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Dog bone mount

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_velcrobix, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Thinking of getting a powerflex DB mount to replace the OEM one. They seem pretty straight forwards to fit but just wondered how much difference they really make. I've heard they can be a bit harsh untill they bed in a little but does it make a noticable different to throttle response, gear changes ect?
     
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  3. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    we'll mine just turned up from Rich, so if you can wait till next week I'll let you know how I get on... think the one I got might have been the ecs tuning one though as it's black not yellow - I wasn't bothered which one, just thought I'd do it at the same time as the wishbone bushes.
     
  4. RichA3Turbo

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    Correct! All your bushes are ECS /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    The DBM does make a noticeable difference... Give it about 2 weeks to be in fully.
     
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    Thanks Rich, they all arrived yesterday - top service!

    I'll be trying to do everything on sunday unless the weather / life gets in the way!
     
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    I too got mine from Rich, and i wouldnt describe it as harsh. You can feel the difference especially when the engine 1st starts there feels like a bigger kick. I felt it improved the 2-3 gear change.
     
  7. Think i'll order one tomorrow then. Cheers for the feedback.
     
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    I've replaced mine and I wouldn't go back personally. The improved gear changes are worth it alone.
     
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    does anyone know where the guide from powerflex or somewhere else was for fitting, remember seeing it on another (old) thread but can find it anymore?
     
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    cheers HTC, that'll do it, just something I was wondering about how the two big bushes come apart and that cleared it up.
     
  12. Well, i ordered a set of powerflex DBM's from AMD on Friday and they turned up today....top service!

    Fitted them this afternoon and pleased with the result.

    I don't really notice that much more vibration on idle, no where near like i was expecting. Gear changes are noticably smother and throttle seems more responsive.
    I find on pulling away if i dont raise the revs a little more than usual i get a small amount of judder but i think that may get a little better as it beds in. It does however give the impression that the clutch bites alot better when moving off due to the reduced engine movement.
    Glad i decided to change the mount, would recomend it to anyone!
     

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