(1) lower steering column bearing
BEARING RACE ALSO AVAILABLE, SEE RELATED ITEMS LINK BELOW
This is the highly awaited upgraded reproduction of lower steering bearing for
all A1 chassis W/C VW's. Better than the OEM, and here's why:
1- Multiple peeks of the knurled OD have more than 8X the surface contact compared to OEM.
2- Acetal Homopolymer will outlast your car, unlike the OEM injection plastic on the OEM bearing.
3- Our bearings have 22 needles, OEM have 12, and thus give better load distribution from the column to the race.
with a German manufactured, high density needle bearing, encapsulated
with an ACETAL HOMOPOLYMER OD sleeve, knurled to a precise diameter for
an interference fit in the column. the Acetal material, is a highly
resistant / resilient material.
?Its a highly-crystalline polymer
that has high stiffness and strength. When compared to acetal
co-polymers offered by manufacturer, this material offers higher tensile
strength, stiffness, and creep resistance, and significantly
outperforms on impact resistance, and thermal stability: This material
offers outstanding low- and high-temperature performance, good chemical
resistance, and outright material performance. ?
The OD is knurled not ribbed like OEM, but is actually a better design
than stock, because of the multiple peaks conforming to the inner tube
diameter, and diagonal contact areas, help in keeping the sleeve in the
tube, compared to straight grooves .
Direct OEM replacement, with high quality materials & craftsmanship made in Canada.
FITS: ALL MK1 European and North American Market Manual and power steering models
Pick up 79-84
Rabbit Convertible/Cabriolet 79-93
Scirocco 1 & 2 74-89