Ever feel like your engine is moving around too much when you shift? This lower engine mount made by BSH is just what you need to get firm shifts and put the power your engine is making to the ground, and not trying to rotate the engine.
There are two models that this mount can be very important for: The 04-06 cars that can break upper motor mounts every 6 months and cause them to leak all their fluid out. By adding this mount, you allow the engine to sit on the mount and not allow it to twist all around on it. Also all the R55/56/57/58/59 cars will see less torque steer when they add one of these! But don't be fooled, this mount will make any MINI, no mater what year or gen, feel a huge difference!
BSH has spent considerable time in choosing the optimal durometer to enhance the performance and fun aspect of the vehicle without detracting from the everyday usability. The bushings included with each lower engine mount are provided to BSH by a well known supplier of bushings to multiple OEM's. So there are no worries that a year or two down the road you will have replace these bushing. The 70A durometer street bushing is the best match for any car, but keep in mind that any time you stiffen powertrain mounts, you get more vibration back through the car. This item is for someone that doesn't mind a bit more vibration and craves a more positive feel while driving.
All motor mounts come with a standard military grade hard black anodized finish to give the product the look it deserves and preserve the body against the elements no matter where you live.
Note: This Engine mount is extremely stiff and will cause vibration back thru the car. We caution users to make sure this is the feel they are going for and they may want to consider the Powerflex Lower Engine Mount Bushing insert as a cheaper and better alternative. Gen 1 Bushing, Gen 2 Bushing. Currently everything is a special order drop ship.
Posted by Marshall on 6th Sep 2016
Installation was not too bad on this. Getting the bolts lined up was a little tricky, but take your time and it will happen. The results are more than worth it. My 2006 Mini S drives so much better. More responsive is an understatement for the result I'm getting. I had 85K on the factory mount, and it was ripped in a couple places. Going from something worn out to BSH is like night and day. There is definitely a little more noise in the cabin, but I would gladly have that over the factory lower engine mount.