ooh,an extra gear!!
Join Date: Aug 2011
I fitted new mounts(all four of them) about 18 months ago,as the passenger driveshaft was knocking on the lower arm bolts on the subframe!I think it was you who said it was the rear gearbox mount,you were right,it was falling apart,but all of them were well past it.
There was only about 2mm clearance between the end of the box and one part of the body,with the five speed the end of the box followed the contours of the inner wing,but the six speed is slightly different and was very close,in just one spot.Strangely,with the old mounts,there would have been more clearance,but not much! Maybe its because mine is a pre face lift interior model,the inner wing is shaped slightly differently?
At the moment I have a tuning box fitted,but having driven a remapped one,a remap is on the ever growing shopping list. . . . . . .
Thanks Dan,for all the advice,it really is a straight swap and well worth it. Car feels much livelier and more refined(even with the smf) and the spacers give it a much better stance!