Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The engine emits strong vibration during operation. To prevent it from being transmitted to the body, the power unit is attached through special supports called pillows. Depending on the car model, there can be three or four of them. These linings also soften the shock from the chassis to the motor when the road is bumpy. If the supports are cracked, stratified or disintegrated, then replacement is necessary. The rating of the best manufacturers of engine cushions will help you choose the best product for price and quality. When preparing the material, we took into account customer reviews and product characteristics.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of engine cushions
Rating of the best manufacturers of engine cushions
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In the first place in the rating is a manufacturer from France. The company was founded in 1971. It was formed through the merger of two other companies involved in the production of spare parts. The range of products includes engine mountings, tie rods and tips, silent blocks, water pumps, ball joints. The manufacturer has its own development department, and the production line is fully automated. In addition to passenger cars, the company produces pillows for commercial vehicles: Volvo, Scania, MAN, DAF.
We rated this manufacturer as the best in terms of anti-counterfeiting. Since the French quality quickly became popular with customers, many products appeared on the market in similar boxes, but there were far fewer employees. In order for customers to be able to distinguish the original, the company endows its products with a sticker with a logo, a barcode and additional codes on the body. Another significant difference of the original is that it has almost no rubber smell, but it is impossible to check these when buying via the Internet.
- have ISO TS certificates;
- production in France;
- use a polyurethane membrane structure for better rigidity;
- many French factories initially equip their cars on the conveyor with them.
- only fit European cars (Sitroen, Renault, SAAB, VW);
- high price.
The second in the ranking of the best was the German Lemforder, which supplies parts directly to the conveyor Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, MAN. The brand was founded in 1947 and now belongs to the manufacturer ZF. The company's catalog contains more than 13,000 spare parts, including: silent blocks, belts, CV joints, levers, engine mountings, gaskets. Production is carried out at over 120 factories in 26 countries of the world. 80% of reviews for engine mountings contain positive customer ratings. Drivers are pleased that with careful driving, rubber-metal products can last up to 200,000 km.
In our opinion, the manufacturer should be in the rating due to the release of a new type of pillows with a hydraulic component. In addition to rubber, a liquid acts in them, which is bypassed from the chamber to the chamber, depending on the load on the car. This allows you to change the degree of rigidity of the engine support and ensures its reliable fastening at different speeds and road terrain. Such products can be installed on machines originally produced only with a mechanical type of support.
- anti-corrosion treatment of metal parts of the pillow;
- high protection against counterfeiting;
- after replacement, vibration really disappears;
- long service life.
- high price;
- there is not enough lubrication under the anthers;
- the country of issue can be different from Germany to China.
Another German company formed in 1907 entered the top three. It is named after the founder Otto Boge. Now the brand belongs to a German concern ZF. The manufacturer's catalog has 12 product groups and about 5000 items, including high-quality pillows for power units. When examining the lining, it can be seen that the metal is well covered with rubber and will not separate even from heavy loads. Customer reviews show that these engine mounts last a long time and are easy to install. They are also recommended for those who love a sporty riding style, since rubber-metal products are characterized by increased rigidity.
The manufacturer is included in the rating of the best, since it produces spare parts for both newly appeared car models and old ones. According to the reviews, it is clear that even now you can buy pillows for internal combustion engines Mercedes or BMW from the company, which were produced in 1992. If you own such a 'gangster' car from the 90s, you will always find parts for repair from this manufacturer.
- there are pillows for engines of American, European and Asian cars;
- direct deliveries to the conveyor;
- special temperature-resistant oils are used;
- applying a hologram directly to the product.
- there are many fakes with numbers that do not exist in the catalog;
- high price;
- sometimes oil leaks from the pillows.
Our rating is continued by the manufacturer Febest, which is a German brand that appeared in 1999. But the company's industrial facilities are located mainly in China, which helped to reduce the cost of products. The firm took a benchmark for the production of suspension elements, chassis, brake systems and pillows for engines of Japanese and Korean cars. There are 26 product groups in the assortment. Here everyone can find spare parts for Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Mazda, regardless of the model year. According to reviews, buyers like the precision of hole diameters and stud positioning on pillows. This makes them easy to fit under the engine without additional boring or adjustment.
