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Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • WinterFest 2017 Sale

    Can't make it to WinterFest 2017? We've got you covered!

    For the first time ever, we're opening up our WinterFest Get Together pricing specials for online orders! Simply enter the Promo Code WINTERFEST from the Shopping Cart page to receive 10% off any 034EFI or 034Motorsport branded items.

    WinterFest 2017 Sale 034Motorsport

     

    Terms & Conditions: Promo Code valid from 12:01 AM PST on Saturday, January 21st 2017 to 11:59 PM PST on Saturday, January 21st 2017. Applies to online sales of 034EFI and 034Motorsport branded products only. Cannot be combined with other Discounts, Promo Codes, Gift Cards, Quotes, or Coupons. Cannot be applied to orders retroactively.

  • MQB Audi/Volkswagen 1.8T/2.0T Performance Engine Mounts

    034Motorsport is pleased to announce the availability of Density Line Performance Engine Mounts for MQB Audi/Volkswagen 1.8T/2.0T applications! Street Density Mounts for the 8V/8S Audi A3/S3/TT/TTS & MkVII Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R deliver unmatched levels of comfort and performance.

    MQB Audi/Volkswagen 2.0T Performance Engine Mounts

    Density Line Drivetrain Mounts are engineered with performance in mind, and provide an OEM+ driving experience without sacrificing comfort. Density Line Mounts are void-free and fluid-free, and manufactured from high-durometer rubber to significantly improve performance and longevity over factory mounts. By eliminating the slop associated with the stock mounts, the Density Line Mounts reduce wheel hop, improve response, and offer a more direct, connected driving experience.

    This bolt-in Engine/Transmission Mount Upgraded Pair is the perfect match for your 034Motorsport MQB Dogbone Mount Insert!

    Compatible Vehicles:
    • 2015 - Present Audi A3/S3 (8V - MQB) - 1.8T & 2.0T
    • 2016 - Present Audi TT/TTS (MkIII - MQB) - 2.0T
    • 2015 - Present Volkswagen Golf/GTI/ R (MkVII - MQB) - 1.8T & 2.0T

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    Mk7 Golf/GTI/R Engine & Transmission Mount Upgrade

    MK7 GOLF/GTI/R & 8V/8S Audi A3/S3/TT/TTS

    Mk7 Golf R Performance Engine/Transmission Mounts

    Mk7 GTI Performance Engine/Transmission Mounts

    8V Audi A3/S3 Performance Engine/Transmission Mounts

    8S Audi TT/TTS Performance Engine/Transmission Mounts

  • 034Motorsport's Top Products of 2016

    034Motorsport Engineering 3D Scans for Product Development

    Looking back over the past 12 months, 2016 proved to be a year of firsts for 034Motorsport. We were able to expand our product lines to the popular Audi/Volkswagen MQB platform and bring 15 new items to fruition. Some of these include our introduction into the performance spring marketplace with the release of 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Lowering Springs for 8V Audi A3/S3 Quattro, and our first line of carbon fiber cosmetic enhancements such as the Carbon Fiber Battery Cover and Carbon Fiber Fuse Box Cover.

    Tuned B8 Audi S4 with Carbon Fiber Intake

    Additionally, we demonstrated some of the best power gains seen from a Stage 1 tune for the B8/B8.5 Audi S4 & S5 3.0T and complementary DSG software to match. Keen on staying ahead of the curve, we also acquired a brand new B9 Audi A4 test mule to begin development on Audi's newest best-selling sedan. To that extent, we have already released our B9 Transmission Mount Insert yielding the same improvements and positive feedback as its predecessor for the B8/B8.5. We're proud of every product released last year, and want to look back on a selection of Go Fast Parts that made it to the top of our Staff's "List of Favorites From 2016."

    1 | X34 CARBON FIBER MQB COLD AIR INTAKE SYSTEM 

    8V Audi & Mk7 Volkswagen Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake

    The Carbon Fiber X34 Intake System for 1.8T and 2.0T Gen 3 MQB cars was certainly not the first aftermarket option available. Rather than deliver a subpar product first, we took our time developing an intake to be the best possible option for MQB owners. 034Motorsport's engineering department thoroughly analyzed the factory airbox and determined which components restricted airflow to the turbocharger inlet. Multiple iterations were prototyped and thoroughly tested to ensure flow was maximized from the factory inlet to the turbocharger. The result was a true, one-piece performance intake replacement with real power gains to be had. This meant each customer would receive the intake looking and performing as we intended, without any additional pieces to buy. It also ensured an easy installation with simple tools. The result? OEM+ fit and finish with the power to back it up. Our MkVII Volkswagen GTI with a stage 1 tune gained 31 WHP and 27 WTQ and stock 8V Audi S3 picked up 24 WHP and 20 WTQ respectively!

