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Old 08-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #31
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The brake booster need quite a vacuum so when you apply the brakes, especially at idle it will create a lot more vibrations especially with the poly mounts. Not to worry though. The poly mounts break in after some time and the vibs get a lot better.
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i think theres a screw you can turn too, at the TB, to increase the idle. i wouldnt do it unless its REALLY bad tho.
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Thanks... I'm gonna give it 1,000 clicks and see how the vibration is at that point. It has gotten a little better (partially due to adjusting rubber bumpers on the tailgate). If the vibrations are still really harsh at that point, I'll see if I can pinpoint exactly where they are originating from and if anything can be done to isolate them.
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mine kinda buzzes too now that i think of it, haven't had the urge to go mess with it yet tho...
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Well, I took out the battery & battery tray to look at the upper tranny mount. It was just replaced 5 weeks ago. A week after that, the transmission was replaced. Since it had just been replaced, I didn't think it could be bad, but after talking with a tech from Focus Sport, I decided to just rule out another mount as a cause. Well, it was ripped. So the Focus is back at Earnhardt Ford for the 3rd time this month.
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wow, and this is on an 07?? man, what is going on?? tell them to put in some poly mounts. no more ripping. but more vibration.
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In total honesty the vibrations are not bad at all. After 2 weeks or so they smooth out as the polyurethane breaks in a bit.
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yeah, he just seems really concerned with the vibes that he already has, which is why hes trackin it down. i myself would have a prob with them.
does the rear tranny mount help with wheel hop in turns? i hate that. only time i really get it, as i am taking a turn on takeoff.
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The rear mount helps with all aspects of driving from braking to acceleration to cornering.
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The rear mount helps with all aspects of driving from braking to acceleration to cornering.
Here's what I've noticed since having the rear poly mount installed:

1) braking is consistent (no more nose diving or "soft feeling" brakes)
2) straight line acceleration has gotten much better... still won't break the tires loose, but definitely a noticeable difference (ATX)
3) car doesn't wander all over the road with the slightest cross wind or when hitting a man hole cover/bump in the road
4) heavy road noise is gone
5) noise from drive train/brakes/tires when decelerating is gone also
6) down shifts require much less pedal effort
7) when making a turn and trying to accelerate, the car doesn't feel like it's struggling to regain its speed
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