Featured Product – Racingline Monoblock Performance Brake Upgrade

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Racinglines’ new fast-road & track braking upgrade is packed with features, bringing a real supercar look and feel in the braking department – all at an affordable price.

WHY UPGRADE?

All the power in the world is next to useless if your stock brakes aren’t up to it. RacingLine’s Monoblock Performance Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable, fast-road & track solution developed exclusively for VWG cars. We’ve developed these brakes from our decades of motorsport experience, and, as you’d expect, they provide outstanding stopping power again and again. Yet, all at an affordable price.

Racingline’s lightweight Monoblock one-piece construction is usually reserved for the highest-specification motorsport kits, being vastly stiffer and lighter than the original calipers.

The kit comes in at almost half the weight of the original for significant unsprung mass savings. The caliper, pads and bracket assembly weigh in at 4.4kg (9.7lb) vs 8.6kg (18.9lb) for the factory Golf R kit.

A bigger, 345mm ‘triple-grove’ disc gives greater heat capacity, thus reducing the effect of fade.

Smart design features such as our ‘Tru-Loc’ hub adaptor system plus built-in pad-wear indicators are all part of RacingLine’s typical attention to detail.

Our extensive development programme on piston sizes gives beautiful progressive pedal feel – and that’s because (unlike many) we only develop brakes for VWG cars.

MONOBLOCK

The ‘Monoblock’ construction of our 4-piston aluminium thin-profile calipers give extreme stiffness and light weight, and aid in wheel clearance packaging.

DISC QUALITY

Discs made from high cast carbon – a mixture of high quality steel combined with carbon; giving a far higher friction coefficient compared to normal steel rotors

SPORT PADS

Composite Ceramic Sport Pads are included with the ideal compound for fast-road & track use. Unusually for a brake upgrade kit, we’ve included pad wear sensor.

GROOVED & VENTED

The discs, with integral mounting bells, use our ‘Triple Groove’ design across the face for improved bite and debris clearance.

VWG-SPECIFIC

Engineered exclusively for VWG cars, with piston sizes matched to master cylinders and servos for perfect responses.  A full kit of supporting bells, brackets and lines included.

FULL INSTALL KIT

Everything you need for installation: discs, callipers, mounting brackets, fast road pads, braided steel lines. Bolt on – then drive!

 

 

WHAT’S IN THE KIT?

Monoblock Brake Caliper pair
Caliper Mounting Bracket pair
Full bolt mounting kit
Braided Steel Brake Line Set
Sport Brake Pad Set
Triple Groove Brake disc pair

 

Visit Gwent VW in Newport, South Wales for more information about this product or call us on 01633 281222. We are located on the Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, you can find us easily from Cardiff, Bristol or Swansea.

Recent Projects (March 2018 – July 2018)

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These are some of our recent projects from March 2018 to July 2018.


Audi S3 8p sport back in for roll cage and rear strut brace install

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VW MK7 Golf 2018 gtd 7.5 in for Eibach springs install.

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Audi S3 8p 2.0tfsi in for our Apr Tuning Stage 1 Ecu remap.

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VW Caddy maxi in for seat conversion 2 + 1 rear. We can supply and install full seat conversion.


VW Golf MK2 GTI 2.0 1989 with new coilovers, branch manifold, stainlessexhaust, porschealloys, 5×100pcd


VW Caddy 2kn 1.6tdi fitted with 18″ BBS Alloy wheels and Ap coilover kit installed. Complimented with Ecu stage 1 remap.


VW Amarok 2.0tdi in for cambelt and water pump replacement together with a full service. We only use genuine parts for a piece of mind.


MK7 GOLF 2015 in for rear led sweep conversion.

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VW MK7 GOLF R in for Apr Tuning stage 2 ecu remap, Apr air intakes, active exhaust system


Vw Golf Mk7 in for digital instrument cluster upgrade

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VW MK2 Golf gti 16valve in for full restoration project. Engine removal and strip down to begin with.

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VW MK6 Golf R in for Apr Tuning stage 2+, Fuel pump upgrade, uprated Sachs performance clutch, runner flap delete and service.


For more information on any of these projects – or to find out what we can do for you vehicle please call us on 01633 218222 or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, South Wales, NP19 4SJ.

June Promo – APR 2.0T FSI / TFSI Transverse ECU Upgrade

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This month at Gwent VW we have a 50% off retail on all Mk5 2.0 TFSI K03 platform.

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best pound-per-horsepower modification you can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Specific software is available for use with high flow downpipe exhaust system, high pressure fuel pump and/or runner flap delete. All stages are fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Finally, Stage 1 is offered with special “Low Output” software, designed to limit peak torque for use with an unmodified factory manual clutch, or vehicles with very high miles.

APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade requires no hardware modifications and is available with 240-257 HP and 277-306 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high at 42-58 HP and 59-86 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band! Lower output files are available, limiting output to 228-237 HP and 246-256 FT-LBS. For even more power, this software is compatible with an upgraded catback exhaust system, intake system, intercooler and other minor bolt on modifications. Furthermore, special runner flap delete software is available. This software must be used with the factory exhaust downpipe and factory high pressure fuel pump

APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system and is available with 259-283 HP and 277-313 FT-LBS torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 44-68 HP and 59-94 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band! For even more power, this software is compatible with an upgraded catback exhaust system, intake system, intercooler and other minor bolt on modifications. Furthermore, special runner flap delete software is available. This software must be used with a high flow downpipe exhaust system and factory high pressure fuel pump.

APR Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system and high pressure fuel pump and is available with 278-293 HP and 306-335 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 68-89 HP and 88-118 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band! For even more power, this software is compatible with an upgraded catback exhaust system, intake system, intercooler and other minor bolt on modifications. Furthermore, special runner flap delete software is available. This software must be used with a high pressure fuel pump and high flow downpipe exhaust system.

Until the 30th of June we have 50% off Retail on all MK5 2.0TFSI K03 platforms – So don’t forget to visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, or call on 01633 281222 to book! Don’t miss out!

Featured Product – APR Flow-Formed Wheels

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This months featured products at Gwent VW are APR’s Flow-Formed Wheels!  Manufactured using the latest strengthening and weight savings techniques to provide an attractive solution so you will be ready for the street and track!


QUICK FACTS

  • Flow-formed aluminum design
  • Light-weight (21 LBS / 9.5 KG @ 19×8.5” ET45)
  • 5x112mm Bolt Pattern
  • 66.5mm center bore with included 57.1mm interlocking hub-centric ring
  • DOT, VIA, and JWL certified (TUV tests passed, pending certification)
  • Hyper Silver and Gunmetal Grey colors available
  • Removable center-caps (Also fits VW 7L6601149B & Audi 8T0601170A center caps)
  • Designed for use with OEM-style and length ball seat lug bolts
  • Anti-slip machining feature to help prevent tire-to-wheel rotation
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) designed to minimize weight, yet retain a 700 KG load rating
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects and 1 year on wheel finish

 

Contact Gwent VW for all of your APR needs, contact us on 01633 281222 or visit us at Unit 1, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, Wales.

Featured Brand – Bilstein

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This month our featured brand is Bilstein Shocks.

Bilstein was the first company to apply the patented gas pressure principle to control ride characteristics on vehicles and introduced the world’s first ever monotube gas pressure shock absorber. In 2018, Bilstein is still known as the leader in monotube gas pressure shock absorber technology. There is no other shock manufacturer that has been able to equal the performance and enhanced ride characteristics of Bilstein. The Bilstein name is known not only for monotube gas pressure shock absorbers, but also for single and twin tube Macpherson strut style suspensions.

Patented Performance

Ride, control and handing is what a shock absorber provides you. Compromise in one area would create a problem in another. Bilstein’s patented design decreases the need for that compromise. The rising rate valving of the Bilstein shock absorber allows the necessary damping to perform quicker to road conditions without sacrificing ride comfort. This combination of valving and high pressure nitrogen gas keeps the tires in constant contact with the road helping to ensure safety through enhanced control.

Bilstein Gas Pressure Struts

Monotube struts will also provide superior stability through outstanding resistance to lateral forces.

Bilstein’s twin tube strut assemblies are manufactured with the extreme attentiveness to precision and detail that Bilstein is famous for. They are designed to withstand extremely highly loads while providing maximum durability.

And like our shock absorbers, Bilstein Struts are built for specific application.

Bilstein Gas Pressure Strut/Inserts function on the same principle as our normal gas pressure shock absorber. In the standard McPherson strut (which is based on the use of the twin tube shock absorber) the piston rod extends above the McPherson strut assembly and fastens to the sprung mass of the vehicle. In this type of application the piston rod has to absorb both the compression and rebound forces as well as tremendous side loads.

The uniqueness of Bilstein is to assemble the strut/insert with the rod pointing downward into the strut tube, therefore utilising the thicker, stouter body portion of the shock absorber to dissipate side loads (see sketch). In short, due to the increased diameter and surface of the pressure tube, the Bilstein Gas Pressure Strut/Insert is better suited to take increased side loads when compared with the conventional twin tube strut/insert.

