in for info - looks intriguing.
034 Motorsport made them for us!
They are available here: http://www.034motorsport.com/chassis...i-p-21362.html
Hey guys. This just popped into my head when I was helping my friend with his S4.
What you think of this comparison. The front bushings on a S4 look very much like the R32/Golf bushings. I am going to contact them on Monday. Anyone know the size of the front bushings or have access to some to pull some widths?
Last edited by Draxus; 06-16-2011 at 03:58 AM.
In as well. I'm compiling a list of suspension bushings and components. Found out my control arm bushings are starting to tear and squeak, just going to budget out a complete suspension overhaul.
I remember when these were introduced over @ Audizine. Lots of positive response.
I'm curious about this. A few questions for those who have seen them.
1. There doesn't seem to be any flexible material or spherical bearing. Is this correct?
2. Does this effectively mean the subframe is fixed to the chassis?
3. On the web link they speak about clearancing the bushing to the subframe. This would mean there would be no play between two hard surfaces.
4. I understand minimizing the movement from subframe to chassis, but no movement?
Ok. So I talked to them. They have no idea if it will work or not. Does anyone have a bushing sitting around? This is going to take a test fit.
And yes, it would be effectively locking the subframe down. No movement. It's a good thing.
I am intrigued to say the least though. I want solid shock mounts first.
Thanks for the pics and info guys. I am going to call 034 again on Monday. They were very receptive to the idea and the bushings are made in-house. So we might be able to get something made none the less. lol
Sorry guys. Midterm took all my time so I was not able to make the call Monday or today. Wednesday for sure.
great thread & info ..
watching as well
OEM MK4 Parts For Sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...4-1.8T-Partout
My question is would you need to run solid engine mounts with these subframe mounts i this works out? My BMW racing buddies have always told me not to mix and match your bushing material. I am looking forward to your email reply Draxus.
Added question: Anyone know the size of the rear subframe bushings? Would these fit as well?
Last edited by Sutt; 12-02-2010 at 10:35 AM.
I don't see why you'd have to run solid engine mounts. By that logic just by running the VF engine mounts you'd have to switch over your entire suspension bushing set soup to nuts. Perhaps they meant like don't mix poly with OEM rubber on your suspension directly?
I responded to confirm front.Spencer,
I want to make sure which sub-frame you are looking at. I believe we were discussing the front sub-frame. If this is the case, we should have something ready for you in 3 - 4 weeks time. I will e-mail you with more specifics as time moves on. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
Now, someone get me the dims for the rear!
I need solid mounts for my carrrr ........ everything ............. subframe, front and rear, engine and suspension.
it still bothers me when it moves and potentially things get kinked or touch specially when so much is going on in the engine bay and subframe area with the exhaust hanging very close to the driveshaft.
Agreed... It really depends on the specific combination of bushings... like in a typical front engine rwd Longitudinal drivetrain you don't want to put a solid transmission mount in when you have soft engine mounts because you can damage the mount on the transmission when the engine is still trying to move around. The way the bushings are set up on our cars I don't think you have any similar bushing arrangements to be concerned about.
It's all about the individual systems. The subframe, A-Arms, etc are part of one system. The motor and trany are another.
So the next thing we should look at are spherical bearings for the A-Arms.