Control Arm Pair, Motorsport, Rear Upper Adjustable, 8J/8P/8V Audi A3/S3/RS3/TT/TTS/TTRS & MkV/MkVI/MkVII Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI
We're proud to offer 034Motorsport Rear Adjustable Upper Control Arms for MkV/MkVI Volkswagen and 8J/8P Audi applications!
These arms are manufactured from billet aluminum and feature genuine Aurora spherical bearings. They are a direct replacement for the stock stamped steel and rubber arms, and allow for approximately 5 degrees of camber adjustment, on top of what the stock eccentric bolt allows.
Billet Aluminum Construction - Anodized Black
Genuine Aurora Spherical Bearings
Approximately 5 Degrees of Camber Adjustment (-2.4 Degrees or +2.6 Degrees)
Adjustable in 1/36" Increments. Each 1/36" Corresponds to ~0.18 Degrees.
After putting over 4k miles on the car with the rear camber set to -2 degrees. I can tell you this control arm does its job too well. There is absolutely ZERO deflection & flex in the rear now, which i have found to be both positive and negative. Firstly, i was aware that this kit was supposed to help keep the alignment from changing under load, but to such extremes i wasn't prepared for. For example after upgrading my suspension, and with the car now sitting almost 2 inches lower, one day i had to go get a lot of stuff from Costco (almost 600Ibs! worth) and two 180+Ibs passengers and it loaded the rear suspension severely giving me literally a credit cards worth of space between the fender and tire. With this in mind i was certain if i hit even the smallest of bumps the tires would rub, given previous experiences on the stock suspension. BUT NO! NOTHING not even the slightest bit of noise, even as i started looking for potholes and bumps. I could go as far to say the car felt even more planted and stable with all the weight loading the car down (granted extremely slower). This was unbelievable and i immediately assumed that the progressive springs being under load was the reason for this, and although that had something to do with it, i later realized that actually these controls arms and the Spulen lower arms were not allowing the rear camber angle to change even the slightest bit, which in turn means the tires never move enough out of position to make contact with the inner fenders. This is great news for those stance guys out there who want to be "hella flush" and not scrape, but on the flip side i realized a small issue as well. Because of this inability for increasing camber under load, i now notice there is a pretty noticeable inch of unused tire on the outer edge of the tires which I've never seen before even with similar camber and toe angles on my original suspension. This may not be a huge problem, but in a sense, if you actually have to run a fair amount of camber for "tucking tires" you will be wearing the tires down unevenly at a faster rate than with a suspension with a bit more flex. Even at the shocks softest setting, when i go on a canyon run or do some figure 8's in a parking structure, that one inch patch of tire is as clean as ever while the used bit of tire is grained heavily. I've taken some turns at some decent speeds and its simply not enough to unsettle the rear anymore, leading to a undesirable level of mid corner understeer which is extremely easy to modulate but annoyingly present no matter how i drive. There is a solution for this understeer issue, but it doesn't solve the tire wear problem at moderate camber angles. Other than that. This product so far has held up well and does it job better than i could've imagined.
Being lowered and on 19" wheels hard cornering resulted in the rubber bushings flexing hard enough for the sidewalls of my tires to rub the body. Instantly the rear feels so much tighter and quicker to respond to turn in. No tire rubbing with the same camber setting!