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Old 02-07-2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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Motor Mount Refresh

Hey all. I just hit 100k miles and looking to get some refreshed parts in. Already picked up some lightly used shocks/struts from a forum member and now I'm trying to decide on motor/trans mounts. I'm running stock power but I'd really like to tighten up the drivetrain and get something that lasts (fingers crossed for 200k). I'm between 034 Street Density mounts, BFI stage 1, or just putting in new OEM mounts. Anyone have any preferences or long-term durability reviews to help me decide? Thanks and Cheers
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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If it's just your daily, no plans to track or add performance then stick with OEM mounts. Aftermarket mounts are usually stiffer and will produce more cabin vibrations etc.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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^ what he said.

If you want a slight upgrade in performance the 034 mounts are nice, mine didn't hold up very well when I started adding power though. I switched to bfi stage 2 mounts which are awesome and have held up very well, but the vibrations is enough to make some people crazy. Doesn't bother me though. The bfi stage 1 mounts are quite a bit tamer.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:57 PM   #4
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I've got the 034 billet insert right now, so some minor NHV increase is okay. But I'm sure there a fine line between passing and failing the wife test.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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Your better off using OEM mounts and pairing them with a dog bone mount and a dog bone insert. Those 2 items will stiffen up the drive train.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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Okay, I guess I have no idea what brand new OEM mounts will feel like compared to me old busted one. Could be a huge difference!
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How long do those BFI mounts last? If it's the same material they were using years ago my dogbone mount ended up like this eventually...
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:36 PM   #8
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^ what he said.

If you want a slight upgrade in performance the 034 mounts are nice, mine didn't hold up very well when I started adding power though. I switched to bfi stage 2 mounts which are awesome and have held up very well, but the vibrations is enough to make some people crazy. Doesn't bother me though. The bfi stage 1 mounts are quite a bit tamer.
I don't mean to thread jack the OP but here it goes (hopefully this is helpful to OP):

Does anyone have direct experience with the 034 Street mounts VS BFI Stage 1 mounts?

I'd really like to know how they compare in terms of NVH and longevity. I'm stage 1, soon to be stage 2 if that matters, and worried that the BFI mounts will be too harsh for a DD. Obviously there is a ~$100 difference between the brands of mounts but that is mitigated when you consider that BFI includes new mounting hardware (OEM TTY bolts for 034 cost $60ish). Also worth noting is that you can buy BFI replacement inserts for engine & trans mounts for $100. Anyone?
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:39 PM   #9
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I don't mean to thread jack the OP but here it goes (hopefully this is helpful to OP):

Does anyone have direct experience with the 034 Street mounts VS BFI Stage 1 mounts?

I'd really like to know how they compare in terms of NVH and longevity. I'm stage 1, soon to be stage 2 if that matters, and worried that the BFI mounts will be too harsh for a DD. Obviously there is a ~$100 difference between the brands of mounts but that is mitigated when you consider that BFI includes new mounting hardware (OEM TTY bolts for 034 cost $60ish). Also worth noting is that you can buy BFI replacement inserts for engine & trans mounts for $100. Anyone?

I had 034 mounts for about a year and a half. In my opinion, they were good for the first 6 months and then started to get sloppy just like the oem's did after that. A buddy of mine has bfi stage 1 mounts and I drive his car semi regularly, the nvh is definitely more than 034 but it's not too bad at all.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:10 PM   #10
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I've had 034 street density mounts for a couple of years now and they still feel tight. Engine is stock though, and I don't run the stickiest tires available. Subframe mount is stock and untouched, which I blame for any thrash. NVH isn't much, but it's just enough that you can tell the engine is running through the seat.
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