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Engine Mounts, Competition, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5
Engine Mounts, Competition, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5
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by William Chadwick
Date Added: Thursday 17 December, 2020
4 of 5 Stars!
TL:DR – These are for increased torque applications at the expensive of NVH.

During Lockdown 1.0 I decided I would swap my ageing stock engine mounts out for these ILM competition mounts as I was starting to experience engine shudder at low speeds and significant engine movement under load and with a plan to supercharge in the future felt like they were a good purchase.

As mentioned by previous reviewers, annoyingly you will need to file/Dremel the mount to get it to sit snug in the engine mount bracket - it's a bit of a pain but super simple to do make sure to protect the threads on the mount. I also had trouble getting the offside engine mount into the subframe as my '03 NBFL's had a simple hole rather than slot (that was shown in all install videos) 30 seconds with an angle grinder fixed the problem though!

Once installed, I took the car for a swift drive in the absence of any traffic experienced slightly improved shift feel and significantly reduced engine shudder, result!

However, having piled 5000 miles into the mounts, my opinion has matured into dissatisfaction. The engine shudder has not in fact gone away, instead only hibernated for the summer and whilst the shift feel was still certainly improved, having used the car during weather which required the roof up, I have noticed that these engine mounts transmit significant vibration when cold idling and between 3000-3500 RPM, the latter unfortunately being the RPM band that I sit at most of the time (60-70MPH).

Currently, I am undecided whether I will keep the mounts installed or opt to install more complaint mounts until my MX5 replaces my non-daily driver classic as my 'fun' car. As a 21y/o male with a love for classic cars however I reckon this might be quite a few years!

I can say with confidence that these engine mounts are perfect for anyone with increased torque who is not bothered by additional NVH. Especially as my dissatisfaction stems from putting up with the vibrations throughout a reasonably lengthy B-road commute.

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