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      02-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Vorshlag Polyurethane Motor Mounts anyone used?

Has anyone installed aftermarket motor mounts?

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We've shipped out a few sets already - looking forward to some end-user reviews.
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We've shipped out a few sets already - looking forward to some end-user reviews.
Yhea you guys just shipped mine. So did these just come out? I guess I will have to be the experiment! lol

Past experience with motor mounts lead me to believe the increased responsiveness will be well worth the increase in NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness) And the polyurethane seemed to be the best choice for a DD/non track dedicated car.
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Yhea you guys just shipped mine. So did these just come out? I guess I will have to be the experiment! lol

Past experience with motor mounts lead me to believe the increased responsiveness will be well worth the increase in NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness) And the polyurethane seemed to be the best choice for a DD/non track dedicated car.
Vorshalg's had them available for quite some time.

We just started offering the Vorslag lineup recently since speaking to them and AST at SEMA last year over some other projects we'll be involved with.
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increase in NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness)
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That's why it's not worth installing them.
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The NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness) is not worth it unless you track the car, but then you might as well you replace the ones for the tranny and for the rear diff... and everything else.
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If this is anything like the older BMWs, engine NVH isn't as bad as say putting a stiffer bushing for transmissions. P.S. I've never ran Vorshlag but I do love my AKG mounts on my older cars.
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We need the Porsche adjustable mounts, but they're $$$$.
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I have the Vorshlag mounts on my 330. More than anyother mod/bushing I've done, the engine mounts have contributed the largest increase in NVH. It gets kind of rough if you load up the engine at low revs, like starting out in 2nd gear. Definitely better throttle response though.

My 330 doesn't carry my family around much anymore so I don't mind it. If it did, I would have went back to OEM.
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If you're running the urethane mount is very common to over torque the mount which causes more NVH than expected.

I had the urethane units and ended up making my own delrin bushing which is stiffer than the urethane they supply, the best part was there was less NVH.
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With a polyurethane motor mounts additional vibration is expected. We have built many dual purpose and track E36/E46 with similar mounts, which uses the same motor and transmission mounts as the E8x E9x cars, this is a mod for the serious track junky and not for a street car.

Each person has a difference tolerance level to vibration, maybe it will be at a level you are okay with.
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Hi all, I'd like to hear hands-on experiences about these mounts since many of you should have a lot of miles driven with these.

I'm interested in red (polyurethane) ones. My car does some weird, sharp and short side movement in heavy braking at 100-140 mph speed range. I'm thinking that it might be due soft engines mounts? Or some brake adjustment problems.

I have close to 1000 track laps in my car now, so maybe the mounts should be replaced...
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I'm sure I'm a bit naive here, but what problem do these motor mounts fix?

Functionally what changes would the driver experience other than more vibration?
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The NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness) is not worth it unless you track the car, but then you might as well you replace the ones for the tranny and for the rear diff... and everything else.
How much NVH are we really talking about here.

A stock M3 does not vibrate at all. I cant even feel the engine vibrate under hard acceleration, which is kinda disappointing

If all three (engine, tranny and diff) mounts were installed, what kind of vibrations would we be talking about? How violent? Like steering wheel shaking or muscle car V8 shake?

I ask cause I want to upgrade all three on mine.
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Ok, so, once no one could tell personally how these engine mounts work, I ordered them and got them installed today. And, wow, what a difference! The car is much more solid, accurate and clearly sharper to drive. You really feel connected to road and the feeling is even more closer so, say, Porsche GT3 driving experience. The whole body of the car feels somehow stiffer, more controllable overall.

And what about NVH?

Noise: no difference at all.
Vibration: only marginally more at idling speed
Harshness: could not see clear difference with KW Clubsport

BTW, my old rubber mounts were completely worn out!! I have just 60k miles in my car, but pretty nice number of laps driven.

Just go and order Vorschag, I never could imagine how significant the difference would be with these polyurethane mounts especially when you know the price. All the NVH info told here seems to be completely BS, there is really no negative to tell in that sector. And my car is DD, I drive around 600-700 miles per week.
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That's why it's not worth installing them.
+2 and for what?..the OEM motor mounts are perfectly fine
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Ok, so, once no one could tell personally how these engine mounts work, I ordered them and got them installed today. And, wow, what a difference! The car is much more solid, accurate and clearly sharper to drive. You really feel connected to road and the feeling is even more closer so, say, Porsche GT3 driving experience. The whole body of the car feels somehow stiffer, more controllable overall.

And what about NVH?

Noise: no difference at all.
Vibration: only marginally more at idling speed
Harshness: could not see clear difference with KW Clubsport

BTW, my old rubber mounts were completely worn out!! I have just 60k miles in my car, but pretty nice number of laps driven.

Just go and order Vorschag, I never could imagine how significant the difference would be with these polyurethane mounts especially when you know the price. All the NVH info told here seems to be completely BS, there is really no negative to tell in that sector. And my car is DD, I drive around 600-700 miles per week.
Thank you for the review. Guess I'll have to add this one to the mod list as well...
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How hard was the install?
Any DIY write-up? Or is it straight forward?
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How hard was the install?
Any DIY write-up? Or is it straight forward?
I think he had a shop do the install.
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I think he had a shop do the install.
Yes, I have the best shop in the country just 5 miles from my garage. They did the installation along with some other things at the same time.
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