On orders over $149 within the contiguous U.S. only and on orders over $399 within Canada.
Integrated Engineering, aka IE, loves to build, drive, create and innovate performance driven Volkswagen and Audis. They know the importance of quality designed, engineered, and reliable parts. That is why the IE team is dedicated to providing high-quality automotive performance products without compromising quality. IE specialize in making your Audi or Volkswagen go faster for longer and stand behind all their products.
Making over 600HP? Protect your 1.8T 06A block from flexing, cracking, or failure under extreme RPM or high horsepower applications. The IE girdle kit will help protect your race engine from severe main bearing wear or even a broken crank.
This girdle kit uses a 1/4? steel plate to bolt on the underside of your block to reinforce it and prevent from flexing under high power use. The girdle plate bolts to all of the main journals, using the supplied extended-length ARP main stud kit. It is then sandwiched between the block and the oil pan to keep the block from flexing. This kit includes all lengthened hardware needed to install the girdle plate using OE main caps and girdle spacers.
1/4" steel girdle plate for ultimate stability
Reinforces engine block and main caps
Protects mains, bearings, crank, and block from flexing
For use with extreme HP and high RPM
Manufactured and engineered in the USA
INCLUDED WITH KIT
IE Zinc plated girdle plate
IE Spec ARP main stud kit
Extended hardware for the oil pan
Extended transmission bolts
REQUIRES MACHINE WORK
Girdle plates require machine work and precise measurements for correct installation, this should be performed by a certified engine technician. The main caps will need to be line honed by an engine machine shop with the supplied IE Spec ARP studs installed and the nuts torqued to ensure journal circularity. The girdle spacers will need to be measured and machined flat between the girdle plate and engine block surface. The tolerance for the gap between the girdle plate and block is 0.001?
Audi - A4 1996-2001 (B5 - B5.5) 1.8T 20V (late 06A internal water pump engines only)