Our experts liked the manufacturer of the use of special additives in the rubber, which provide elasticity at extremely low temperatures. Thanks to this, rubber engine mountings can be used on vehicles that are constantly driving in the northern regions of Russia. The maximum permitted temperature for engine mounts is -45 degrees.
- relatively affordable price;
- increased tolerance accuracy;
- there are analogues for all original parts.
- a lot of fakes;
- the quality of original parts is different – it depends on the place of release;
- there are no engine pillows for some European brands.
The TOP-5 was closed by Corteco, a member of the Freudenberg Group. The brand appeared in 1996. The manufacturer produces its own automotive products, and is also a packer of spare parts for European and American companies. There are OE-quality details. The company catalog contains 20 product groups. The priority areas of production are brakes, pulleys, belts, pillows, valve stem seals, engine filters, bearings, sealants. The headquarters and several main factories are located in Germany. There are also three factories in France, 2 in Italy, 1 in the UK. Factories are also located in Mexico and Brazil. Despite the controversial quality, reviews of the engine mountings are mostly positive. Other rubber products (silent blocks, cuffs, seals) also work for a long time.
Our experts included the manufacturer in the rating because it has the largest assortment, with over 25,000 names. Not every company can boast of this. If you have a rare car for which it is difficult to find pillows placed under the engine, then, for sure, they will be in the catalog of this company.
- products comply with ISO 9001, 9002 and QS-9000 certificates;
- affordable cost;
- the largest selection of goods;
- cracks in the pillows do not appear even after 100,000 km.
- slight vibration remains;
- hard rubber is used;
- the quality in the boxes is very different.
The sixth position in the ranking is behind another German manufacturer of pillows, producing them for engines of all European and Asian cars. The brand was founded in 1977. The main office is located near Berlin. At first, the company specialized in brake systems, in which it achieved worldwide fame, and then, gradually, expanded the range with other spare parts. The catalog contains about 27,000 titles, including a large selection of engine support cushions. The company also started packing little-known companies, so the quality began to vary. Buyers in reviews advise buying pillows directly in Russia, and not ordering on Ebay, since here they are more durable in terms of service life.
We have placed the manufacturer in the rating due to the huge range. This is another world leader with an extensive catalog of several tens of thousands, so you can find rare engine mounts here that other suppliers do not have.
- a thick layer of rubber inside;
- durable metal bezel;
- high-quality steel on the studs;
- good painting of the metal component.
- some buyers have pillows that are not suitable for fastening (hold-down bolts are not tightened);
- pulls in a lot of dust through large holes.
Next in the ranking is the manufacturer SWAG, which produces pillows for internal combustion engines in blue original packaging with white letters. There are always two stickers on the product, containing the description of the part, the part index, the barcode and the inscription Made in Germany. The headquarters are located in Dietzenbach. The company has been operating since 1954 and is now part of the Bilstein Group. The manufacturer's own factories are located only in Germany, but the company is also engaged in the resale of lesser-known spare parts. Buyers in the reviews suggest that in the original box they can receive goods from Germany or a part with the Febi marking. Therefore, it is not recommended to order pillows for the engine on the Internet – they must be looked at in person in the store.
In our opinion, the manufacturer should be in the rating, because it produces high-tech pillows with a hydraulic type. They are used on the latest models of Japanese and European cars, or they can be replaced on earlier cars, instead of stock ones. This helps to almost completely eliminate engine vibration and protect it from sudden vibrations while driving.
- additional coating of metal parts with nickel;
- assortment is designed for Mercedes, Audi, VW, Porsche, BMW and other brands;
- the catalog contains 10,000 titles;
- there is an ISO 9001 quality certificate.
- there may be roughness on the rubber part of the pillow;
- sometimes customers find Febi products in SWAG boxes.
It is one of the oldest producers in the world. The company was founded in Wisconsin in 1888 and initially focused only on the production of springs and leaf springs for agricultural machinery. The range has been expanded with other car parts. It is this manufacturer who owns the patent for the world's first perforated exhaust pipe, and then for the exhaust gas system with a catalyst. On all forums, reviews of Walker pillows are positive. Drivers like the moderate rubber stiffness and strong metal bonding. Stratification is extremely rare.
