: NEW! Unnaturally-Aspirated Upper Transmission Mount Stiffener
01-20-2004, 11:37 AM
We are proud to announce the brand new Unnaturally-Aspirated upper Transmission mount stiffener. We have spoke about it a few times lately and now have a piece that is ready for production. The transmission mount stiffener consists of 3 pieces of CNC machined 6061 aluminum. It has a beautiful cover plate with the Unnaturally-Aspirated logo machined into it. This was 100% designed and manufactured by us. We have tested this stiffener on numerous local Foci and were VERY impressed with the torque it puts to the ground. We were also amazed with how smooth it made the shifts. This does NOT replace the factory mount, just stiffens it. It installs in just 15 minutes and requires nothing more than a 15mm deep well socket and ratchet. This quick change-out makes it a perfect choice for weekend racers. Please note, we designed this for the serious racers, and because of the stiffness, this will make a slight vibration when you are just starting to let out the clutch from a stop. Also note, these will not work with the factory airbox. This stiffener is perfect for anyone with a long tube cold air intake that wants to cover that unsightly transmission mount. The price is $109.99 for the mount stiffener. Well, enough talk.....lets see the pics already! :thumbup: :D As always, if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to PM, email or give us a call at 412-856-7716. We are now taking pre-orders and will be ready to ship these out in early Feb. Will fit ZX3, ZX5, SVT, and Sedans with the MTX transmission.
Pre-Order it HERE! (http://www.unnaturally-aspirated.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=1187)
(these pics were taken of a Focus with the battery relocated...this mount stiffener will work with the factory battery in place.)
01-23-2004, 08:49 AM
i got an atx would that make a diff or mess up the tranny bc i got a stiffener there but i wanted to know since i do ALOT of racing and all around hard drivin in my atx would this help and possibly prolong the life of the tranny in the end run?
any info is much appreciated
01-23-2004, 02:29 PM
damn, i want one too! i will get one as soon as i get my first check from boot camp! will it hurt if i keep it on there for daily driving?
01-24-2004, 01:06 PM
We have found no problems with keeping it on all the time. We have not tested it with an atx, but just keep in mind it was designed for a manual. It smoothed the shifting with a manual, but i don't think it would do the same for an atx. I also don't think it would do anything for the lifespan of the tranny.
01-24-2004, 06:13 PM
theoretically speaking do u think it would help an atx any?
01-24-2004, 06:38 PM
i notice your in pittsburgh, do u have a shop or is your company just online?
01-25-2004, 03:11 AM
i dont mean to sound rude, just curious, what is it that your stiffner does to the mount to make it stiffer, and how do you think it compares to the competition (the ones that replace the whole mount mainly) as far as stifness and power transfer?
01-25-2004, 10:43 AM
In all honesty, it wouldn't make a big difference in an ATX simply because it doesn't make the engine rock like a manual. An ATX shifts pretty smooth. As far as a shop...we were just online for a while, but now we are in the process of buying a shop. Even though we are not totally in the shop now, we still have access to a full machine shop and garage. If anyone is local and wants to see any products, don't hesitate to ask. We are into our cars just like you guys are. We will do anything to help you guys out. As for the question on how the mount stiffens...basically it just limits travel on the mount. We looked into make a whole new mount for a while and came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth it. It is NOT a solid mount...just limits travel.
01-25-2004, 06:57 PM
well if my engine toques like crazy are you saying that this would help stop some of that tranny wise and to stop engine torque alot i would then just switch motor mounts?any how if i can scrap up some change ill guinnea pig it out for future refs maybe itll help or maybe itll just gimme some braggin rights and make the engine bay look nice.
01-26-2004, 11:16 AM
If it torques like crazy it would definatly help. I'll let you know in about a week if maybe we can work out a deal for testing it on an ATX. Sound good?
is this easy to put it...or have to be an experimented mechanic?
01-26-2004, 12:27 PM
VERY easy to put on. Only need a 15mm deepwell socket and ratchet. Possibly a screwdriver or small prybar....but thats it. It takes all of like 15 mins.
01-26-2004, 08:59 PM
sounds good to me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
01-26-2004, 09:32 PM
Can someone explain how this works or physically works to produce more torque?................
01-27-2004, 12:43 AM
It eliminates most of the flex that is transferred through the orignal Focus transmission mount. Espically during shifts and launches. This elimination of flex (drivetrain loss) allows more power / torque to be transferred to the wheels.
01-28-2004, 12:59 AM
are you selling a test one for a 5 speed on discount?
01-28-2004, 10:08 AM
Sorry, it has been thoroughly tested on mutiple 5 speeds. We didn't want to make the product available untill after we tested it well. The only thing we didn't test it on was a/t. The only reason for this is we didn't know anyone with an automatic who had enough performance modifications to really, "put the mount to good use".
i have an auto...
pm me...i could be the test mule...
hey do you still sell the cam gears..?
02-05-2004, 12:17 AM
well whats the deal with me testin it u kinda left me hangin here,i got money now and i would like to really talk seriously about it.
02-05-2004, 12:20 AM
I see so would it reduce that plonging effect the car has when I push it in 1st and 2nd gear?..........The eibach kit reduced it amaizingly but it still happens slightly..........
02-05-2004, 12:42 AM
dudeman... sorry for the delay, i'm PMing you right now.
As for the "plonging effect" i'm not really sure i understand that.....but it does help with shifting alot. Shifting between gears is alot less harsh.
02-05-2004, 02:39 PM
can i pay you over the phone for this? i am going to bootcamp this tuesday, and will have to pay for it while i am in. what number do i call?
02-05-2004, 03:03 PM
Yes, we accept all major credit cards over the phone @ 412-856-7716. The pieces look like they will be ready to ship sometime next week. They are getting some final machine work now.
02-06-2004, 02:06 PM
look for my call in about 3 weeks! just out of curiosity, i know this isn't a hp mod, but were their any better 1/4 mile times after install?