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    Thread: HPA Motorsports Core Interlock "Dog Bone" Motor Mount

    1. 03-20-2012 10:35 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DioMacchina View Post
      Was on the fence a about doing this mod because i had tons of vibrations in my 09 GTI WITH THE neuspeed insert but now hearing all the great reviews I am doing this immediately. Thanks for helping me avoid missing out on a great mod, I truly appreciate it.

    2. 03-28-2012 10:34 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      such a great product...

      ever since i installed mine, i cringe when people waste 40$ on the bandaid.. insted of getting the complete HPA solution!

    3. 04-03-2012 08:47 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Duncan345 View Post
      I got the 75 durometer (red) mount about 2 months ago. My car is a 2011 GTI...This mount definitely keeps the engine movement in check while still allowing it to flex just a little bit. The mount makes shift engagements incredibly precise. The mount also helps you feel an appropriate amount of feedback through the clutch pedal. I can finally shift with 100%confidence, no matter what the driving scenario.

      There is a small amount of vibration at idle. At first my radar detector vibrated a lot (blendmount on the rear view mirror) but some foam shims took care of that. Now nothing in the cabin vibrates or rattles, but the entire car resonates like a true performance car. It definitely takes away some of the civilized feeling of the car. I believe that most people on this board are enthusiasts and will appreciate the "raw" feeling that this mount gives the car. The change is not drastic though. My wife says the car is still comfortable. She doesn't mind the slight noise/vibration at idle because her head doesn't whip forward on shifts any more. I also feel like I am driving better now because the car will give you lots of feedback if your RPMs are too low. The car vibrates a little more with the A/C on, which may become a problem in the Mississippi summer. We'll see about that soon enough.

      One note: Do some research on the installation before you begin. There weren't any instructions from HPA in the box. The instructions on the HPA website make the installation look easy, but removing the stock mount is pretty difficult. The stock mount took me about an hour (and lots of cursing) to remove. Also, one of the more extensive DIY guides I found on vwvortex had the wrong torque specs. It looks like the writer of that DIY accidentally doubled the torque spec when he converted from nm to lb/ft. I used his torque setting at first and my car vibrated like crazy for a couple of days before I realized what happened. I re-torqued the bolt with the proper spec and it has been very comfortable ever since.

      I can certainly see why VW designed the stock mount the way they did. I'm sure that most consumers prefer the soft, refined feel that the stock mount gives the car. I admit, it was one of the things that I really liked about the car when I test drove it. But after living with the car for a while I wanted a more solid mount. This mount really made a significant impact on the way my car drives, especially when you consider the price compared to most mods.

    4. 04-10-2012 02:05 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevil504 View Post
      This is a must buy if your upgrading your engine mounts. I just installed the 85 durometer (Black) this morning. I have BSH Motor mounts all the way around and this fixed the weakest link in the chain. Yes it adds engine vibration but only in low RPM's such as taking off in first and you will def feel your engine more when you give it some gas. Personally i can handle the added vibration. this is exactly what i expected from this product and more. I have a 2006 MKV GLI APR STG 2+ and i installed this with no problem whatsoever.

    5. 04-16-2012 01:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by CnSR32 View Post
      Great mod!!!! It really takes some of the slop out of the shifter. Very little added vibration added but this is more noticeable when the car is cold.

    6. 04-24-2012 02:30 PM #31
      Feedback from a 2012 Beetle owner...looks like we have a new application to add to the list...

      Had the HPA - HVW-904-75 (Red) Dog Bone Mount insert installed in my (Manual Shift)
      2012 2.0 VW Turbo Beetle today. Since the OEM insert has a Durometer strength level of no more
      than 60, I chose the HPA '75' ...the same category as the one recommended for the new Golf R. Once installed, it is immediately evident that the 'wheel hop' I was experiencing became much reduced. Adding an ECU 'Flash' to the Turbo Beetle should definitely be accompanied with HPA's 'mount' upgrade if you want better performance...to help reduce, over time, even more stress that a turbo powered Beetle will be subjected to.

    7. 05-03-2012 10:25 AM #32
      Installed on a 2012 Passat TDI:

      Quote Originally Posted by coffeemade View Post
      ...Makes shifting very smooth (no more jerky), and it actually makes driving the car much better in my mind...

      E-mail or IM me for the durometer for your application...

    8. 05-07-2012 10:28 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by speeedfrk View Post
      just placed my order. looking forward to putting this in.

    9. 05-15-2012 10:39 AM #34
      All dog bone mount durometers/colors in stock and ready to ship...

    10. 05-16-2012 01:36 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      Nothing but love for HPA! I love my core interlock...and love my DSG flash. fastest shifting in the business. my core interlock sure loves launch control. 4750 to 7100 in a blink of an eye

    11. 05-28-2012 07:58 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      Just ordered my HPA mount. Blame Siliconrane for bragging about it at Wookies this year.

    12. 06-02-2012 03:58 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Trbofly View Post
      I drove another members car recently who had it done. I am sold on it. It tightened things up a ton. No slack in the driveline at all.

    13. 06-04-2012 02:19 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by sa863c View Post
      Installed mine in the .:R yesterday. Difference in the smoothness of shifts and overall feeling of connectedness is amazing.

    14. 06-11-2012 06:07 PM #39
      Core Interlock Dog Bone Mount GROUP BUY

      Available until July 13th...

    15. 06-14-2012 08:33 PM #40
      Great time to pick up a great product at a great price.

      HPA Dog Bone Mount Group Buy

      We will honor the sale price for all durometers/applications.

    16. 06-18-2012 08:26 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by brekdown29 View Post
      for awesome product. Love this thing!

    17. 06-21-2012 05:03 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by CALICSGR View Post
      After having bought the 75a months ago, I finally had it installed today. I have to say, shifting is much smoother without the engine jumping all around. My wife will be happy she doesn't get tossed around each time I shift. There is definitely more vibration in the cabin, but it's kind of cool in that it makes the car feel more raw. I expect that to decrease as the mount settles. Bottom line is smoothness in shifting/drivability is way up...

      HPA Dog Bone Mount Group Buy

    18. 06-26-2012 03:16 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Optimus812 View Post
      I totally agree, I just had mine installed last night and it really makes you feel like you are in a performance car rather than a Cadillac...in a good way! Makes the car feel tighter to me too. The only vibration I notice is during idle and start. Makes you aware you have a powerful motor under the hood! Thumbs up!...

    19. 07-04-2012 01:37 PM #44
      All dog bone mount durometers/colors in stock and ready to ship...

    20. 07-16-2012 09:52 AM #45
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    21. 07-30-2012 02:12 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by damn66 View Post
      just installed, engine feels much tighter

    22. 08-08-2012 02:32 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by BETOGLI View Post
      Just bought a Short Shifter as well as two 75A Dog Bones! to HPA!

    23. 08-14-2012 01:52 PM #48
      All dog bone mount durometers/colors in stock and ready to ship...

    24. 08-21-2012 02:22 PM #49
      The 80a (GRAY) and 85a (BLACK) durometers are recommended for Mk5 applications.

    25. 08-30-2012 02:29 PM #50
      All e-mails and IMs replied...thank you for your orders!

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