Tired of stock strut tops collapsing and deflecting? Or, were you not aware of what was compromising your handling precision? We have the solution that offers 50% greater firmness than stock but without the adjustment of camber/caster plates. Ride quality is firmed up somewhat but overall comfort is retained in a reasonable OEM+ fashion. The annoyoing squeaking often heard from a stock strut mount mated to sport struts is eliminated. Long-term durability is greatly improved. Drivers are rewarded with proper suspension geometry that keeps true even under heavy load.
Generating and maintaining cornering traction requires that the tire's contact patch be held flat against the ground. As is the case with most strut suspensions, the Mk5/6 cars suffer from a distorted patch when cornering hard -especially front-heavy six-cylinder models. The result is terminal understeer as the tire rolls over and only part of the tread adheres to the track/street surface.
This problem is compounded by the soft strut top allowing movement from the top. WARNING: The following video may upset you.
Look at all that slop and movement! It's no wonder why these cars understeer so badly and feel so numb in stock form! Stopping this deflection is critical for achieving predictable handling and maximum traction. Traditionally, there have only been stock and full race systems. USRT provides a middle ground (biased towards serious sport).
Mounts will fit all VW chassis variants including Golf, Jetta, Mk2 TT, A3, and many European Seat/Skoda models as well.
Note: Pricing PER SET of two drop-in replacement mounts to complete one vehicle.