The Bilstein Gas Pressure Strut/Insert, whose research and developent was influenced heavily by motorsport, has many other advantages as well, such as greater stability, accurate steering and better road handling. When you combine this Bilstein’s extremely high quality manufacturing and material selection, Bilstein will last approximately four times as long as some original replacement inserts.

Better By Design

Heat is known as one of the major detriments to the performance and longevity of any shock absorber. Conventional designed shocks trap the heat within the shock body and preventing adequate dissipation, making them prone to heat build up, fade and then the eventual failure.

Bilstein’s technically superior, patented monotube gas powered design allows the excessive heat from the oil to transfer to the outer surface of the shock body and dissipate more efficiently. The dividing piston also permits the oil to expand as heat builds, preventing foaming and viscosity loss. In turn this allows the shock absorber to maintain full damping characteristics when the temperatures rises.

Superior Monotube Design & Fabrication

The tube of a Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorber is fabricated using a special extrusion method. This process achieves an extremely tight peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness. Bilstein’s seamless monotube design provides superior tube strength while maximising heat dissipation and shock life.

Digressive Working Piston Assembly

Bilstein’s piston head design allows separate tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride comfort and performance without compromise. It features fewer parts than most conventional twin tube and “road sensing” shock designs. This functional simple digressive design adds to the long life and extreme durability of Bilstein Shock Absorbers.

Better Built

Most conventional shocks are made with shock bodies cut from a piece of steel tubing, stamped internal parts and therefore compromised tolerances.

However Bilstein’s shock bodies are precision formed through a one of a kind seamless extrusion process. This gives you superior strength along with high finish tolerances that are usually associated with medical instruments. The shock body is then coated with a special paint finish, which is durable enough to withstand gruelling 240-hour salt spray tests. This finished body has a solid, induction hardened steel chrome plated and polished shaft, machined valving components and highest quality seals. Combined with there extreme attention to detail, Bilstein produces the closest thing to a hand-built shock available on the market today.

Bilstein is available at Gwent VW, based at Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, South Wales. Call us on 01633 281222 for more information about Bilstein and all of our products.

Featured Products – APR range for the VW Golf MK7

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This month we are looking at the range of APR products for the ever popular Volkwagen Golf MK7. As a APR Main Dealer we can fit these products in our Newport South Wales workshop.


The APR 1.8T/2.0T Intercooler System for MQB Platform Vehicles

The APR Intercooler System is a OEM-location upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is a direct bolt-on upgrade that requires no trimming and is recommended at every stage of performance.

Quick Facts:

Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT)

Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak!
Effectiveness tested to over 500 HP!
21 horsepower gain over the factory system!

Massive core size

Use of the OEM-location allows for a massive intercooler core.
24.25” x 16.25” x 1.25” – 492.5 in³ – OEM GTI
24.25” x 16.25” x 1.37” – 541.8 in³ – OEM Golf R
24.00” x 16.25” x 2.25” – 877.5 in³ – APR

Intercooler installed in the best location for this platform

Utilizes factory air dams for exceptional airflow across the core.
100% compatible with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.

Highly effective core design

Bar-and-plate core with staggered and louvered fins.
Rigorous testing determined core style, fin density, and size.
Low pressure drop + highly effective cooling = high performance!

Smooth cast end tanks

Engineered for low turbulence/restriction and maximum flow.
Organically shaped to promote airflow across entire core.
Pressure tested to prevent power robbing boost leaks.

No hidden labor costs or permanent modifications

No trimming, cutting, or other costly modification required.
No modification to the Adaptive Cruise Control System required.
Full directions and APR world-renowned customer support included.

Designed by engineers with lasers

With the best equipment and smartest engineers, it just works!


APR Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System (AWD – 1.8T/2.0T)

Gwent VW is pleased to present the APR’s Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System for AWD 1.8T and 2.0T vehicles!

The APR Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System replaces the restrictive factory downpipe with a larger, 76mm stainless steel mandrel-bent system, featuring a port-matched cast inlet, high-flow catalyst and various other features. Expect better throttle response, more horsepower and an intoxicating exhaust note, while remaining civilized during normal daily driving. It’s one of the best performance upgrade for 1.8T and 2.0T engines following APR’s ECU Upgrades and it’s designed and assembled in-house, using premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques few can match.

Quick Facts

More power, torque & less lag
+24-36 HP & +29-41 FT-LBS over stage 1!

Larger, 76mm system
Say goodbye to the restrictive 65mm system!

Cast Inlet with port-matched v-band flange
Unrestrictive flow for maximum performance!

Premium T304L stainless steel construction
Only the best to resist corrosion and stand the test of time!

Premium argon back-purged TIG welding
Clean, strong and attractive welds, inside and out!

