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Devin Stacy

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I have a 2011 Taurus SHO and I've been looking for the upgraded mounts people have been talking about but every link I've clicked on is dead. Anyone got any recommendations with fresh links to these products?
 

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SSM is the original design (supposedly by DiCunzolo), and if you contact DiCunzolo directly, his "new" design looks prettier. But the SSM website has a lot of options that I'm not sure is available with the other.

For my 2018, I went with the SSM mounts, and only used the rear because the front was eliminated in June 2016 build dates. It's the "street" bushings, and it's really not harsh at all, but HOLY THROTTLE RESPONSE BATMAN!
 

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SSM is the original design (supposedly by DiCunzolo), and if you contact DiCunzolo directly, his "new" design looks prettier. But the SSM website has a lot of options that I'm not sure is available with the other.

For my 2018, I went with the SSM mounts, and only used the rear because the front was eliminated in June 2016 build dates. It's the "street" bushings, and it's really not harsh at all, but HOLY THROTTLE RESPONSE BATMAN!

What's the install process for these? Can you just pop them off and the new ones on or do you need to pick up the engine/transmission when you do it? Also which customization's would you recommend I found the page but dont know if grease fittings are necessary or what track pack means or the other street racing options
 
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Simple install, unbolt old one, install new one.

I'd get the fittings just to have 'em, and when I was there last, there was "track" or "street" options for the bushings. I went street, and even with only the rear one, it's plenty stiff now. Not sure what "track pack" or "4th gen" bushings mean.

Call them, they are really helpful. When I ordered mine, a guy (Mac I think) called me to tell me they would be delayed by a day or so, because somehow, they had gotten 40+ orders in one day. Someone posted the link on one of the Facebook groups ;)
 

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SSM is super responsive. I've called and talked to someone every time. They answered all my questions and discussed grease fittings being added only because people wanted them. I ended up not purchasing because I'm going to trade the car in next year.
 

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FWIW, my car has been extremely consistent at the track this summer. I go pretty much every single week. I have been running the upgraded mounts since around may. A couple weeks ago I removed the front mount and my times were about a tenth or two slower. Put the front mount back on and the next week my times went back to normal.
 

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FWIW, my car has been extremely consistent at the track this summer. I go pretty much every single week. I have been running the upgraded mounts since around may. A couple weeks ago I removed the front mount and my times were about a tenth or two slower. Put the front mount back on and the next week my times went back to normal.

Wow that's nuts for a mount to do so much. How does it hurt performance with the factory ones? I thought it just controls driveline flex
 

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Wow that's nuts for a mount to do so much. How does it hurt performance with the factory ones? I thought it just controls driveline flex

I'm no engineer or expert on the matter, but as I understand it the stiffer mounts help keep the front tires planted to the ground so that you do not get wheel hop. On my car it had a very rough shift from 1st to 2nd gear with the stock mounts, almost like it felt as tho something was braking when it shifted. I can't say for sure that the upgraded mounts helped my 1/4 mile times because temperatures changed drastically around the time I installed them and I also installed the gearhead intercooler at the same time with no track visits in between at that time, but I will not be removing either one for experimenting again. I like the way it drives with both upgraded mounts.
 

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Personally, I'd only run Anthony DiCunzolo's mounts because SSM's version has been known to cause false KR. However, I am not going to act like he didn't also sponsor part of my build, but between the two (and running the original ones that SSM manufactured for Anthony) Anthony's new updated ones is the best of both worlds. The powder coating is a much better longer lasting finish, the welds don't look like a toddler did them and they don't produce false KR like the previous generation. Just my two cents on the subject.
 

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We only call them Anthony mounts because we don't know who made them. I mean he told them the distance between two bolt holes, so there is that. Come on people this isn't new technology. It's a piece of tubing welded between two bushings. I've discussed it with local machine shops who say they can make both mounts for 100 bucks.
Anthony is a parts sourcer/shipper, not a designer. Now I will give him credit for getting the correct length for the part and finding a shop to build it. But as far as design, this has probably been a thing since before traction bars or around the same era.

