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Rear diff mount

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#1 4x4_Welder


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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:58 PM

Does anybody carry these any more? Just took a look under my Hatch, and the bushing's gone, flange hitting the underbody and all.
How about alternatives, like leaf spring bushings? Or maybe fill it in with RTV, or even make a solid aluminum mount? I don't care if it winds up being pretty solid, the car isn't exactly a luxury ride.

#2 Brumby Boy

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:11 PM

i was going to replace it with one out of a late model outback/liberty then make up a bracket to mount it to the torsion bar housing. i had drawn up plans but shelved them when my old brat got stolen. Rwd plays havoc on that mount.

ps we are talking about the front mount on thr rear diff arnt we?

#3 Phizinza


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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:07 PM

I think his talking about the diff hanger mounts. Those two big round ones.

The only reason there rubber is because of diff noise isn't it? So soild would be fine I guess.

#4 4x4_Welder


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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:18 PM

Yeah, the big round mount up front. I'm going to try using RTV soon, I need to swap out the rear suspension soon so I can get some decent tires under it. Might as well do it while the diff is out.

#5 Phizinza


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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:30 PM

That's interesting. I have never had a problem with that mount. It's always been the others.

My brother used blue RTV on the 3 engine mount in the Mazda 626 turbo. They were cracking and there was more then healthy shaking under the hood. After the RTV it got better. Don't know how long it would last as the 626 blow it's second gearbox (rare things to find) and got wrecked.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:32 PM

i've heard of people making moulds, putting the two halfes where there supposed to go and filling it with liquid poly urethen, i hope i spelled that right

#7 idosubaru


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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:14 AM

i had a bad one and every time yo'ud shift or hit the gas you'd here it torque and whomp the underbody. guy that bought the car from me fixed it. i priced the bushings for him, they were available for $60 or $80 online. you end up buying the entire assembly, the 4 bolts that slide through and hold the diff to a plate which is all one piece with the bushing.

i got lucky and one of the XT6's i picked up had a brand new on in it, so that went in my daily driver.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:14 PM

someone overhere has used nolathene bushes which tightens the whole unit up.Another mate is developing them they may even be done .you can try searching him under blackboxmotorsports.com

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