Set of 6)
    • 034Motorsport Stainless Steel Lower Subframe Locking Collars (Set of 6)
    • High Strength M12x110 Factory Replacement Subframe Bolts (Set of 2)
    • High Strength M12x90 Factory Replacement Subframe Bolts (Set of 4)

    Tools Needed:

    • Hands (Opposable Thumbs Are Optional)
    • 13mm Socket
    • 16mm Socket
    • 18mm Socket
    • Torque Wrench
    • Breaker Bar (Do you even lift, bro?)
    • Ramps, Lift, or Jack & Jackstands

    Step 0 – Raise the vehicle securely on jackstands, ramps, or a lift, to access the front subframe. Make sure you have all tools needed to install the Subframe Locking Collar Kit. Flex your right bicep a few times to get a nice pump going.

    Step 1 – Now that you have a good bicep pump going, you’re ready to begin the installation process. We recommend wearing a tank top while performing the DIY, or cutting off the sleeves of your shirt for optimal results. Using a 13mm socket, remove the two 13mm bolts securing the front exhaust hanger to the subframe.

    MkV Volkswagen GTI Subframe Locking Collar Kit DIY - Step 1

    Step 2Remove the two 16mm bolts securing the dogbone mount (torque arm) to the transmission. Let the feeling of accomplishment overcome you. (Not too much, though! It’s nowhere near time for your post-success protein shake.)

    MkVI VW Golf R Subframe Locking Collar Kit Installation Guide - Step 2

    Step 3 – Loosen the 16 bolts circled below using 13mm, 16mm, and 18mm sockets. 4-5 counterclockwise turns should be enough to allow the subframe to shift for centering. This step can be performed with or without a breaker bar to tailor the resistance to your level of strength conditioning. We recommend a 45-60 second rest every 4 bolts.

    Mk6 VW GLI Subframe Locking Collar Kit Upgrade DIY Install - Step 3

    Step 4 – Using an 18mm socket, remove the pictured bolt going through the control arm bushing mount. This bolt will be replaced with a supplied M12x90mm bolt once the subframe locking collars are installed.

    Audi/Volkswagen DIY Subframe Locking Collar Kit - Step 4

    Step 5 – Note the installation orientation of the locking collars as shown below. The top collars have prominent subframe locating features at the top, while the bottom ones have flat surfaces for the shouldered M12 bolts.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 6 – Gently (jk; you’re too swole to be gentle) pry the control arm bushing mount down until you have enough room to slide the top collar into place, in the top hole between the control arm bushing mount and subframe.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 7 – Install the bottom locking collar into the bottom of the control arm bushing mount, and thread in the supplied M12x90mm bolt a few turns to hold up the subframe while you install the rest of the collars. Repeat on the other side. Getting tired? Grab your shaker bottle and mix some preworkout! You’ve got a few more steps to go.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 8 – Using an 18mm socket, remove both rear subframe bolts, which are probably bent. These will be replaced with the supplied constant-diameter M12x110mm subframe bolts once the locking collars are installed.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 9 – With both bolts removed, attempt to slide the top collars into the top of the subframe in the correct orientation. Drop the locking collars as your hand begins to twitch. Realize you consumed far too many scoops of preworkout in Step 7. Take a deep breath. Try again, making sure that the locating features are facing up to help center the subframe on the body.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 10 – Install the bottom locking collars into the subframe, and thread in the supplied M12x110mm bolts a few turns to hold up the subframe while you install the remaining two collars.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 11 – Next, remove the subframe to frame rail bolt, pictured below, on both sides using an 18mm socket. This is your last set of bolt-loosening exercises, so let out a few (manly?) grunts to let everyone know you’re perfecting your physique.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 12 – At this point, you should be a pro at installing the locking collars in the correct orientation, so keep doing what you have been for the last four, and thread in the supplied M12x90mm bolts when you’re done.

    034Motorsport MkV/MkVI Volkswagen & 8J/8P Audi Subframe Locking Collar Kit & Bolt Upgrade - 034-601-0024

    Step 13 – In the next step, you will tighten the subframe bolts. Using a jack or support, you can raise the subframe to help align the collars before tightening, which may make the process easier.

    Step 14 – Start by tightening the 6 subframe bolts you replaced, where the locking collars were installed. These bolts should be torque to 52 foot-pounds + 90 degrees. Bolts with 16mm heads are tightened to 52 foot-pounds. Bolts with 13mm heads are tightened to ~20 foot-pounds.

    Step 15 – Reinstall the dogbone mount, and tighten bolts to 54 foot-pounds.

    Step 16 – Tighten the exhaust hanger bolts until they are snug.

    Step 17 – That was some hard work! Grab your shaker and mix up a post-success protein shake. If your arms are too tired from tightening subframe bolts to spec, have a friend help out to ensure you don’t end up with any of those nasty clumps. Find a bro nearby to give a high-five to.

