What about Engine mounts???
APR doesn’t offer upgraded upper engine/transmission mounts, only the steel insert and pendulum arm. I have both on my APR Plus tuned Alltrack and my drivetrain movement is still unacceptable.
i am stuck between a rock and a hard place here, since being APR Plus means I cannot use non-APR parts for anything besides brakes and suspension. But APR doesn’t offer upper engine/transmission mounts, so I have two options:
1) leave it as-is, which is less than preferable since I am not sufficiently pleased with the driveline stiffness from the insert and pendulum arm alone.
2) upgrade to unapproved mounts that will void my APR Plus warranty.
engine/transmission mounts are a big ticket item, commonly upgraded on these cars. I’m surprised APR hasn’t prioritized them for development. You have the resources to produce OEM-quality uprated rubber mounts that maintain OEM comfort while improving performance. Please do it - I will buy them lol
I have CTS rubber engine and transmission mounts, and the PowerFlex Hybrid dog bone mount which I installed during winter. It's fine when the AC is OFF, but there is definitely additional vibration with the AC on. I would strongly considered removing some or all the mounts if I weren't able to change my tune to raise the idle to 900 rpm when the AC is on. It still vibrates at 900! It's just not at the embarrassing level it was at when the idle was 800. I'd advise guys not looking to build a race car to think twice about upgraded mounts.