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    • VTT - New Product Release - N54, N55, S55, B58, N20 Billet Motor Mount Inserts

      Hey guys, here at VTT we have been painfully aware of the relatively poor choices for motor mount upgrades for the N5X platform for quite a while. While there are some options on the market, they are either A. Expensive, B. simply do not fit well, C. Have harsh NVH and road manners, or D. a combo of all of the above.


      What we decided to do, is do what BMW does for their own factory race cars (Except BMW wants $150 each). That is instead of completely replacing the mount, simply make a billet aluminum insert for them. This leaves the feel of the factory mount in place but stiffens them up quite a bit removing unwanted engine movement without rattling your teeth out or emptying your wallet.

      We have made two styles, and using a combo of both they fit the chassis line up across the board - N54, N55, and S55, N20 and most B58 engines!

      We found on the N54 after install with the stock idle level you will feel an increase of NVH at idle which goes way when driving, but a simple idle increase to 800-900RPM with MHD gets rid of this for a near-stock feel at idle. Shifts are incredibly crisp with no engine movement, and you get more of a sense of a planted feel.

      Install is simple, remove your mounts, install these using either a rubber mallet or soft blow hammer, or light press, and reinstall your mounts. We also offer Ready to install mount kits for even less work, and if your stock mounts are in need of replacement. These include Inserts pre-installed into a set of Aftermarket N54 mounts and preinstalled into a set of OEM mounts.

      Pricing is as follows:

      • N54, E/F N55, N20, B58 Both Billet inserts $149.99
      • S55 Both Billet inserts $149.99
      • N54/ E-Series N55 Both billet inserts + New aftermarket mounts $269.99
      • N54 / E-Series N55 Both inserts + New Genuine OEM mounts $369.99
      • F-Series N55/B58 Both inserts + New aftermarket mounts $299.99
      • F-Series N55/B58 Both inserts + New OEM mounts $399.99
      • F8X S55 Both inserts + new OEM mounts $399.99

      Can be ordered here: https://vargasturbo.com/product/vtt-...mount-inserts/

      100 sets in stock ready to ship. (if ordered with a complete mount kit may take an extra 1-2 days before shipping)


      This article was originally published in forum thread: VTT - New Product Release - N54, N55, S55, B58, N20 Billet Motor Mount Inserts started by Tony@VargasTurboTech View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. blaster3500's Avatar
        blaster3500 -
        Looks like a promising product! Out of curiosity have you tried these on a manual car with a SMFW. Just curious how much it amplifies the rattle.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blaster3500 Click here to enlarge
        Looks like a promising product! Out of curiosity have you tried these on a manual car with a SMFW. Just curious how much it amplifies the rattle.
        Yes we have no rattle at idle if you idle the car up to 900-950RPM. Doesn't seem to affect driving chatter. Its going to be there no matter what you do
      1. blaster3500's Avatar
        blaster3500 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Yes we have no rattle at idle if you idle the car up to 900-950RPM. Doesn't seem to affect driving chatter. Its going to be there no matter what you do
        Thanks for the reply! Yes I realize the rattle is always going to be there I just did not want to make it a lot worse.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Hey guys, here at VTT we have been painfully aware of the relatively poor choices for motor mount upgrades for the N5X platform for quite a while. While there are some options on the market, they are either A. Expensive, B. simply do not fit well, C. Have harsh NVH and road manners, or D. a combo of all of the above. What we decided to do, is do what BMW does for their own factory race cars (Except BMW wants $150 each). That is instead of completely replacing the mount, simply make a billet aluminum insert for them. This leaves the feel of the factory mount in place but stiffens them up quite a bit removing unwanted engine movement without rattling your teeth out or emptying your wallet.

        We have made two styles, and using a combo of both they fit the chassis line up across the board - N54, N55, and S55, N20 and most B58 engines!

        We found on the N54 after install with the stock idle level you will feel an increase of NVH at idle which goes way when driving, but a simple idle increase to 800-900RPM with MHD gets rid of this for a near-stock feel at idle. Shifts are incredibly crisp with no engine movement, and you get more of a sense of a planted feel.

        Install is simple, remove your mounts, install these using either a rubber mallet or soft blow hammer, or light press, and reinstall your mounts. We also offer Ready to install mount kits for even less work, and if your stock mounts are in need of replacement. These include Inserts pre-installed into a set of Aftermarket N54 mounts and preinstalled into a set of OEM mounts.

        Pricing is as follows:

        • N54, E/F N55, N20, B58 Both Billet inserts $149.99
        • S55 Both Billet inserts $149.99
        • N54/ E-Series N55 Both billet inserts + New aftermarket mounts $269.99
        • N54 / E-Series N55 Both inserts + New Genuine OEM mounts $369.99
        • F-Series N55/B58 Both inserts + New aftermarket mounts $299.99
        • F-Series N55/B58 Both inserts + New OEM mounts $399.99
        • F8X S55 Both inserts + new OEM mounts $399.99

        Can be ordered here: https://vargasturbo.com/product/vtt-...mount-inserts/

        100 sets in stock ready to ship. (if ordered with a complete mount kit may take an extra 1-2 days before shipping)

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        Very nice as per usual Tony!

        There is a weird issue though, the M2 uses the s55 motor mount on the left and a nonshared motor mount on the right, so that might be something to take into consideration for this.
        https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...60#22112284817
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Edited for formatting and promoted to the front page.
      1. M_terkait's Avatar
        M_terkait -
        I have AKG Motor mounts 75D on my F30 N55, and they are very race car mounts.
        I've been driving with them but definitly not recommended for daily driving in traffic. as the whole car rattles below 1500rpm. but at redline you hear the whole motor Click here to enlarge.

        I think this upgrade is a nice inbetween.
      1. nikitino25's Avatar
        nikitino25 -
        So with these inserts there would still be a little rubber damping or give, just not nearly as much as before?
        And would it be safe to assume that these would cure the old power steering pulley hitting the subframe issue because of unwanted engine movement?
      1. rileyg's Avatar
        rileyg -
        Also curious about if it will prevent subframe contact.
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        Yep, more stiffness, less give. Subframe/power steering pulley shouldn't be a problem but it's always a good idea to visually check these things on your particular vehicle.