Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

XR4Ti / Sierra / Sierra Cosworth Discussions - Questions, problem resolution, general talk, technical tips and modifications.
Ed Lijewski
Level 8
Posts: 7022
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:53 pm
Location: The Belly of The Beast

Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri May 11, 2018 9:24 am

Awesome improvement.
20180409_121740-734x1305.jpg
20180409_121740-734x1305.jpg (195.37 KiB) Viewed 819 times
YMMV
Attachments
20180412_133854-1305x734.jpg
20180412_133854-1305x734.jpg (116.46 KiB) Viewed 819 times
Last edited by Ed Lijewski on Fri May 11, 2018 12:50 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Descartes: "Cogito Ergo Sum"
Lijewski: "Sum Ergo Drive-O. Mucho!

User avatar
John Brennan
Level 8
Posts: 11422
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:19 pm
Location: Scottsdale, AZ "Summer Is Coming"

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by John Brennan » Fri May 11, 2018 10:49 am

Nice of Russ to have these made for us. :cheers

What does a set run?
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2001 BMW Z3 3.0 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
2015 Edge 3.5 V6 Auto/Paddles

cmouta
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 200
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:25 pm
Location: West Haven, CT

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by cmouta » Fri May 11, 2018 11:30 am

Aren't the original motor mounts oil filled?
Chris
2013 Nero Fiat 500C Abarth
1988 Mono Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti
1974 VW Thing
2006 Bajaj Chetak 4T w/ sidecar

Ed Lijewski
Level 8
Posts: 7022
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:53 pm
Location: The Belly of The Beast

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri May 11, 2018 12:49 pm

Oil filled is (apparently) sooo yesterday.

YMMV
Descartes: "Cogito Ergo Sum"
Lijewski: "Sum Ergo Drive-O. Mucho!

my8950
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 630
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:07 pm
Location: Detroit

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by my8950 » Sat May 12, 2018 5:47 pm

Nice!

thesameguy
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1897
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:06 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by thesameguy » Mon May 14, 2018 2:42 pm

If only they did online ordering... I would probably buy stuff from them.

rommaster2
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:32 pm

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by rommaster2 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm

I know right, I'm sure nobody is getting rich selling Xr stuff but you'd think as inexpensive as setting that option up is it would be worth it for the business. Did we ever get a reply on the price of these?

my8950
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 630
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:07 pm
Location: Detroit

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by my8950 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:59 pm

thesameguy wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:42 pm
If only they did online ordering... I would probably buy stuff from them.
agreed....
Similar to BAT, they may have had a better chance if you could order online.

DAReese
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1287
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:36 pm
Location: North Canton, Ohio

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by DAReese » Tue May 15, 2018 4:03 pm

Is it that hard to pick up a phone?
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

thesameguy
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1897
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:06 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by thesameguy » Tue May 15, 2018 5:50 pm

During business hours? Yes, it is.

DAReese
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1287
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:36 pm
Location: North Canton, Ohio

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by DAReese » Thu May 17, 2018 3:08 pm

thesameguy wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:50 pm
During business hours? Yes, it is.
Good point. I just leave a message and wait a day or two.
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

thesameguy
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1897
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:06 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by thesameguy » Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 pm

Unfortunately, as difficult as it is to squeeze in personal phone calls during business hours, it's even harder to receive them. The chances of me being able to answer a phone between work functions are very small. I do my shopping at 10pm on Amazon or Summit or rockauto... or mc2racing. Because they have online ordering. :|

Ed Lijewski
Level 8
Posts: 7022
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:53 pm
Location: The Belly of The Beast

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 pm

Screenshot_2018-05-18-15-58-24-1-432x316.png
Screenshot_2018-05-18-15-58-24-1-432x316.png (32.36 KiB) Viewed 575 times
Descartes: "Cogito Ergo Sum"
Lijewski: "Sum Ergo Drive-O. Mucho!

User avatar
John Brennan
Level 8
Posts: 11422
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:19 pm
Location: Scottsdale, AZ "Summer Is Coming"

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by John Brennan » Fri May 18, 2018 5:02 pm

One more time... :roll:
thesameguy wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Unfortunately, as difficult as it is to squeeze in personal phone calls during business hours, it's even harder to receive them. The chances of me being able to answer a phone between work functions are very small. I do my shopping at 10pm on Amazon or Summit or rockauto... or mc2racing. Because they have online ordering. :|
The advantages of online ordering are obvious, even to an old, 20th-Century fart like myself:

Contact the vendor at your convenience. This could be anytime of day or night, weekends, whenever. The vendor responds at their convenience. On a well-designed site/system, all the information you should need-- including, you know-- price-- is right there in front of you.What if, in the time you have available to call (typically carved out/stolen from a busy schedule), the vendor is on the phone with someone else (because that's how they do their business, so they're usually on the phone!)? What if, when the vendor is able to call you back, you can't take the call?

It's always nice, and sometimes necessary, to be able to call someone if you need more info, have an issue, etc. But some change actually is progress.
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2001 BMW Z3 3.0 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
2015 Edge 3.5 V6 Auto/Paddles

zxr250cc
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat May 27, 2017 11:07 am

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

Post by zxr250cc » Fri May 18, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi all,

Is this better at first then doing the differential mount?

Cheers.
1986 XR4Ti Mineral Blue Metallic
1999 Taurus SE 24v DOHC Spruce Green
2004 SVT ZX5 Focus EAP Screaming Yellow

Post Reply