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Update on Urethane tranny mounts. WOW!


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#1 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 03:00 PM

*UPDATE - 2/25/04*
*These mounts failed in testing due to melting from exhaust temperatures. Please go here for the latest on this topic*

Well - I made another set of tranny mounts for my wagon, and installed them this morning - all I can say is WOW! It's like driving a whole different car - no more jerkiness when accelerating / decelerating - just pure smooth power. And also no vibration that I can find - they are working just as you would imagine brand new mounts should work. I would reccomend this mod to EVERYONE with an older soob, as every tranny mount I have seen has been shot. The driveability has improved dramatically.

Link to my old post:
http://www.ultimates...t=tranny mounts

I can make these if people want me to - but you can make some yourself just as easy, and pretty cheap. The tube of urethane is like $14. I'll charge $25 a pair + shipping if you guys want me to do some.... might seem expensive till you price new ones ($55 EACH), and it takes a couple hours of my time for each set - have to pull em from the JY, then clean, prep, and put the urethane in em...

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#2 rallyruss

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 04:10 PM

sweet,

I have a gehetto fix involving a old seat belt in place right now.
I have been tring to work up a method of doing just that.

did you remove the old rubber?

thanx good find tell us how they hold up over time.:burnout:

#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 05:18 PM

I removed the old rubber that was loose - but there isn't a lot of rubber in them to begin with, and what was there, and still well attached I just left, and covered with urethane so it won't deteriorate any more. They should hold up just like any urethane mount or bushing would, and as the racing and off-road communitiy know.... they are nearly indestructible. Once fully cured, they are like a hockey puck - very dense, and hard to even bend by hand.

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 05:58 PM

some of my honda buddies have done this to their motor mounts. i was considering it.

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 06:08 PM

Yep, that's what I found, too. I posted about doing this on my car last year, and now have 1000's of K's on the mod, still working great. I did mine in place (on the car) and used duct tape to block one end of each mount. Highly recommended. I also made sure the tranny was centered in the mounts and tunnel before injecting the goo, and let everything set while held in place.

#6 soobme

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 09:36 PM

Call me obtuse, but I NEVER would have thought of that! And it's a KICK A$$ idea. I can't wait to do all my bad mounts on the new ride;)

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:58 AM

good plan. i'v bought new trans mounts from dealer, and thought they seemed "loose" feeling. thanks for the details todd

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:53 PM

GD, if you can make the EA82 mounts by next weekend, are you going to the NWR rallycross? Bring them along and I can pay you then. Otherwise, send me an address and I can snail mail a check to you and pick them up next time I'm in Portland. My email is edrach@spamcop.net.

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 07:28 PM

Hey GD, if you have the time could you do me a favor and put together a small how-to together explaining the basic's? This is something that I think needs to be in the USRM.

I noticed lately that my car has been bucking alot more, some of those mounts are exactly what I need :)

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#10 torxxx

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 11:20 PM

I'm interested in a set for my EA82

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 08:18 PM

*UPDATE - 2/25/04*
*These mounts failed in testing due to melting from exhaust temperatures. Please go here for the latest on this topic*




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