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cfmfocus2 10-19-2012 04:28 PM

Much stiffer OEM style lower engine torque mount for the 2013 Focus ST NOW AVAILABLE!
 
http://focus.c-f-m.com/images/produc...Mountsides.jpg

Since the release of the 2012+ Ford Focus, many owners have been complaining of the inadequacy of the lower engine torque mount. In an attempt to keep NVH from the engine transferred to the chassis to an absolute minimum, Ford decided to use rubber with a durometer that is way too soft for any type of performance driving. To our absolute surprise, they decided to use the exact same mount on the all new 2013 Focus ST. Unbelievable!

While researching into offering an aftermarket replacement, we stumbled upon an OEM mount with a very similar build as the factory mount but with a much stiffer bushing. The mount fit so well that it is almost as if it was the intended mount for the application but Ford decided to soften it up at the last minute. Lucky for you we have located these and are offering them at a great price. This mount is approximately 3-4 times stiffer* than the factory mount yet it doesn't transmit any noticeable vibrations into the cabin. We have tested it with great results and feel this is the ultimate replacement for any individual who races or drives their Focus aggressively.

*2-3 times stiffer than the Mazdaspeed mount

NOTE: Some contact might still occur between mount and crossmember under very hard shifting, specially on the 1st to 2nd gear shift. For heavy racing applications we recommend installing a mount with polyurethane bushings.


Click here for the product.

DCH152 10-21-2012 09:09 PM

Awesome!! Def something I would be interested in. Thanks.

felixthecat 10-23-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCH152 (Post 4416398)
Awesome!! Def something I would be interested in. Thanks.

Lots of people will be wanting these.

blucifer 10-23-2012 09:45 PM

i ordered one..i'll give a review when i get it installed.

blucifer 10-26-2012 10:49 PM

installed mine this evening, took the car out and did a couple of hard launches and i had no bangs from contact. there was minimal wheel hop but for me this is the perfect mount, no vibes and much stiffer than the stocker..thanx CFM

a pic of the two side by side
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...m/IMG_0137.jpg

another pic to show how flimsy the stocker is

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...m/IMG_0141.jpg

dyn085 10-26-2012 11:09 PM

They used the same crappy mount that is bugging us naturally aspirated Focus owners on the ST?

Wtf Ford? Seriously?

[slap]

felixthecat 10-26-2012 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dyn085 (Post 4425655)
They used the same crappy mount that is bugging us naturally aspirated Focus owners on the ST?

Wtf Ford? Seriously?

[slap]

Two words= Bean counters. Spent a ton of cash on that sound symposer.

dyn085 10-27-2012 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felixthecat (Post 4425669)
Two words= Bean counters. Spent a ton of cash on that sound symposer.

That, and they probably assumed that each and every ST owner would be replacing it with something stiffer anyway. Why follow the lead of other companies that have a relatively critical part like this in separate grades (tq dependent)?

Considering that many of us na folk are upgrading the RMM to the MS3, you would think that Ford could have been decent enough to let the non-tuner ST owners at least start there. Especially considering the additional 100 ft lbs stock...

I bet it sounds really good though...[thumb]

blucifer 10-27-2012 12:03 AM

LOL i already wanna rip that sound symposer out..friggin annoying!!

scott7278 10-27-2012 12:19 AM

Will be buying soon - thanks!


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