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Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • HRE FlowForm Wheels Now Available at 034Motorsport!

    B9 Audi Allroad lowered on HRE FlowForm FF01 Wheels

    034Motorsport is proud to offer a selection of HRE FlowForm Wheels in dedicated Volkswagen and Audi fitment.

    About HRE FlowForm Wheels:

    Long a market leader in forged wheels, HRE now offers its FlowForm line of wheels featuring iconic styling and a level of quality embodied by the HRE brand, while achieving an accessible price point. These new, cast flow formed wheels are manufactured in Japan with the highest level of design and engineering available in the world today.

    What is Flow Form?

    Flow Form is a forming process where a pressure-cast preform is "stretched" to a specific flow formed profile and thickness. This flow forming improves the grain structure for the aluminum making it stronger, lighter, and more precise than a traditional cast wheel resulting in forged aluminum-line strength.

    HRE FlowForm Manufacturing

    Click Here to See the Full Catalog of HRE FlowForm Wheels at 034Motorsport

  • Event Recap | 034Motorsport at Wuste Vegas

    034Motorsport Development Vehicles on a Roadtip to Wuste Vegas

    Now that we've had ample recovery time from the madness that is Wuste Vegas and the relentless desert heat, we're here to share some photos of our journey to sin city for 034Motorsport's first show of the year.

    034Motorsport Booth at Wuste Vegas European Car Show 2017

    It was fantastic to see so many awesome builds, talk shop with customers and vendors alike, and hang out with some of our awesome dealers. Our presence at this show was bigger than ever and had the booth bustling with customers (free beer helped). All in all, it was a great dress-rehearsal for our enhanced show presence this year with Waterfest, Fastivus and Big-SoCal Euro ahead. We look forward to seeing many of you at these upcoming West-Coast shows!

    034Motorsport Vendor Booth at Wuste Vegas 2017

    We took the opportunity to make the most of the 1200 mile round trip journey to flog three of our 034Motorsport Development Vehicles through the deserts of Mojave, Red Rock Canyon, greater Las Vegas and Death Valley. Three members of our Sales Team brave enough to risk the desert heat did their best to mimic a Top Gear road trip with radios in hand, along with insults and banter aplenty as they drove through some of the best driving roads in California with tons of fascinating geography.

    034Motorsport Development Vehicles in California Desert

    The cars being subjected to the 25,000 feet of elevation gain and 120-degree temps were the 034Motorsport Project MkVII Volkswagen GTI, R460 8V Audi S3and the Dynamic+ B9 Audi A4. Our Global Director of Sales, Troy, spent most of his time in the Tango Red A4 outfitted with some prototype suspension, exhaust and engine bits (stay tuned!), as well as an array of B9 Audi production upgrades including:

    Beyond the 034Motorsport B9 parts catalog being thrown at our Development A4, 19" Rotiforms shod with meaty 265/35 RE-11 tires were installed to get the most from the suspension upgrades.

    034Motorsport Dynamic+ B9 Audi A4 Development Vehicle

    Of the three cars, the A4 was the one that surprised the 034Motorsport team the most. After all, it's just an A4, right? In reality, the new B9 chassis is worlds more composed than the preceding B8/B8.5. The DSG transforms this car into a satisfyingly snappy family sedan, and with our complete package of bolt-ons, the B9 A4 is extremely nimble and fun with monumental grip. If you haven't driven one yet, we suggest you do so ASAP.

    034Motorsport Mk7 GTI and R460 8V S3

    For those who are more in-tune with the MQB chassis Audis and Volkswagens, don't worry. We remembered to have loads of fun flogging these nimble cars through the desert as well.

    034Motorsport R460 8V Audi S3 on HRE FF15 Wheels

    Overall, Wuste 2017 was incredibly successful for all. It was the perfect kick-off for show season this summer, and we can't wait to see everybody at the upcoming west coast events! Be sure to check out our Events Page to see where we'll be next.

    034Motorsport Project Mk7 Volkswagen GTI on HRE FF15 Wheels 034Motorsport Mk7 GTI and B9 A4
  • Arturo's Scintillating Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Lowered B7 RS4 on KW V3 Coilovers

    Arturo has been a customer of 034Motorsport for some years now, and unlike many others, he isn't shy when it comes to the Audi 4.2L V8. Before purchasing his B7 RS4 seen before you, Arturo owned a B6 S4 Avant and was bit by the "avant bug" like almost any other Audi wagon owner across the world. Thus, when it came time to find the replacement for his B6, Arturo lusted after a B7 RS4 Avant. We can likely all agree that a V8-bellowing, factory widebody wagon is one of the end-all, be-all cars to own! Thanks to Audi of America however, we never experienced the glory that is a B7 RS4 Avant here in the United States.

    Modified B7 Audi RS4

    Arturo knew a B7 RS4 Avant wasn't realistic, but what good is life without dreaming a little, right? Beyond the wagon factor, the second most important criteria was a car equipped with a proper engine. You know, a V8. He entertained the idea of going to the darkside (a.k.a. BMW) for an E90 M3, but couldn't break the spell that the hips of the RS4 had put on him. Finally, Arturo found the right RS4 for him, and landed this beautiful, low-mileage 2007 B7 Audi RS4 wearing Sprint Blue.

