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BigCanoe

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Moncure, NC
Car(s)
2017 VW GTI Sport
I bought it!
 

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El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Installed the roc euro arm tonight, very surprised with how it indeed lowered NVH at idle, and works very well with my set up - bfi stage 1s/ stage 2 poly insert. Engine fells very solid at take off and shifts now.

very satisfied.


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And why not add another shot showing the door stripes better 😀
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Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Installed the roc euro arm tonight, very surprised with how it indeed lowered NVH at idle, and works very well with my set up - bfi stage 1s/ stage 2 poly insert. Engine fells very solid at take off and shifts now.

very satisfied.


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And why not add another shot showing the door stripes better 😀
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hey man, if I were you I would mark a line on the fore 2 bolts that fasten to the trans, and check back underneath with your phone every couple days for any signs of loosening. The Roc-Euro bar is a very simple and effective design at mitigating the fore/aft sway of the powerplant, but it was designed by a one-man shop that lacks the resources for proper R&D.

i had a horror story a few years back when I drove 2 hours to have a high-end, $150/hr labor import tuner shop (they work on Mercs, Audi, BMW, Porsche, and even higher end cars than that) install 034 Upper Eng/Trans Mounts, 034 Lower Aluminum Insert, and Roc-euro pendulum bar. My car was otherwise bone-stock ECU/TCU and still under factory B2B warranty. I didn’t want or need more power, just some stage 1 mounts for improved driveline stiffness.

2 weeks later, I did a LC pull (remember - stock ECU/TCU so this was a 3K launch with only 210HP/258TQ) and something popped. I heard metal clackingwhenever the engine/trans would shift on the drive home. Got under it and the central bolt on the RE bar that bolts up to the edge of the trans casing (where it’s thinnest/weakest) was missing, and the trans casing had sheared. Half the threads were visible. The front bolt was barely attached either, and the threads had been stripped inside of it.
I replaced the RE bar with the OEM pendulum and removed the dogbone insert, but left the 034 upper mounts installed before bringing it in for a warranty claim. Naturally, VW sent a warranty claims specialist out to inspect the car before signing off on the replacement, and they determined the failure was caused by aftermarket tampering with the engine/trans mounts.

I fully understand the ole pay to play adage -it’s the risk we take tinkering with sophisticated, highly interconnected 3K+ pound machines. But I believed I was going the safest route I could, and it sucks when you go to painstaking efforts (like driving 2 hours away for simple install work, just to make sure the work would be done RIGHT) to avoid any issues, and then the worst case scenario occurs.

after I posted my horror story, many happy RE users checked their bars and MANY found that they had loosened/backedout to varying degrees, some even being close to putting them in the same situation I was in.

so take this story with whatever grain of salt you’d like, but for your own protection I strongly suggest marking and checking on the RE bolts periodically to verify they don’t back out over time
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
40k DSG & Oil service. Also got S3 PCV revision in the mail, hoping it helps with the infamous white smoke/oil surge issues on the track.

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I did the BL revision after smoke every lap in turn 4 when running FIRM in reverse configuration. Ran this weekend and no smoke, so looking good so far.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
hey man, if I were you I would mark a line on the fore 2 bolts that fasten to the trans, and check back underneath with your phone every couple days for any signs of loosening. The Roc-Euro bar is a very simple and effective design at mitigating the fore/aft sway of the powerplant, but it was designed by a one-man shop that lacks the resources for proper R&D.

i had a horror story a few years back when I drove 2 hours to have a high-end, $150/hr labor import tuner shop (they work on Mercs, Audi, BMW, Porsche, and even higher end cars than that) install 034 Upper Eng/Trans Mounts, 034 Lower Aluminum Insert, and Roc-euro pendulum bar. My car was otherwise bone-stock ECU/TCU and still under factory B2B warranty. I didn’t want or need more power, just some stage 1 mounts for improved driveline stiffness.

2 weeks later, I did a LC pull (remember - stock ECU/TCU so this was a 3K launch with only 210HP/258TQ) and something popped. I heard metal clackingwhenever the engine/trans would shift on the drive home. Got under it and the central bolt on the RE bar that bolts up to the edge of the trans casing (where it’s thinnest/weakest) was missing, and the trans casing had sheared. Half the threads were visible. The front bolt was barely attached either, and the threads had been stripped inside of it.
I replaced the RE bar with the OEM pendulum and removed the dogbone insert, but left the 034 upper mounts installed before bringing it in for a warranty claim. Naturally, VW sent a warranty claims specialist out to inspect the car before signing off on the replacement, and they determined the failure was caused by aftermarket tampering with the engine/trans mounts.

