Downpipe results in replacing my engine mounts
So after having my 3" DP and sports cat fitted a month or two ago- its turned out that the DP is making a horrible grinding noise at high revs and specifically when I go round a left hand corner or reverse the car.
When this occurs, the vibrations can be felt throughout the cabin and it really isn't pleasant :(
I had the DP fitted the same time as my SMF and I have been so worried it could be transmission related or driveshaft issues - So popped in to Parsons Performance yesterday and after taking Ben for a quick spin, he confirmed my engine mounts are tired and need replacing.
What to replace with?
I've obviously had a quick search and seen that there are 3 main routes people go down when upgrading them and I was wondering if people could give there experiences and opinions on the options below - or any other options I have missed out on....
1. Buy new copied OEM parts and fill them with Tiger Seal
2. THS Performance - £220 for the full kit including dog bone- but I have been reading they need to be replaced after 2 years.
FR3 Engine Mounts | Uprated engine mounts | THS Performance
3. Vibratechnic - These seem the daddys to have, but have a price to command that. I think I have seen a full kit for about £350ish but not sure how long they would last. Wouldn't be happy if they needed replacing after 2 years like THS for that money!
So what are you guys running?
Is it also correct that I need to buy new bolts as well for the mounts?