Strong GESI high-flow catalytic converter
Reduced emissions, smell and noise without the power hit!

OEM-style slip-on clamps
Slip on and go with no pipe deformation!

OEM-style internally-corrugated flex section
Flex without the common failures and restrictions!

In-house design, assembly and quality control
Engineered from concept to reality to be the best!

Plug and play
Bolt on and go with the included instructions and replacement driveshaft bolts!

APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived
Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II for free!

Limited lifetime warranty
The best system with the best warranty!


APR 1.8/2.0 TSI/TFSI EA888 Gen 3 MQB Carbon Fiber Intake System

 

The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles.

The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. With requirements set forth for only supporting factory power output levels, low engine sound levels and long service intervals, there is plenty of room for improvement.

The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System increases performance primarily by improving mass airflow through the system while still proving adequate filtration. Expect greater horsepower and torque through the power band with a more direct and responsive feel upon pressing the throttle. Sounds from the engine and turbocharger are enhanced and some may even experience better fuel economy depending on driving style.

Intake Filter Flow Bench Analysis

Intake Filter Flow Bench Analysis

Intake housing Flow Bench Analysis

Intake Flow Bench Analysis


APR High Output 2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best value-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possibly through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages and torque levels, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware or transmission modifications. Specific software is available for use with a high flow downpipe exhaust system, while all stages are fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Finally, each stage is offered with special “Low Torque” software, designed to limit peak torque for use with an unmodified factory manual clutch, or DSG transmission.

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 357-381 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 66-93 HP and 68-109 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.

The upgrade is offered in both high and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch, or APR’s TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 349-366 FT-LBS of torque.

To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. To run an upgraded high flow downpipe exhaust system, APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is required. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024″ ±0.002″ or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturers specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).

APR Stage II ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards more power! This upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system, and produces 372-387 HP with 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 86-104 HP and 82-125 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band.

The upgrade is offered in high, medium and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade requires, and the medium torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch or APR’s TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 367 FT-LBs of torque.

An upgraded intake is required to meet the advertised low and medium output power figures, and an upgraded intercooler is required to meet the high output power figures. No ECU modification is necessary to run an upgraded catback exhaust system, or other small engine modifications. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024″ ±0.002″ or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturers specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).

 


For more information on APR’s product range visit this link.

To book your car in for your Golf MK7 upgrade call us today on 01633 281222, email us at info@gwentvw.co.uk or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SJ

Recent Projects (December 2017 – March 2018)

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These are some of our recent projects from December 2017 to March 2018.


VW Golf Mk7 gti clubsport in for some Apr tuning stage 2 with pops and bang software.

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Audi RSQ3 in for work

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New Vw Scirroco in for Xenon lighting upgrade.

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New Audi TT 2.0t S Line in for suspension upgrade

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Seat Leon Cupra R in for Apr Tuning stage 2 crackle and pop ECU remap.

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Seat Leon Cupra APR Tuning stage 2. APR tuning stage 2 pops and bang software. APR DSG software. Intercooler. Air intake. Down pipe


Audi Sq5 in for work. Fitted with Kw coilover suspension kit, brake upgrade and custom work.

 


VW Golf Mk7 R with Apr engine ECU Remap with DSG (direct shift gearbox) Remap, fitted with air intake, lowering springs and turbo back exhaust system.

 


For more information on any of these projects – or to find out what we can do for your vehicle please call us on 01633 218222 or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SJ

Featured Products – February 2018

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This months featured products from Gwent VW are both from APR! Read Below …


 

APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs

 

APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs are designed to improve handling while delivering a stylish visual upgrade to the vehicle. This simple, yet effective upgrade lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, giving it an attractive new stance, while remaining fully compatible with the OEM dampers. In doing so, body roll is reduced and handling improves without sacrificing ride quality or greatly impacting the life of the OEM dampers. Each spring is manufactured using premium material and the latest high-end techniques to ensure they resist sagging, and withstand harsh track conditions for years to come.

APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs’ spring rates are only slightly stiffer than OEM. Using an even stiffer rate would sacrifice ride quality and could also cause the system to be underdamped which would be a detriment to performance. Both the ride height and spring rate are designed in parallel around the criteria of keeping the OEM dampers and maximizing performance while maintaining OEM like ride quality.

 

OEM Springs

Anti-Swaybars

APR Springs

Anti-Swaybars

 

Ride height is typically reduced between 13mm – 20mm.

OEM Springs

Anti-Swaybars

APR Springs

Anti-Swaybars

 

Ride height is typically reduced between 1/2″ – 3/4″.

