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Old 07-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #11
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So the motor mounts are exactly what they sound like they support the motor to the car. by installing stiffer mounts the engine moves less in the engine bay and that energy is transferred to the drivetrain and ultimately the wheels. Or simpler getting more power to the ground.
All of this and on the mk3 the stock mounts suck and cause a lot of movement causing the engine to forcefully slam the rear mount into the firewall. The ST has a TSB about it, but not the NA even though the issue is on both.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:03 AM   #12
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ok sounds awesome, i should probably study up if I ever want to learn how to do it.
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is that really good for one of my first mods? cause honestly I don't think ill be needing something like that expecially because Im going to college in a year and can't bring my car. :(
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #15
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ive heard if you don't upgrade the springs the mounts to the sway bar will fail is this true? Im also learning about tuning. I am thinking about an intake, and some window tint. Having the sedan is making things hard since everything comes out for the hatch first.
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is that really good for one of my first mods? cause honestly I don't think ill be needing something like that expecially because Im going to college in a year and can't bring my car. :(
Stock mount is weak and many have had their factory ones fail already... They are oil filled and leak :(
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so would I be ok with just upgrading the sway bar and leaving everything else stock?
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Yeah you have to start somewhere :)
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so would I be ok with just upgrading the sway bar and leaving everything else stock?
There is quite a bit of understeer tuned into the stock suspension so, yes, a rear swaybar will match very well with it to bring handling back to neutral.
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There is quite a bit of understeer tuned into the stock suspension so, yes, a rear swaybar will match very well with it to bring handling back to neutral.
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