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Old 05-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question Gauging Interest: Steeda Engine Mount for 2012 Focus

Please reply to this thread and express your interest if you would like us to manufacture an engine mount for the Focus.



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Old 05-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Well now that people have realized that it's the same mount as the MS3 this could be a tough market... however people do typically prefer something that was "made for their application".

There are also a few pictures of the stock mount floating around now.... and it's more than obvious that needs to be addressed. Should be on everyone's short list IMO.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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Whether I end up with an ST or a regular 2012/13. I'd definitely be interested. How about that G trac brace sold as a stand alone item?
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I would be interested in the rear engine mount, but really interested in the Steeda G-Trac Front end Brace installed on the Steeda 001 FF.
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What's wrong with the stock engine mounts?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #6
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What's wrong with the stock engine mounts?
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Okay, I was looking for a mount that would allow the engine and transmission to feel more connected while still being refined. I also wanted options...

Soooo... I replaced the stock mount with a take-off MS3 mount that will allow me the option of installing poly inserts later. The results are excellent.

MS3 mount...



Stock mount... (almost totally rubber!)

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Well, I understand the concept of going for stiffer engine and transmission mounts in general, but I mean is there something specifically wrong with the stock mount? Like has it been prone to failure or anything? Because IMO, softer rubber mounts are more than appropriate for a FWD economy car of modest power output that only sees street use.
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Well, I understand the concept of going for stiffer engine and transmission mounts in general, but I mean is there something specifically wrong with the stock mount? Like has it been prone to failure or anything? Because IMO, softer rubber mounts are more than appropriate for a FWD economy car of modest power output that only sees street use.
i dont think so, the stock is fine for a car that is being left stock.
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i dont think so, the stock is fine for a car that is being left stock.

I do not even think the stock ones are fine for stock. With just the change to a stock rear MS3 mount, my shifts are cleaner and not jerky, take off is smooth, there is less of a shaky feeling at idle, I could go on... I do not know who Ford's NVH team was on this car, but I think they are not normal. The car has LESS NVH with a stiffer mount.

Can you go too stiff for a DD car? Of course, but even after I add inserts, I believe it will be perfect. Right now, with just the MS3 rear, it is how it should have came factory for about 75% of drivers. I feel it needs more, but I am one of the other 25%.

I will say that Steeda could help by making at least inserts for ALL the mounts. With the rear mount off, the engine can be moved around with one hand a great distance. The other mounts are even more flimsy that the rear one.

If they are going to go with a scratch built mount, then they need to start at 50 durometer and work up in staged steps.
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Well, I understand the concept of going for stiffer engine and transmission mounts in general, but I mean is there something specifically wrong with the stock mount? Like has it been prone to failure or anything? Because IMO, softer rubber mounts are more than appropriate for a FWD economy car of modest power output that only sees street use.
It depends what you do with your car... This is a very strange forum for me to be apart of. This is the first forum I think I've ever been on where mpg has been discussed. So you sort of have to part the river here. If you are on the ecobox side, this isn't for you. However, if you're on the performance side of things, this will be a great upgrade.

This will help to reduce slop induced by the engine moving around during hard acceleration and braking. It should give the car a more solid feeling and will most likely improve your shifting (manual cars).
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