The VW factory transmission side engine mount connects the gearbox to the chassis and was designed as a soft flexible mount to provide a very comfortable drive. A drawback is the high amount of engine movement under torque load and on hard acceleration. This engine "slop" greatly decreases stability and smoothness under high performance driving conditions and rapid gear selection.
The VW factory mount is constructed from a die-cast aluminum mount which en-cases two soft rubber bushes in a 'clam-shell' style cast aluminum housing and a pressed in stamped steel base plate. The 2-piece OEM rubber bushing does not completely fill the pocket inside the mount casing, leaving it prone to break under severe driving conditions. The drawback of the OEM design for 'performance minded' drivers is that long term stresses from power enhanced engines tends to cause premature wear of the both the driver and passenger side engine mounts, which either leads to their viscous damper becoming very sloppy or the aluminum casing cracking completely.
VF-Engineering designed, tooled up, and manufactured a complete new replacement, containing specially designed molded mid durometer polyurethane bushings. The mount is constructed from billet aluminum and supplied with high tensile hardware. Billet is physically twice as strong as cast and this mount is designed for strength. Fitting should take no more than 60 minutes and fits all MK4 chassis including Golf, Jetta, Bora, Beetle, Audi TT, A3, and S3.
This high performance mount has been tested on a 350hp supercharged R32 and VF found it provides a dramatic difference in the stability of the car when accelerating and braking hard. Gear changing under hard acceleration is also greatly enhanced. You will notice the difference.
Transmission Side Mount
Fits The Following Cars:
Audi TT, (A3,S3>03)
(not Auto 10-27-04)
Most MK4 based chassis