Function First Engine Mount Upgrade - Boxster & Cayman Models.
The factory engine mount was designed for ride comfort and is prone to sagging and tearing – above all, it is a detriment to performance. Its empty voids allow for too much engine movement, resulting in sloppy handling, numbed responsiveness, and imprecise shifting. Racecars utilize a solid metal mount to mediate this, which is impractical for street use as it transfers extreme noise and vibration into the cabin.
So how do you achieve the benefits of a solid mount while retaining daily drivability? FUNCTION-FIRST Performance offers the only available effective and easy to install solution for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman. This durable urethane rubber insert simply slips in to fill and fortify the empty voids of the factory mount, preventing premature bushing wear and undesirable engine movement, all while transmitting minimal added noise and vibration.
The result? Handling is taut and predictable; power delivery is immediate and smooth; gear changes are crisp and confident.
Installation can be completed with basic hand tools in about one hour. Pressing out the stock engine mount bushing is NOT necessary. Professional installation recommended, not a factory part.
This is Function Firsts Orange compound (60A), which is what we recommend for street cars. For daily drivability, or to restore your factory mount with minimal noise and vibration. We consider this the best option for street cars. Other versions are available, contact us if you're looking something more aggressive.
Fits Boxster or Cayman models, select your year.
Please be aware: Although the inserts will help prevent the OEM bushing from tearing, if the bushing is already torn, it will need to be replaced. The inserts serve as a supplement to the bushing, not a replacement. In some cases of extreme bushing sagging, a vise or C-clamp with adequate silicone based lubrication will aid in installation of the inserts. (The 986 series bushings, especially, have a tendency to distort and sag over time).