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Old 12-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Dog bone mount replacement

Is it ok to use a aftermarket mount if i replace the inserts with prothane inserts. I know most people say dont use aftermarket mounts because the rubber breaks down fast but is the metal of the mount decent quality?


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Old 12-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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No, we say not to use just one aftermarket mount because it wears out the other 2 mounts.

I know all 3 is a tough expense to swallow at once for most of us, so just expect to have issues related to the other 2 mounts going out in the future.
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Would putting the inserts in the old original mount be a better solution for now? Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:03 PM   #4
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I would say yes to your last comment.
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I used the inserts and have had no problems (couple years now). be prepared though as they require a bit of muscle to get inserted. Oh! and the car is going to shake a bit more at low RPM. I don't find this bothersome but some folks do.
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I would say yes to your last comment.
Me too.

Muscle= rubber mallet and a block of wood to set it on.
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A C-clamp and a couple of pieces of wood to shield the parts and distribute force.
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I was replacing this mount way to often, tried one of those poly ones but too much vibration at idle for me. Did some searching on the net and found an alternative. Bought a tube of 3M, Window - Weld, Super Fast Urethane #08609 from autozone. Scraped out the old rubber and injected this stuff, let it dry for 24 hours and installed. It's been in service for over 2 years now and still solid. BTW this 02 ZTEC has 239k on it. Just another option.
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Dogbone mount in poly won't really accelerate the wear on the other 2 mounts if still stock. It will increase the vibes a little but mainly at idle or when stopped at lights. Its not bad though.
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