Now if Anthony is on here and reads this, thank you for helping overcome one of the many major problems with this platform. Maybe you can source a PTU fix and be rewarded with wheelbarrows of cash, someone needs to do it.
 

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Personally, I'd only run Anthony DiCunzolo's mounts because SSM's version has been known to cause false KR. However, I am not going to act like he didn't also sponsor part of my build, but between the two (and running the original ones that SSM manufactured for Anthony) Anthony's new updated ones is the best of both worlds. The powder coating is a much better longer lasting finish, the welds don't look like a toddler did them and they don't produce false KR like the previous generation. Just my two cents on the subject.

I get zero false KR from my DiCunzolo mounts as well.
 

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I wasn't around for that whole drama thankfully so I don't feel too bad. But SSM's customer service is absolutely top notch. I called and they answered all my questions even asked about my build. They also sent me a text that it would be a day late because they drilled the fittings wrong and threw in a free t-shirt.
 

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We only call them Anthony mounts because we don't know who made them. I mean he told them the distance between two bolt holes, so there is that. Come on people this isn't new technology. It's a piece of tubing welded between two bushings. I've discussed it with local machine shops who say they can make both mounts for 100 bucks.
Anthony is a parts sourcer/shipper, not a designer. Now I will give him credit for getting the correct length for the part and finding a shop to build it. But as far as design, this has probably been a thing since before traction bars or around the same era.

Now if Anthony is on here and reads this, thank you for helping overcome one of the many major problems with this platform. Maybe you can source a PTU fix and be rewarded with wheelbarrows of cash, someone needs to do it.

Bit of back story on the bad blood for those not in the know. It's not about who came up with the idea more than it is a bad business practice. Essentially Anthony had been the sole seller of these for a while and wanted to make changes but SSM was not willing so he changed manufacturers. So what does SSM do? Continues to make them and undercuts him in the market he created. To me that is bad business and a lack of morals. But that's imo
 

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Bit of back story on the bad blood for those not in the know. It's not about who came up with the idea more than it is a bad business practice. Essentially Anthony had been the sole seller of these for a while and wanted to make changes but SSM was not willing so he changed manufacturers. So what does SSM do? Continues to make them and undercuts him in the market he created. To me that is bad business and a lack of morals. But that's imo

I concur. Thst is why I bought directly from Anthony.
 

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I still don't understand why Anthony doesn't say who creates them. I know he marks up the price but who cares at this point. Wouldn't the new company appreciate THEIR work being praised? Wouldn't they appreciate him increasing their recognition and sales?
Myself as a project manager depend on many people and sources to achieve desired results. I always include all of their contact information with every set of drawings. I may be crazy but if I didn't build something, I don't take credit for it. I give full credit to whoever his new builder/supplier is. They may even be able to create other useful products for this platform. I don't use Facebook or any other social media sites so I don't know any of the drama. I don't know anything about Anthony either, maybe he is a welder, I've never seen his website or his phone number posted anywhere either. Regardless, if it makes you enjoy your car more, do it.
 

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I still don't understand why Anthony doesn't say who creates them. I know he marks up the price but who cares at this point. Wouldn't the new company appreciate THEIR work being praised? Wouldn't they appreciate him increasing their recognition and sales?
Myself as a project manager depend on many people and sources to achieve desired results. I always include all of their contact information with every set of drawings. I may be crazy but if I didn't build something, I don't take credit for it. I give full credit to whoever his new builder/supplier is. They may even be able to create other useful products for this platform. I don't use Facebook or any other social media sites so I don't know any of the drama. I don't know anything about Anthony either, maybe he is a welder, I've never seen his website or his phone number posted anywhere either. Regardless, if it makes you enjoy your car more, do it.

Not going to praise the company for **** welds, and crappy business practices.

You get what pay for. The quality of Anthony's are better period.
 

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