    Track Tested B7 Audi RS4 in Sprint Blue

    When designed by quattro GmbH, the B7 RS4 was the first RS car to be powered by a naturally aspirated motor, and produced a potent 414 HP and 317 LB-FT with a spine-tingling 8,000 RPM redline. Couple the 4.2L FSI V8 with Audi's legendary Quattro drivetrain (tweaked slightly to allow for additional rear bias) and you have the recipe for a phenomenal family sedan, or as we like to call it, a "super saloon."

    The B7 RS4 is an incredible car from the factory, but we found it still has room for improvement at 034Motorsport. For starters, these cars have a tendency to understeer when pushed to their limit due to the big V8 hanging over the front axle. Arturo was also well aware of this, and opted for our Adjustable Solid Rear Sway Bar and Spherical Rear End Links to reel in the handling of his RS4 when driving on the track and twisty mountain roads. 034Motorsport's rear sway bar is constructed from solid spring steel for maximum rigidity, and when set to the "soft" setting is twice as stiff as the factory RS4 rear sway bar. This added stiffness to the rear end helps pivot the car better through corners, making it feel more nimble and reducing body roll.

    Modified Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Next, Arturo installed 034Motorsport Adjustable Upper Control Arms to dial in the perfect alignment for his track days and spirited back road driving needs. The higher durometer rubber bushings and Aurora spherical bearings installed in the CNC-machined billet aluminum arms ensure precise handling at all times, and no unnecessary deflection under load.

    Blackout Titanium Grill on Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Once the car was rotating better through corners and gripping the road as it should, Arturo aimed to lock down his drivetrain with a combination of 034Motorsport Density Line Mounts. These included Motor MountsTransmission Mount, and Snub Mount. All 034Motorsport Density Line rubber mounts are solid filled, and feature a higher durometer rubber compound compared to the factory mounts in an effort to drastically reduce unwanted drivetrain movement without adding too much noise, vibration, and harshness inside the cabin. That makes these the perfect upgrade for street driven cars that see some occasional track time as well.

    Additionally, a set of 034Motorsport Billet Aluminum Rear Differential Carrier Mount Inserts were installed to provide smoother shifting and seamless throttle transitions. By limiting movement from the rear end, this creates a much more predictable and consistent car and becomes increasingly noticeable when pushing a car to the limit on-track.

    Lowered Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Arturo's goal with his RS4 is to drive the car as it was designed and intended to be driven. Thank goodness! Beyond that, he also wants his car to look good of course. In light of that, he has followed the mantra of OEM+ aesthetics to perfection, including the European RS4 Recaro seats that adorn the interior. And while they look incredible, more importantly the seats serve a purpose of better supporting Arturo mid-corner during one of his many track days.

    B7 RS4 Interior with European Recaro Seats

    For now, he plans to keep the car into the foreseeable future and continue enjoying it. After all you really can't go wrong with a V8 super sedan! Forced induction may be in the car's future, but until we know more we can simply drool over this fine example of Audi's first naturally aspirated RS car.

    Lowered Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Featured Products | Arturo's Sprint Blue B7 Audi RS4

    Tuned B7 Audi RS4 Carbon Fiber Interior in B7 Audi RS4 Adaptive Headlights on B7 Audi RS4 Lowered B7 Audi RS4 with Suspension Upgrades
  • SummerFest 2017 at 034Motorsport!

    034Motorsport and NorCal Audi Club are excited to bring you SummerFest 2017! Join us at 034Motorsport for another great meet with food, cars, and fun!

    SummerFest 2017 at 034Motorsport - Bay Area Audi/Volkswagen Meet & Greet

     

    We'll be hosting the 4th Annual NorCal Audi Club SummerFest as well as the 9th Annual 034Motorsport Dyno Day & Open House on Saturday, July 29th! We'll have all of the attractions you're used to, as well as a few extras.

    Free to Attend - RSVP on Facebook!

    Cars & Enthusiasts - Bring your stock or modified Audi or Volkswagen, meet fellow enthusiasts, see their cars, and get an in-depth look at some of 034Motorsport's race cars and projects.

    Dyno Runs - We are offering great deals on baseline dynos, and accepting 20 cars. See what you car makes on our Mustang AWD Dyno, or just check out some of the other cars doing pulls. Click here to pre-register and get a free 034Motorsport T-Shirt.

    Discounted Products - We will be offering 10% off all 034Motorsport-branded products and merchandise at the event.

    Discounted Tunes - Save up to $300 on 034Motorsport Performance ECU Software, and up to $200 on 034Motorsport Performance DSG Software at SummerFest! Click here to pre-order 034Motorsport ECU Software and/or DSG Software.

    Free Raffle - Everyone who attends can enter their name (once, only once) (no, really, you can't enter your dog or cat, we'll notice) in our free raffle, featuring items from 034Motorsport.

    Open House - We will be giving tours of the 034Motorsport Facility, including our Service Department. This is your chance to see how our parts are made, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on here at 034. :)

    Free BBQ – 034Motorsport’s Founder & President, Javad Shadzi, will be grilling up delicious food for all of our attendees! We’ll do our best not to run out of food, but make sure to come early just in case.

    See Pictures from Last Year's Summerfest!

    SummerFest 2016 Event Images Animated GIF

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