    2 | DYNAMIC+ LOWERING SPRINGS FOR 8V AUDI A3/S3 QUATTRO

    Dynamic+ Lowering Springs Suspension for 8V Audi A3 and S3

    Once the 8V A3/S3 chassis was released, we knew it would be the perfect platform to create a no-compromise lowering spring solution for vehicles equipped with Audi Magentic Ride. Built to our specifications, the front spring rate is 310 lbs/in of linear compression while the rear is slightly stiffer at 400 lbs/in. The result is our Dynamic+ Lowering Springs offering improved handling performance and precise vehicle control while maintaining OEM+ comfort levels. As for the looks, we decided on an equal 0.75" drop to improve the aesthetics of the car while still maintaining a functional ride height. Each set of Dynamic+ Lowering Springs is tested to 034Motorsport's exacting specifications to ensure they deliver unmatched performance for the discerning enthusiast.

    3 | SPHERICAL TRAILING ARM KITS FOR VOLKSWAGEN MKV/MKVI/MKVII

    8J/8P Audi & 8V/8S Spherical Trailing Arm Upgrade

    Gone are the days of pressing out rubber bushings and installing bearing holders! 034Motorsport has offered Spherical Trailing Arm Upgrades for years now, providing improved handling characteristics, steering precision, and confidence-inspiring road feel. Unsatisfied with the effort required to install the spherical bearing holders however, we went back to the drawing board and decided to make the product a complete bolt-in solution. We designed manufactured new steel trailing arms to precisely hold the high-performance spherical bearing assemblies. Now we are able to assemble everything in-house, making our re-designed Spherical Trailing Arm Kits a simple bolt-in upgrade with simple tools. Comprised of Aurora spherical bearings, billet aluminum bearing holders, and stainless steel spacers, these arms eliminate deflection under load to ensure precise handling on any road surface. Don't believe us? See our comparison between factory rubber bushings and 034Motorsport Spherical Arms below.

     

    4 | AUDI B9 TRANSMISSION MOUNT INSERT

    B9 Audi A4 Billet Aluminum Machined Transmission Mount Insert

    This product was a no-brainer to our 034Motorsport team. The widespread love for the B8 transmission mount insert made it a logical first product for our B9 A4 test mule. Once we identified the need to further lock down the transmission, we set out to create an insert and fill the void in the new factory rubber bushing. The ease of install and significant reduction in drivetrain slop make this a popular upgrade among the Audi community. We're particularly proud of this product as it represents an evolution of our billet aluminum inserts, and continues to be one of the best cost-effective upgrades to any modern Audi driver. Get an inside look on our development of the new B9 Audi Transmission Mount Insert below.

     

    5 | SUPERCHARGER PULLEY UPGRADE FOR AUDI 3.0 TFSI

    B8 B8.5 Audi 3.0T Supercharger Pulley Upgrade

    As we strive to offer the most comprehensive tuning options, the 3.0T Supercharger Pulley Upgrade was a requisite product for 034Motorsport to squeeze the most from Audi's potent supercharged V6 motor. Both our Stage 1 and Stage 2 software features an increased redline of 7,200 RPM with a refined throttle response in either Dynamic or Comfort mode. The goal was to increase power through the entire RPM range while improving upon the factory throttle modulation. Furthermore, the pulley upgrade allows for increased boost pressure from the factory Eaton TVS 1320 supercharger while staying within its maximum recommended speed for longevity. Peak gains 104 HP and 77 FT-LBS of torque can be expected from any 3.0T equipped Audi S4 or S5 running our Supercharger Pulley and Stage 2 Software on 91 octane fuel. We're proud of the usable power gains and refined driving characteristics we've safely unlocked from this supercharged engine and believe it's a must-have for any 3.0T owner.

    6 | MQB 1.8T/2.0T GEN 3 CARBON FIBER ENGINE BAY TRIM

    Carbon Fiber Engine Cover Group for MQB Chassis Audi and Volkswagen

    Yet another first for 034Motorsport in 2016! While developing the MQB X34 Cold Air Intake System, we quickly noticed the engine bay was lacking in aesthetics. After some discussion, we determined which complementary carbon fiber products could aid in bringing new life to the drab factory plastics and awful blankets under the hood. 034Motorsport's latest release of the Carbon Fiber MQB Battery Cover, Carbon Fiber Fuse Box Cover, and S3/TTS Carbon Fiber Engine Cover work together to provide a visually stunning engine bay. No longer will you be embarrassed to pop your hood! With the carbon fiber covers installed, we now find a quick peek in the engine bay to be a calming practice after a long spirited drive.

    7 | BILLET ALUMINUM REAR SUBFRAME INSERTS

    Billet Aluminum Rear Subframe Mount Insert

    The evolution of 034Motorsport's popular billet aluminum inserts continued through 2016 as we released a selection of Rear Subframe Mount Inserts for various Volkswagen and Audi chassis. These mount inserts comprehensively lock down the drivetrain without introducing significant NVH into the cabin. By filling the voids in the factory mounts, these rear subframe inserts eliminate slop associated with rubber bushings and offer a more refined driving experience. The CNC-machined billet aluminum inserts are virtually indestructible, and work to create a consistent handling car in any condition. Confidence inspiring performance with lifetime durability!