Vehicle Guide
Make Model Drivetrain Suspension Part Number
Please Note: The springs may fit other similar platform vehicles not listed above.
Audi S3 (8V) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00004
Audi RS3 (8V) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00004
VW Golf GTI (MK7) Front Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00002
VW Golf R (MK7) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00003

 

Application Guide
System Part Number Price Exc. VAT Price Inc. VAT
APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs SUS00002 Please Call 01633 281222 Please Call 01633 281222
APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs SUS00003 £213.12 £255.74
APR Roll-Control Lowering Springs SUS00004 £213.12 £255.74

 

 


APR Roll-Control Stabiliser Bars

APR Roll-Control Stabiliser Bars are designed to improve corner handling without diminishing ride quality. This simple, yet effective upgrade reduces cornering load differentials between your vehicle’s inner and outer wheels during cornering. In doing so they improve the vehicle’s under and oversteer balance, giving the vehicle greater stability and control, with increased grip. Each bar is manufactured using the latest high-end techniques to offer a strong, weldless design capable of withstanding harsh track conditions.

Front and rear bars are sold separately, but are designed for use together. Rear bars include a new set of poly bushings to further reduce undesirable suspension flex. Front bars also include new bushings, as well as new mounting brackets with hardware, and billet spacers. Lastly, where applicable, some bars offer further fine-tuning through the addition of multiple suspension pickup-points.

 

Front

Anti-SwaybarsAnti-Swaybars Anti-Swaybars Anti-Swaybars

 

28mm weight-saving hollow design with two pickup points.

 

Rear

Anti-SwaybarsAnti-Swaybars Anti-Swaybars Anti-Swaybars

 

25mm weight-saving hollow design with one pickup point.

Vehicle Guide
Make Model Drivetrain Suspension Front Rear
Please Note: The stabilizer bars may fit other similar platform vehicles not listed above.
Audi A3 (8V) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00008 SUS00007
Audi S3 (8V) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00008 SUS00007
VW GTI / Clubsport (MK7) Front Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00006 SUS00005
VW Golf R (MK7) All Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00008 SUS00007
Seat Leon Cupra (MK3) Front Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00006 SUS00005
Skoda Octavia VRS (Mk3) Front Wheel Drive Independent Rear SUS00006 SUS00005

 

 

 

Application Guide
System Drivetrain Part Number Price Exc. VAT Price Inc. VAT
Rear Stabilizer Bar Front Wheel Drive SUS00005 £213.12 £255.74
Front Stabilizer Bar Front Wheel Drive SUS00006 £213.12 £255.74
Rear Stabilizer Bar All Wheel Drive SUS00007 £177.60 £213.12
Front Stabilizer Bar All Wheel Drive SUS00008 £200.40 £240.48

 

 


We are a main dealer for APR! We can install and fit in our Newport, South Wales workshop and showroom – call us today on 01633 281222 for more information on APR!

 

 

 

Black Friday 2017

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Save up to 20% off this Black Friday, all the way through to Cyber Monday.


racingline

 

For more information about our amazing Black Friday offers, contact us on 01633 281222 or visit us on the Leeway Industrial, Newport, NP19 4SJ

Recent Projects (May – November 2017)

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These are some of our recent projects from May to November 2017.


Audi SQ5 3.0tdi in for work. Front and rear upgraded brake disc and pads, brake fluid service, carbon engine clean, engine ECU remap and fitted with Apr Carbonio air intake.



Golf Mk6 Golf R in for Apr Tuning stage 2+ software. Replacement k04 turbo installed with VWR Racingline air intake, neuspeed pulley, kw variant 2 coilover kit, cambelt kit, full service and to finish of a Miltek turbo back exhaust system with black tips.


Golf Mk7 Golf Clubsport edition 40 in for Apr Tuning stage 2 Ecu remap. Fitted with Racing line R600 cold air intake and Miltek turbo back exhaust system.


Audi TTRS APR Stage 2 in for additional work


VW Golf MK5 Edition 30 in for work with APR Stage 1 Ecu remap, Fitted with Eibach pro kit springs and Ferrodo updated disc and pads.

 


V Maxx Coilover kit fitted to VW Caddy maxi, with a Stage 1 Diesel ECU remap.


Audi RS3 8v  in for Apr Tuning ECU remapping software.


For more information on any of these projects – or to find out what we can do for your vehicle please call us on 01633 218222 or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SJ

Recent Projects (April – August 2017)

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These are some of our recent projects from April to August 2017.


Audi RS6 in for a service and front brake replaced.


Audi R8 in for some mechanical work and a service.


Audi S3 8V in today for Apr Stage 2 ECU Remap with R600 Racing Line air intake & Wagner intercooler.


