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    Thread: HPA Dogbone vs 034 Dogbone?

    1. Member LampyB's Avatar
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      04-24-2012 09:16 PM #1
      Has anyone tried out the 034 density line dogbone mount? It's 60 durometer in comparison to HPA's 75 durometer (stiffer) puck. HPA's has some vibration with it due to the stiffness. Aside from this HPA has the "core interlock" design.

      Will there really be noticeable difference between the two? 034's dogbone is $60 with a group buy going on at only $45...whereas HPA's puck is in the $180 range.

      Any thoughts on this??

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      04-24-2012 09:34 PM #2
      034 has gotten reviews that say it gave a lot more vibrations.

      I would go with whats cheapest though.

    3. 04-24-2012 09:58 PM #3
      keep in mind that the hpa one is only the bottom half of the mount where the 034 one is both the top and bottom.

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      04-25-2012 01:31 AM #4
      you can separate the two and just get the lower puck mount in the group buy though. i've already got a BFI tranny mount insert, all i need is the lower puck now. i'm just trying to figure out if the HPA puck is a significantly better part considering it's over 4x the price
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      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      I remember when people modified their Volkswagen to enhance the driving experience. What ever happened to Fahrvergnugen?
      Bags are for kids that grew up watching Pimp My Ride. Turbo is for all of us that enjoy actual motorsport.

    5. 04-25-2012 10:24 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      034 has gotten reviews that say it gave a lot more vibrations.

      I would go with whats cheapest though.

    6. 04-25-2012 10:28 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by LampyB View Post
      ...I'm just trying to figure out if the HPA puck is a significantly better part considering it's over 4x the price...
      Think in terms of build quality and durability...remember, before this was a major production part, it was used exclusively in our HPA project cars...

      Second point, there is something to be said for owning the core interlock from start to finish. We designed and developed the part, and have it produced locally to ensure high quality.

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      04-25-2012 10:29 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VAD@HPA View Post
      What?

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      04-25-2012 10:34 AM #8
      lol.. why not both?

      i mean: upper 034 and lower HPA.

    9. 04-25-2012 01:22 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      What?
      I was just contemplating the statement "go with what's cheapest"...

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      04-25-2012 02:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      lol.. why not both?

      i mean: upper 034 and lower HPA.
      That's what I did.

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      04-25-2012 02:27 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by b1aCkDeA7h View Post
      That's what I did.
      is it hard on the car, and too many vibes?

      cause as is, i have damaged my exhaust 3 times (since the engine barely moves, the exhaust takes the full hit) so i dont really want things a lot tigher

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      04-25-2012 04:37 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by VAD@HPA View Post
      I was just contemplating the statement "go with what's cheapest"...
      I think that some people are more concerned about where their hard earned money goes than others. I happen to be very concerned about what I buy and research the siht out of everything I am buying. And at that large of a difference in price, it's a no brainer.

      But not everyone is as concerned about that as I am.

    13. 04-25-2012 04:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      I think that some people are more concerned about where their hard earned money goes than others. I happen to be very concerned about what I buy and research the siht out of everything I am buying. And at that large of a difference in price, it's a no brainer.

      But not everyone is as concerned about that as I am.
      Totally understandable, and well said.

      ...just have a look at the reviews on the HPA Dog Bone, they speak for themselves...

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      04-25-2012 04:45 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by VAD@HPA View Post
      Totally understandable, and well said.

      ...just have a look at the reviews on the HPA Dog Bone, they speak for themselves...
      Hell ya they do! for a well made product!

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      04-25-2012 05:03 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VAD@HPA View Post
      ...just have a look at the reviews on the HPA Dog Bone, they speak for themselves...
      yes, the reviews are definitely good. i'm more concerned with the lack of reviews on 034's product than I am with the price of HPA's product. i'll most likely pick up the HPA puck in around a month when I actually have time to install it.
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      04-25-2012 08:05 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      is it hard on the car, and too many vibes?

      cause as is, i have damaged my exhaust 3 times (since the engine barely moves, the exhaust takes the full hit) so i dont really want things a lot tigher
      I haven't actually checked my exhaust but it does rattle on occasion now, though I chalk that a bit up to the Eurojet header/high flow cat not mounting to all of the stock mounting points (which I do intend to fix).

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      04-27-2012 12:54 PM #17
      Mount is totally worth it. In my case, I found the exhaust rattles to be diminished after installing HPAs puck. I have the red one.

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