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Author:  ben0307 [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

I've broken a few gearbox mountings on my Fiesta Si, so have been looking at possible alternatives that may be a bit more robust. Didn't really want to spend £100 on a pair of Vibratechnics mounts though.
Turns out that Land Rover V8 engine mountings are a direct replacement. Same threads, and almost the same thickness (maybe a millimetre or two thinner). They also appear to be made of harder rubber than the ford part. ANR1808 is the part number.

I have fitted a pair of these, and so far they seem to be working well. They do transmit more noise and vibration - as you may expect - but movement of the engine and gearbox seems to have been reduced. Only time will tell how well they last, but they have been on the car for my last 3 motorsport events, and they seem fine.

The best part about this is the cost:
Vibratechnics mounts - £50 each.
Standard mounts (non-genuine) - £25 each.
Land Rover mounts - £4 each (including delivery) from ebay.

Some people may already know about this, but I haven't seen it mentioned on this forum before, so thought I should post the info in case it helps anyone else out.

Some photos below:

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Land Rover mounting on left, Fiesta Si mounting on right
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Front of cradle
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Rear of cradle
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Front of gearbox
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Rear of gearbox
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Author:  big g1985 [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

You can also use mk2 rs2000 had engine mounts aswell

Author:  meilack [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

nice one!

Cheers for posting ;)

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

Hopefully they will last - keep us updated :)

Author:  Seanymk2 [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

I use these on my zetec'd mk2 and they work mint! Paid 9quid for the pair :)

Author:  ben0307 [ Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

These mountings didn't work out as well as I hoped. Ripped the front one in half after 4 months (8 events).
I guess you get what you pay for - I wouldn't recommend them for motorsport use.

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Author:  Mav [ Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap / Uprated Gearbox Mounts

yikes I thought the bolt went through the bush completley

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