New Audi Rs3 in for APR Stage 1 Remap


For more information on any of these projects – or to find out what we can do for your vehicle please call us on 01633 218222 or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SJ

 

The Advantages of Air Suspension

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Most vehicles are equipped with a metal suspension system, composed of coil and leaf springs. Air Suspension replaces these steel components with heavy-duty rubber airbags that can be inflated using either an in-vehicle or external air compressor. Air suspension systems have several advantages over more traditional mechanical springs.

Easily Adjust Ride Height/Level

The most important benefit of an air system is that it allows the owner to easily adjust the ride height and level of his vehicle. Because the level of suspension can be matched to the load that is being pulled, the vehicle is made more adaptable and safety is improved. With a fitted in-vehicle compressor, this change can be made almost instantly. With conventional leaf and coil suspensions, a great deal of time, work and mechanical know-how would be required to switch out the parts before transporting heavy loads. The ability to easily adjust air suspension also makes it easy to tow trailers, as it sits with the pitch of the trailer.

Improved Handling

Because of their adaptability, vehicles that are equipped with airbag suspension systems can be driven over a variety of terrains while maintaining a smoother ride and better handling. This is achieved because an air spring feed off a closed volume of air. The increase and decrease in pressure caused by travelling over rough surface can create a natural tendency for the vehicle (and airbag) to return to its normal height. Not only does this quality stop the vehicle from bottoming-out, it also gives the driver a better feel for the road ahead of them.

Other Advantages

Because air suspensions improve handling and provide the ability to adjust for load weights and trailers, tire wear is reduced. Therefore, switching to an air suspension system will save money in the long run as you spend less for tires, in addition to other components such as axles and tie-rods, that may be affected by inferior leaf-and-coil suspensions. This smoother ride offered by airbags also will result in a steady, constant beam of headlights, further improving safety. Those in favour of street modifications will find that an airbag suspension system also is effective in creating a low-rider look.

Air suspension systems also have a hidden advantage in that they benefit the roads on which you drive. Specifically, this refers to the air suspension systems equipped on large commercial vehicles. Vehicles equipped with low-stiffness springs, such as airbags, are more kerb friendly than stiffer, metal springs. In the end, this means fewer potholes and less money spent on road improvement.

 

For more information about our range of Air Suspension contact us on 06133 281222 or visit our Newport South Wales dealership and showroom, we are located on the leeway industrial Estate in Newport South Wales.

Recent Projects (January – April 2017)

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These are some of our recent projects from April to December 2017.

Audi TT in for some tuning.

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Audi TTS in for some tuning.

#goapr #auditts #aprtuned

#stage1remap

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Audi R8 v10 in for a service and front suspension replaced with alloy wheels refurbished.

Find Gwent VW on the Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, South Wales – call us on 01633 281222 for more information on any service that we can provide. 

 

Recent Projects (October – December 2016)

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These are some of our recent projects from October to December 2016.

Volkswagen Golf R in for some APR treatment – This was fitted during our Black Friday Sale where we offered up to 25% off APR Software

Another one of our Black Friday APR software upgrades! Volkswagen Golf R. We offer from Stage 1 to Stage 3 + ECU Upgrades and APR parts and accessories.

Audi TTS in for an APR Stage One Remap.

VW GOLF R MK7 in for a APR tuning upgrade. We installed a APR Tuning Stage 1 ECU Remap and a APR Carbonio Air Intake

Lovely Audi Rs3 in nardo grey, in for major service and fitted brakes all round with an ECU Remap.

Audi S1 in for a a service and brakes fitted.

An Audi TTS in for some APR tuning installed – Stage 1 Remap.

Audi Rs5 in for brakes and servicing

Visit us in Newport South Wales, our workshop is located on the Leeway Industrial Estate, you will find us very easily from Cardiff, Newport or Bristol. We can supply and fit original and replacement car parts and accessories, with saving up to 60% of the market retail price. You can buy most of the leading brands including Apr, FK, Eibach, Kw, Koni, V-Maxx, Carbonspeed, Bosch and many more leading brands all sorced direct from the manufacturer. Call us now on 01633 281222 to find out what we can do for your vehicle.

Black Friday 2016

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Discover our Black Friday 2016 APR and Racing Line deals – save up to 10% off APR hardware, 25% off APR Software and some fantastic offers on Racingline Performance, Shock Absorber Kits, Spring Kits, Anti-Roll Bars, Hoses and Intake and Panels Filters and Intake Kits

 

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To find out more information on any of these offers contact us on 01633 281222 or visit us in Newport South Wales.

