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ShoOff 06-24-2013 10:08 AM

N/A Mk3 Rear Motor Mount Write Up (Pic Heavy)
 
Decided to do a quick write up on how to reaplce your rear motor mount in a n/a mk3. Bare with me as im not one for words, give me a break im a motorcycle mechanic, so this thread uses a lot of pictures.

To get started you are going to need a T30 torx bit, 13/15mm wrenches or sockets, a lift or car ramps, and about 45 mins. Optional is a engine stand to help align bolt holes during installation. You dont have to have one but it sure helped!

1st off remove the slash gaurd/ engine cover from below the car. This is held in with about 8 torx screws......
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After the cover is removed then you can start by removing the bracket that holds to mount to the motor and the bolt that holds the mount to the frame.
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Once those bolts are removed you can then remove the bracket, once thats gone you can remove the old mount.
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With those two items removed you can now slide your new rear motor mount into place where the old one once was. You need to do this BEFORE reattaching the bracket. (Also I used a Cobb RMM, and it came with a replacment bolt to attach the mount to the bracket. This isnt the case for everyone)
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In order for you to get the holes to line up to reattach the bracket to the mount you simply just need a little force in whatever direction the hole is off by. I used a spiral motor jack so it made it really easy.

Once all your bolts are back in and torqued down take a good look at your mount.......... sadly this is the only time youll get to see it! Reattach the splash gaurd/engine cover with the T30 torx screws and your good to go! Hope this was helpful to anyone needing guidance. If i missed something please let me know!

RonMaiden 06-24-2013 10:12 AM

How much was the Cobb? Definetly a must do mod.

SPRAYPAINT 06-24-2013 10:26 AM

Good job ShoOff! I can't wait to have a little fun on the way to FF13. I'm thinking about a tuner but not sure at the moment.

Gadabout 06-24-2013 10:36 AM

Idk about you guys, but isn't the pretty stuff that people Can't see, still as fulfilling as the stuff that "wows" externally?
Great write up, I don't have an MK3, but I definitely appreciate a benefiting upgrade =]

liquidblue88 06-24-2013 11:58 AM

Fantastic write up!!!!

Thank you for doing this! I definitely feel comfortable giving this mod a shot now!

[clap][twothumbs]

ShoOff 06-24-2013 12:44 PM

thanks for the comments guys!! DIdnt know if i was waisting my time or not. If anyone needs help with this or Injected tuner ?'s please feel free to give me a call.

Also Spraypaint, Whats to think about bro! Its sooooo worth the money! But deff looking forward to out caravan up to St Louis!

ShoOff 06-24-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RonMaiden (Post 4786875)
How much was the Cobb? Definetly a must do mod.

I think the Cobb mount ran me like $170. I know there are cheaper options out there, (MS#, electric, etc) but something about the Cobb spoke to me.

miuzi05 06-24-2013 06:44 PM

I see a lot of people recommending replacing the rear motor mount, but I'm unclear as to what benefit is gained from it. Can anyone enlighten me?

ShoOff 06-24-2013 06:47 PM

The stock mount is WAY to soft of both N/A models and the ST. Becasue of this sometimes under hard acceleration you get a lot of "Wheel hop" and sometimes the motor its self will even slam into the firewall! Replacing with a stiffer mount reduces all of that and will make your car more "connected". It will also help put power down to the wheel instead of the loss your get with engine movment.

miuzi05 06-24-2013 06:49 PM

Ah, beautiful explanation. Thanks!


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