anyone using aftermarket engine mounts?

Old 04-03-2012, 12:00 AM
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anyone using aftermarket engine mounts?

i suspect one or both of my engine mounts to be blown; ive noticed that just the torque applied from loosening the oil cap and/or bolts holding the spark plug cover on is enough to move the engine side to side, and more recently, my shifter has been going absolutely crazy- its continuously bouncing around when the car is in motion. consequently, ive been looking into aftermarket mounts, as i am of the opinion that once something breaks, it should be upgraded.

so, are you using aftermarket engine mounts? if so, which ones and would you recommend them?

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:32 AM
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it's engine mounts......not rocket science.

upgrade to what, though ?

solid mounts would be unbearable and useless in a stewie.

in my experience any aftermarket engine mount would be of adequate quality, as they are not overly stressed in a 4 cylinder, manual trans car.

question is, does anybody but Honda make them for a Stewie ?
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question is, does anybody but Honda make them for a Stewie ?
There are a couple manufacturers that make harder race style mounts like Megan, Spoon, etc. The problem is that they are expensive and harder than OEM.

http://www.redlinemotive.com/part-nu...ng/mr-6612.asp

http://www.rhdjapan.com/spoon-engine...-ap1-ap2-56398

There are also these Innovative mounts that are available in a softer material, but there's a thread on s2ki about the soft durometer failing.

http://passwordjdm.com/product2.aspx?Product_ID=2277

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/6469...mounts-review/
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Loose on a '04? Check and make sure they just don't need tightening before making the change. I would stay OEM, in fact if I were you I would also check the transmission and differential mounts as well while your at it.
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i was looking more for first hand experience with any; ive already found all which are currently available, but i do appreciate the suggestions.

it is to my understanding that mount wear is more dependent on how the car is/has been driven as opposed to model year, however, the car is 8years old...
regardless of cause, thanks for the suggestions; i will check the lower engine mount bolts as well as the other factory mounts for damage.
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it is to my understanding that mount wear is more dependent on how the car is/has been driven as opposed to model year,
agreed, to some point....you can crush an OEM mount eventually.

it would be more relavant, I suppose, whether or not the mounts were ever disconnected over the lifespan of the car, for one reason or another.

Seated at the factory, 'n seated later on are different.
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I went with the "track" version of Innovative. But, they were too harsh for me. They felt cool and all, and good for the track, but, I drive 25,000mi a year and they had a strong resonance at idle 1500rpm and at cruising speed 4000rpm. Couldn't handle it in my daily commute. So, I downgraded their street mount. It's about the same as stock. But, while they do have a lifetime warranty, I hear they don't last as long as OEM.
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I went with the "track" version of Innovative. But, they were too harsh for me. They felt cool and all, and good for the track, but, I drive 25,000mi a year and they had a strong resonance at idle 1500rpm and at cruising speed 4000rpm. Couldn't handle it in my daily commute. So, I downgraded their street mount. It's about the same as stock. But, while they do have a lifetime warranty, I hear they don't last as long as OEM.
thanks for the input. ive already got some billet ones that arent quite ready for install yet due to manufacturer error .

ill post up when i theyre on the car (hopefully).
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:58 PM
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thanks for the input. ive already got some billet ones that arent quite ready for install yet due to manufacturer error .

ill post up when i theyre on the car (hopefully).
What are you using for the rubber though?
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What are you using for the rubber though?



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What are you using for the rubber though?
they have inserts...ill post pics this weekend
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Might get a little vibrations from those. Not much though.....
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Might get a little vibrations from those. Not much though.....

ill never know! never installed them and returned them due to manufacturer errors. getting oem replacements until someone makes an aftermarket mount worth buying.
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Why not modify a stock mount?

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Why not modify a stock mount?

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in what way?
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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in what way?
I did this to my car back in March, to bad these mounts are on the other end of the car


http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/9148...-diff-collars/

To bad they don't make a mount that was soft enough for the street and had a lock that limited how far the mount would stretch. That way you don't get the vibrations like you get with hard mounts when driving around town but when you are putting the power down the lock would not let the mount stretch so far as to rip it in half.

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I did this to my car back in March, to bad these mounts are on the other end of the car


http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/9148...-diff-collars/

To bad they don't make a mount that was soft enough for the street and had a lock that limited how far the mount would stretch. That way you don't get the vibrations like you get with hard mounts when driving around town but when you are putting the power down the lock would not let the mount stretch so far as to rip it in half.

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i dont think you could do that to the engine mounts without some kind of mold to give them some uniformity...and thens theres the heat...

thats a good idea and it is too bad...
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