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cool, did you find the source of that knocking in the end?

No mate it’s annoying the heck out of me!


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I know the feeling, I have an occasional slow speed knock too. Fairly certain it will be down to the solid shock mounts but it wasn't that bad when they were installed...

I have read half a dozen threads with these symptoms and nobody ever appears to find the cause, good luck...
 

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I know the feeling, I have an occasional slow speed knock too. Fairly certain it will be down to the solid shock mounts but it wasn't that bad when they were installed...

I have read half a dozen threads with these symptoms and nobody ever appears to find the cause, good luck...

reckon this will sort it

TyrolSport DeadSet Rigid FRONT Subframe Collar Kit ALL MK5 6 GTi Golf R S3 Leon
Stop the dreaded Subframe Clunk/Squeek!!

+ new top mounts and bottom ball joints
 

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Fitted, what a ****** trying to line it all up but done now!

Not sure if it has done the trick tho till I get the 034 upper mounts swapped out


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Having run the 034 motorsports top mounts for a couple of months now, I’m going to swap them out for standard mounts, the noise of the suspension is doing my nut in. Fine for track use but to noisy for road use


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Finally swapped these buggers out for stock mounts, oh my god so quite I love my car again, worst mod I've ever fitted. Best thing is the uprated engine mounts are unnoticeable.
 
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Fitted Vagbremtechnic J-Hooks and DS2500 pads all round. great stopping power, nice bite. Then did the DSG oil change.
 

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Nice, 6pots?


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I say there ****** big Brakes , was on an S3 saloon which is in the process off getting tuned to over 640bhp but alas not mine
 

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What’s the difference after fitting? Any noticeable improvement?

Not got round to fitting yet, there is quite a weight in the box and a lot of work to fit, still weighing it up!


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I ordered some Vagbremtechnic J-Hooks like yours, where did you get your DS2500s pads ? seems they are more expensive than the discs !!
 

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Not got round to fitting yet, there is quite a weight in the box and a lot of work to fit, still weighing it up!


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This stuff is heavy, but if properly applied will improve speaker sound quality massively as well as reduce outside noise a little. I have some of this on door skin behind speakers as well as flat panel areas of the door skin. No benefit in covering every panel fully - 20% coverage will be plenty.

For noise proofing there is a foam material that is good too and that stuff needs to fill the spaces in the door cards.
 

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I ordered some Vagbremtechnic J-Hooks like yours, where did you get your DS2500s pads ? seems they are more expensive than the discs !!

I think it was awesome, and yes they are expensive but they are good, I was struggling to find rs3 pads anywhere else


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LEYO unboxing

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Lovely piece on work good job lads

No idea if it adds any benefit but who cares couldn’t resist


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Liking the Sofa cause i don't know what the new shiney bit is for :welcoming::welcoming::welcoming:

It replaces the DSG plastic filter housing with a shiny metal one


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so sad that some of the most beautiful pieces on our cars are hidden. I love that part

So true but you know it’s there


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That looks rather nice and shiny.

You planning on getting the metal oil filter housing to match.

Probably next oil change


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cool, did you find the source of that knocking in the end?

finally thanks, replaced all bolts for front subframe, alks, arb and steering rack, then torqued properly with 90 deg on top.

a lovely quite front end sweet
 

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finally thanks, replaced all bolts for front subframe, alks, arb and steering rack, then torqued properly with 90 deg on top.

a lovely quite front end sweet

front end is so much more responsive, not sloppy, point and squirt love it
 

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Time to sort the rear subframe out

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the next best thing to spending my money is looking at this thread and seeing others spending theirs. I love build threads. Whip is spot on!

Cheers man


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Box full of shiny things arrived today

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How come you're moving away from the B8s?

And did you go for the B14 of B16s?

Overall I was really happy with kit but the front right shock is not feeling/sounding right, I also want to tweak the ride heights so I’ve got the b14 kit, awesome we’re running a discount


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Rear subframe Tyrol bushes and 034 bush inserts fitted, well nearly couldn’t get two of the top bushes in as the subframe wouldn’t line up. 75% done tho


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Rear subframe Tyrol bushes and 034 bush inserts fitted, well nearly couldn’t get two of the top bushes in as the subframe wouldn’t line up. 75% done tho


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Nice! Any pics? Would you say that this is a worthwhile mod on a road car?
 

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Nice! Any pics? Would you say that this is a worthwhile mod on a road car?

No idea mate, all I know is the Tyrol bushes on the front sub really make the front end solid and steering is so much more sharper and more responsive. So I figured it would be a similar effect at the rear. Just removing any sloppy ness in the rear sub.

Probably OTT for the road but I can’t help buying new bits


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