Under hard acceleration, the pendulum mount (commonly referred to as the "dogbone" or by VW as the "torque arm") acts to limit rotational movement of the engine - The factory bushings do a satisfactory job, while limiting vibrations, but only during sedate driving conditions. When pushed hard those bushings flex creating a vauge feeling in the engine and gearbox, and adding to the dreaded "wheel hop" phenomenon.
Our pendulum mount torque arm insert fills the voids in the stock rubber bushing, making what was a soft rubber bushing with voids into what behaves like a solid mount. With the insert installed, you will notice that throttle response will feel better and your shifts will feel more crisp and defined, especially on manual transmission cars.
Designed In-house, these mounts are made to be the stiffest on the market made from the highest quality (90a) durometer polyurethane. Each insert is pressure injection molded to insure a consistent hardness throughout the mount for long life even under hard driving condtions.
Stage 2 inserts are recommended for all heavily modified vehicles. Best suited for turbo 2.5l and larger turbo TSI engines making significantly more power then stock. Close-to-stock and bolt-on vehicles will experience in-cabin vibrations and increased harshness at all rpms. Not recommended for TDI vehicles under any circumstances!
Each insert comes with one laser cut washer, one ring washer and a replacement bolt. Everything you need to replace the existing pendulum mount hardware.
Fits: all 09+ vehicles including GTI/GLI, Rabbit/Jetta, Tiguan and Passat. As well as Mk2 Audi TT and A3.
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Manufacturer: Black Forest Industries
MFG Part #: EBFI783M5T09ST2
Car Model: MK5 GTI, Golf, Rabbit & R32|MK5 Jetta|MK6 Golf & GTI|Golf R|MK3 Scirocco|MK2 TT|8P A3