Recent Projects (April – September 2016)

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Golf R mk7 in for Apr tuning stage 2 software and Dsg Apr software.
#mods #goapr #gwentvw #mk7golfr #aprintercooler #miltekturboback #exhaust racingliner600 #airintake

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Audi S6 4.0t v8 in for Apr tuning stage 1 ecu software

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Audi Rs3 in for more b.h.p with Apr tuning stage 1 ecu Remap and decat Scorpion pipes.

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Audio TT 2.0tsi in for Apr stage 1 ecu Remap

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VW Golf mk7 gti in for some Apr treatment

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Vw Golf R in for power upgrade , with Apr tuning stage 1 ecu Remap and Dsg software.

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From APR remaps, to servicing and repairs, external and internal styling Gwent VW can cover your every VAG need – we are specialists in VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda. Based on the Leeway Industrial Estate we are easily accessible from Cardiff and Bristol, and further afield such as Swansea and Bristol. Call us on 01633 281222 to find out what Gwent VW can do for you!

GTI International 2016

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We went to GTI international on the 9th and 10th of July, we were offering 30% discount on APR and Racing Line Performance parts

as well as on some of our other great brands. Some of our pictures are below.

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Our trade stand.

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Audi S3 Apr Tuned

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The Strip at GTI International

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Audi TT with Remus Exhausts.

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Our customers on the strip at GTI International with their VW Golf Mk6 stage 2+ and Audi S3 stage 2+ both running on APR tuning software.

To find out more information about Racing Line Performance parts or APR call us on 01633 281222. We have great deals available! Or failing that visit our Newport South Wales workshop and showroom, we are based on the Leeway Industrial Estate, 2 miles south of Newport City Centre.

Recent Projects – January to April 2016

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Audi S3 8V in for some Apr tuning treatment.‪ #‎dsgremap ‬#stage2ecuremap #aprcarbonio ‪#‎airintake ‬#goapr ‪#‎audis38v‬

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Another Audi S3 with Apr tuning stage 2+ software and hardware.

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Audi S5 cabriolet in for work. ‪#‎audis5‬ #servicing #gwentvw #newport #cardiff

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VW Golf R in for Apr Tuning stage 2 ecu remap. #goapr

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Audi TTRS in for stage 1 Apr Tuning remap with decat secondary pipes.

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VW Golf R mk7 2015 model in for Apr Tuning stage 1 remap, with vwr600 air intake

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Audi S3 2012 In for stage 1 Apr Tuning ecu software.

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Audi A8 2013 ,3.0 supercharged, in for Apr Tuning stage 1 ECU software. Next upgrade stage 2+ pulley.

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Another Audi TTRS in for stage 1 Apr Tuning remap, taking advantage of the Apr winter sale we had running in January and February.

For more information on any of these upgrades call us on 01633 281222, email us at info@gwentvw.co.uk or visit us in our Newport South Wales workshop and showroom on the Leeway Industrial Estate, NP19 4SL

Recent Projects – September, October, November + Black Friday

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VW Golf 7gti In for Apr tuned stage 2 remap. Customer took advantage of our Black Friday weekend special – we offered 30% off Apr Remaps.

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VW Golf 1.4 Twin charged in for Apr Tuning Stage 1 ECU Remap during our 30% Apr Remap Offer on the Black Friday Weekend

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Audi RS4 in for a suspension up grade. We have fitted H&R coilovers with top mounts with a 4 wheel alignment.

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Vw Passat 2.0tfsi in for APR Tuned Stage 1 remap.

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Vw caddy van in for ply line and carpet with floor and rear seat conversation, fitted with JL Audio speaker upgrade.

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Audi R8 in for a mot and service work in October. We also supply Genuine Vw, Audi parts call 01633 281222

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Audi S3 in for some Apr Tuned treatment. ->*Apr stage 2+ ecu remap with version 3.4.

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Audi S3, 2012 model in for a service and some mechanical work.

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Audi Q7 in for 2014 facelift upgrade. Drl front headlights, Front indicators and rear led lights all. With side steps and Alloy wheel upgrade.

We can OEM upgrade most Vw, Audi Group models including Golf R, Audi S3 upgrade packages.

This gives you an overview of some of the jobs we have completed on our customers cars during the months of September, October and November – to find out what we can do for you call us on 01633 281222.

 

10 ways to look after your car in Winter

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It’s here. The big freeze. Winter is rearing its chilly head and our cars are going to be put to the test in this most gruelling of seasons. But fear not, there are a few things you can do to ensure your car doesn’t fail you this Christmas.

Check your tyres – Look at their condition, pressure and tread (3mm is recommended for Winter driving). Also, don’t believe the myth that reducing tyre pressure improves grip; it doesn’t and in fact can make your car even more unstable.

