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Old 02-21-2016, 05:31 PM   #1
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Lower Engine Mount Recomendations.

I have stared to get some engine vibrations in the cabin. When I was replacing the oil and filter I noticed that the lower (OEM) engine mount was toast (FUBAR).

What is recommended as a replacement for the lower dog-bone mount? I have heard that the CFM was the way to go. I really don't want more vibration in the cab but maybe a more reliable replacement is the better of two evils.

I know that I should replace all three mounts but the passenger side seems okay with plenty of fluid. I am retired so discretionary income is limited and I don't want to replace items that I don't need to.

Any recommendations?

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Stock type for the smoothest/least vibration.

Poly lower mount is a performance improvement with little added vibration.

Cheapest with the most effort involved would prob. be the poly inserts for the existing mount.

CFM has two varieties avail., "race" would be stiffer than you'd want.

The poly ones don't last forever, but in moderate use they'd tend to last indefinitely.
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On a budget?

You can get the urethane inserts to install into the factory piece (with the old rubber removed) and it works well.
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I bought the steeda lower mount from CFM. I suspect the CFM lower mount is pretty similar. I could tell the difference in shifting and the increase in vibration was pretty minimal IMO. I'd definitely recommend upgrading to one from Steeda or CFM if you're looking to get a little more out of your car
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Thanks folks. It looks like I'll go with the CFM (non-race) mount.
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