We put the manufacturer in the rating because he sells only those goods that he made himself. Manufacturing facilities are concentrated in the USA and Great Britain, so the quality of spare parts is high. Initially, the company supplies goods directly to the conveyor belt of German car factories, and under the Walker brand it sells products in the aftermarket. Therefore, if you have a car made in Germany, then buying a 'Walker', you get the original.
- 20 production facilities around the world;
- compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949 standards;
- produces pillows for engines Porsche, BMW, Volvo, Opel, Jaguar, Ford;
- direct deliveries to conveyors VAG, Diamler-Chrysler, GM.
- the company specializes more in exhaust systems, so the choice of engine cushions is not large;
- high price.
The ninth place in the rating of the best is given to a Taiwanese manufacturer, which began its activity in 1973. The company does not supply parts to conveyors, but only produces parts for separate sale. The catalog contains about 1500 items. Since the company has always specialized in the production of rubber goods for automobiles, it has extensive experience in the production of rubber for support cushions. According to the drivers' reviews, it is clear that engine linings from this manufacturer do not clone the shape of other brands, but are produced using their own technology. Mostly A-shaped rubber insert design is used, to which the motor mount is attached. The official website has detailed information on technologies and assortment. You can order directly on it, which is convenient and helps to save on the services of dealers.
The main reason for adding the manufacturer to the rating is the use of spraying on the metal parts of the engine mount, which protects against corrosion. Most other companies just have paint here, so the hulls rust faster. This is especially true for owners of vehicles stored on the street.
- there are pillows for all brands of cars;
- high-quality packaging (box and film) so that the rubber does not dry out during long-term storage;
- fits well with frame fit;
- paint marking on the body protects against counterfeiting.
- in some places there are gaps when painting the pillow body;
- after 10,000 km, tears may appear on the rubber.
We gave the penultimate place in the ranking to the manufacturer Febi. The firm was founded in 1818. Now it is the largest manufacturer of spare parts for cars and trucks. The catalog contains about 9000 names of parts. Deliveries are carried out to 130 countries of the world. Back in 1994, the manufacturer was awarded the ISO 9002 certificate. Automatic production is used for production. Large quantities are dispatched to several continents without delay thanks to the computerized high bay warehouse.
There are a lot of conflicting reviews on the Internet, in which some praise Febi products, while others complain about them. This can be explained by the fact that the company produces something on its own, but only packs something. Regarding the engine pillows themselves, most often you come across Lemforder products with an erased logo, which, apparently, received minor flaws in production and cannot be sold under an expensive brand (this only applies to engine mounts). As a result, you get German products at a price three times cheaper than the original. But you should be prepared that rubber burrs and casting irregularities are possible on such supports, but they will last a long time.
- Since this is partly a packer, sometimes SKF or Lemforder products come across in the box;
- good box – you can order from afar with delivery by mail;
- unlike original products, it often complements the pillows with a metal body;
- good seams on the planks attached to the beam.
- unstable quality;
- rubber bands under the engine can burst after 1000 km.
Our rating is completed by a Russian-Belarusian-German concern, which began its activity in 1989. The main specialization of the company was the production of spare parts for VAZ cars. The company quickly increased production turnover and increased sales due to the shortage of goods in those days. Now it is a manufacturer that produces brakes, shock absorbers, silent blocks, steering, engine mounts and much more. Products are sold throughout the CIS. To improve production, Mori Seiki and Heller BEA machines were purchased, requiring only a few people, which significantly reduced scrap. Buyers share in reviews that when the pillows are replaced, the vibration from the engine disappears, it becomes easier to get under way, since the clutch finds the optimal moment for pairing faster.
The products of this manufacturer are half the price of the original, for which the brand is included in the rating. If your finances are now limited, and the engine sagging to the subframe no longer allows you to operate the car, then it is better to buy pillows of this brand, so as not to aggravate the condition of the engine. But how long they last depends on the weight of the power unit, driving characteristics and the quality of the road surface. It is advisable to choose these products for small internal combustion engines of 1.2-1.5 liters.
- European equipment is used;
- most of the processes are automated;
- received in 1996 the ISO 9001 certificate;
- there are conventional and hydro-filled options.
- the support of the internal combustion engine can be produced both abroad and in Russia, but the cost is the same;
- dust from metal painting comes across on the rubber of the pillow.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.