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.
Installed mine in the .:R yesterday. Difference in the smoothness of shifts and overall feeling of connectedness is amazing.
just pulled the trigger on this
hope it is worth the money
I am interested in this for my MKV R32. Does this work with the oem mount or do you need an aftermarket mount. I am under the understanding that this is a insert for the oem mount.
Unlike the urethane inserts which merely reinforce the OEM rubber mount, this is a completely re-engineered one stop solution that will control the engine’s motion without the need to install aftermarket side mounts. The ride comfort is retained, but the shift response and chassis feel is vastly improved.
The mount we recommend for your car is the 90a "blue" variety...