Tubular Front Cross Bar – VW MK2

Fabless Manufacturing SKU: 28-2000

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$425.00 USD

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The Fabless Tubular Front Cross Bar is a direct replacement for the factory MK2 Golf/Jetta front cross member. It is stronger, stiffer and lighter than the factory front support. The integrated front engine mount decreases engine movement resulting in more power transferred where you want it. The Tubular Front Cross Bar maintains OEM engine position, while offering a bolt in solution for many engine options and allowing for fitment of a larger radiator for improved cooling.

A Front Engine Mount is included with the Tubular Front Cross Bar based on the Engine Option selected. Front Engine Mounts are also available separately, and are interchangeable with the Tubular Front Cross Bar to make engine or transmission changes easier.

The Tubular Front Cross Bar is roughly half the weight compared to a factory cross member. The cross bar weighs 5.6kg and the front engine mount with bushing weighs just under 1kg (the mount weight fluctuates slightly based on engine selection). 

The frame rail mounting holes are slotted on the bar for easier installation, washers are provided for use between the Tubular Front Cross Bar and the frame rails for proper fitment.

  • Tubular Front Cross Bar constructed with DOM tubing
  • Jack Point
  • Front Engine Mount with polyurethane bushing
  • Mounting hardware for chassis
  • Black powder coat
  • Adjustable Upper Radiator Mounts - VW MK2 [MK3 VR6 Radiator]
  • Upper Radiator Mounts - VW MK2 [8v/16v Radiator]
  • Polyurethane Jack Pad


  • MK2 VW Golf/Jetta
  • 2.8L 12v VR6
  • 2.8L 24V, 3.2L, 3.6L VR6
  • 1.8L 8v/16v & 2.0L 16v
  • 1.8T*
  • 2.0L ABA and ABF 16v
  • 2.3L 10v VR5
  • 2.3L 20v VR5

* Additional hardware is needed in most 1.8T applications as the factory starter bolts are not long enough to bolt on the Front Engine Mount. We recommend the Front Engine Mount Hardware [Starter Bolts] - 1.8T Swaps for 1.8T engines.

Please see engine drop down for transmission compatibility.

  • 8v/16v Radiator
  • MK3 VR6 Radiator (North American)

Removable lower rad pins are provided for fitment of both rad types listed. For the MK2 rad support, we offer bolt in upper radiator mounts for both options also. 

  • Slim fans are recommended with the VR6 engine to ensure fitment. Check out out slim fan solution in our Engine Cooling dropdown under Swap Parts.