    8 | AUDI I5 TURBO EXTERNAL WASTEGATE DIAPHRAGM UPGRADE

    Upgraded classic Audi Turbo 5-cylinder external wastegate diaphragm

    Last, but certainly not least is the release of our upgraded Audi 5-Cylinder Turbo External Wastegate Diaphragm Replacement. Now discontinued from Audi, we took it upon ourselves to create an upgraded replacement for the aging factory wastegate diaphragm. Ideal for high-temperature and high-boost applications, this drop-in unit is over 50% thicker than stock and reinforced with polyester fiber. 034Motorsport was founded on the tuning of these classic Audi 5-cylinder cars and has certainly not forgotten about them.

    034Motorsport R460 8V Audi S3 Lowered on HRE Wheels

    Overall 2016 was a record-breaking year and marked many firsts for 034Motorsport. We couldn't have done it without the continued support of our 034Motorsport Dealers and customers alike. So here's to 2017, and continuing to push development on the Audis and Volkswagens we love. Let's make our cars faster and better than ever before!

  • Keith's Quest To Build The Perfect Nogaro Blue S4

    Stage 3 Nogaro Blue B5 Audi S4

    Keith is no stranger to 034Motorsport nor the Audi B5 chassis. He began his journey into the B5 world when he purchased a 1996 A4 2.8L 5-Speed Quattro wearing Pearl White paint. The color and styling of the B5 struck a chord with him, and once the S4 became available stateside in the year 2000 he was hooked on the idea of owning one. Keith recounts, "besides the looks and motor was seeing the car in action via Michael Galati and his Champion Audi S4 at Road Atlanta. I was hooked at that moment hearing the turbos spool up as they came rushing up turn 1 into the esses." Furthermore, he knew he was destined for an S4 after discovering Nogaro Blue as a color option and a sort of homage to its RS2 predecessor.

    OEM+ Nogaro Blue Audi S4 Interior

    Flash forward a few more years to 2004, and the stars had aligned for Keith to find his perfect S4. The chariot of choice? A one-owner, Nogaro Blue S4 6-Speed with factory sport package and blue alcantara interior. As much as he loved the car the way it sat, he knew there was more performance to be squeezed from the 2.7T and intended to do so. The goal was to build the car himself into his image of what the factory should have produced when the car was new.

    Lowered B5 Audi S4 on VMR Wheels

    Appearance was left mostly stock, as we know Keith was already a fan of the body lines and Nogaro Blue color throughout. Staying true to his OEM+ goal, minor alterations to the cosmetics of the car include a set of 19x8.5" VMR 710 wheels, Cupra R front lip, RS4 grille, and matte aluminum mirror caps. The engine bay received Porsche 991 oil and coolant caps for some added flair, along with all new factory plastic covers. Sit down in the cockpit and you'll find the warmth of black alcantara covering the headliner, rear shelf, and all pillars. Add all of these subtle modifications up and you have a comprehensively clean S4 inside and out.

    Audi 2.7T V6 Biturbo S4 Quattro

    If this were MTV Cribs, under the hood would be the equivalent to the bedroom because this "is where the magic happens." The motor has been completely rebuilt from the ground up with no bolt left un-turned. The block, manifolds, and valve covers were brought back to original condition or painted while internally the 2.7T saw new IE H-beam rods with Calico coated bearings and pistons. In search of power and OE driveability alike, Keith opted for our Stage 3 Borg Warner K04 Turbo Kit including RS4 Inlet Pipes, 550CC EV14 Injectors, 85mm Hitachi MAF Housing. Once the boost was turned up, a Carbon Fiber X34 Cold Air Intake and High-Flow Stainless Steel Bipipe Set was installed to keep up with the added flow.

    Stage 3 K04 B5 S4 with Cold Air Intake

    Power is useless when unable to put it to the ground however. In this case, a Spec Stage 3+ Clutch and Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel help transfer the K04 power through Audi's legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system. Ensuring the car goes where Keith wants, an Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar and array of Density Line Drivetrain Mounts are fitted in the name of improving driving characteristics. Similar to the cosmetics of the car, what you see is a mechanically well-sorted car strictly aimed to provide an OEM+ experience.

    Stage 3 Big Turbo OEM+ B5 Audi S4In the aftermarket world today, Keith's meticulously maintained S4 stands out amidst a new generation of enthusiasts where questionable mods are validated by the new motto, "respect the build." However, this in fact, is a build to respect. The seamless incorporation of aftermarket parts and factory originality will leave you wondering what's original and what isn't. A supreme attention to detail has helped this heavily modified S4 blend in to any surrounding. This is what qualifies it as a true OEM+ car. We applaud you Keith, and are happy to know you will keep this car forever.

    2000 Audi Stage 3 S4 in Nogaro Blue

    FEATURED PRODUCTS | KEITH'S NOGARO BLUE STAGE 3 B5 AUDI S4

    A special thanks to Keith for sharing his car with us, and Foster Peters for the photos.

    Lowered Audi B5 S4 on VMR Wheels B5 Audi S4 with Porsche 18Z BBK OEM Plus Interior of B5 Audi S4 Billet Aluminum MAF Housing on Audi 2.7T Engine

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