The VW MK4 GTI & Golf chassis, like other hatchbacks prior, experience a large amount of chassis flex during cornering. This chassis flex negatively affects vehicle handling. The Tyrolsport Hatch Brace solves this issue by locking the hatchback hard points together with a revolutionary system of billet aluminum clamps and specifically designed rigid bars.
The Hatch Brace uses mounts precision-machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum, with a sleek design that bolts to the existing cargo net hook locations. These special mounts require absolutely no drilling of the vehicle chassis, and do not interfere with rear seat movement or locking. The full interior is maintained even with the installation of the Tyrolsport Hatch Brace. These features are unique to the marketplace. Installation is a breeze, requires little technical experience, and can be easily accomplished in less than 30 minutes by an enthusiast. The bar can be removed in less than five minutes if a user needs to utilize the full space of their hatch, another feature unique to the marketplace.
Aluminum or Carbon Fiber can be chosen. The Aluminum bar is made from high grade 6061 T6 swaged aluminum tubing. The Carbon Fiber is an Ultra High Strength bar.
Both bars are connected to the billet mounts with PTFE lined 7075 Aluminum spherical bearing rod ends and stainless steel fasteners. All of the materials used in the hatch brace are the best available. While both options excel at stiffening the chassis, users who want the ultimate in light weight and strength should choose the Carbon Fiber option.
Black anodized precision-machined 6061-T6 aluminum hatch brace mounts
High strength custom molded full Carbon Fiber Bar, with threaded 6061 aluminum end caps
Custom 7075 Aluminum, PTFE lined, spherical bearing rod ends
18-8 Stainless steel fasteners
All brace installation hardware
30 minute installation – no drilling required
Less than 3 lbs
100% USA researched, designed, and manufactured