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Billet Aluminum Spherical Dogbone Mount Kit (7-Speed DQ381) - With Billet/Poly Dogbone Insert Bushing

Simply the best solution to controlling engine movement while decreasing wheel hop!
For vehicles with 7-Speed DSG (DQ381) transmission only
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For vehicles with 7-Speed DSG (DQ381) transmission only

The ECS Tuning Spherical Dogbone / Pendulum Mount Kit is specifically designed for the VW/Audi DQ381 7-Speed DSG-equipped models to drastically reduce wheel hop by controlling the fore/aft motion of the driveline. Our state of the art design starts at a custom machined, billet 6061-T6 aluminum bearing housing that contains a stainless steel, teflon-lined spherical bearing. This bearing replaces the factory-designed rubber bushing, featuring all weather seals that capture the spherical bearing to keep the elements out and keep the bearing operating maintenance-free. Next, our pendulum arm is also machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum to connect the bearing housing to the subframe mounting bushing. Finally, the whole assembly is locked into position using our Billet / Polyurethane Dogbone Mount Insert. 

Our Spherical Pendulum Mount Kit allows for smooth power delivery through the driveline and straight to the tires, all with very minimal chassis feedback to balance comfort with performance. A must have for any vehicle driven aggressively! Proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.! 



  • In-house engineered, tested and quality inspected in Wadsworth, Ohio at ECS Tuning headquarters 

  • Bearing Housing:

    • 6061 aluminum bearing housing with US-sourced stainless steel spherical bearing and Teflon race 

    • All-weather rubber seals keep dirt and debris out of the bearing for long-lasting, maintenance-free operation 

    • Black anodized finish

  • Pendulum Arm:

    • 6061 aluminum arm connects bearing housing to subframe bushing 

    • Black anodized finish

  • Billet / Polyurethane Dogbone Mount Bushing Insert

    • Black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum mounting plate for durability and corrosion resistance
    • ​90A durometer polyurethane bushing insert features upper subframe bushing engagement, which was specifically engineered to keep loading along the axis of the pendulum arm mount. Some additional levels of NVH should be expected, but we did not find it uncomfortable under most daily driving scenarios. 
    • Long-term tested on multiple vehicles for real-world qualification
    • Includes hardware to replace the factory torque-to-yield bolts for the pendulum mount and subframe bushing insert 



  • Pre-assembled pendulum arm and bearing housing 

  • Billet / Poly Dogbone Insert Bushing Kit 

  • New TTY hardware (front and subframe) 



  • Enhanced control of the fore/aft movement of the driveline to allow for seamless power transfer to the tires. Wheel hop is decreased, throttle response is improved, and gear engagement is more precise.



  • Our ECS Pendulum Mount Kit was designed, engineered, tested and quality inspected by our Research and Development team in our Wadsworth, Ohio facility. We strive for the highest level of precision and quality through leading-edge product development technology including FARO laser scanning for reverse engineering and quality inspection, SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling, rapid prototyping utilizing our in-house 3D printer, and rigorous long term product testing



  • Need installation tips? We put together a full installation tutorial from start to finish including how to remove your OEM parts in detail! See our Installation PDF under the INSTALLATION Tab for more information. 

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
Audi 8V S3 Quattro 2.0T
Audi A3 8V FWD 2.0T
Audi A3 8V Quattro 2.0T
Volkswagen Golf VII Facelift FWD 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII R Facelift 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VII GLI 2.0T Gen3
*The above product applications have been written by ECS Tuning. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of ECS Tuning. For additional information see the terms of use.

Kit Contents

Description Brand Qty
Hex Bolt - Priced Each Genuine Volkswagen Audi - Corporate Logo 1
Subframe / Dogbone Mount Bolt - Priced Each Genuine Volkswagen Audi - Corporate Logo 1
Bolt - priced each Genuine Volkswagen Audi - Corporate Logo 1
Dogbone Insert Cap ECS - Corporate Logo 1
Dogbone Poly Insert ECS - Corporate Logo 1
Dog Bone Mount Assembly (DQ381) ECS - Corporate Logo 1

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