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Dan@JHM
06-04-2010, 04:31 PM
Just released from 034Motorsport:


034Motorsport Adjustable Front Upper Control Arm Kit C5/B5/B6/B7 chassis


http://www.jhmotorsports.com/shop/catalog/images/034_B5_B6_B7_C5_Adjustable_Upper_Front_Control_Arm s.jpg


Intro Pricing = $495 plus shipping(retail = $525)

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This adjustable front upper control arm kit is made by 034 Motorsport. These are direct replacement arms for the stock front upper control arms on the C5 A6, B5/B6/B7, A4, S4 and RS4. These arms add adjustability to fine tune camber and caster settings on these vehicles. These arms also use heavy duty bushings to retain maximum road comfort and eliminate noise and harshness while being more durable than stock.

The custom outer rod end style ball joints feature Teflon linings and are sealed to provide years of maintenance free operation. Since the rubber inner bushings are replaceable these are the last arms you'll ever need!

Also if you are tired of wearing out the front inner edge of your tires ever since you lowered your car, these arms are the solution for you! When you lower your car it adds excessive negative camber causing this problem and the factory arms are non adjustable to fix this. With these 034 arms you will now be able to adjust camber within OEM specs for better tread life.

http://jhmotorsports.com/products/pictures/034/034_FAUCA_Rod_End_and_Bushing_Close_Up.jpg


FEATURES:
Provides adjustable camber/caster
Retains factory ride comfort
Quick installation
Black anodized finish

FITMENT:
1996-08 Audi A4 All
2000-08 Audi S4 All
1998-04 Audi A6, Allroad All
2007-08 Audi RS4 All
1998-05 VW Passat All



Note: First 15 orders in and paid will ship by end of next week. All other orders will ship in 2 to 3 weeks.

Dan@JHM
06-06-2010, 03:11 PM
*Update*

Sorry for not clarifying before but here is some info about adjustment:

They made it easy, there is an M8 Allen holding the spherical to the outer
joint, just thread it out, spin the heim how far you need to, temporarily
reinstall the allen and check to the final spec, this is only really ever
going to be done once. No need to disassemble the pin from the steering
knuckle, that would be a pain.

Dan@JHM
06-18-2010, 09:57 PM
*Updated information about adjustment from 034:

* Arm sets ship set to factory OEM length

* Over 5/8" of outward adjustability, adjustable in 1/36" increments, each 1/36 adjustment is approximately .01 degrees for highly accurate adjustments, no tightening creep like you get with a turn buckle

* Adjustments can be easily made by threading out an M6 head allen bolt, the pinch pin stays installed in the upright. A jam nut keeps everything tight once adjusted.

bmx_a4
06-18-2010, 10:23 PM
DO WANT!

nthusiastt
06-18-2010, 11:14 PM
is this different from the stern setup?

Seerlah
06-19-2010, 02:23 AM
^I would suggest you get on the deals when they are available (and funds permit). Ordered these because Stern ones are on back order (this thread popped up the very next day I asked one of my suppliers about a Stern GB and he informed me of backorders everywhere. so, the gb would be a no go), and I highly doubt there will be a GB for them anytime in the near future. $500 isn't such a bad deal. Of course it's pricey, but not as bad as $600.

nthusiastt
06-19-2010, 06:20 AM
^I would suggest you get on the deals when they are available (and funds permit). Ordered these because Stern ones are on back order (this thread popped up the very next day I asked one of my suppliers about a Stern GB and he informed me of backorders everywhere. so, the gb would be a no go), and I highly doubt there will be a GB for them anytime in the near future. $500 isn't such a bad deal. Of course it's pricey, but not as bad as $600.

I'll give this another go.... Are these different from the sterns?

Seerlah
06-19-2010, 02:33 PM
My last coment was actually for bmx_a4. But Stern and 034 are different companies, but both are very reputable within the VAG community. Stern was the first to release adjustable control arms to adjust camber/caster. I am not sure what else was onthe market before that, but K-Mac was the only company I know of whom has anything available to adjust camber/caster. The K-Mac ones I have read are a def pain to adjust. They work different, as they simply have replacement adjustable bushings that you place into your current upper front control arms. You simply press old bearings out, and place the K-Mac bearings in. If you want to know more about the K-Mac units, Google is your freind. They are a very cheap alternative to Stern or 034 adjustable control arms, but the labor involved with installing them will make one wonder if they are even worth it. But onto the answer you were looking for (was just staing what there is on the market, so you don't need to waste your time searching).

Stern was the first to release the adjustable control arms. JHM is a authorised dealer for both 034 and Stern, so no confict of interest. They are built rather effecient, and there are many people whom have them. The 034 ones do exactly what the Stern ones do, but are constructed differently. In a nutshell.......both do the same job.........both are built by very reputable companies..............both are built differently...........and both are expensive (yeah, I try and save where I can). Whichever ones you choose really wouldn't make a difference (IMO). I guess it would mainly depend upon preferance and how much you are willing to spend. But as I mentioned in my other post, the Stern ones are back ordered (only company that made them for our vehicles). And these units really could not have been released at a better time (due to the back order). I buy both Stern and 034 products, and either one will be a good decision. As you can see, I already ordered mine. I have both 034 and Stern products on my drivetrain (even though this is for suspension).