Newbie question here. Why do we need extra stabilisers? Obvs it controls engine rocking a bit better but is this a problem area?
simple question you dont.
BUT if you have modded the engine to give a bit more power you can find things failing or not lasting as long. this can result in excessive engine movement.
as standard there have been a total of 4 engine stabilisers produced by the UK factories over the years. the upper mount and 3 lower ones. one of these was forward facing supposed to be balanced with the upper one the subframe mount often failed. then there were two rear facing ones (one each side of the gearbox) on their own they dont do much to stop engine rocking. (they are in single sheer and are too close to the pivot points) but they do help keep the bottom in the right place. in Aus. they did do a engine mount that went on the thermostat side.
problems. people not mounting top bracket correctly. people using poor materials for the bush. people ignoring a knocking noise. use quality rubber parts and you will be fine.