Milltek Sport VAG Downpipe Upgrades Now Include Uprated Torque Mount Option
Proof, if it were ever needed, of Milltek’s holistic approach to responsible tuning comes in the form of their latest downpipe kits for VAG cars. As well the perfectly formed downpipe that you would doubtless expect for your car, Milltek is now also including a precision-moulded uprated torque mount as an optional part of the package.
The reasons for this three-dimensional solution come from Milltek’s peerless knowledge of the VAG chassis. Having competed successfully at the highest levels of motorsport – including BTCC – with VW group cars, the Derbyshire-based engineering firm has learned a lot about vehicle dynamics over the years, and is applying this hard-won knowledge to its road -car range.
Due to their ‘voided’ design, the factory torque mounts allow for quite a degree of forward and backward movement from the transversely mounted engine and gearbox – even when subjected to standard outputs. Add in the additional boost and torque from an uprated and remapped engine, and the entire drivetrain and exhaust system can be subjected to additional loads, straining exhaust joints and reducing the efficiency of gear-shifting.
Milltek’s elegant solution comes in the form of a neat insert, which drops inside the factory voided bush, restricting its plane of movement, yet retaining the NVH insulating properties of the original. The bushes are made by VAG scene legends SuperPro and Powerflex and have been proven in many race series,to be up to the abuse of a seriously well-sorted car.
Two bushes are available, meaning that all Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen cars covered by the Milltek downpipe range are catered for, including most A3, S3, TT, Altea, Leon, Octavia, Superb, Yeti, Eos, Golf, Jetta, Scirocco, Passat and Tiguan models. The torque mounts start at £19.95 + VAT. For more information please click to www.millteksport.com