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The OEM engine mount was designed for ride comfort and is prone to sagging and tearing – above all, it is a detriment to performance.  Its empty voids allow for too much engine movement, resulting in sloppy handling, numbed responsiveness, and imprecise shifting.  Racecars utilize a solid metal mount to mediate this, which is impractical for street use as it transfers extreme noise and vibration into the cabin.

 

So how do you achieve the benefits of a solid mount while retaining daily drivability?  FUNCTION-FIRST Performance offers the most effective and easy to install solution for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman.  Our durable urethane rubber insert simply slips in to fill and fortify the empty voids of the OEM mount, preventing premature bushing wear and undesirable engine movement, all while transmitting minimal added noise and vibration.

 

The result? Handling is taut and predictable; power delivery is immediate and smooth; gear changes are crisp and confident.

 

Installation can be completed in about 1.5-hours for the 986/987.  Install on a 981 will take about 1-hour longer, since the coolant hoses near the engine mount will need to be disconnected to nose the engine down sufficiently.  Pressing out the stock engine mount bushing is NOT necessary, since the insert halves slide in from either side and are then held in place by the engine support brackets upon reassembly.

 

Choose between two hardness levels:

1. SOFT (60A) | Orange - for added performance and to restore and preserve your OEM mount with minimal NVH

2. SPORT (70A) | Yellow - for tuned and sport-oriented performance street cars, with less NVH than TRACK version

3. TRACK (80A) | Black - for optimized performance on track and racecars where NVH is not a consideration

 

 

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By default, items ship via Ground.  For expedited shipping services, please contact sales@function-first.com prior to placing your order. 

 

 

Please be aware: Although the inserts will help prevent the OEM bushing from tearing, if the bushing is already torn, it will need to be replaced. The inserts serve as a supplement to the bushing, not a replacement. In some cases of extreme bushing sagging, a vise or C-clamp with adequate silicone based lubrication will aid in installation of the inserts. (The 986 series bushings, especially, have a tendency to distort and sag over time.)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The OEM bushing and engine carrier is shown for illustrative purposes only and is not included with the Engine Mount Insert