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Jwon97

New member
Location
Texas, United States
Car(s)
Mk7.5 Golf GTI 6mt
Hi guys,
So after installing ST XTA coil overs on my 2018 GTI, I went in for an alignment.
I was told I might need to replace the driver-side control arm because the caster is off.
I did hit a pothole previous to installing my coil overs, so I think the subframe may have shifted or the control arm may be bent. Or in the worst case both.
I did jack up my car to see my control arm and didn't notice any damage. I'm guessing if I align my subframe it should even out a caster and camber, but I want to know how much caster adjustment can be fixed by aligning the subframe. As you can see my caster is very off. I did purchase 034 subframe bolt collar kit(alignment kit) and waiting to install it.
 

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ChristopherNeil

Go Kart Champion
Location
San Diego
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
I'd assume the alignment shop would know that you can adjust the subframe to compensate a little, but I'd install the subframe alignment kit first then see where you're at.

I had the cts subframe kit installed along with whiteline LCAs/roll-centers and 034 top mounts (among other non-alignment-related parts) and the only points of adjustments now are tie rods and lower ball joints. Perfectly symmetrical up front.

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Jwon97

New member
Location
Texas, United States
Car(s)
Mk7.5 Golf GTI 6mt
I'd assume the alignment shop would know that you can adjust the subframe to compensate a little, but I'd install the subframe alignment kit first then see where you're at.

I had the cts subframe kit installed along with whiteline LCAs/roll-centers and 034 top mounts (among other non-alignment-related parts) and the only points of adjustments now are tie rods and lower ball joints. Perfectly symmetrical up front.

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Seems like its much better than mine.. ill try installing subframe alignment kit and see where im at.
 
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