Two of the largest problems facing the Mazdaspeed3 are wheel hop and torque steer. One of the main causes for wheel hop and torque steer is excessive play in the motor mounts, more specifically the rear motor mount. This play allows the engine and transmission to buck under hard launches which triggers wheel hop and torque steer. Upgrading your rear motor mount on your MS3 is critical to preventing these problems. With a stiffer and smaller bushing diameter, your MS3 will have a more direct feel and allow you to put even more power to the ground. Precision tig welding, hand formed clevis, and thick high gloss black powdercoat make this new version lighter, stronger, and even more aesthetically pleasing. Pair it with the TB Performance Products Torque Gusset Traction bar to hook every time.
-Reduce and eliminate torque steer
-Reduce and eliminate wheel hop
-Energy Suspension Bushings
-Black powdercoat finish
-Hand TIG welded
-Made in the USA
-All hardware needed to install is included
A note on bushings and how motor mounts change the NVH(noise vibration and harshness) of the car. ALL motor mounts will increase nvh. It is a product of polyurethane and the stiffer bushings. Most companies compare durometer which on such small units, is not the best measure for how much NVH will increase. What changes NVH more than anything else is bushing DIAMETER.
Small bushings have higher performance as the bushing doesnt flex as much as a larger bushing. This extra performance comes at the cost of some added NVH
Big bushings have better than stock but less than small bushing performance. This diminished performance comes at the benefit of more NVH than stock but less than a small bushing mount.
Motor mounts with polyurethane bushings need a break in period before the NVH lowers down. 500-1000 miles is usually sufficient. Once this break in occurs, the NVH will die down considerably.
I pride myself on building the highest performing products on the market and as such this mount will have more NVH than most mounts on the market but will perform better due to the smaller bushing diameter I use. If you are worried about NVH, you may want to look into a big bushing mount. If you are looking for the highest performance values, my mount will fit your needs.