SuperPro VAG Alloy Performance Control Arm Solutions!
SuperPro is back with a redesigned Alloy control arm for Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) ready to fit to the alloy sub frame on models such as Audi RS3, Skoda Octavia, VW Golf MK4 and Golf Alltrack. Also fitting the new Golf 7.5 the ALLOY0018K was designed with increased camber and caster to improve the front geometry and handling. Its predecessor ALOY006K provided a similar outcome but did not fit the new Golf 7.5 due to the change in sub frame.Fitted with the SuperPro DuroBall rear bushing and for maximum arm control, this arm is the best upgrade available!
ALOY0018K is a Caster Increase Alloy Control Arm with DuroBall Rear Bushing & built in Camber Change - Exclusive to SuperPro.
This Alloy control arm is 38% lighter than its OE counterpart. SuperPro Alloy Control Arm Assemblies deliver more caster, camber and eliminate unwanted flex. Fitted with the SuperPro DuroBall rear bushing and for maximum arm control, this arm is the best upgrade available!
SuperPro Tip: Care needs to be taken with aggressively lowered vehicles with non standard tyre and wheel packages to avoid tyre/guard contact.
Why we developed the new arm, including changes made
The original SuperPro part ALOY0006K, alloy lower control arm replacement/upgrade was a great success, so when Audi released the alloy sub frame in their performance models SuperPro jumped at the opportunity to redesign the arm to fit these models and previous models with the same desired outcome the ALOY006K provided. With the likelihood of the new VW Golf being released with the alloy sub frame from the Audi RS3 and TT models it is expected this updated arm will carry forward. This lower control arm has been developed with a caster increase with Duroball rear bushing and built in camber change – exclusive to SuperPro. There was a known clearance issues with the original arm which was addressed during the re-design phase. There was also a change to the rear section of the arm during the design phase to include the Duroball which gives you all the benefits and control of a hind joint but eliminates the issues usually associated with a hind joint.
Development process of the new control arm
The new ALOY0018K control arm was developed to have an inbuilt caster and camber change and designed to move the ball joint forward and out to increase the caster by 1 degree and induce a negative camber change of up to 0.5 degrees. These enhancements to the arm deliver the optimal settings over standard to produce a better handling vehicle. SuperPro has stringently tested these control arms on the Golf 7 GTI, Golf 7 R and Audi A3 RS3 in both standard configuration and with lowered springs. This control arm is 38% lighter than the OEM steel arms and delivers more caster, camber and eliminates unwanted flex. Fitted with the SuperPro DuroBall rear positioned, free pivot bushing and for maximum arm control, this arm is the best upgrade available.
Installation of the new control arm
The development of the lower control arm determined that by utilizing an alloy control arm any unwanted flex in the arm would be eliminated, resulting in superior vehicle handling and performance. The Duroball rear bushing has been retained in the arm to ensure it has the freedom to articulate without any unwanted movement in undesirable directions, enhancing the handling capabilities of the vehicle. When all the components of a high strength, lightweight and rigid alloy material are paired with SuperPro bushings the result is the most effective handling upgrade available on the market. However, SuperPro has warned that care needs to be taken with aggressively lowered vehicles with non-standard tyre and wheel packages to avoid tyre/guard contact.