 

Check your fluid levels – Check your motor oil, brake fluids and water levels. Keep them topped up and add antifreeze to your washer fluid to prevent freezing.

 

Check your battery – Your battery is put under a lot of strain over Winter. With heaters on full and lights being used more often, make sure it is fully charged and able to manage the extra work. It is recommended to change your battery every five years, so if it is getting close to it invest in a new one to be safe.

 

Check your windscreen – Make sure there are no cracks or chips, and keep it clean. This may sound an odd one, but with the low sun in this season it can reduce visibility, and a dirty windscreen is only going to make things worse.

 

Windscreen wipers – It may seem obvious, but on a busy frosty morning it’s easy to forget about your windscreen wipers. Always make sure to lift them off your windscreen before using them, to ensure they aren’t stuck. Using an ice-welded wiper can cause damage to them.
No hot water – This is a classic Winter must, or must not as it were. Don’t use hot or boiling water (however tempting) to clear frost from your windows. It can re-freeze quickly and cause your windows to crack.

 

Clear your vision – Again seems obvious, but when in a hurry a lot of us can’t wait for that windscreen to clear. Don’t just leave a small hole for vision and hope for the best, wait till all windows are clear and don’t forget your mirrors. Using de-icer can speed up the process a lot quick than just scraping.

 

Don’t rush! – Ice is treacherous. Once you’ve lost control it is very hard to come back from it. Take your time and leave plenty of space between you and other cars.

 

Emergency kit – Stock your car up with an emergency Winter kit. This includes a first aid kit, high-visibility vest and warning triangle. A blanket and snow spade could also come in handy if stranded in particularly snowy weather.

 

Keep your fuel tank full – This is a little known, but very important tip for the Winter months. Keep your fuel tank topped up, as condensation from the changing temperatures can sink to the bottom. If your red warning light comes on, this water can reach your fuel line and freeze meaning very bad news!

 

It’s easy to keep your car running in the cold Winter. For more advice and to keep your car in good health for Winter, get a Winter Service from Gwent VW – based on the Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport. You will find us easily from Cwmbran, Newport and Cardiff or call us now on 01633 281222 for more information.

June and July Project Cars – APR, Tarox, Forge.

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Audi TTS in for Apr tuned stage 2+. Fitted with turbo back exhaust system, uprated intercooler, uprated fuel pump,air intake & to finish of with Tarox big brake conversation with 360mm brakes.

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Vw Golf Mk6 gti in for Apr Tuned Stage 2+ map. Fitted with Scorpion turbo back exhaust system and air intake.

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New Seat Leon Cupra for Apr Tuned Stage 1 remap, fitted with Forge Air intake

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Golf R in today for Apr Tuned Stage 1 remap, fitted with Apr Carbonio Air intake.

Golf R in today for Apr Tuned Stage 1 remap, fitted with Apr carbonio Air intake.

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Apr Tuned stage 2 with turbo back exhaust system and Carbonio air intake.

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Call us on 01633 281222 or visit our Newport South Wales showroom and workshop to find out or to book your car in today.

APR Projects Cars March, April 2015.

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Apr Stage 2+ Q3 First in the UK.

‪APR K04

APR Carbonio

APR Downpipe

Custom exhaust catback

H&r coilovers

20″rotars

Thanks to APR Motorsport UK#goapr

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APR Stage 2+ pulley upgrade to Audi S4.
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VW Golf edition 35 in for Apr Tuned remap.

Visit our Newport South Wales workshop and showroom to find out about all the APR parts and accessories we can offer you – from Stage One to Stage Three +

Previous Car Work

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This is a collection of work that we have previously completed on cars at GwentVW. We specialise in VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat car and commercial vehicles.

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AUDI RS5 in for some Apr Tuned treatment.

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Audi TTS in for cat back exhaust system.

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VW UP slammed with weitec coilovers

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This is a VW T2 camper in for mot, service & restoration work.

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This is a suspension replacement we carried out on a Vw Scirroco

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2014 VW Polo GTI with 3DSM 18 inch alloy wheels and HR lowering spring kit.

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AudI TTS in for Apr stage 1+ remap, a new speed air intake filter and an uprated fuel pump

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MK5 Golf Gti Dsg in for Apr Remap Stage 1

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This is a VW R32 we had in with some major work done, APR Tuned remap, air intake, Miltex exhaust system with down pipes and 19inch genuine Bbs ch alloys

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Skoda Octavia VRS, fitted with VW Racing Intake and APR fuel pump.

This is just a little overview about us, to find out what we can offer you, contact us at 01633 281222 or visit our Newport South Wales workshop and showroom on the Leeway Industrial Estate.