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Old 12-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #21
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Agree on all points. If I could I would redo mine with weights, just like illinipo, but still use the 80a casting compund

Mine was broken worse though, and I wanted to see what the thing looked like on the inside, so I burnt all the rubber off. The bad thing about doing that is the difficulty to get it aligned and avoid preloading. Mine is radially preloaded pretty significantly. We'll see how it works in the long run. If I have to replace, I will find a high miles / broken mount to fix again.

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I'm just tired of these things not lasting myself this should probably become a sticky?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:11 PM   #23
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Not lasting? Mine made it 212,000 lol
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Mine broke years ago, then replaced and broke some more. The cheap ones only last a year if that. When I replaced it the first time my motor was sitting almost a inch maybe more lower than what it should have been.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:59 PM   #25
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OMG

WTF

I GOT MY CAR BACK :D

Shifter slop, GONE

Vague clutch engagement, GONE

Torsen once again working as designed.

Now I remember why I used to love to drive this car. I think that mount has been broken for a lot longer than I previously thought. Perhaps 1 year or more. Man, I really missed this car in this form!


Anyway, I broke down and pulled the weights off on Sunday night (~48 hours). The stuff inside was still really, really squishy... So I tossed it in front of one of my heater vents in the house until just a few hours ago (~84 hours). It finally got pretty stiff, and I really needed to put my car together, so I did.

Very minor increase in vibration. I am really sensitive to it so most people would think there is no difference. Driveline is solid. It is raining today, so very very easy to test out wheelspin characteristics. Where it used to just spin up the RF instantly with tons of wheel hop, I am now getting even wheelspin or on occasion the left side actually spinning up a bit, something that has not happened in this car for 2 years.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #26
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I was worried when you said it was still soft at 48 hours, but sounds like the $5 fix was a total success. Horray!

FWIW the vibrations from my "much more solid" mounts are still not bothering me, I just find them somewhat amusing, and the added firmness and accuracy in all of the areas you mentioned (shifter, clutch, wheelspin control) make it completely worth doing.
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I remember when I just replaced my stock mounts with more stock ones (beside the lower one of course). The car felt like a brand new car very solid, needless to say it doesn't feel like that right now. Can't wait to try this myself.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #28
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Bump. My McMaster-Carr 80A casting compound motor mounts are still working perfectly.
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DIY motormounts? Now I've seen everything. I hope it works out for you and probably will feel smooth for awhile. Hopefully forever. Once again, congradulations on thinking out of the box.
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DIY motormounts? Now I've seen everything. I hope it works out for you and probably will feel smooth for awhile. Hopefully forever. Once again, congradulations on thinking out of the box.
It wrks well for the cost. I been doing it on cars since 1992.
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