Tired of stock Mk3 Chassis strut bushings collapsing and deflecting? We have the solution for you that offers 75% greater control than stock but without the adjustment of camber/caster plates. The ride is firmed up somewhat but overall comfort is retained in a reasonable OEM+ way. Even on rough potholed roads, the quality is quite pleasant. Yet, drivers are rewarded with a stabilized strut mount that hardly deflects at all under load. Long-term durability is greatly improved.
This bushing is a direct fit for Golf, Jetta, and Corrado models from 1992 to 1996 with 5-bolt wheels only. From 1996 to 1998 they fit all models. Fitment to earlier Mk2 chassis cars is easy (and advised) but requires a later model upper perch + nut.
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 Mk3 suffers from a distorted patch when under heavy load -especially six-cylinder models. The result is terminal understeer because 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, Corrado, and many European Seat/Skoda models as well.
Note: Pricing PER SET of two mounts to complete one vehicle.