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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Engine Mounts Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I need to replace my engine mounts.
What do you all suggest, standard mounts, or uprated ones?/
 



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what you want. Upgraded usually means stiffer so may add some harshness to the drive but more positive feel. Standard are fine and will be noticeably better if your old ones were on their last legs.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just changed mine last week for standard ones, I did not think I would feel the difference, but you definitely can once you start to push the car.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Alex says , you will find semi solids a but harder , It really does depend on what you want from the car , if you planning on keeping everything stock then just put new OE ones on if your planning on adding mods then go for semisolids and look at RSS or rennline adjustable ones the softest setting yellow on yellow on the rennline is about the same as the RSS set up Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personal thing I guess, I have just ordered some Rennline semi-solids direct from Rennline, nearly £100 cheaper than from Design91, including the shipping!

I like the idea of a more direct feel and positive gear change!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Personal thing I guess, I have just ordered some Rennline semi-solids direct from Rennline, nearly £100 cheaper than from Design91, including the shipping!

I like the idea of a more direct feel and positive gear change!


Rob, let us know what you think after they are fitted , I really like the way mine feels with the rennline
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do Phil, hope to fit them next weekend!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Will do Phil, hope to fit them next weekend!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I'm curious about these too
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the RSS mounts which suppose to be the no.1 choice for performance mounts but its an individuals choice and preference l, I'm having them fitted next week so ill report back with my verdict, I also gonna fit a set of gear box insert mounts to match.. Will let know!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-- 997 -- wrote:
I have the RSS mounts which suppose to be the no.1 choice for performance mounts but its an individuals choice and preference l, I'm having them fitted next week so ill report back with my verdict, I also gonna fit a set of gear box insert mounts to match.. Will let know!!

Cheers

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Look forward to hearing what you think of the RSS mate which trans inserts are you using function first and which colour Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Personal thing I guess, I have just ordered some Rennline semi-solids direct from Rennline, nearly £100 cheaper than from Design91, including the shipping!

I like the idea of a more direct feel and positive gear change!


Edit: Hadn't factored in the import duty frustrated but still £40 cheaper than Design911 Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
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I have the RSS mounts which suppose to be the no.1 choice for performance mounts but its an individuals choice and preference l, I'm having them fitted next week so ill report back with my verdict, I also gonna fit a set of gear box insert mounts to match.. Will let know!!

Cheers

J


Look forward to hearing what you think of the RSS mate which trans inserts are you using function first and which colour Thumb


Function first inserts on the gearbox phil in yellow!! took your advice on that!, so hopefully will feel the difference in the drive once all mounts have been upgraded! ..Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-- 997 -- wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
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I have the RSS mounts which suppose to be the no.1 choice for performance mounts but its an individuals choice and preference l, I'm having them fitted next week so ill report back with my verdict, I also gonna fit a set of gear box insert mounts to match.. Will let know!!

Cheers

J


Look forward to hearing what you think of the RSS mate which trans inserts are you using function first and which colour Thumb


Function first inserts on the gearbox phil in yellow!! took your advice on that!, so hopefully will feel the difference in the drive once all mounts have been upgraded! ..Smile

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Good Luck with the fitting mate look forward to hearing your thoughts when fitted, the ride will soften a bit over 3/400miles as the car settles on its new set up so dont panic if the ride seems harder than you expected when you first drive it. funny I had to drop my engine a couple of weeks ago to replace the corroded air con pipes as they run over the top of the axle and when they refitted the semisolid engine mounts I needed to let them re settle again and the ride certainly was harder than they were when they settled , but its now starting to feel how it was before. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have a 996 turbo, bought back in October. On the test drive I found that I didn't like the gearbox throw, so I had this changed to a GT3 version. The throw was a little better, but still the gear change actions was a little disjointed. Just can't seem to change gear fast enough, long throw and slow changes. It seems I have to wait before connection - weird.

Tomorrow I will be changing the transmission mounting to a revised 997 version. I have also bought the RRS engine mounts as an after thought. If they arrive in time I will also have theme fitted.

But if not, I would like to feel the difference with just the transmission mount. Later, I will fit the RSS engine mounts.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herd2243 wrote:
I just changed mine last week for standard ones, I did not think I would feel the difference, but you definitely can once you start to push the car.


Is it a DIY job, and if so how easy is it?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hedgehogsdad wrote:
Herd2243 wrote:
I just changed mine last week for standard ones, I did not think I would feel the difference, but you definitely can once you start to push the car.


Is it a DIY job, and if so how easy is it?



Very easy, trolley jack, long extension bar on your socket set to reach the nuts underneath, took me about an hour and a half, and the only reason it took me that long was because one of the nuts would not come off the engine mount studs, until I applied some heat.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Just had my RSS engine mounts and 997 transmission mount fitted this (I have 996tt). Car drives great. Doesn't seem to have any additional NVR, does seem a little noiser when stationary I think. The mechanic said that he felt that the RSS engine mounts were softer than the OEM I had Dont know

Nevertheless, the gear change is so much better.

Motorway drive Saturday. Will feedback
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have RSS mounts on mine. At first I thought I'd gone too far for a daily driver as there is an increase in NVH. (Also everyone's acceptable NVH levels are different). However after a few days driving I grew to love them. Car feels more alive, throttle feels more instant, the slight increase in noise and vibration reminds me I'm driving a Porsche not a rep mobile. Highly recommend them, but as said everyones NVH tolerance is different and you will notice an increase.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Fitted transmission and engine mounts a a 14o mile trip with wife. The NVH was minimal, wife fell asleep in car (bless) that's how little there is on a motorway. The car feels great, It now feels like a supercar. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. thumbsup thumbsup
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