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bigredcup2004 02-03-2012 07:04 PM

Engine Mounts - Aftermarket any good? (i.e. westar, etc...)
 
Hey Guys,

I have a 2000 ford focus with a serious vibration problem. The passenger side motor mount is definitely bad.

The OEM motor mount from a dealer is $107. However there are a lot of aftermarket motor mounts on the web for anywhere between $25 to $40. Does anyone have any experience using these mounts. The reviews on Amazon for one brand - were not very good.

Has anyone had any positive experience with a aftermarket motor mount?

sleepyboy 02-03-2012 07:08 PM

They're alright but don't last as long, or that's what people say, I never bought a OEM mount for cost reasons. I've already been through two of the Anchor brand passenger side mounts. of course I drive my car a lot harder than most and it has mods to deal with.

felixthecat 02-03-2012 07:36 PM

VF Engineering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigredcup2004 (Post 3995379)
Hey Guys,

I have a 2000 ford focus with a serious vibration problem. The passenger side motor mount is definitely bad.

The OEM motor mount from a dealer is $107. However there are a lot of aftermarket motor mounts on the web for anywhere between $25 to $40. Does anyone have any experience using these mounts. The reviews on Amazon for one brand - were not very good.

Has anyone had any positive experience with a aftermarket motor mount?

The only one I have is the dogbone one, made by VF engineering. Fwerk's & CFM= Central Florida Motorsport's has them.

xxMichaelAnthony 02-04-2012 12:02 AM

Ive never had any problems with after market.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276167

sleepyboy 02-04-2012 12:05 AM

^^good info, time to realign the motor lol

Blue5ive 02-04-2012 01:05 AM

You can get oem pass mount from Tousley ford for around $70. Don't waste money on the non oem unless you want poly. Otherwise you'll replace them way sooner than you ever would the oem just like sleepy had to. I wouldn't want to keep replacing a mount cuz I wanted to save a few bucks cuz then in the end you're not saving anything.

sleepyboy 02-04-2012 01:08 AM

Well most people don't keep there cars as long as I have or drive like I do or have as many mods as me (not that I have a lot just the ones that count). And to be honest I think the motor is a little tweaked in the engine bay like MichealAnthony's link says. Must have been from the worn out poly on the bottom when I put the other mounts on. Sucks, when one goes sure bet the others are gone already or going to be. Ordering another mount anyways, no cash to upgrade right now. If I loosed the fluid on this one then I will make my own poly mount out of it. Dunno if anyone else saw that thread on here?

macdiesel 02-04-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigredcup2004 (Post 3995379)
Hey Guys,

I have a 2000 ford focus with a serious vibration problem. The passenger side motor mount is definitely bad.

The OEM motor mount from a dealer is $107. However there are a lot of aftermarket motor mounts on the web for anywhere between $25 to $40. Does anyone have any experience using these mounts. The reviews on Amazon for one brand - were not very good.

Has anyone had any positive experience with a aftermarket motor mount?

I had positive experiences with vf engineering aftermarket mounts. Use oem when possible. It's not difficult or time consuming to replace so I'd use the best mount you can afford to prevent redoing over and over again.

whynotthinkwhynot 02-04-2012 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 3995853)
Dunno if anyone else saw that thread on here?

Yes I did, but it's been a while.

felixthecat 02-04-2012 09:04 PM

On what ever Foci you have, it's a good idea to use a poly "Dogbone"= roll restricter, keep's the motor from rolling around. You could use poly insert's on the stock= heavy mount, or there are a few differnt one's out there, w/ VF engineering being a common one. A slight vibration @ idle, but well worth it= smoother shifting, easier on the other mount's.


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