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06-21-2012 08:17 PM
Buickboy
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Originally Posted by SVTF 03 View Post
Over the weekend I installed the poly bushings into the stock lower trans dogbone. Little vibration....an I mean little. Far better shifting and more solid feel.

Just installed the VF Upper Driver and Passenger side poly mounts today. Wow, tons of vibration. Change rattles in cup holder and ash tray and other things in other places. It's not too bad at speed. But at idle and a little above it's a little much. I read all the reviews and all mostly said to stay with the dogbone only for street use and to only use all 3 mounts for racing, etc. I can attest to this. I'm going to run the mounts for now. I'm hoping they loosen up a little. I'm also going to try re-aligning the mounts to see if that will lessen the vibration. Otherwise, if you are really hardcore about getting all your power to the ground....then run these.
i had all 3 and ditched the passenger side one for those reasons. car was every bit as good with the dogbone and upper trans, but nowhere near the vibrations of all 3
06-21-2012 06:22 PM
SVTF 03 Over the weekend I installed the poly bushings into the stock lower trans dogbone. Little vibration....an I mean little. Far better shifting and more solid feel.

Just installed the VF Upper Driver and Passenger side poly mounts today. Wow, tons of vibration. Change rattles in cup holder and ash tray and other things in other places. It's not too bad at speed. But at idle and a little above it's a little much. I read all the reviews and all mostly said to stay with the dogbone only for street use and to only use all 3 mounts for racing, etc. I can attest to this. I'm going to run the mounts for now. I'm hoping they loosen up a little. I'm also going to try re-aligning the mounts to see if that will lessen the vibration. Otherwise, if you are really hardcore about getting all your power to the ground....then run these.
04-30-2012 11:31 PM
DoomsdayFAN I want to get the other two mounts done. I dont mind the current vibrations at all. It makes it feel and sound (from the interior) more like a beast. I imagine with all three that it'll be even more beastly. Especially with cams/header/etc.
04-30-2012 11:05 PM
djwrg04 I guess you can call me the thread necromancer, because I just brought this thread back to life!!

Which foam density would be better if you went and replaced all the mounts with the "Poly" ones?
03-03-2009 08:05 PM
HTPerformance
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Scrammer, I've had the C-F-M rear motor mount done in mine for about 2 weeks and it still vibrates like crazy . So I can't imagine putting all the 3 in like you did .

I have narrowed my vibrations down to 2 points 1 is around my steering column somewhere and the other is in my arm rest ...
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Wow and to think I'd really like to do the "dogbone" mount with urethane bushings.

After hearing about this much NVH after going to more than 1 bushing I'll reconsider. My DD is too important to me and comfort is a big factor...don't think I can handle all that vibration on a daily basis.


Nice how to though!
THE NVH can be mostly cancelled out by properly aligning the motor in the engine bay. Ford has left some adjustment in the mounting plates on the PS and DS.

Try that out. That should significantly reduce any feedback you get to through the Steering wheel.

Another way to significantly reduce the NVH if you are very concerned yet NEED the poly mounts and comfort is to fill the front frame rails with 4 or 8lb density foam. I'll post up a link later, but this has been successfully done on a number of other vehicles and you couldn't tell it was using poly or solid motor mounts. (http://www.shopmaninc.com/foam.html)

If you are in need of mounts hit us up @ www.htperformance.net!

Cheers,
Brian
03-02-2009 05:23 PM
liquidst07 Wow and to think I'd really like to do the "dogbone" mount with urethane bushings.

After hearing about this much NVH after going to more than 1 bushing I'll reconsider. My DD is too important to me and comfort is a big factor...don't think I can handle all that vibration on a daily basis.


Nice how to though!
03-02-2009 02:52 PM
NAD23ZX3 the four surrounding nuts are 35lb/ft and the middle one is about 95lb/ft. How about a writeup for installing new gas into the tank
03-02-2009 09:20 AM
Buickboy Ive done the D/S one- just support the tranny with a jack, unbolt, install and torque it down. ive got the steeda though which is wonderful except for the fact that it was too tall for the stock battery box.
02-28-2009 08:31 PM
mtadd162 driver side anyone?

i plan on doing mine this summer, so if there is no write up by then, ill take the dutie
02-28-2009 06:14 PM
FocusedSlayer Scrammer, I've had the C-F-M rear motor mount done in mine for about 2 weeks and it still vibrates like crazy . So I can't imagine putting all the 3 in like you did .

I have narrowed my vibrations down to 2 points 1 is around my steering column somewhere and the other is in my arm rest ...
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