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Quick Racingline Subframe Alignment Kit Review

victorofhavoc

Autocross Newbie
Location
Kansas City
I don't understand the benefit in the OP's case. His front camber asymmetry was originally 17', and dropped to 14'. Not much really. In my experience, you wouldn't notice the change.

He also had a bigger camber discrepancy in the rear, which can be corrected independently without the deadset kit.

What am I missing here?
I'm not sure there is a relationship... I think his issue was alignment and his solution was over the top because he wanted to mod.

It's like adding a rear sway bar to reduce understeer, when an alignment could have done the trick.
 

Rrrrrmatey

Ready to race!
Car(s)
Mk 7.5 Golf R
I'm not sure there is a relationship... I think his issue was alignment and his solution was over the top because he wanted to mod.

It's like adding a rear sway bar to reduce understeer, when an alignment could have done the trick.

I probably shouldn’t have posted the before/after alignment results - I think they may have proven misleading when my intent was only to provide the data since I had it. That said, my understanding of the benefits of aluminum subframe collars is based in part on this.

While that link has a healthy dose of product marketing in it, it also seems very logical to me and at the price point of the Racingline kit, wasn’t a difficult decision. Would you say that video provides an inaccurate description of how aluminum subframe collars work and could prove beneficial?
 

victorofhavoc

Autocross Newbie
Location
Kansas City
I probably shouldn’t have posted the before/after alignment results - I think they may have proven misleading when my intent was only to provide the data since I had it. That said, my understanding of the benefits of aluminum subframe collars is based in part on this.

While that link has a healthy dose of product marketing in it, it also seems very logical to me and at the price point of the Racingline kit, wasn’t a difficult decision. Would you say that video provides an inaccurate description of how aluminum subframe collars work and could prove beneficial?
Honestly, I'd much rather read than spend time watching a marketing YouTube video, but there's nothing wrong with adding the collars. I made my own brass ones and they work fine, but the benefit is reducing small alignment changes that come from extreme gforce. A typical street driver won't see the benefit, and any sense of "feel" is usually placebo. Here's the kicker though, the bolts on the subframe are one time use... If you pull them for a sway bar install or to shift for an alignment, they will never be the same again, and you will get shifting sooner. You can go for stronger non-stretch bolts and use locking washers to a similar effect to the collars

Like I was saying, I think the relationship between your alignment spec sheet and the collars is what people are getting hung up on. You modded to mod, nothing wrong with that, but these collar solutions don't "fix" anything. They can help prevent some movement, but in extreme cases.
 

xXDavidCXx

Drag Racing Champion
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
Removed the before/after alignment specs to cut down on confusion. While I personally appreciate the opinions and anecdotal info being shared (that’s a major function of this type of forum), I would love to see more objective data related to this topic shared.
I don't think you are going to find this data.
I probably shouldn’t have posted the before/after alignment results - I think they may have proven misleading when my intent was only to provide the data since I had it. That said, my understanding of the benefits of aluminum subframe collars is based in part on this.

While that link has a healthy dose of product marketing in it, it also seems very logical to me and at the price point of the Racingline kit, wasn’t a difficult decision. Would you say that video provides an inaccurate description of how aluminum subframe collars work and could prove beneficial?
Right off the bat, the video claims "significantly improved vehicle dynamics and handling" and shows a Prius going over a "bump" mmmmmmkay.

The video show's the affect on mating two surfaces together, and that is where the usefulness of the video ends, the rest is complete garbage.

SFC are a total waste of time and money.
 
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