VWR Engine, Transmission and Subframe Mounts are designed to decrease engine and transmission movement to facilitate proper transfer of power to the road. By tightening up engine and transmission movement, drivers will instantly feel the differences the second they pull away.
VWR spent a considerable time engineering these mounts for daily driven vehicles and as such has developed a product that’s suitable for mild to heavily modified vehicles. Initially VWR engineered mounts for use in the UK Volkswagen Racing Cup and developed a solution great for race cars, but lacked refinement needed on the street. Vehicles developed for racing only applications differ heavily from those driven on the street and as such requirements between both are often not directly shared. Many companies make the mistake of labeling extremely harsh and noisy engine, transmission and subframe mounts as performance products for the street, but in doing so they heavily sacrifice the driving experience without increasing performance.
VWR’s development underwent several updates and revisions before perfecting a balance between comfort and control. The subframe mount offers a significant reduction in movement experienced on and off throttle, between gear shifts and under acceleration. “Wheel Hop” is greatly minimized with this modification alone. This mount fully replaces the factory part and does so without attempting to bandaid the issue with small plastic or rubber inserts. The subframe mount alone is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to increase performance without adding much vibration or noise.
Factory engine and transmission mounts offer a heavy compromise between performance and comfort to satisfy an extremely wide range of customers. In doing so, soft compounds are used which introduce engine and transmission movement which can decrease stiffness and result in failure. Such failures can lead damaged engine and driveline components due to shifts under load.
The VWR Engine and Transmission Mounts offer a true upgrade for those running the VWR Subframe Mount alone, and all but eliminate “Wheel Hop” on even the heaviest of modified vehicles. The mounts do increase in cabin vibrations and noise, however VWR has refined the mounts to offer only enough stiffness as required without sacrificing comfort. Many customers indicate feeling a true connection to their vehicle once the factory softness is removed.