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Old 04-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default AWR Engine Mounts -- Bushing Durometer Identification

I received my AWR motor mounts in the mail today. The first thing I noticed was the quality was inconsistent with pictures of mounts I have seen here and other forums. The finish was already flaking off, the welds are decent? (I'm not a welder), slag everywhere. Additionally, on the intake side mount, the "bushing cup" looks as if it was welded slight slanted on the bracket (see last picture). I know they're just motor mounts and they're not supposed to look pretty, but what gives? For $225 I would expect them to at least clean up the slag and apply a finish that will at least last the trip to my mailbox.

Now for the more important part. Having noted the build quality of these mounts, I'm worried that they have the wrong durometer bushings in them. Does anyone happen to know if there is a way of identifying what durometer these are? I ordered 70A, and unfortunately there's no identifying marks on the bushings themselves. Bryan from Fab9 says that the 90A bushings are a light red while the 70A are a darker red.

Here's a picture of Ctdrftna's 90A mounts:

They look to be the same color as mine:

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Anyone have any insight? Should I just stop worrying and put them on the car and hope my teeth don't fall out?
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70 duro will have a bit of give to your fingernail, like most of the poly suspension bushings. 95 duro is like hard plastic.

Those mounts quality wise look worse than the ones I have, and one of mine came with a fine thread bolt instead of a coarse thread in one of the mounts, but had a coarse thread bolt started onto it like yours. I'd see if you cant swap them out for some less shitty ones.
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