    Step 18 – Get an alignment! While the steering wheel may not be off-center, dropping the subframe affects the vehicle’s suspension geometry and requires an alignment.

    Step 19 – Enjoy the upgrade!

    Step 20 – Like the improvement? Leave a review for this part on our website! Want to tell more enthusiasts about this part? Post about it on GolfMkV, GolfMk6, VWvortexAudiRevolution, AudiWorld, Audizine, Fourtitude, or QuattroWorld!

    Audi/Volkswagen Subframe Locking Collar Kit Installation Instructions

  • C5 Audi RS6 Tuning & Tiptronic Software

    034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 Tuning & Tiptronic Software Upgrade
    034Motorsport is thrilled to announce the availability of C5 Audi RS6 Tuning and the C5 Audi RS6 Tip Chip for 4.2L Biturbo powered Audi RS6 cars manufactured from 2003 -2004! Developed entirely in-house by 034Motorsport engineers, this line of performance engine and transmission software was built from the ground up to ensure performance without compromise.

    Through optimization of the factory ECU's boost, fueling, and timing maps, 034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 Tuning safely yields huge increases in horsepower and torque from the twin-turbo V8 powerplant, resulting in 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 to 6,800 RPM, and enhancing part-throttle mapping for improved drivability.

    After extensive analysis of the factory Tiptronic TCU (Transmission Control Unit) mapping, 034Motorsport engineers were able to make calibration improvements which are part of the C5 Audi RS6 Tip Chip Transmission Software Upgrade. This performance transmission software increases shifting speed and optimizes shift points, while also raising the maximum shift point to 6,800 RPM in order to make use of the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade's broader powerband.

    C5 Audi RS6 Stage 1 Tuning Features:

    • Developed In-House on the Street, Track, and 034Motorsport's Chassis Dyno
    • Optimized Boost, Timing & Fueling Maps for Increased Horsepower & Torque with 91 Octane Fuel
    • Peak Boost Increased to 17.5 PSI
    • 93 Octane & 100 Octane Tunes Available Upon Request
    • Increased Rev Limiter to 6,800 RPM (034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 Tiptronic TCU "Tip Chip" Upgrade Recommended)
    • Speed Limiter (Governor) Removed
    • Improved Throttle Response & Power Delivery
    • Refined Throttle Mapping for Part Throttle Drivability
    • Increased Fuel Economy

    C5 Audi RS6 "Tip Chip" Tuning Features:

    • Developed In-House by 034Motorsport
    • Raised TCU Rev Limiter to 6,800 RPM
    • Increased Shift Speed
    • Optimized Shift Points

    Application Guide:

    • 2003 - 2004 Audi RS6 4.2T (C5)

    Available Tunes:

    • C5 (2003-2004) Audi RS6 Stage 1 Tuning | Performance ECU Upgrade
    • C5 (2003-2004) Audi RS6 "Tip Chip" | Performance Transmission Software Upgrade
    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 C5 Audi RS6 4.2T Stage 1 Tune

    Dyno Charts:

    Wheel Horsepower Dyno Plot | 91 Octane | Stage 1 Tune for C5 Audi RS6 4.2T

    034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 Tuning - Dyno Tuned 4.2T Stage 1 Biturbo V8 - 355 WHP & 416 WTQ

     

    034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 Tuning | 4.2T Biturbo V8 | 2003-2004

    034Motorsport C5 Audi RS6 "Tip Chip" | Performance Tiptronic Software Upgrade | 2003-2004

  • Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY - 034-505-2015

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY
    The installation of your 034Motorsport Billet Aluminum Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Upgrade for the B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 is a relatively simple process that will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. This upgrade is designed to install in to the existing 8E0599257K rear differential carrier mounts to reduce unwanted drivetrain slop, improve throttle response, and increase performance on your B6/B7 Audi Quattro vehicle.

    Supplied Parts:

    Tools Needed:

    • Hands (Opposable Thumbs Are Optional)
    • 18mm Socket
    • Wrench
    • Silicone Lubricant (Recommended)
    • Ramps, Lift, or Jack & Jackstands
    • Jack or Transmission Jack to Support Rear Differential

    Step 0 – Raise the vehicle securely on jackstands, ramps, or a lift, in order to gain access to the rear differential carrier mounts. Support the rear differential. Make sure you have all tools necessary for installation of the differential carrier mount inserts. Give yourself a pep-talk in front of the bathroom mirror, reinforcing the fact that you are an expert enthusiast with a mechanical aptitude second only to Charlie Sheen’s. For good measure, take a selfie while you’re at it.

