Comments: There are only 2 things that get me to do a review:
1) When a product sucks a$$ and I want to help put the vendor out of business for peddling a POS to hard working Jeep Owners.
2) When a product is worth every penny and deserves praise for being outstanding.
Lets get to it:
This review is based on the Superkit, Ultraflex rubber 1" Motor Mounts but since the motor mounts are part of that kit, it works for just those too. I have no affiliation with Brown Dog LLC... this is just an honest down to earth review.
Placing your order
: When you buy the Brown Dog motor mount kit which are made to order - Your email gets flooded with update notices! When you place the order, when the order is in production, when the order is complete, when the order is expected to ship, when the order has shipped. You know what is going on every step of the way and you never need to question whats going on with your order. By the way LIFETIME WARRANTY!!!!
Receiving your order:
In my case (depending what you buy, your experience may vary
), the motor mount kit shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Every square inch of the box was wrapped in reinforced packing tape. Every Motor Mount component was individually wrapped and packing material was not skimped on.
This is my initial impression. The instructions printed double sided on high quality paper with very crisp color photos. EVERYTHING is labeled. All the hardware is sorted into individual labeled bags making installation idiot proof
. If you are a moron - Brown dog provides tips and suggestions in the instructions - if that fails, their web address is affixed to each part. Brown dog also has a toll free # (including weekends and evenings
!!!) and email if you have any problems whatsoever. All the welds are very pretty and clean. You will catch yourself singing the Team America Theme song after seeing old glory stickers on all the brackets ~ F*ck Yeah!!!
The following applies to the super kit
: Each super kit bracket is marked that it was test fitted to a Jeep engine block. Giving me the utmost confidence that it will work for my application. The concept that it facilitates the use of unused holes in the block is really cool too. This is what really impressed me - Each bracket is personally autographed by Tim from Brown Dog LLC, telling me that this is a man that has so much pride in what he makes, he is willing to attach his name to it! This isn't some mass produced part made by a machine in the Steamed Dumpling Chopstick province of China... This is made in America by hand, by a person that wants you to know that.
Super Kit Bracket
Super Kit Bracket
Motor Mounts are a clusterf*ck to do no matter what. But the Brown Dog Kit went on smooth as it could given the nature of the job. I had no fit issues or missing hardware. It was one of the most hassle free jobs I have done on my jeep in a long time. The mounts look awesome, fit great and work in conjunction with my aftermarket header as promised. The quality of the Brown Dog mounts is really nice... though, this applies more toward the super kit than the MMs
, the powder coating is a bit soft and will show some battle damage after install, especially the drivers side - no biggie and its the only thing I think could use some improvement.
Upon startup - everything is just "smoother" now. I don't feel the engine as much and I know when I mash the skinny peddle, on or offroad - the Brown Dog mounts will do their job.
In conclusion: Brown Dog LLC sets a standard that every company should try to adhere too = A top notch quality product with outstanding customer service that strives for your 100% and total satisfaction. I regret nothing purchasing this product and I highly doubt you would either.