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Old 05-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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I would be interested, and the front end brace and a front sway bar
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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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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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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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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.
Not that it would hurt mpg, it just would be a waste of money
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Yeah, I definitely "get" performance mods, but to me upgraded engine mounts are for race cars, not street cars. To each their own, of course - for some, their Focus may be their performance car wheras for me it is the practical family car (already have a "toy"). I was just wondering if their was a defect with the stock mounts.
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The idea is to make the Focus feel as engaging as possible to drive. (Since they aren't going to be very quick, unless it's an ST, or FI'ed.) So great suspension, a good STS, more solid mounts, makes the car feel much more engaging, A Mazda Miata isn't fast, but is engaging to drive. A focus isn't fast, but both the MKI chassis, and this one, are regarded as excellent handling FWD platforms.
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I'd be interested, definitely. After I did a hard launch in my Focus for the first time the other day, I'd definitely be up for some urethane mounts or better.

Stiffer mounts offer a lot of benefits. Less engine movement all around, usually smoother shifting for manuals, and they usually last longer, too. The biggest downside is the added vibration you might feel. While this doesn't bother me at all, it might be uncomfortable for some.

And yes, all the other parts everyone else mentioned. When are we getting a strut tower bar?!
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The idea is to make the Focus feel as engaging as possible to drive. (Since they aren't going to be very quick, unless it's an ST, or FI'ed.) So great suspension, a good STS, more solid mounts, makes the car feel much more engaging, A Mazda Miata isn't fast, but is engaging to drive. A focus isn't fast, but both the MKI chassis, and this one, are regarded as excellent handling FWD platforms.
Holy hell we finally agree on something. This is exactly why you replace your motor mount.

I was a little bummed when I first picked this car up. It's the slowest car I've ever owned... but a long shot. However, adding a few of these modifications that kyle mentioned, it really improves your driving experience.

No, it's not a race car, but it is a car that can be enjoyable to drive.
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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).
Haha I agree never have I seen so many people worry about mpg! So strange!!


As for the topic, I think we would be interested. En though the Mazda ones fit. Make it cheaper and I'm sure they will sell!


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