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Old 05-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #21
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #22
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The biggest downside is the added vibration you might feel. While this doesn't bother me at all, it might be uncomfortable for some.
That would be my biggest concern here. I think Ford did such a darn good job with the NVH on this car that I'd sort of hate to mess with it considering my particular intended use for the Focus (wife's DD and weekend family car - fun to drive was a big selling point, but it's secondary to the utility offered by the car).

I spend too much as it is modding my own car that I sort of said I wouldn't mod the Focus. That said, I must confess that I've already been looking at the Ford Racing spring kit and my Focus hasn't even been delivered yet. And who knows, if after owning the car for a while I find there to be a bit too much slop in the powertrain, I may be jumping on board the motor mount train.

I think there may actually be something wrong with me...
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:19 PM   #24
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That would be my biggest concern here. I think Ford did such a darn good job with the NVH on this car that I'd sort of hate to mess with it considering my particular intended use for the Focus (wife's DD and weekend family car - fun to drive was a big selling point, but it's secondary to the utility offered by the car).

I spend too much as it is modding my own car that I sort of said I wouldn't mod the Focus. That said, I must confess that I've already been looking at the Ford Racing spring kit and my Focus hasn't even been delivered yet. And who knows, if after owning the car for a while I find there to be a bit too much slop in the powertrain, I may be jumping on board the motor mount train.

I think there may actually be something wrong with me...
You can always got the way of the MS3 mount with inserts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #25
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Not that it would hurt mpg, it just would be a waste of money
Actually if you can put the power down quicker or with less drivetrain play you would actually see a tiny increase in mpg. It would be a trade off and probably would never pay for itself.
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Actually if you can put the power down quicker or with less drivetrain play you would actually see a tiny increase in mpg. It would be a trade off and probably would never pay for itself.
interesting, yeah i probably will get one eventually, i like mpg, but performance first and then mpg
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is it going to take 6months like the STS? LOL
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:27 PM   #28
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is it going to take 6months like the STS? LOL
Now that you bring that up... Brandon??? Today is the 16th of May...?
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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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