Euro Sport Rear X-Brace Stress Bar - VW MK7 & MK7.5 GTI/Golf/Golf RSKU: 18075
The New Euro Sport Rear X-Brace stress bar for the MK7 & MK7.5 is designed to minimize rear chassis flex under hard cornering improving overall stability. Increased chassis rigidity contributes to better overall suspension control improving driver connection and feedback. Constructed of heavy wall 1" diameter steel tubing and features heavy-duty tig welded ends. Finished in satin black powder coat.
- Reduces chassis flex and creaks common to hatchbacks
- Super lightweight design, only weighs 6lbs
- Removes in minutes via six fasteners
- Installation takes approximately 1.5 hours
- Hardware and nutsert installation tool included
- Unique design still allows fitment of snowboards, skies, golf bags, etc
- Installation instructions - VIEW PDF INSTRUCTIONS
Notice: Requires drilling six holes and trimming of carpet for installation.
VW MK7 Golf/GTI 2015 2016 2017
VW MK7 Golf R 2015 2016 2017
VW MK7.5 Golf/GTI/Golf R 2018 2019 2020
I have modified my GTI quite a bit and after doing the Clubsport S rear seat delete in my two door S I needed something to help in rigidity. The car currently has VWR springs, Koni Yellow shocks, 034 Strut mounts and Camber plates, Neuspeed RSB, as well as Tyrolsport dead set kit front and rear. This addition helped shore things up a bit and looks good doing it.
Thanks for your feedback :-)
I installed this rear X-brace one day after installing the front strut brace. In combination with the front brace, this bar made a significant improvement in overall chassis stiffness. Difficult to quantify as the results are very subjective, a noticeable effect is how rigid the car is while jacking up. Lifting from a front jack point, I was able to get three wheels off the ground due to reduced torsion in the chassis combined with other modifications.
Easy to install if you have an xacto and a drill, looks great and makes the car feel a bit stiffer, also looks really cool
I was pretty skeptical but it does seem to firm things up in the back end. Instructions are straight forward and it al went in super easy. About 45 minutes from start to finish.
Super easy with very detailed instructions. It took longer test fitting than the actual installation. Couple tips for anyone thinking about getting one: 1) I used a Unibit step drill, simply marking the 3/8" step with a marker. Pilot drill with 1/8", then finish to size with the unibit. Makes nice clean holes. 2) Use a curved blade. I had a scalpel with a #15 curved blade. It cut the carpet like butter.