NEW engine mount products from AWR for the 2016+ MX5. Note there are THREE options: Bracket ONLY, Engine Mount ONLY, or combo with BOTH.
First item in the product picture: Steel Engine Upper Brackets that replace the factory cast aluminum brackets. These bolt to the side of the engine block and extend to the engine mount, see label in the product picture. We have seen several cases of cracked factory aluminum brackets and these steel units eliminate the chances of that failure. These upgraded steel Upper Brackets can be used alone to bolt between the engine and factory engine mount, or can be used along with AWR's upgraded engine mount (details below). Price is for a pair of brackets, both Left and Right.
Second item in the product picture: steel/polyurethane replacement Lower Engine Mounts that replace the factory aluminum/rubber engine mounts. These replacements are constructed using AWR's new larger barrel design with large diameter polyurethane 70 durometer bushings. This design holds the engine in place much better than the factory mounts, and the larger diameter bushing allows more squish than the old smaller diameter bushings, allowing more squish in the bushing to minimize NVH. These mounts can be used alone, bolted to the factory subframe and factory aluminum engine brackets, OR can be used along with AWR's upgraded steel engine brackets detailed above. Price is for a pair of engine mounts, both Left and Right.
These mounts dramatically reduce motor movement for much more precise operation of your shifts and much more direct application of power to the ground....and your transmission will live a much longer life too!
NOTE: Pictures show prototype in orange, but production brackets/mounts are powdercoated in silver.
BRIAN'S APPLICATION NOTES: Note that polyurethane mounts take about 500 miles of use to break in. Even this 'soft' 70 durometer is a big increase in mount stiffness and expect a few vibrations in the dash at idle.
My OEM engine mounts were both broken during an on-street collision that jolted the car. The OEM aluminum ones have a weak upper bracket that can easily crack with too much lateral force. I purchased these mounts and brackets and found them to be MUCH stronger and more substantial than OEM. They are pretty easy to install, aside from two bolts on the driver side that are a bit difficult to reach. The result is noticeably less engine movement and worry-free track driving.