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Old 12-15-2006, 12:10 AM   #91
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Is it worthwhile getting the Energy Suspension Inserts or is it better to just change the whole mount?
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:05 AM   #92
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Personally, I'd do the whole mount...its a lot stronger because its machined rather than cast. There's a lot more stress on the mount itself with the urethane bushings that could potentially crack a stock rear mount.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:13 PM   #93
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quick question... what is the stock mount cast out of and is it the same metal as the machined VF one?
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:29 AM   #94
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quick question... what is the stock mount cast out of and is it the same metal as the machined VF one?
You just said it right there, "cast" vs "machined", not the same material.

old thread btw.
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:28 PM   #95
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they better not break lol I have that mount now
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #96
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I'm retarded

Hey everyone,

Sorry to resurrect such an old post, but I finally got around to putting in a VF Engineering rear motor mount and encountered a problem. With 50,000 miles on the car the bolts were tighter than I anticipated.

The bolts on the plate and the front bolt (into the transmission housing) came off with little effort, but the chassis bolt was a BUGGER!

I soaked it with WD40 (all I had at the time) and waited a minute before trying again. No luck.

Rather than taking a breath and thinking, I swore, then grabbed the handle off my floor jack and proceeded to try to "persuade" the bolt loose. Big mistake.

SNAP! That's the sound of a motor mount bolt that had enough. The bolt broke off about 1/2 an inch into the mount. Now the mount is stuck.

Is there a nut on the top of that mount? I feel one up there and can get a 15mm wrench on it, but that won't move. I'm assuming that it's just welded to the sheet metal frame for the bolt to thread into.

Anyone have any ideas for how to get this mount out of there?

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Old 09-28-2007, 12:46 PM   #97
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Hey everyone,

Sorry to resurrect such an old post, but I finally got around to putting in a VF Engineering rear motor mount and encountered a problem. With 50,000 miles on the car the bolts were tighter than I anticipated.

The bolts on the plate and the front bolt (into the transmission housing) came off with little effort, but the chassis bolt was a BUGGER!

I soaked it with WD40 (all I had at the time) and waited a minute before trying again. No luck.

Rather than taking a breath and thinking, I swore, then grabbed the handle off my floor jack and proceeded to try to "persuade" the bolt loose. Big mistake.

SNAP! That's the sound of a motor mount bolt that had enough. The bolt broke off about 1/2 an inch into the mount. Now the mount is stuck.

Is there a nut on the top of that mount? I feel one up there and can get a 15mm wrench on it, but that won't move. I'm assuming that it's just welded to the sheet metal frame for the bolt to thread into.

Anyone have any ideas for how to get this mount out of there?

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Man, that sucks, Freaky!!! How'd this story end????
Sorry to resurrect an old thread.

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It turned nasty before the end. I managed to get the mount out, but that bolt was resilient. I ended up getting all but the last inch of it out, then snapped the EZ-Out into the last little bit.

At that point I had had enough. I brought it to a local shop. The charged $150, which I thought was pretty fair, considering to remove that bolt they had to drop the entire front suspension and torch off the welded nut. They ended up just replacing it with a real nut. Worked fine.

I actually ended up saving money in this whole ordeal believe it or not. One of the mechanics there has an '04 5-Door Jackson Supercharged CD SVT!!! He had already bought a Predator Tuner (with a less than stellar tune) but had to buy an X-Caliber when he went to supercharge it. So he sold me his tuner for $100. Since our SVTs were so close in age, they had the same Gen. ECU. Flashed with no issues.

I love the mount. Makes shifts nice and crisp. The tune that he had wasn't terrible either. Definitely an improvement, but with the mount I think I want the idle set up just a hair (vibration with the AC on).

Other than that, all is well. I love this car. A few more things done to it and I'll be pretty content.
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Sweet!!! At least that cloud had a bit of a silver lining!!!

The JRSC definitely rocks HARD!!!!! :)

Thanks for sharing,

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I just installed my new vf lower mount. I LOVE IT!
It pulls so much harder, and there is so much more power getting to the wheels, especially off the line. It shifts so much firmer.I also noticed the improved braking.....its very nice. I even like the little bit of vibration at idle. The vibration wasnt nearly as noticable as people made it out to be on here. Such a great mod. I'll be installing the other 2 vf mounts on wednesday. Its gunna be awsome.
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