I fully understand the ole pay to play adage -it’s the risk we take tinkering with sophisticated, highly interconnected 3K+ pound machines. But I believed I was going the safest route I could, and it sucks when you go to painstaking efforts (like driving 2 hours away for simple install work, just to make sure the work would be done RIGHT) to avoid any issues, and then the worst case scenario occurs.

after I posted my horror story, many happy RE users checked their bars and MANY found that they had loosened/backedout to varying degrees, some even being close to putting them in the same situation I was in.

so take this story with whatever grain of salt you’d like, but for your own protection I strongly suggest marking and checking on the RE bolts periodically to verify they don’t back out over time
Yeah I read and saw your thread. And also saw the other thread where 1 members bolts backed out before I purchased.

My car is quite modded...so I check on many parts of it pretty often Not to mention is on air suspension so I keep an eye on the underside often, also I put thread lock on the bolts (that RE has since changed due to the formers backing out like in your case) also my setup is MUCH stiffer than 034 mounts and an insert (I ran the o34 upper and a lower insert before I swapped to the stage 2 poly that’s in the car now) so all THREE mounting point and much more coordinated than say a set up that has a extremely stiff dogbone connection but then motor and trans mounts that allow lots n lots of play.

but yeah, I’ll keep an eye on it...
 
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Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Yeah I read and saw your thread. And also saw the other thread where 1 members bolts backed out before I purchased.

My car is quite modded...so I check on many parts of it pretty often Not to mention is on air suspension so I keep an eye on the underside often, also I put thread lock on the bolts (that RE has since changed due to the formers backing out like in your case) also my setup is MUCH stiffer than 034 mounts and an insert (I ran the o34 upper and a lower insert before I swapped to the stage 2 poly that’s in the car now) so all THREE mounting point and much more coordinated than say a set up that has a extremely stiff dogbone connection but then motor and trans mounts that allow lots n lots of play.

but yeah, I’ll keep an eye on it...

cool beans :) glad to hear you were aware before you made the decision You should be fine, especially with the threadlock.
 

Ridebjj

Drag Racing Champion
Location
lasVegas
I bought it!

I have the exact same one. I waited several months to find it too. I wanted the Sport and I wanted blue and that's that. When one popped up in Cali, I had it sent over straight away.

Well done. Now get modding.
 

BigCanoe

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Moncure, NC
Car(s)
2017 VW GTI Sport
I have the exact same one. I waited several months to find it too. I wanted the Sport and I wanted blue and that's that. When one popped up in Cali, I had it sent over straight away.

Well done. Now get modding.
I have the exact same one. I waited several months to find it too. I wanted the Sport and I wanted blue and that's that. When one popped up in Cali, I had it sent over straight away.

Well done. Now get modding.

I love the blue but this one is dark grey, carbon steel grey metallic. Pardon the bad dealership photos but its been raining since last night so no pics. The 17s are selling really quickly here, and the 18s are not even around much used. I lost out on two before getting this one. But I think I got the best one because the others were not sports!
 

Ridebjj

Drag Racing Champion
Location
lasVegas
I love the blue but this one is dark grey, carbon steel grey metallic. Pardon the bad dealership photos but its been raining since last night so no pics. The 17s are selling really quickly here, and the 18s are not even around much used. I lost out on two before getting this one. But I think I got the best one because the others were not sports!

Really? On my monitor, it looks way more blue than grey, that's for sure.
Is it the 6spd? I also had to have the 6spd. I can't remember anymore if the Sport even came in DSG.
Another part of why I wanted only the sport is because of the wheels. I haaaaaayyyyyted all the other stock VW wheels, and actually like these. Did NOT want a sunroof nor leather. So, here we are.

Enjoy.
 

realcyberbob

Go Kart Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
2018 Golf R

BigCanoe

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Moncure, NC
Car(s)
2017 VW GTI Sport
Really? On my monitor, it looks way more blue than grey, that's for sure.
Is it the 6spd? I also had to have the 6spd. I can't remember anymore if the Sport even came in DSG.
Another part of why I wanted only the sport is because of the wheels. I haaaaaayyyyyted all the other stock VW wheels, and actually like these. Did NOT want a sunroof nor leather. So, here we are.

Enjoy.
Yup, this is the DSG. Same here, no sunroof or leather wanted. I was torn on manual or DSG but found the DSG plenty fun and easier in traffic so went with that.
 
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