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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

  • 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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