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Old 12-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Brand New Engine/Trans Mounts and HARDLY Any Vibrations

Hey guys, so because I ordered the trans mount first, and they had an extra one from prototypes, and I paid for next day delivery, I got both of my mounts installed today. I'm not going to cover the benefits of them, because Preloader did that. The install is as easy as it sounds.

The point of this thread? Vibrations. There are basically none. When I installed just the upper mount, it was so shaky I got rid of it. I have both mounts brand new, and the vibrations are minimal, and only in the death zone of RPMs, which is roughly 1300-1900. I used Preloader's nylon spacer trick, and would recommend it to all. I don't know if it was necessary, but I'm not taking them out.

It also made my exhaust rasp go away!

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You guys know how I felt about just the upper, but I would recommend this combo to anyone.



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Old 12-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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If Eric can run it I'm on board!! Thanks for the write up. Did you run it with just the trans mount by itself?
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Did you run it with just the trans mount by itself?
I'm also wondering what it feels like with just the trans mount.
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Best bet is just like only having the upper mount will have more vibs than having both mounts. Both mounts = minimal vibs
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Very nice Eric...glad you've finally come to your senses.

As mentioned numerous times...these will be a couple of the first performance mods I do when I get my Sonic.

Also, new sig quote? "I can live with this."
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If the vibrations from having both mounts isn't enough to shake the sand out of Eric's vargina, then they will be perfectly acceptable to any and everyone else.
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The thread title should be more clear in stating the lack of vibrations.

What exactly are the benefits of these mounts?

Do they put added stress on the remaining stock mounts?
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The thread title should be more clear in stating the lack of vibrations.

What exactly are the benefits of these mounts?

Do they put added stress on the remaining stock mounts?
There are no remaining stock mounts.

Benefits are better throttle response and shifting.
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There are no remaining stock mounts.

Benefits are better throttle response and shifting.
along with stops wheel hop. Wheel hop on manual transmissions will most likely blow your transmission up!
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And more direct, less rubbery, throttle response. Fantastic upgrade.
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