for a little more response from your drivetrain but not looking to spend
a fortune? Rogue Engineering has just what you need with their all
new transmission mounts. These Rogue Engineering transmission
mounts help to reduce transmission movement in order to get the power to
the ground faster and more effectively.
A Simple, Affordable, Complete Package
The Rogue Engineering
Transmission Mounts are sold as a pair, and come with Grade 8 Zinc
plated hardware. Unlike other aftermarket mounts, the mounting plate
and studs of our mounts have been Cadmium plated to prevent corrosion.
transmission mounts fit the following vehicles:
Transmission mounts are NOT required or necessary for vehicles equipped
with automatic or SMG transmissions.
What is a transmission mount?
The transmission mounts in
a BMW are a common part that is frequently overlooked. They are
required to do many things in the vehicle, yet are not quite suitable
for those who actually drive their BMWs.
The transmission mount is
designed to do the following:
Under engine load, the
transmission can wiggle left and right slightly. This wiggle gets worse
when the car is being driven in turns. This unwanted movement may
potentially causing the driver to miss shift, a costly error which will
always be considered driver error.
Solutions to a Potential Problem
With this unwanted movement, what
are your choices as a consumer? There are some BMW factory mounts that
can improve this situation. However, they don't fit all cars and only
offer minimal benefits. There are race-type mounts which can stabilize
the transmission so much, you can feel every last vibration. There are
even other aftermarket mounts designed with reinforcements to make
mounts even more stiff. You could probably even find someplace that
offers solid aluminum mounts, for the diehards.
When we sought to have
our own transmission mounts produced, we wanted them to be compliant for
street use. We wanted to ensure that there were no compromises in
performance, no extras to buy, just a mount engineered to do what we
want without needless add-ons.
What we have is a
transmission mount made from Neoprene rubber, with a completely
different shape than the factory mount. The hourglass shape of the
factory mount is not the best for stabilizing the transmission. By
changing the shape to the cylindrical shape of the Rogue Engineering
mount, it reduces deflection significantly.
We have designed this
mounts to minimize unwanted transmission movement while maintaining
vibration dampening characteristics. No additional adapters, mounts,
cups, or braces are required for our mounts. To eliminate even MORE
movement from the transmission, you must go to the root of the issue,
the factory motor mounts. Unfortunately, BMW Motorsport motor mounts
(if available), can cost over $500 or more.