Whilst we recommend the VWR Lower Engine Mount upgrade
alone for road cars, to harness more significant power increases, and transfer
that power to the track, this full Uprated Drivetrain Mount Set and Torque Link
will give a much more solid drive, and crucially add durability to any
high-powered or hard-driven car.
The whole engine and gearbox (the drivetrain) is located in just three places. The two upper mounts support the entire weight of the engine/gearbox, plus a third Lower Mount underneath the engine.
The full Uprated Drivetrain Mount Set are a CNC-machined, fully engineered replacement set of three mounts designed to greatly decrease engine and transmission movement, ensuring clean transfer of power to the track.
The risk of wheel-hop under hard acceleration is greatly reduced as the whole engine and 'box assembly is firmly prevented from juddering when wheelspin occurs and through aggressive gearchages.
Essential upgrade for modified cars to keep the drivetrain properly located
Transform the feeling of your car, through eliminating wheel-hop off the line and through aggressive gearchanges
CNC machined in the UK, highest quality materials and construction, including a full replacement lower mount (not an insert) and replacement Torque Arm
Careful development of the durometer (stiffness) rating of the polymer used, meaning less compromise on NVH
Developed and proven on race cars – refined for road
For road cars, we recommend just the Uprated Lower Engine Mount; but for high-powered or track cars, this full Uprated Mount Set is the ultimate choice.
/// For those with high-power cars or who use their car regularly on track, the VWR Uprated Engine Mount Set is truly one of the most worthwhile upgrades to the driving dynamics of their car.
/// The Uprated Full Set of Engine Mount stiffens the whole location of the drivetrain greatly to give a much tighter, sharper feeling to your car. It removes the loose feeling when coming on and off-throttle during aggressive gearchanges, and banishes wheel-hop under hard acceleration as the whole engine and 'box assembly judders.
/// This adds strength to the drivetrain, helping to protect from future wear and breakages. Rather than some aftermarket 'push in' bushes which crudely fill the voids in the original factory mounts, the VWR unit is a completely redesigned replacement mount assembly and torque link.
/// Of course, with a full mount set there is more noise from the drivetrain coming into the cabin, and more than from the VWR Lower Mount alone. But most keen drivers are happy to accept this compromise to ensure that they are more 'connected' to their car.
/// This MQB Full Engine Mount Kit includes a billet aluminium Torque Link. Our testing showed that the pressed steel part used on the MQB-platform cars lack the stiffness needed.
/// The added stiffness of the Torque Link has allowed us to reduce the durometer (stiffness) rating of the polymer used on all three mounts, meaning less compromise on NVH.
/// The mounts and torque link start life as a billet of T6000 Ali which is fully CNC machined, matched with our polymer mix of different durometer (hardness) ratings which allow some compliance within the mounts, yet filters much of the drivetrain's vibration.
/// All our mounts are designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.
/// Suitable for manual and DSG gearbox cars. Not recommended for TDI Road cars as cabin vibration becomes quite significant. However, these are perfectly suited to TDI motorsport cars.
/// Make no mistake, the full uprated engine mount kit is a relatively extreme modification to make to your car. Naturally, more noise from the drivetrain comes into the cabin (and more than when the Lower Engine Mount only is fitted), but most keen drivers love the sense that they are more 'connected' to their car, and the gentle 'growl' that the mount conveys. Allow a few hundred miles/kms of driving for the mount to settle in after installation.
When our friends at Skoda UK build their
land-speed record Octavia VRS, their 600+bhp 2.0 TSI engine needed some pretty
special components to support an effort like this. They fitted all three VWR
Uprated Drivetrain Mounts (along with a number of other parts sourced via the RacingLine
range), and went on to secure their world land-speed record of 227mph.
Harnessing this sort of speed, power and temperatures was no doubt one of the toughest tests that our mounts have been put to – but they kept the drivetrain in check throughout the life of the car, with not a single failure, and no maintenance or replacement needed. So, we can confidently state that our mounts are the fastest 2.0 engine mounts in the world!