Installing the mounts is a bit tricky. You need to unbolt some framing off the oem seats, and u use it in between the chassis and the Recaro frames. As always pics will do the talking. I used completely new hardware everywhere and blue loctite to be safe like i have done in the past in my other cars
Ofcourse, having the dashboard apart like this, was an opportunity i couldnt pass on. I had the chance of changing all the interior light in clear white, instead of red, like on all the new audis.
So, time for that, not easy, i can tell you. You have to take out all of the door cards for instance, just for one window switch, etc etc. . . .
While i was there, we retrofitted a new dome light with leds from factory that i had for some time now, and also ordered a new one for the rear "seats".
Then, I ordered some more boxes from the dealership, this time it was the chassis-mounts for the sideskirts. These were new, and cost more than the sideskirts themselves. I also bought the fittings, and bolts. I wanted to do it right, or not at all.
So, i went ahead and decided to fit the mounts. As my car didnt come from factory with the S-Line parts, it did not have the guides, like studs, to where the mounts should sit. So i had to measure some things, and then bolt these on the car. It had double sided tape from factory, a very strong one. I used bolts in the 7 holes given, and also some adhesive glue in the flat contact points.
In my opinion this is going nowhere.
What i didnt like is the engine movement back and forth, when letting go off the gas pedal , and while shifting, despite the Powerflex rear dog mount. I obviously needed new mounts , oem or something even better. I could find nothing available for my car - as always- so i searched and talked a lot, wit companies. I think i came across something, which, fingers crossed will fit. If it does actually fit, we will have to see how the vibration is inside the cabin as well, as these were not intended to go on a diesel car. Along with the engine mounts, I also ordered some black - yes black - powerflex mounts for some suspension components. I will let pictures do the talking
And now for the engine mounts - I bought the Vibra Technics, great quality - lets hope they fit. They told me the dog mount is not suitable for non-petrol cars, and if i see that's the case, i will use my existing Powerflex Diesel specific one. As for the other two, although not listed for my car, they told me they would fit. Bought them through Darkside Developments, and they told me that if they dont fit, I can return them and get my money back. Let's see.