Unitronic® is proud to launch its Dogbone Mount Upgrade for DQ381, MQ350 and DQ250 equipped 4-cylinder MQB/MQB EVO vehicles. This Dogbone Mount Upgrade, also referred to as the Pendulum Mount, was engineered to maximize performance through eliminating the slop present in the factory style mount. It improves drivetrain stability to ensure the system is better suited to withstand the forces present during hard launches or demanding driving scenarios on the drag strip or race track, virtually eliminating wheel hop, and offering more crisp shifts, all while maintaining a reduced NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) for comfortable operation.
At Unitronic, it's no secret that we're huge fans of the playful MQB/MQB EVO platforms. These wildly popular cars offer great balance, nimble handling with plenty of headroom for tuning. Being primarily front wheel drive biased, there are some shortcomings like wheel hop and drivetrain slop which can take away from the overall experience once tuned but the all-new Dogbone Mount Upgrades from Unitronic seek to address all that and more!
For performance oriented customers that like to push their cars a little bit harder on spirited drives or at the track, this upgrade is crucial to help put power down to the ground and firm up the drivetrain for a more sporty experience which does not introduce excessive cabin NVH.
Consistent with all of its performance products, Unitronic utilizes only the latest industry leading tools, equipment and computer aided design software that are packed with the latest technology from our technology partners at Creaform® and Stratasys®. Operations start with 3D scanning the subframe, engine, transmission, and OEM components with its in-house 3D scanner. Once 3D scan data has been collected and processed, Unitronic Hardware Engineers then interact with the 3D models to identify fitment constraints, mounting locations, other component locations, etc. to ensure the final product fits perfectly within the “envelope”.
Throughout the research and development phase of these specific Unitronic Dogbone Mounts for DQ381, MQ350 and DQ250 equipped vehicles, special attention was paid to bushing hardness and as a result, a new green bushing was developed in order to help keep NVH down on 4-cylinder applications while providing a tremendously improved driving experience. It was also important for us to retain the modular system which was very popular for the 8V.2 / 8S platforms, allowing customers to choose between different inserts in order to suit varying driving styles.
For 4-cylinder applications, our green poly bushings are ideal for street use, spirited driving and the occasional track day. For race oriented builds, high power and track-only type vehicles, our yellow poly bushings work best and firm up the chassis even more. Red poly bushings are reserved for 5-cylinder DQ500 track-only use.
Unitronic’s Dogbone Arm and Endcaps are 5-axis CNC machined from T7075 billet Aluminum; and feature a black anodized finish. Unique to Unitronic’s design, are CNC machined Nylon inserts, which isolate them from the subframe to mitigate possible damage from extenuating heat radiated from the exhaust system. In addition, they facilitate an easier straight forward installation that allows the installer to install the mount on the vehicle without having to disassemble the subframe.
Finally, and most importantly, Unitronic opted to use polyurethane for its bushings due to its excellent damping and rebound properties. Polyurethane is known to withstand cyclic loading under varying operating conditions that contribute to its durability.
DOGBONE MOUNT UPGRADE FEATURES
• T7075 Billet Aluminum Arm and End Caps w/ Black Anodized Finish
• Unique Nylon Inserts
• Laser-etched and Engraved Unitronic Logos
• Green Polyurethane Bushings (street use)
• Optional Yellow Polyurethane Bushings (track use)
• Direct Bolt-on Fitment
2015+ MK7 Golf, Sportwagen and Alltrack 1.8TSI
2015+ MK7 GTI 2.0TSI
2015+ MK7 Golf R 2.0TSI
2015+ MK7 Jetta GLI 2.0TSI
2015+ 8V A3 2.0TSI
2015+ 8V S3 2.0TSI
2015+ ROW MQB models equipped with DQ381 / DQ250 / MQ350 transmissions
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