Awesome GTI Range Expands To Include APR Front & Rear Stabiliser Bars For 2WD MQB Platform
It’s all too easy to get carried away with ‘power tuning,’ to fixate on chasing big horsepower figures at the expense of your car’s chassis. Doing so can quite rapidly leave you with an evil handling monster of a car, one with too much power and not enough handling finesse, and your driving experience will invariably suffer as a result. Awesome GTI has long carried a veritable armoury of chassis upgrades for all manner of VW Group models, including both front and rear APR stabiliser bars (Anti-Roll bars) for two-wheel drive MQB models.
It pays to entrust any chassis upgrades you do opt to undertake to a firm with provenance, and few can claim to have more experience in the field of making VW Group cars handle like they’re on rails than APR. Well known for its comprehensive range of tuning options, maps, intakes and much else besides, APR has long prided itself on being able to offer an equally exhaustive portfolio of ARBs and braces, hence the launch of both front and rear stabiliser bars for the ever popular MQB chassis.
APR’s front stabiliser bar is of an adjustable type, with 2 pre-set points which enable the owner to toggle the bar to better suit their driving style and ideal handling balance. Coming in at 28.6mm in diameter, the front stabiliser bar also boasts a hollow, weldless design, traits which ensure that it’s both light and incredibly strong. The front bar kit includes specially created polyurethane bushings, mounting brackets and lightweight billet spacers.
The rear APR stabiliser bar comes in at 25.4mm in diameter and again makes use of a hollow, weldless design to promote both reduced weight and rigidity. It includes a set of polyurethane bushes shown to further reduce unwanted suspension flex.
Both the front and rear APR bars have been designed to be used together, though they’re sold separately. Said design process saw the stabiliser bars put through an industry leading development process, one which involved countless miles of both track and road driving on a selection of different MQB models. They can therefore be counted upon to perform for countless miles, while also being wholly suited to both fast road and track cars.
The quality of the materials used in the bars, the skills of the engineers charged with their development, and the aforementioned development process mean that, handling wise, the results speak for themselves. Cars fitted with APR’s stabiliser bars have been shown to have significantly enhanced cornering capabilities, and all without having a diminished ride quality. The bars function by reducing cornering load differentials between your vehicle’s inner and outer wheels when under load, which in turn results in a greater balance between understeer and oversteer, enhanced stability, control, and ultimately, grip.
APR Roll Control Front Stabiliser Bar (MQB, 2WD): – £255.74
APR Roll Control Rear Stabiliser Bar (MQB, 2WD): – £255.74
Fits: Golf Mk7, Leon Mk3, Octavia Mk3, A3 8V