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Old 04-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi All,

So i searched and didn't find anything. I'm sure I'll get flamed anyway but what motor mounts would be "best" for a DD 2004 WRX Wagon? My motor mounts are starting to go. I have a slight shake at idle and it appears that I burned a hole in one of my coolant hoses due to the engine hitting the hose and melting it

I'm looking for something that may be a little stiffer but not solid. I have the Group N Tranny Mounts and the NVH is slightly annoying so I'd prefer something that didn't have much added NVH. Is OEM my only option or can I go stiffer with minimal added NVH?
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Group N. Why? Because they are OEM.

But there is no "best." So what should you do? Read CAR PARTS REVIEW forum.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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If your motor mounts are starting to go, then new OEM replacements will be stiffer than your worn OEM. If it's at stock power levels I would just go with OEM.
Even Group N will transmit more NVH.
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Options:

OEM
Group N

Everything else is OMFG rigid.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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Thank guys. Pretty much what I figured. How long do OEM mounts typically last? My car is at about 117k miles but I bought the car with 105k so I don't really know the expected life. Would Group N last longer than OEM? Or is that not even really a factor.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:09 PM   #6
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Group N motor mounts FTW.

One of the first thing I did when I bought my WRX. Had some good rocking on hard accelleration. Bought the Group N mounts and had them installed. Tightened everything right up. Great investment and well worth the $$$

OP: I changed mine immediately when I bought the car with 130k miles. It prob should of been done sooner by the original owner. It's going to be one of those things you'll do now and won't have to worry about again for the rest of the life of the vehicle. So prob won't run into it again unless you keep the car for over 200k in which go you!

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Old 04-11-2014, 02:27 PM   #7
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Anything around 100k, subjected to engine heat, and made of rubber will fail. It's just natural. You'll have to replace them again in probably another 100k.

May want to check out all your rubber vaccum hoses and such, I had a number replaced as they were hard, almost brittle. Those had around 115k or so on them. Just part of normal maintenance on a high mileage car...
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:45 PM   #8
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I have beatrush motor mounts. They are awesome. You get used to the NVH real fast, or turn the radio up. All depends on your comfort level.
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