Brian wrote:Our competition rubber mounts
below allow much less deflection than stock mounts and you won't notice much change at all in engine vibration.
Would you please comment on whether the Mazda competition rubber mounts are sufficient for track use as well as autox? I use my NC1 as an all-purpose vehicle, and the driving it sees is roughly divided into the following:
40% street driving
40% autox -- 2 to 4 autox events each month, less often in the winter
20% track use -- roughly 5 - 8 track days a year
Especially for autox use, the ability to shift under high engine load from 2nd to 3rd gear is quite important for me since our local venue lends itself to that kind of higher speed course design.
I have been running some AWR mounts for the past 5 years
and I think they are finally giving up the ghost after all the abuse I have put them through. If possible, I'd like to go with something less jarring this time around since I'd prefer to chauffeur the missus in slightly more comfort -- funny how this wasn't a consideration at the time when I first installed the AWR mounts
. However, performance is important, so the Mazda rubber mounts is still gonna give me trouble with that 2nd-to-3rd upshift at the autox, I will give the EPDM mounts
some more thoughts.
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