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Topmounts : to poly bush or not to poly bush that is the question...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by vrbob, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Dani_B19
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    I bought mine in a GB. I'll ask and see how everyone's getting on.
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    i have used these for around 6 weeks now and i love them! They are stiffer than standard but not crashy at all, however i would recommend fitting them with the polo top caps, because when the top mounts lower the car slightly it pushes the cups further up.

    All the reviews on ed38 just say the dont lower enough but that is probably because they have been running standard fecked top mounts which have already compressed. The actual mounts themselves are very well made! The only real comparison i can make feel wise is it is a similar difference to putting a poly dog bone mount (but in the suspension)

    And now my top cups sit perfectly flush :) Hope this helps people!


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    Did you fit these then bob? I need new front struts and top mounts. Powerflex do top mounts now and I was gonna try them out?
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    Oh did you use the 6n top caps?
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    Gops dont bother mate, just fit lcr top mounts.
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    Mine creaked badly when turning at slow speeds so I went back to oem mounts and fitted a set of spring lowering plates to bring the front end down. Brand new top mounts made the front end of my car point to the sky as the old ones compress over time.

    i had the psi poly top mounts, not the powerflex btw.
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    I've bought some Powerflex ones to try out, heard they are better than the PSI ones.

    Time will tell.
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    Might I suggest that rather than replacing crappy rubber top mounts for more crappy rubber top mounts, that a set of these could be a fantastic compliment to any S3 that gets used and driven properly?

    Camber Plates Golf MK4 , SEAT LEON , AUDI A3 - CAMBER CASTER | eBay

    Precise geometry control, hugely adjustable, no noticable deteriation in ride or harshness, and compared to others, incredibly well priced!


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    What he said.

    Rubber is for cocks.
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    So nick how are these on the road? No harsher than lcr top mounts? Have you got a write up on them, showing installation?
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    I'm finding them really good so far mate, I've covered around 1500 miles with them fitted, and they feel amazing.

    I'm using them with the OEM top mount bearings also to deal with rotation of the springs during steering, and the ride is very precise, Dad commented when he drove it that it feels much more pointy now than before, and steering feel seems to be improved too.

    here's the little write up I did when I fitted them:

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    Very nice write up mate, thats help make my mind up, i was going to buy the compbrake solid top mounts at some point but heard bad reviews of them eating themselfs, with these ill get a sturdier top mount than the lcr ones but also **** loads of adjustability :) win win haha.

    Do they do any other colours though?
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    Sweet! Might give them a go. The only thing I'd need to change my struts aswel as its locking real bad like dani's were. Can't get bilsteins for under £400!!!! :(
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    I've heard really bad reports about the compbrake ones shattering, and coming loose all the time as well. plus they're non adjustable, so really no huge point.

    the thing I liked about these, is that be using the OE top mount bearings in the assembly, they're most likely to break first rather than an expensive spherical bearing in the top mount. The spherical bearings are also a totally stock bearing commonly available, held in by a circlip from underneath the mount, so quickly and easily replaced should the need ever arrise.

    All sorts of colours available too, orange was a one off for me, but I'm sure they'd do just about any colour you wanted!

    If anyone does buy them, tell them in the paypal notes section that Prawn recommended them :)
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    Sounds like a cheap and effective solution, especially considering they can use the owm bearing which is quite cheap to replace.

    So if we name drop will they give us a discount? Haha

    gops is that £400 for one strut? Even my kw variant 2's arnt anywhere near that.
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    I've being saying they were no harsher for ages. Many people have pre-conceptions about this sort of stuff with no experience, like the rose jointed wishbones. Just got my Ground Control top mounts back the machinist (for 60m H&R springs) which are similar but an evolution (use their own spring pan/bearing setup) and a fair wedge more expensive. Gagging to get them fitted along with the wishbones.

    I do like how the Ground Control ones eliminate the stock bearing (which is known for being ****). Shame they didn't do it on these other similar ones.
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    If they're anything like the Ground Control ones, they'll be pressed in. Wouldn't want to rely on a small circlip to hold everything to together on rebound.
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    Woop wooop, my red silverline top mounts have just turned up, cant wait to fit them monday them my rear bushes wednesday and itll be finally complete, for now haha. Fully rebuilt suspension setup FTW :).
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    Thats the boys :). Can you check a photo ive put up on vag talk mate, not sre ifthe top mounts are a bit out :/.
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    I am putting on mk4 polybushed top mounts and polo 6n top plates this weekend bob. I'll let you know what they are like.
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    Just to clarify: Danis mounts are spot on :) just the bearings move in more ways than he realised :)
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    Yes my bad, i had a blonde moment and nick helped clear it up for me haha.
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