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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:58 am    Post subject: Want to improve your handling, read this! Reply with quote

For those of you who drive your 911 as it was intended, please get your engine mounts replaced if you suspect they are worn. Many will never have been replaced and it is an often overlooked non service item.

I had mine done on Saturday and after owning the car for over four years, I'm quite surprised at the difference this has made to the handling of the car, especially at the rear. When cornering hard, I've noticed the car feeling more planted and the gear shifting seems more precise. This can be attributed with the engine being held in place more solidly, through the performance demands of the drivetrain.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the £Damage?
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put these in my 997 after it started to suffer from saggy bottom:

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/991851-semi-semi-solid-engine-mount-upgrade-from-function-first-for-your-996-a.html

I didn't want to go too 'solid', and the urethane should increase longevity of the things. Time will tell!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m tempted by the Function First ones... closer to OEM, but enhanced a bit. I have the FF Shift Right kit which is great... their products are well engineered.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running the RSS semi solid engine mounts, which were a good improvement from stock (after 5 years), and I have the Function First inserts for the gearbox still to go in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also got the rss ones which do tighten things up nicely but if people are thinking of the you might want to look at the 964 / 993 rs engine mounts as they are semi solid as well and a lot cheaper, the only down side is they don't look as sexy
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried most of the engine mounts my experience is as follows

Rennline adjustable semi solids on yellow bushes
added some NVH but still very acceptable gave the car a GT feel.

Function first semi semi solids.
The theory about these was great so I thought I would try them .my fitter removed them after 30 mins the NVH was horrific ,which was a great surprise and a shame.

RSS semi solids.
I decided to buy used ones working on the theory that they would be already broken in and the NVH reduced as it does when things settle. this instantly felt right on the car virtually no more NVH than stock mounts but with a more more planted and GT like feel to the handling .

964/993 RS
these have had great reports and were going to be the next to try had the RSS not been right. these are also good option if your in the keep it OE camp.

but as the OP says most cars are running on original mounts which have supporting the engine for years, so even if you weren't into semi solids etc at least change the mounts to new ones you will be surprised at what just doing that does . Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche RS are the one's for me - decent price too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RS ones for me.

speak to Matt at Type 911 in kent who stock them and the fitting kit at a good price.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sy wrote:
What was the £Damage?


I paid £180 for the mounts from Carparts4less and £80 to have them fitted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chowgar wrote:
Sy wrote:
What was the £Damage?


I paid £180 for the mounts from Carparts4less and £80 to have them fitted.


You did well to find them on there... not sure they have them listed for my 996.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil - interesting to read your comments on the FF mounts. I went from OEM
saggy bottom straight to these, so don't really have any other reference.

I might give the RSS mounts a try out of curiosity.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RS mounts are £125 plus VAT plus postage from Type 911
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit i've lost count the number of times i've flagged these up on a service but no one ever wants them done .. its akin to saying your tyre sealant is out of date .. no one is interested Confused

Perhaps ill start flagging them as a Red item Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
RS mounts are £125 plus VAT plus postage from Type 911


That’s good... for a pair? I did check the website but pretty incomprehensible.

@DeMort- how do you know when the mounts are knackered- time based, or can you tell by looking at them?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found fitting the gearbox inserts to be a bigger game changer than my engine mounts. Guess some of that will be down to which are saggiest and contribute most swing Dont know

Doesn't make sense to do one set of mounts and not the other fixing point.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
I found fitting the gearbox inserts to be a bigger game changer than my engine mounts. Guess some of that will be down to which are saggiest and contribute most swing Dont know

Doesn't make sense to do one set of mounts and not the other fixing point.


Totally agree. It's odd though that I could only find the gearbox poly bushes from Function First.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thumbs up for the RSS ones here, a great addition Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes for a pair. ring him up if easier
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
RS mounts are £125 plus VAT plus postage from Type 911


Anyone tried OPC they are normally cheaper than 911d?
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