Sunday, 26 March 2017

Upgrading my Knuckles !

Steering Knuckle Upgrades : Golf 7 1.4 TSi : March 2017

To enhance handling and performance, a reduction of unsprung weight would be a plus. So, we replace the heavy Cast Iron knuckle to the GTI/R styled aluminum alloy steering knuckle. The weight difference is tremendous ! 

This involves replace bigger drive shaft bearing and ball joints as well the respective nuts. 

It is an expensive exercise. Total cost is about S$1500. 

Aluminum vs Cast Iron
Weight between the two is tremendous !
New Steering Knuckle, ball joint and absorber
Mounted on the vehicle
The ball joint is of a different lenght/ replacement is necessary.

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