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Looking for a strut mount that doesn't rattle

ATR

Go Kart Champion
Location
Baltimore
Ride
'17 Golf R 6mt
I'm currently running the 034 OEM upgrade strut mounts and love the feel they add to the car. However, I'm getting a audible rattle that happens over small sharp bumps. I'm also still getting a bit of understeer.

After some searching I have come down to a few choices.
-034 Dynamic+ Camber Mounts
-SuperPro Camber Strut Mounts
-Ground control adjustable camber plates

What I want out of them is to kill the understeer that I get when going into corners. My research has lead me to the above strut mounts that add in -1.4° of camber for the fixed ones and adjustable camber from stock to -2.5° don't mind a purposeful amount of vibration or harshness.

What I DON'T want is rattling or excess noises. I would hate to have to do this over again only to find out that I have something rattling around yet again.
 

odessa.filez

Ready to race!
Location
Tampa, FL metro
And I'll throw in Vorshlag adjustables. Around 35k miles on them, dead silent. Multiple spring changes without any noise introduced.

The metal on metal adds tons of steering feel though they do make the car feel stiffer. Vorshlag characterizes it similar to "adding an inch of wheel diameter". At least.

The rub is they are designed for 'choose your spring perch' and that means their perch takes away about an inch of shaft travel. Bump stops will likely need cutting at stock height and they may not be a good choice for a car lowered more than an inch.
 

flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Ride
'16 Golf R DSG
I've had the 034 Camber mounts for 15k miles now I believe, 3 track days, daily driven, and 2 spring installs. No noise from the mounts that I couldn't just attribute to the design/mounting being more solid. They seem to do the job.

Personally, I wanted to add camber without introducing parts that need adjustment, or that could fall out of adjustment. The 034s had just come out, the SuperPros look similar.

If the rattle is definitely coming from your mounts, you're going to dig the old ones out, but another option to get some more camber AND add some beneficial caster are lower control arms. The SuperPro units are under $500 and add -0.5 degrees camber plus caster (there are 2 versions). Lighter arms as well (aluminum vs steel stock parts) and stiffer LCA bushings.

FWIW, I had a rattle that I thought was my mounts and it wound up being my brake pads rattling around. I tweaked the clips and now we're back to dead silent. Just throwing that out there.
 

rsdgti

New member
Location
Utah
I've been super stoked with my Super Pro Camber Offset Upper Strut Mounts, they are relatively silent and provide an additional 1.4 Degrees of camper. I feel like these are perfect for anyone looking to get additional camber with lowering springs.

I've got them paired up with Eibach Sportline Springs:

Super Pro Camber Offset Upper Strut Mount Set



 

A3SBQ

Ready to race!
Location
Norway
What is the difference between the two types 034motorsport vs SuperPro?

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flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Ride
'16 Golf R DSG
What is the difference between the two types 034motorsport vs SuperPro?

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The SuperPros are blue? :D

I'm sure there are various differences because they aren't the same, but they are similar in design and outcome. Both use a replaceable puck, are aluminum, use the OEM strut bearing, etc.
 

ATR

Go Kart Champion
Location
Baltimore
Ride
'17 Golf R 6mt
I've been super stoked with my Super Pro Camber Offset Upper Strut Mounts, they are relatively silent and provide an additional 1.4 Degrees of camper. I feel like these are perfect for anyone looking to get additional camber with lowering springs.

I've got them paired up with Eibach Sportline Springs. <Snip pix>
Nice! Thanks for your input :cool:

i love my superpro camber mounts and have 0 issues with sounds
Did you reuse your OEM spring bearings or buy new ones from the dealership?

Negative camber... Is that where the stance of the wheels are like this / \ ?
Sort of, but NOT to the extreme of what you could readily see with your eyes. I'm going for function with this setup not the silly stance boyz look :p
 

Autobahn

Ready to race!
Location
Huntington Beach
FWIW, I had a rattle that I thought was my mounts and it wound up being my brake pads rattling around. I tweaked the clips and now we're back to dead silent. Just throwing that out there.
Thanks for the tip, I thought my SuperPro plates were making some noise but it was my brake pad springs, had to adjust them 👍🏼
 
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GolfRRRR1

Ready to race!
Location
Michigan
Thanks for the tip, I thought my SuperPro plates were making some nose but it was my brake pad springs, had to adjust them 👍🏼
When at SEMA I talked with SuperPro and they have made changes 3 times to the strut mounts, I don't remember specifics as I was in a hurry but recall three changes, I believe tightening of the specs, and that they are silent. Main walk-away for me was, this thought... my concerns about buying these have been fixed and I can buy a set in the spring, or I can get the new Whiteline one....same company.
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Autobahn

Ready to race!
Location
Huntington Beach
When at SEMA I talked with SuperPro and they have made changes 3 times to the strut mounts, I don't remember specifics as I was in a hurry but recall three changes, I believe tightening of the specs, and that they are silent. Main walk-away for me was, this thought... my concerns about buying these have been fixed and I can buy a set in the spring, or I can get the new Whiteline one....same company.View attachment 160269


Interesting, are the revisions a new part number? When does their latest revision drop?
 

ATR

Go Kart Champion
Location
Baltimore
Ride
'17 Golf R 6mt
When at SEMA I talked with SuperPro and they have made changes 3 times to the strut mounts, I don't remember specifics as I was in a hurry but recall three changes, I believe tightening of the specs, and that they are silent. Main walk-away for me was, this thought... my concerns about buying these have been fixed and I can buy a set in the spring, or I can get the new Whiteline one....same company.View attachment 160269
That looks pretty sweet. A local friend, R owner has the Superpro strut mounts and loves them. No excess noise and track/autocross duty really showed great improvement in cornering. So good that he was keeping up with a 911 😎👍
 

SouthFL_Mk7.5

Go Kart Newbie
Location
South Florida
Ride
2019 GTI S
Using the SuperPro here along with their LCA’s. Great improvement in turn in. Got -2 degrees Camber up front. Nothing negative with regards to ride quality. Not enough negative camber to wear out the inner tread of your street tires for those who are concerned.
 
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