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    Thread: BFI - Torque Arm Insert (Available for both FSI and TSI - 09+)

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      01-19-2012 05:31 PM #107
      got my stage 2 insert (2.5l) yesterday.. itll go in this weekend =] will post my review after install

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      01-19-2012 05:37 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by driftme View Post
      got my stage 2 insert (2.5l) yesterday.. itll go in this weekend =] will post my review after install
      Looking forward to it.
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      01-24-2012 02:22 PM #110
      pete, any tips on how to remove the stock bolt? I can't get it to budge at all..

      Would it help to jack up the engine just slightly, enough to maybe relieve some pressure?

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      01-24-2012 02:32 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by driftme View Post
      pete, any tips on how to remove the stock bolt? I can't get it to budge at all..

      Would it help to jack up the engine just slightly, enough to maybe relieve some pressure?
      You may need a breaker bar to get the bolt loose. I know I did on my '08 Rabbit when I installed our torque arm insert.
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      01-24-2012 03:21 PM #112
      yea i'll try that next. its driving me crazy to have that part sitting there just waiting to go in =]

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      01-24-2012 04:41 PM #113
      oh i've also got one of these:

      http://www.mrpitstop.com/

      that might work. its a standard 1/2" drive, so maybe i'll give that a try.

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      01-28-2012 07:00 PM #114
      the mr. pitstop worked like a charm. SO easy. love the impact =]

      alright so i greased up everything nice and liberally with lithium grease and could only get the insert halfway in. so, i put the large washer on my floor jack and slid it under the car. piece of cake to push it in. torqued it, lowered the car, and took it for a test drive. Total install time, maybe 10 minutes.

      LOVE IT.

      First thing i noticed was a little more vibration when starting, but just enough to be enjoyable lol. In reverse the vibration is very pronounced, especially when at a full stop. No biggie though. Driving is so much more fun, accelerating feels cleaner, shifts are quite smooth. cant wait to try the side mount and transmission mounts now!

      VERY happy with this mod. Best $40 I've spent on my car.
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      01-30-2012 12:32 PM #115
      driftme,

      I'm glad to hear it all worked out in the end.
      There are some additional vibrations for the first 50 miles or so. It will tone down a bit with miles logged.

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      01-31-2012 02:12 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      driftme,

      I'm glad to hear it all worked out in the end.
      There are some additional vibrations for the first 50 miles or so. It will tone down a bit with miles logged.

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      03-12-2012 01:28 PM #119
      No more koozies!
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    15. 03-12-2012 01:52 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      Damn I just ordered mine 4 days ago no koozie for me. I will throw a review on this thread after I get mine installed. Really hoping it helps with wheel hop, that scares the sh** out of me, just waiting for something to break when that starts.

    16. 03-22-2012 09:55 PM #121
      Well got mine in yesterday and installed it this afternoon. Pretty strait forward, remove OEM bolt, insert bushing and torque using supplied bolt. I was kind of skeptic at first because the bushing isnt 'hard' per say but it does the job. Took her for a spin and sure as hell wheel hop is gone in first and second gear. Did a mild launch and got some wheel hop from that but is 10x better then it used to be. Excellent upgrade for the price! Thanks

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      03-23-2012 10:01 AM #122
      Thanks for your feedback.
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    18. 04-05-2012 05:10 PM #123
      Hey whats the best way to get that sucker out without damaging it? It is squeeking like a mofo, I must not have used enough grease. I don't want to mess it up by removing it tough.

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      04-06-2012 11:33 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by 08Murdered View Post
      Hey whats the best way to get that sucker out without damaging it? It is squeeking like a mofo, I must not have used enough grease. I don't want to mess it up by removing it tough.
      We've never heard of a torque arm insert squeaking.. Are you sure it's the torque arm?
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    20. 04-08-2012 05:22 PM #125
      Well it wasn't there until after I installed it so without further investigation I'm going to say yes I am sure its that lol. I used some tire shine(all I had laying around ) My local dealer said spray it out with break kleen to see if it goes away.

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      04-08-2012 11:17 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by joe@blackforest View Post
      We would like to announce an official change to our product – Torque Arm Insert – TSI 09+ :

      After customer feedback and further testing, we have changed the durometer of the insert to 90a hardness (from its original 98a hardness). This puts this insert to the same hardness spec as our original Torque Arm Insert.

      While we feel that the original insert performed well – some customers were unhappy with the increased vibration at low rpms – this slightly softer urethane reduces significantly the vibration while maintaining the performance of the insert.

      Its original increase in hardness was to improve full load performance and offset it’s decreased available volumetric area vs. the original (’05-’08) insert. While some customers enjoy the increased performance of a harder material, some dislike its associated slightly increased Noise, Vibration and Harshness.

      If you have purchased a previous version of the TSI 09+ insert and are dissatisfied with the NVH created by the mount we would like to extend an offer of a free replacement with the new version of the mount. Please send us an email to sales@blackforestindustries.com and include your information as well as your original purchase order number.

      I placed my order on June 15, 2011, 14 days before your announcement. CTS Turbo Order ID 1316. Product ID EBF1783M5T09. It is green color. Is it a 90a or 98a hardness?

      It works fine, adds only a slight hint oif vibreation, but there is a lot of vibration on reverse.

      If it is a 98a I would like to get a 90a replacement to try. How hard will it be to remove the old one? How do you do it?

      My car is an 09 GTI with TSI engine and 6 speed manual.
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      04-09-2012 10:40 AM #127
      blah blah,

      '09+ torque arm inserts are 90a durometer polyurethane.
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