    Step 1 – Locate the diff carrier mounts, and observe the two 18mm hex head bolts in their natural habitat. Be careful to avoid frightening the bolts. It is imperative that the bolts are relaxed and unaware of what is going to happen next.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 1

    Step 2Pick a side to start on - left or right: you can choose your own adventure! – and loosen the 18mm hex head bolt going through differential carrier mount, and back it out as far as possible without unthreading it completely from the nut on the other side of the mount. Let the feeling of accomplishment overcome you..

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 2

    Step 3 – Observe the rear differential carrier mount, and take note of the large void in the rubber. That can’t be good for performance, can it? Think of objects you can use to fill the void: old socks, yesterday’s newspaper, that weird quinoa stuff that your wife bought for $20 at Whole Foods, but nobody wants to eat. Panic. Remember that you bought the 034Motorsport Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit. Feel better.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 3

    Step 4 – Slip the shiny new 034Motorsport Differential Carrier Mount Insert over the bolt head and into the void. The 034Motorsport logo should be rotated to either the left or right side to ensure that the insert lines up with the voids.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 4

    Step 5 – Slip the provided Securing Washer between the bolt head and Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert, locking it into the notch on the insert. Secure the 034Motorsport Differential Carrier Mount Insert & Securing Washer using the 18mm hex head bolt you loosened in Step 2 and torque to 55 Nm. Yes, we provided an anchor link back to Step 2 so that you wouldn’t get lost. We’re nice people like that over here.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 5

    Step 6 – Marvel at your work.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 6

    Step 7 – Repeat the installation process on the other side of the rear differential carrier.

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY Step 7

    Step 8 – Lower your vehicle from the ramps, jackstands, or lift. Drive it.

    Step 9 – Like the improvement? Leave a review for this part on our website! Want to tell more enthusiasts about this part? Post about it on AudiRevolution, AudiWorld, Audizine, Fourtitude, or QuattroWorld!

    Installation Instructions: B6/B7 Audi A4/S4/RS4 Rear Differential Carrier Mount Insert Kit DIY - 034-505-2015

  • Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY - 034-509-4048

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Improve Shifting Performance A6/S6/RS6 & A7/S7/RS7 DSG & Tiptronic
    The installation of your 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert for the C7 Audi A6/S6/RS6 & A7/S7/RS7 is a relatively simple process that will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. This billet aluminum insert is designed to fill the large void in the factory transmission mount, and limit transmission movement without sacrificing ride quality. By filling the void in the factory mount, this insert eliminates the associated slop and ensures that you're experiencing crisper shifts and a smoother driving experience.

    Supplied Parts:

    Tools Needed:

    • Hands (Opposable Thumbs Are Optional)
    • 10mm Triple Square Bit
    • Wrench
    • Blue Loctite (Recommended)
    • Ramps, Lift, or Jack & Jackstands

    Step 0 – Raise the vehicle securely on jackstands, ramps, or a lift, in order to gain access to the transmission mount. Make sure you have all tools necessary for installation of the transmission mount insert. Give yourself a pep-talk in front of the bathroom mirror, reinforcing the fact that you are an expert enthusiast with a mechanical aptitude second only to Charlie Sheen’s. For good measure, take a selfie while you’re at it.

    Step 1 – Locate the transmission mount, and observe the two 10mm triple square bolts in their natural habitat. Be careful to avoid frightening the bolts. It is imperative that the bolts are relaxed and unaware of what is going to happen next.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 1

    Step 2Remove the two 10mm triple square bolts from the transmission mount, and remove the small bracket at the bottom. Let the feeling of accomplishment overcome you.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 2

    Step 3 – Observe the exposed transmission mount, and take note of the large void in the rubber. That can’t be good for performance, can it? Think of objects you can use to fill the void: old socks, yesterday’s newspaper, that weird quinoa stuff that your wife bought for $20 at Whole Foods, but nobody wants to eat. Panic. Remember that you bought the 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert. Feel better.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 3

    Step 4 – Press the shiny new 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert into the void. The orientation of the 034Motorsport logo is not important. Or is it? It’s not, but it might matter to you.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 4

    Step 5 – Secure the 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert using the 10mm triple square bolts you removed in Step 2 and torque to 20 Nm. Blue Loctite is recommended. Yes, we provided an anchor link back to Step 2 so that you wouldn’t get lost. We’re nice people like that over here.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 5

    Step 6 – Marvel at your work.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 6

    Step 7 – Marvel at your work from a different angle.

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY | Step 7

    Step 8 – Lower your vehicle from the ramps, jackstands, or lift. Drive it.

    Step 9 – Like the improvement? Leave a review for this part on our website! Want to tell more enthusiasts about this part? Post about it on AudiRevolution, AudiWorld, Audizine, Fourtitude, or QuattroWorld!

    Installation Instructions: C7 Audi Transmission Mount Insert DIY - 034-509-4048

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