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Old 06-01-2012, 11:21 PM   #201
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Ok here we go!

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And I also removed the triangle bracket the mount attaches to. That was held on by 3 bolts but after removing them it made getting the mount out very easy.

Take the silver bolt and the black bolt out here, that will loosen the stock mount.

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Like I said earlier the bolts were not the same. The stock one was a different thread/pitch. The bolt I used in the mazda mount was a 12x1.25 (not sure of the length but as long as it threads through the mazda mount it will work).


After taking it for a spin I honestly didn't feel any extra vibrations. When the car was idling it felt like stock. When driving it did give a more connected feel, it is hard to explain. One thing I did notice was (and this will sound CRAZY ) but the steeda intake got louder! I have no idea why or if it is me, but me and a friend both noticed it. The engine is much louder and sounds different. I do have a before and after video I will upload and post a link to.

If I missed anything let me know! Enjoy!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #202
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Thanks for those pics andcool69!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #203
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I just got my mount in today, went to buy the bolt/washer. This is when I noticed that the replacement bolt does not have the same outside diameter as the non-threaded side of the motor mounts inside diameter.

After getting home I pulled up this thread and looked at the picture...I can't believe I didn't notice that the factory Ford bolt is shouldered. Either way, over time this can cause an issue as the mount can end up cutting through the bolt (or vice-verso). Being in with Jeepers, this is relatively common for people who quick-pin their front sway bar for easy fun.

I don't know how long it would take before that could occur, but I'm curious if the MS3 owners have a stock MS3 bolt for access/comparison to the stock Ford bolt. I can fab a bushing at work for my car, but thought this info may benefit others whom have already done the swap.

I guess I should clarify, I'm curious as to how far the shoulder goes on the stock MS3 bolt. I wouldn't imagine that it is shouldered farther than the stock Focus bolt, but it could go to the threads.


Edit: I just took it for a test drive, no clunk or noise. I will probably check the bolt in 1000 miles to see if anything seems amiss.

But I took it for a test drive and wow! With the DCT and running 91 octane, this thing idles like glass! Shifts were noticeably more firm and seemed quicker. I can't imagine that they were quicker, maybe the power was more quickly transferred, idk. Not trying to make a ton out of this, but this was easily the best $45 I've spent on the car.

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #204
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installed my streetunit mount today.http://www.streetunit.com/MAZDASPEED..._p/sum3amm.htm
got it with a "street" urethane bushing.

install was a breeze all tho i installed it upside down as it fit easier that way, i realize its going to cost me some strength with the way its designed but i think it will be fine.

shifts are smoother for sure,i have to give it more gas when taking off than i have been used to as it vibrated allot otherwise.

it does not vibrate at idle.
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I have my mount in but had the dealer order the bolt since the local fastener shop didn't have the hardened variety in stock and I didn't want to drive to another location. Will be next week before I get the MS3 mount installed now.... hoping I get rid of that feeling where it feels like the car is trying to climb over the engine on shifts...
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #206
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Not sure if anyone else has experience this.... but before the MS3 mount I couldn't get any traction loss between 1-2 gear. Now with a hard shift I can bark them. Just shows you how much less I'm losing through engine movement.
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I've had that promblem before the mount lol
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I've had that promblem before the mount lol
You HAZ MORE POAWER.... I'm stock as can be.
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Don't know what your talking about
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Don't know what your talking about
I know you're next move is a header.... but I would love to see what your setup will make tuned. For my intentions for this car, I think that's the perfect mix.
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