The OEM rear engine mount on the Fusion makes extensive use of pliable rubber at its main connection to the frame. One of the biggest issues is that the OEM rubber will flex too much, hindering performance during spirited driving. Following its development with the Focus and Fiesta mounts, cp-e™ has turned its attention to the Fusion platform to bring the community a motor mount which reduces wheel hop, engine movement, and the performance robbing effects that the stock mount allows without the unwanted harshness of a typical urethane mount. We’ve set out to solve this problem with our Fusion RMM.
cp-e™ goes a step above the rest by using an EPDM bushing; a type of rubber. Urethane, a common after-market bushing material, begins to fail at temperatures as low as 200°F and generally the bushings need a higher durometer rating to hold together. The location of the mount allows a large amount of heat to be transferred to the bushing. EPDM holds up to this heat, and doesn’t begin to break down and fail. To top it off, EPDM has a higher density than urethane, so the bushing can have a lower durometer rating while keeping high reliability and support. Why is that good? A higher durometer bushing would transfer more vibrations through the vehicle and into the cabin, raising the NVH (noise, vibration, & harshness) value. By keeping the durometer of the EPDM bushing relatively lower, cp-e™ can provide a mount which effectively secures the motor while transferring minimal harshness to the cabin and driver.
All components of the mount is CNC machined out of billet 6061-T6 aluminum and designed to bolt into the stock location without any modifications to the vehicle. Anodized black, and laser engraved for a clean look, the mount assembly is a sure eye pleaser; making you smile every time you change your oil!
Because the new design is more rigid and flex’s less you will experience less wheel hop and engine movement with spirited driving; lowering those lap times at your weekend track days! Essentially, the engine mount allows the car to “hook up”
- Billet CNC construction
- EPDM Bushing
- Stainless Steel Hardware
- Vertically mounted bushing increase’s durability and effectiveness
- Stabilize the engine rotational movement
- Lifetime Warranty
Unlike nearly all other engine mount manufacturers, we use EPDM for our bushings. This provides much more vibration resistance when compared to polyurethane. This material is also extremely resilient and is able to stretch and even develop small cracks without affecting its structural integrity. EPDM is much more expensive to produce, but it is a far superior bushing material.
Pressed Center Insert
Our metal inserts are physically pressed into our EPDM bushings. This allows the bushing material and the metal to have a perfect connection without any gap. Other manufacturers cut their material out to fit, leaving small tolerances where the metal can still vibrate. Our construction allows the EDPM to absorb the vibrations and allows the metal inserts to smoothly move with the EDPM.