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Old 09-28-2004, 02:13 PM   #11
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damn you MTX bastard have it lucky! ATX can use this mount, but we don't have that lil plate that you totate in and out of the way. ours is this metal clip that mounts to the tranny and trying to get everything in and lined up is a serious PITA bc the new mount won't flex at all (duh).

anyway, nice write-up!!

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Old 09-29-2004, 09:56 AM   #12
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I know as far as functionality this mod is my favorite thus far. I remember slamming second and fearing the whole engine would break loose. Now with the mount i can slam second as hard as i want and all i get was lock up.

FOR THE PRICE THIS MOD IS A MUST!

And i to vote this to be a sticky. Great job on the how to!
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I second that vote! Great how-to.
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:21 PM   #14
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now all we need is a how to do the inserts
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:44 PM   #15
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i have the energy suspension motor mount bushings sitting next to me. After reading this it just gives me some more "i think i can" going into the install this week end. http://www.newedgeperformance.com/in...PROD&ProdID=56 is what i have
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yeah, I put those in a couple months ago... hit me up if need any advice... shouldn't take you more than 45 min.
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I looked at the inserts, and also read some reviews on this forum and elsewhere.
You bet it would save some money, and that's a good route to go if you need to.
However, I didn't want to modify my stock mount.
If there ever is a problem with my clutch or tranny,
I'd like the luxury of putting the stock mount back on before I take it in.
I do believe the design of the VF mount provides for more contact with the frame than the inserts would.
I have also read that some peoples' inserts loosened up over time.

I thougt about it for quite some time, but when all was said and done,
for my own needs/wants, it was worth the extra coin to get the full mount.

Here's a picture to better explain the frame contact area between the 2 different mounts.
Note the lower portion of the bushing is "cupped" on the VF mount.
It provides for 100% contact to the frame area.
The stock bushing only contacts where the metal insert sits.
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well i got the stock bushings out and the energy ones in but now i can't get the mount in so i've turned in for the night not being able to complete the project. I'm so pissed i don't knwo what to punch
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got the sucker in i love it
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[i]I know as far as functionality this mod is my favorite thus far. I remember slamming second and fearing the whole engine would break loose. Now with the mount i can slam second as hard as i want and all i get was lock up.

FOR THE PRICE THIS MOD IS A MUST!
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Wow so maybe this is what I felt. I've had my car for a year but never really got on it too much except yesterday, getting onto the freeway I had to get going quick and from first to second there was a big clunk that scare the crap out of me, I thought something broke, but you guys are saying that's normal? Ouch
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