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Old 04-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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motor mounts....

Replace with poly bushings in passenger, driver, and dogbone mounts (if thats possible) or buy new mounts with bushings installed? Seems like I would save a little if I replaced just the bushings....


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Old 04-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Driver side really only supports the transmission, not much dampening effect with that mount, it rarely gets replaced.

Now on to the good stuff, I suggest an Motorcraft passenger mount along with a Massive dogbone with the poly bushings already installed. Or, if you have a vice, get the Massive or Energy Suspension bushings and press them in your old dogbone housing.

I just did Motorcraft passenger mount and Prothane bushings in my dogbone, it made a HUGE improvement, but the Prothane is prone to slipping out of the mount due to not having a "lip", I wish I had researched better before buying that one.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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I have oem d/s and p/s mounts, and a vf lower torque mount, it made a big difference
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so replace the passenger and dogbone, dont worry about driver's for now?
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They just say the drivers side rarely wears out and has no dampening effect. Most will tell you to go least expensive on that one. I have 133K and when I replaced my passenger with OEM and dogbone with Prothane, it felt like a new car.
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Well I can tell you first hand....stay away from the passenger mounts at autopart stores.....mine was replaced 2 months ago...with about 1300-1500 miles on it and it just melted (top cap) and lost all the fluid out of it. Now it pops over bumps...in turns....on acceleration....braking.....driving me nuts. I knew I should have gotten a red one...lol

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Ive had all 3 mounts and the dogbone and trans mount felt amazing, but the VF passenger side pushed me over my threshold for rattling and vibrating.

Save your money and just do bushings on the dogbone. If your other mounts are still OK start with that and work your way up a mount at a time
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Replace with poly bushings in passenger, driver, and dogbone mounts

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All Poly all the way
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