The BSH mounts look like they're of a much higher quality.
You know what you're getting into with new mounts, right? Rattles, vibrations, it will feel like you're inside of a washing machine. That being said, the benefits definitely exist. Less wheel hop, power transfers better to the ground, etc..
I had the BSH dog bone mount (pendulum) on my MKV Fahrenheit ... I noticed ONLY a small amount of vibration on startup in park, during driving I noticed only the performance gains!
From that ONE mount I NEVER experienced any more wheel hop on launch. I tried very hard to get it to hop and it wouldn't ... It would just spin like the car was one solid piece .... Before the mount you could really feel the flex g and rocking of the motor - afterwards it was nonexistent.
This is a no brainer for me - I will have both the engine & tranny mount as well as the torque mount insert by BSH (although I do have plans to go stage 3)
Hmm guys I hope you know we're not talking about the dogbone insert here that gets slid into the bottom of the subframe... we're talking about full-on engine mount replacements for the tranny and passenger side. I've been thinking about doing this recently but had stage 1 mounts on my MK3 GTI and they vibrated the shit out of me.
Any updates on this? My Ko4 is in serious needs of engine mounts, I just can't get the power down from 1st and 2nd gear... It's all wheel hop and wheel spin... Sometimes the wheel hop is so intense that the 1st to 2nd gear shift is so harsh, but since the car still isn't moving forward very fast it just bogs into second with a loud thud (dsg).
I already have a torque arm insert that made a difference with stage 1, but now with the Ko4 I'm needing stiffer mounts.