Is the Stillen Engine Dampener worth the money. It's only $130, but is it a good quality mod? It reduces engine movement, lessens shock load, and reduce transmission vibes (so the product description says). Any input here guys??
I can say it was some what of a pain to install. If you have semi-big hands, then it is hard to get into the area where the shock goes. Plus, two of the holes on the frame bracket didn't line up overly well. I have not been able to give it a try on the road though since we had 4 feet of snow fall.
Just like lovetoclown stated, it is a bit of a pain to install but is well worth it IMO. The two bolts that came with my kit did not work, so I had to shave down the stock bolts to make it work.
The engine torques over less. Others have stated that they felt a difference when shifting etc, but I didn't since I have so many **** mods it is hard to tell anymore. I have seen many other engine dampers installed on teh Z and stillen is still the best location IMO.
What I mean is... Have you ever seen an old muscle car rev and see the car jerk to one side as it does this? Well that is the engine torqueing over. :bow:
I get that in my Jetta but they don't make such pimpy toys for a 1.8t. I had to settle for a poly mount insert that makes my car shake enough that I had to bump up the idle by a few RPMs.
From my experiences (non-Z) the difference could be felt in shifting, and all together things were a little less jerky. If you open the hood and rev it, you'll notice with the engine dampener, the engine isn't going to move. This is one sign that it's working.
It may not sound like it does too much, but it does in fact help, especially if you have any sort of modifications that may create a rough idle, or rough motor. This mod helps especially on initial launch, or starting from a dead stop in 1st. http://performancenissanparts.com/catalog/...roducts_id=1596
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