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Old 05-11-2005, 11:19 PM   #51
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Great write up, made this as easy as an oil change. Other than the two bolts on the plate that can't be accessed with a torque wrench I had no difficulties.

Car feels great, shifting is very crisp with only a little vibration noticeable in the steering wheel while driving. I sense more than tangibly feel some vibration when the engine is idling. I don't find either vibration annoying.
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:43 PM   #52
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OK, more time in the car with the rear engine mount installed and I can say the increase in vibration is not annoying under any driving conditions I've tried. The increase in noise transmitted into the cabin is noticeable. Under some conditions it is unpleasant. The sensing of vibration I noted previously is a result of air pressure fluctuations in the cabin created by the engine vibration. Increased idle rpm is almost a necessity to combat this. My wife found it extremely objectionable at times, even after installing the Focus Sport tune that bumped idle up to 950 rpm.
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Old 06-04-2005, 01:50 AM   #53
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Any idea if the mount's vibrations can be harmful to the rest of the car? Rattling plastic loose, warping objects, causing undue wear and tear? Just some pondering I'm doing as I am about to order the VF...
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:47 PM   #54
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^^^Not likely^^^
The increase in vibration is barely noticable at all.

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I'm not sure why you're feeling it so much more.
My wife didn't even know I had done anything to the car until I told her.

By chance, did you over-torque it?
Check to see if you have any metal to metal contact, versus just the poly bushings contacting the frame.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:45 PM   #55
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Is this motor mount from Focus Central the same? It's only $19.95. Is it any good?

http://www.focus-central.com/catalog...=3&sid=&pid=20

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:27 AM   #56
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i doubt it, i wouldn't go with the cheaper ver.

i installed all 3 mounts and wholly shit my car dash shakes up/down about an inch AT IDLE

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Bam, just ordered mine, should be here in a few days...can't wait, I better not be the victim of that idle vibration, either!
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ahh just the rear mount?
i def wouldnt recommend all 3
dash shakes so much at idle it's awesome ;)
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i def wouldnt recommend all 3
dash shakes so much at idle it's awesome ;)
And why in the world would I want that?
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hahaha it's so awesome
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