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Offline RS ZWEI

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034 Motorsport Strut Mounts. Anyone used them?
« on: September 23, 2008, 07:52:11 am »
Has anyone used 034 Motorsport Strut Mounts? If so, what are your thoughs of them?

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Re: 034 Motorsport Strut Mounts. Anyone used them?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 08:16:55 am »
Rex has a set in his car and I've got some sitting on my desk at home  :D along with some solid subframe bushings.  They're a fair bit stiffer than the factory ones and look a bit beefier but I haven't installed them so, I'm not much use to you :P
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Re: 034 Motorsport Strut Mounts. Anyone used them?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 08:38:05 am »
I've just put a pair in the front of the quattro so design comparable to the RS2 front end.  To be honest I have never seen a type 89 strut mount "fail" like they tout. So as a back to back comparison it is difficult to feel any improvement.  I replaced the inserts at the same time so any change was overridden by having a semblence of handling back.
The bearing within the mount to be blunt is crap. It is a cheap ball bearing, not sealed, was dry when they arrived, had to fill with grease to give it some smoothness, and mounted on the strut it still had lots of movement.  It was actually no better than the stock ones I'd just taken off.  The rubber mounts had worn so it was still worth changing but I have no extra confidence in the bearing itself.
In saying that I have 4 others to use on a selection of other cars as necessary so will definitely use them, but may look at a better bearing setup.

The guts of it is, with everything botled up tight I still get a bit of a shimmy and rattle rolling down my gravel driveway.

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Re: 034 Motorsport Strut Mounts. Anyone used them?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:02:06 am »
the rubber mounts dont so much fail as start to turn inside out which mucks up the careful distance between the shock and lower ball joint with wheels off the ground, with car jacked up you can lift the wheel and shock up and down, put new ones in and you cant even tho it is still all just hanging their untill the top big washer thing let it drop through the hole.
  They are all a bit different on the VW audi range and all of them are crap and need replacing far to often.
 The bearing surprisingly as they are fairly small I have never seen fail and this isn't the problem with them.
 its as i say the rubber turning inside out and or on some of them tearing away from the metal as on the mk1 and 2 golfs, they then ditched the metal and just used rubber that fits into a dome on the body which is cheaper to replace.
 they are a high wear item and you just need to replace them when they wear its fairly easy.
 I have heard of them wearing out in as little as 6 months tho :P  We have a VR6 in at work thats had them done twice in 2 years for wofs.

 golfboy do fit the motorsport034 ones, they are better.
 comfort wise they should be fine , VW would say their ones are soft for comfort, and i guess they would be right.
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Re: 034 Motorsport Strut Mounts. Anyone used them?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 09:08:22 am »
Roger all that BB, thats where the extra meat in the 034 mounts does its thing.  I've never seen a bearing fail either and as it was the same, or at least no better than the stock one, it must be enough to work OK.