Our Street/Race plates are plug and play and mount directly without any cutting, drilling, or fabrication. Struts are more positively connected to the chassis via a heavy duty (Teflon-lined) heim joint (a.k.a. "rose joint" or "pillow ball"). The joint is then suspended in polyurethane to reduce harshness. In operation, the result is radically sharpened turn-in response and increased grip before and after the corner apex. This is especially valuable for those without front swaybars.
Generating and maintaining cornering traction requires that the tire's contact patch be held flat against the ground. As is the case with most strut suspensions, the Mk4 suffers from a distorted patch when under heavy load -especially six-cylinder models. The result is terminal understeer because the tire rolls over and only part of the tread adheres to the track/street surface.
This problem is compounded by the soft strut top allowing movement from the top. WARNING: The following video may upset you.
Look at all that slop and movement! It's no wonder why these cars understeer so badly and feel so numb in stock form! Stopping this deflection is critical for achieving predictable handling and maximum traction. Traditionally, there have only been stock and full race systems. Now there is middle ground (biased towards serious sport):
Add K-MAC Camber/Caster plates to your Mk4 and enjoy these design features:
Struts positively located by heavy-duty PTFE-lined rod ends suspended in stiff urethane. This greatly extends life but also delivers maximum road feel and steering response to the aggressive street/casual race driver
Works with factory diameter coils or adjustable coilovers
Unlimited combination camber/caster adjustment
Easy/no special tools settings changes
No need to jack up vehicle corner to accurately adjust alignment
Replaceable rod ends allow lifetime product function
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 20 August, 2011.