Works for the I4!
I recently worked with Steeda in getting this mount in as a test to see if it would fit on the 2.3 4 cylinder Fusion/Milan as well. The part numbers for the stock piece were the same, so I didn't see why it wouldn't. I received the part quickly (next day) and went right to work, and voila! Perfect fit.
Driving impressions - The first thing I noticed after installing the mount is that the car started a little easier. Before, with the stock mount, starting the car would cause the entire vehicle to shake where as the Steeda mount eliminated that movement of the engine and created a quick, crisp start-up. The initial vibration into the engine bay was very noticeable, ESPECIALLY with the A/C on. These vibrations are probably not as noticeable in the V6, but in the I4 the difference is huge. After a couple hundred miles, the vibrations seemed to die down a little, but is still very noticeable with the A/C on at idle. At cruising speed, there is absolutely no difference. As far as driveability is concerned, it turned the car into a completely different animal. Starting from a stop was much easier at lower RPM's, and throttle response from idle has improved tremendously. Even rev-matching downshifts are much easier with the mount installed. It makes the car much easier, and much more enjoyable to drive. It just feels like the mount isn't eating up the initial torque anymore. My car used to have a slight (what I thought was) clutch chatter when cold, and that has even been eliminated. The increased vibration is well worth the improvement in driveability of the vehicle. The only recommendation I have for Steeda is to possible make a slightly softer version for us who daily drive our vehicles and don't want a huge increase in NVH, but want a more responsive vehicle. Kudos.
Reviewed by: Shane V. from Florida on 5/19/2013