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VW Mk2 control arm reinforcement

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Dave Grenwis
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Re: VW Mk2 control arm reinforcement
October 27, 2014 03:09PM
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Towona
Holy shit my head is spinning from all this good info coming in so fast.

My current setup:

Front:
Mk2 LCA's (unstrengthened) with all poly bushings
Mk2 Axles (aftermarket)
Mk2 power steering rack (the one with the waffle)
Mk2 inner tie rods
Mk2 outer tie rod ends
Mk3 knuckles (non GTi/VR6)
Mk3 discs/calipers (non GTi/VR6)
Mk? subframe (not sure, how can you tell?)
JVAB or Hotbits depending on the season

Yep, lots of confusion on the passat control arm setup, thats why I posted what I know to work. I ditched the Mk2 control arms after bending a few up like you did. I still have mk3 control arms as spares until I come across a few more passat arms.

I ditched the poly bushings on the rear control arm mount since they got torn up from gravel spray after an event or 2. I'm using the R32 rear mounts (solid rubber) and poly in the fronts which I've heard good things about. They've held up well and you can buy the set from GAP for a decent price.



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Towona
Tony P
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Re: VW Mk2 control arm reinforcement
October 28, 2014 03:30PM
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danster
That curve is so they clear the wheel rim on full lock.

Is that still an issue if you have 14" wheels (compared to the 13"ers those cars had)

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DG_Rally
I ditched the poly bushings on the rear control arm mount since they got torn up from gravel spray after an event or 2

I haven't had this issue yet, I'll have to keep an eye on them (2.5 events on them so far)



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Re: VW Mk2 control arm reinforcement
October 28, 2014 03:48PM
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Towona
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DG_Rally
I ditched the poly bushings on the rear control arm mount since they got torn up from gravel spray after an event or 2

I haven't had this issue yet, I'll have to keep an eye on them (2.5 events on them so far)

I ditched those rear poly bushing from my road car - I felt it was restricting the movement of the wishbone through its articulation arc, reducing wheel travel.





Maybe, just maybe, it’s down to the driver.

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