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Old Mar 24, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Agency Power front motor mount

THis is fo rthe Agency Power Front Motor mount, which comes to us courtesy of Vivid Racing. THanks, again guys.

INSTALLATION: EASY. With the undertray, this could take as long as 45+ minutes as you may find yourself wrestling with the clips for the undertrat. They pretty much all have to come out (unless you're getting rid of it). With the undertray removed, install of the mount itself will take approximately twenty minutes if the car is on the ground.

First of all, lift the car. If doing this with a jack, always use jackstands, as the life you save may be your own. With the car supported, remove the undertray. THIS IS TIME CONSUMING. There is no real way around this, and you will inevitably be cursing at the clips that hold the tray in, as they love to strip and break. Do the best that you can.

With the undertray removed, you will see the lower support beam. THis is what you will be removing to get to the lower mount. To remove this, you first have to remove this front lover underbody brace. oncle this brace is removed, locate the front lower engine mount itself, and locate the support bolt. Carfully, remove this bolt. Your engine should move only slightly upon removing this bolt.

Once th bolt is removed, you are ready to drop the support beam. Loosen the four bolts hold it in and carefully lower the beam. You should not need to support the engine so long as your three other engine mounts are in good order. WIth the beam off the car, we are now ready to swap the mounts.

Remove the four bolts holding the mount to the beam. They are in there well. IF possible, have a friend hold it while you remove them, but above all, try not to damage the beam (never a good thing). The new mount has new bolts as well (yay). Use them to install the mount to the beam. Other than that, installation is reverse of removal.

IMPRESSIONS: Immediately upon startup, you will notice a difference. THe engine in definitely more pronounced through the clutch pedal during startup and driving. If you think you have too much engine vibration to begin with, this mount is NOT FOR YOU. Otherwise it is most definitely streetable whether on bone stock suspension, lowering springs, or coilovers (I actually tried it with all three). Shifting is also improved, as engine movement is reduced. For those of you whom like myself have experienced some trouble shifting in the higher rpms (this is dependant on driving style, but we're talking 7000+), this will help with the problem.

As for the mount itself, visually, it is deceptive. For one, it's somewhat smaller, and lighter. However, everything matches up. THe main support hole is smaller the the stock one, dramatically reducing the amount of play the bolt has. The polyurathane is signifigantly stiffer than the stock rubber. Flex is slight. You will also find that during installation, the mount will fit back in place SNUGLY (or somewhat tight if you will). For example, with the lower support beam bolts lossened and not removed, you could wiggle the stock mount far easier than the Agency Power one.

INITIAL CONCLUSION: So far, I like it. While itfelt somewhat wierd at first, it is quite suitable for daily driving and track use. I can't wait to beat on it some more to see if it can hold up.
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