by Jonathan Elks
Date Added: Monday 08 October, 2018
My 2004 NB has suffered from juddering when pulling off in 1st since I got it 6 months ago and it was also difficult to change gear accurately/smoothly sometimes. I bought these at the Ragley Hall event last weekend and fitted them this week. Installation is fairly straightforward but you will need a long extension bar. I used 2x 250mm bars and that worked ok - check you-tube for some good guides. The old mounts were distorted and several mm smaller through compression. The difference after only 2 days driving is incredible. Pulling away and changing gear is suddenly smooth and easy, much more like how I'd been led to believe an MX5 should be. Movement of the engine is visibly reduced. I was concerned about excess cabin vibration with these being stiffer, having previously fitted some polyurethane engine mounts to a Focus, which totally destroyed any refinement.
However these haven't brought any new rattles and aren't noticeably different to the old ones in this regard. Totally recommend these if you're suffering similar symptoms as they have transformed the driving experience.