MQB Sway Bar Upgrade Kit - Rear - 25mm

Reduce body roll and enhance handling!
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Availability: Ships by Feb 11, 2022
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If you’re looking to improve the handling of your Audi 8v A3 (FWD) or VW MK7 / MK7.5 GTI, Golf or GSW (FWD) this is the best place to start! These cars have more body roll than desired and the stock sway bar doesn't quite do enough for most owners to be satisfied. 

Larger diameter sway bars have a higher torsional spring rate which helps resist excessive body roll. By eliminating the excessive body roll and changing the stiffness of the sway bars front to rear, we can improve handling characteristics by reducing understeer and keep the tire in full contact with the ground. By upgrading to the ECS Tuning Solid Sway Bar, you will experience less body roll, and a massive improvement to the handling characteristics of your vehicle, with virtually no sacrifice in ride quality. 



  • 25.3mm OD, solid, sprung steel tubing

  • +5.3mm larger diameter than the stock, Non-Performance Package MK7 GTI rear sway bar (20mm) 

  • Wrinkle black powder coated for great looks and corrosion resistance

  • 90A durometer polyurethane greaseable bushings - reduces flex at mount as compared to OEM rubber

  • Bushings feature serviceable grease fittings and internal grease channels to consistently provide lubricity for squeak-free operation 

  • Sway bar mounting brackets are precision CNC-machined from 6061 aluminum to bolt into the OEM location. They are Type II black anodized for corrosion protection and include zinc flake coated Class 12.9 alloy steel cap screws for premium performance. 



  • ECS Tuning Solid Sway Bar - Rear Position

  • Polyurethane sway bar mounting bushings (2)

  • Billet aluminum sway bar mounting brackets with Zerk fittings (2)

  • Upgraded sway bar bracket bolts (4)

  • 5mL tube of polyurethane bushing grease 



  • Reduced body roll without excessive change in dynamic F/R balance 

  • Increased cornering speed and response time



  • Our ECS Sway Bar was developed in-house, tested and inspected by our Research & Development team in our Wadsworth, Ohio facility. We strive for the highest level of precision and quality through leading-edge product development technology and methods, ensuring the necessary long term product testing was performed on multiple test vehicles in the harshest conditions available. 



  • Need installation tips? We put together a full installation tutorial from start to finish including how to remove your OEM parts in detail! See our Installation PDF under the INSTALLATION Tab for more information. 

  • * Although compatible with OEM sway bar end links, we recommended use with our ECS Tuning Sway Bar End Links. See ES3514622

  • ** Developed specifically for Volkswagen GTI models. Similar applications will share the same fitment, however, it is up to the end user to determine sway bar diameter necessary for their intended purpose as handling characteristics will change from chassis-to-chassis. 

  • *** "Stiffest" sway bar adjustment setting is only compatible with some aftermarket, offset sway bar end links. OEM end links will only function on the "Softest" setting. 

Cross Reference
  • 5QM511305C

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
Audi A3 8V FWD 1.8T
Audi A3 8V FWD 2.0T
Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Sportwagen 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Facelift FWD 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Facelift FWD 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VII GLI 2.0T Gen3
*The above product applications have been written by ECS Tuning. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of ECS Tuning. For additional information see the terms of use.

Kit Contents

Description Brand Qty
MQB Sway Bar, FWD - REAR - 25mm ECS - Corporate Logo 1



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