Racingline Rear Carbon Brace – Audi A3/S3/RS3 Saloon (8V)
Racingline Performance Carbon Fibre Rear Body Brace
The new Rear Body Brace fits Hatch and Sportback A3 / S3 / RS3 8v models. It uses solid billet aluminium mounts secured into beautiful, ultra-stiff 3K-twill carbon fibre link bars to drastically stiffen the rear of the chassis.
Modern cars like the Golf run a pretty stiff laser-welded body-shell. 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 when combined with stiff suspension or under the sort of loadings that track use puts on the car. The new RacingLine Rear Body Brace solves this issue by locking the crucial hard points together.
By reinforcing and tying the rear strut towers together, the brace helps to maintain proper suspension geometry under heavy cornering loads. Remove the body-shell 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 needed and no removal of trim required, and is completely reversible.
RacingLine haven’t forgotten about practicality either. The brace is compatible with rear seats in either the up or down position, and due to the slim profile, boot space is almost unaffected. Even the load tie-downs have been incorporated into the lower mounts. Track your car on Sunday, school-run on Monday!