Modern cars like the MQB platform run a pretty stiff laser-welded bodyshell. Up front, the chassis is very rigid between the suspension tops, but at the rear there is much more chassis flex which negatively affects vehicle handling in hard use, especially with stiff suspension. That's why the Clubsport S Golf gets a factory rear brace.
The new RacingLine Rear Body Brace solves this issue by locking the crucial hard points together.
The RacingLine Rear Body Brace uses solid billet aluminium mounts secured into beautiful, ultra-stiff carbon fibre link bars drastically stiffening the rear of the chassis.
By reinforcing and tying the rear strut towers together, the brace helps to maintain proper suspension geometry under heavy cornering loads. Remove the bodyshell flex, and the suspension geometry can work as it was designed to do.
Despite the added stiffness, this improved handling performance comes without sacrificing any ride quality or introducing any additional noise, vibration, or harshness into the cabin.
The clever design means that installation is simple, using existing body mounting points with no drilling and no removal of trim required, and is completely reversible.
Compatible with rear seats up or down (or removed altogether). The full interior can be maintained even with the installation of the Rear Body Brace.
Want to sharpen up your Golf 7 & 7.5 / Audi A3, S3, RS3 / Leon / Octavia handling responses? Our beautiful billet and carbon Rear Body Brace reinforces the bodyshell at its weakest point for a more precise and pleasurable drive.
TIGHTEN UP YOUR DYNAMIC RESPONSES
GLOSS BLACK & CARBON
GOLF 7 / LEON / OCTAVIA
Audi A3 / S3/ RS3
PRECISION ENGINEERED FOR PERFECT PERFORMANCE.
All mounts are CNC 5-axis machined from solid billet
Aerospace-grade T6-6061 Aluminium used throughout
Top mounts located into rear seat mounts
Lower mounts lock into cargo tie-downs
FEA-developed triangulation design maximises stiffness whilst keeping weight down
3K twill weave carbon fibre ultra-stiff link bars
GOLF 7 & 7.5 3 DOOR
GOLF 7 & 7.5 5 DOOR
GOLF 7 & 7.5 WAGON/VARIANT *4Motion wagon models only
VW Golf 7 & 7.5 2012-2020 5G
VW Golf 7 & 7.5 GTI 2013-2020 5G
VW Golf 7 & 7.5 R 2013-2020 5G
GOLF 8 5 DOOR
VW Golf 8 2019+
VW Golf 8 GTI 2020+
VW Golf 8 R 2020+
NOTE: Leon & Octavia models require the rear boot carpet to be cut in order to mount the rear brace. Template and instructions for download below.
SEAT Leon III 3 DOOR
SEAT Leon III 5 DOOR
SEAT Leon III ST WAGON/VARIANT *4Motion wagon models only
SEAT Leon FR III 2014-2020 5F
SEAT Leon Cupra III 2014-2020 5F
Skoda Octavia III 5 DOOR
Skoda Octavia III WAGON
Skoda Octavia III 5E 2014-2020 5E
Skoda Octavia vRS III 5E 2014-2020 5E
Audi 8V A3 / S3 / RS3 3 & 5 DOOR SPORTBACK (note: not for 4 door sedan models)
Audi A3 2013-2020 8V / 3 & 5 door
Audi S3 2013-2020 8V / 3 & 5 door
Audi RS3 2015-2020 8V / 5 door
Thin, low-profile design means minimum impact on boot space and no effect on rear seat operation.
Clever design means fitting is quick and simple. Completely reversible without trace for removal.
No cutting, no drilling needed. By cleverly re-using the strongest parts of the body, there's no need to modify.
Compatible with rear seats up or down, and we've even added in the luggage tie-downs into the mounting points.
A ruthless approach to weight-saving. Billet aluminium mounting brackets bonded to ultra stiff 3K twill carbon link bars.
Every mass-produced car body has small differences in dimensions. The brace is tensioned after fitment for ultra-tight alignment to your car.
LEON & OCTAVIA MODELS
These two models require the rear boot carpet to be trimmed in order to mount the rear brace.
Alongside the fitting instructions, please download cutting templates for either model below:
WHAT'S IN THE KIT?
4x Mounting brackets
1x Tensioning block
1x Carbon Cross Bar
2x Carbon Brace Bar
All required fitting hardware
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