Good day everyone, Before I start another thread about motor mounts, it's probably a good idea to introduce myself. First of all my name is Max Chapin and my screen name is and will be MotorMounts. I am new to posting on a forum, but I'm not new to motor mounts. I have been manufacturing and selling solid and urethane mounts on eBay for over three years. Which is how I've come to your site, a CTS-V owner approached me through one of my eBay listings asking if we had mounts for the CTS-V, I told him that we did not, but were willing to help, that was the last we heard of him. A new mount for the V sounded interesting and since we were already building a mount for the 04-06 GTO's it didn't seem that far fetched. So, with a Google search here I am. I have been reading "motor mount" threads and posts on your site for about a month now and think I may have something to bring to the table. We have sold well over 600 sets of mounts on eBay with no failures and a 100% positive feedback score of 745. eBay may be a joke in the eyes of many and not known for high quality parts built by small independent companies, but we do build a quality mount, keep the shelves full, and ship fast. And that is not a joke. We are well known in the circles of Toyota Supras, Nissan 240sx and 300zx's and starting to get a good foothold in the GTO's.
OK, so why am I here. I think there is room for improvement on a few different levels in the land of Cadillac motor mounts and I would like to start with the CTS-V. We can work on other models of cars shortly and I will listen with ears wide open about what other owners need, but will focus on the V first.
What I need from someone is a stock motor mount that is still in it's original condition, not leaking or distorted in any way. You guys tell me, if the factory mounts are so lousy that accurate dimensions can't be obtained from a used mount I will go to the dealership and get a new one. Just thought I would try to include someone on the forum in the process. The mount at the dealership is probably $125, I would rather give the donor of a good used mount a free set of mounts to test and give a review on. The second item of my desire are 4 people that want to test the new mounts when they are available. These people can be voted upon by the forum or you guys can pick straws. I would like 4 people of different driving tastes for a broad spectrum test. None of the 4 guinea pigs need to worry about the strength of the mount, we have our mounts in a GTO doing 9.45 in the quarter at 151 mph. The mounts won't break, this test is mainly going to be about vibration levels. Different drivers have different levels of toleration, so lets find out how stiff, stiff needs to be, before the car is no fun to drive. Maybe 2-3 stiffness levels of mounts will be required to satisfy the scope of V owners, can do. One more thing before I put my soapbox away for the night. I will not "stick " you with a set of mounts that you bought and then decided were too stiff of too soft for your liking. Send them back for the right ones. You may be out some shipping expenses, but there is no need to try to sell set of mounts in the classified section (unless you want to) because the ones you got are stiffer than you like, send them back. Price, someone is going to want to know how much. Once we get past the testing phase, $160 a set shipped to your door. Wait a minute, we can't forget about little mister tranny mount, gonna need a donor for both the manuals and the autos (dealer says there are two trans mounts available) unless I need to buy new.
Man, I hope this post doesn't blow-up in my face, here we go......submit