New! Improved design for late Subaru engines - provides more clearance for thermostat housing and water pump.
Our mount has the advantage of placing the stock Vanagon rubber mounts at the rear of the engine which drastically reduces engine movement and vibration. Most importantly, the muffler can be rigidly mounted, like the VW factory intended, so the exhaust assembly moves with the engine reducing exhaust system flex and the inevitable breakage.
Our adapter comes with the hardware to bolt directly to the Subaru engine using the stock Vanagon rear crossbar (mustache bar). New new inner and outer (linked below) rubber engine mounts are recommended.
With our Stainless Steel Muffler Brackets Muffler Brackets, the stock round muffler or performance mufflers up to 6" in diameter can be rigidly mounted to the engine assembly to provide for a sturdy, long lasting exhaust system.
For Syncro Vanagons, the stock skid plate can be extended 2 1/2" to bolt up just like the factory fit.
This Small Car Mount is for the following Subaru engines:
- 2WD Vanagons with:
- 2.2L Normally Aspirated
- 2.5L Normally Aspirated
- 2.0L Turbo
- 2.2L Turbo
- 2.5L Turbo
Please Note: Oil Pans with extensions to the rear or the side will NOT fit with this mount.
View Mount Instructions (Page: 2)