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/dimension....so replacement is necessary.|