Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing my detailed review and breakdown of the BMRK Member for Stock Motor Mounts in red for the year 2005 through 2014 Mustang. This review is gonna cover a few things like who this is gonna appeal to, the construction and materials that went into this kit, what you should expect to be spending, and then we're gonna take a quick look at the installation. We're gonna be looking at an easy two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, but about three to four hours worth of labor and I'll have a little bit more on that for you later. So the BMRK Member that I have in front of you today is definitely going to be for the die-hard drag racer out there as this is not a bolt-on modification by any stretch of the imagination. And this is going to lighten up your front end drastically as well as make it considerably easier to get either a blower or a set of long tubes installed on your Mustang down the road.
So like I just said, in terms of giving your Mustang a little bit of a diet, this kit right here is going to shave about 15 to 20 pounds out of your front end. Additionally, it's actually gonna be that much more stronger than your OE components. Not only that, by reducing that weight up front, you're gonna be creating a more equal weight distribution which in turn is gonna help you get off the line that much more effectively. So the guys over at BMR have definitely become a household name not only here in American Muscle but out there on the forums or any social media sites. These guys make an incredibly well-built part that's made right here in the U.S. They test these parts regularly to ensure that you're gonna be getting the most out of your Mustang.
So in terms of the construction and materials, it's evident right out of the box this is an incredibly well-built kit, just like I had said previously. This is what I've personally come to expect from the team down at BMR. Taking a closer look, we're gonna see that they're gonna have this manufactured at a one, one and a half and one and a quarter inch steel. Which again is not only going to be lighter, but it's going to be that much more tough than what you're going to be finding on your car. Now additionally, if you're looking to take this a step further in terms of lightening up your front end, you could pair this with some of BMR's components, which again, are not only going to be lighter, but they're gonna work hand in hand to make your driving experience that much more memorable as well as getting you off the line that much faster.
In terms of the pricing here guys, you should expect to be spending about $500 bucks for this kit, which in my opinion is definitely pretty affordable in comparison to some of the other options out there. You could easily tip the scale to the north of about $700 bucks. Again, for what you're getting here, this is gonna be a U.S. designed and built part, which has been tested over and over again by the team at BMR. It's gonna create better weight distribution as you're gonna be shedding 15 to 20 pounds up front. And if you're gonna pair this with their A-Arms, you're gonna be even shedding more weight. Additionally, if you're gonna be looking to install a set of long tubes or maybe a blower down the road, this is gonna give you the ability to work freely and not be in a tight, cramped space.
Switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're easily looking at a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and about three to four hours to get this onto your car. So looking ahead, some things I'd make sure to have on site here, it's definitely gonna be an impact gun if you can find one, a few sockets, a couple of wrenches and a slew of patience. I might even take this a step further and get a second set of hands here to help you install this as again, it's gonna be a little bit more on the labor intensive side. But this is something that honestly, any novice wrencher can get away with, as you're gonna have some incredibly detailed instructions from BMR as well as a slew of our support that can be found online. To start, you're gonna need to pull your wheels and tires off in order to access your tie rod ends. Once those are removed, you're gonna need to get into your ball joints and then pull them from the spindle. After this, remove the bolt from your steering rod, then pull the covers underneath your steering rack. Then pull the K-member brace and then disconnect the electronic steering rack. So after this, you're then gonna need to pull your mounts and then you're gonna need to get your jack in place underneath them to essentially drop them down. Now, while it's much easier said than done, once everything's out, simply throw BMR's K-Member back in. Bolt everything up and you're good to go. I know it's a quick glance at what's gonna be entailed to get this installed guys, but again, you're looking at a pretty solid two out of three on the difficulty meter and easily and three to four-hour job to get this on.
All right guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the '05 through '14 Mustang owner and you're finding yourself at the track more often than not, you're looking to create a little bit more equal weight distribution, shed some weight out of your front end as well as making it a little bit easier to install a blower or a set of long tubes down the road. I would definitely suggest checking this out for your car. That's my quick review and breakdown for the BMR K-Member for Standard Motor Mounts in red for the year 2005 through 2014 Mustang. Available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Engineered to provide additional space for big power adders such as long tube headers and turbochargers, BMR's Tubular K-Member is a lightweight upgrade for the bulky stock unit. Not only does it provide additional clearance, it also drastically reduces weight by 18lbs and improves handling performance. Designed with integrated motor mounts, this K-Member is perfect for street performance, drag racing or road racing applications.Quality Tubular Construction.
Proudly crafted right here in the USA, this BMR K-Member is manufactured from heavy wall DOM steel tubing for incredible strength and rigidity. Completed in a durable, brilliant red powder coat finish, this K-Member will deliver stunning good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.Bolt-On Design.
BMR designed their Tubular K-Member be a straight forward bolt-on upgrade that can be completed with just basic hand tools. With all the necessary hardware included, their is no welding or additional modifications required for installation.Optional Upgrade.
If you find the included polyurethane motor mount bushings to be too soft for your specific driving needs you can upgrade to a set of optional BMR Solid Aluminum Motor Mount Bushings
. Installing a set of Solid Bushings will help regain the horse power and torque that is normally lost do to engine and driveline movement. BMR recommends their Solid Motor Mount Bushings for high performance street, track and drag Mustangs that are making more than 700 ft/lbs of Torque. Sold separately, see option listed above.Application.
This BMR Suspension Tubular K-Member is designed to fit all 2005-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS, and Shelby GT500 models with BMR or stock A-arms and spindles installed.
- What's in the Box
- (1) K-member
- (2) Upper Motor Mount Plate
- (4) Motor Mount Bushings
- (2) Lower Motor Mount Plate
- (4) 9/16" x 2.5" Lock Nuts
- (2) 14mm x 100mm Bolts
- (2) 1/2" x 5" Bolts
- (2) 3/8" x 3.5" Bolts
- (4) 9/16" Spacers
- (4) 1/2" Washers
- (2) 3/8" Nuts
- (4) 3/8" Washers
- (2) 1/2" Lock Nuts
- (2) 14mm x 100mm Lock Nuts
- (4) 9/16" Lock Nuts
- (10) 9/16" Flat Washers
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Designed for use with BMR or stock A-arms and spindles installed