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Old 07-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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dog bone mount install

hi guys


Im going to be doing this in the coming days,

i hear that you have to support the gear box,???

if i did not support the gear box, with a block, would it drop out,????

i want to do this mod, but i also want to know of any risks involved

im not a mechanic, but i have weekend experience, (home mechanic experience) but thats through following guides on forums.


any help would be appreciated

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Old 07-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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hi guys


Im going to be doing this in the coming days,

i hear that you have to support the gear box,???

if i did not support the gear box, with a block, would it drop out,????

i want to do this mod, but i also want to know of any risks involved

im not a mechanic, but i have weekend experience, (home mechanic experience) but thats through following guides on forums.


any help would be appreciated

rob
I did this very recently, but had the luxury of a lift. I had it supported while unbolting but I actually had to relieve some of the pressure from the transmission jack when removing and installing the new dog bone. I couldn't get the new dog bone in place while I had pressure applied from the transmission jack. With no pressure applied you can move the transmission laterally.

So it won't fall out at all. This mount is more to stop lateral movement.

And this is coming from someone with not a whole lot of mechanic experience. There is also a "how to" on here that I used to walked me through the install. Probably one of the simplest modifications out there.
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found the how too

"How To" - VF Engineering Rear Mount-Install Pics

Also, I would recommend getting a polyurethane dog bone if you haven't already. I had an oem Ford dog bone go bad on me in only 2 years. Also the polyurethane dog bone made shifting so much better from the decrease in lateral movement from the transmission.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:56 PM   #4
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found the how too

"How To" - VF Engineering Rear Mount-Install Pics

Also, I would recommend getting a polyurethane dog bone if you haven't already. I had an oem Ford dog bone go bad on me in only 2 years. Also the polyurethane dog bone made shifting so much better from the decrease in lateral movement from the transmission.

thanks alot for the info bro, very helpful

whats your car??? what mods???

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thanks alot for the info bro, very helpful

whats your car??? what mods???

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I have an 02 SVT focus with not too many mods, K&N air intake, CFM High Flow Cat, Tom's Tune, taylor spark plugs, CFM short throw shifter, and CFM dog bone. Getting a CFM TB in the mail soon, and one day I hope to have a turbo.

How about yourself? Looks like you have the Mk1 ST170? mods??

Talking about the MK1 ST170, reminded me that I actually installed an embroidered ST shifter boot I got from the UK even though I have the SVT, figured since it's basically the same i could get away it. Much nice leather then what came with my car.

http://www.tuning-shop.co.uk/ford-fo...ml?cPath=15_76
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I have an 02 SVT focus with not too many mods, K&N air intake, CFM High Flow Cat, Tom's Tune, taylor spark plugs, CFM short throw shifter, and CFM dog bone. Getting a CFM TB in the mail soon, and one day I hope to have a turbo.

How about yourself? Looks like you have the Mk1 ST170? mods??

Talking about the MK1 ST170, reminded me that I actually installed an embroidered ST shifter boot I got from the UK even though I have the SVT, figured since it's basically the same i could get away it. Much nice leather then what came with my car.

http://www.tuning-shop.co.uk/ford-fo...ml?cPath=15_76

nice, i have intake, standard exhaust with lunchbox delete, copper spark plugs, 10 mm leads, c-f-m 67mm throttle body, c-f-m 180 degree thermostat, AEM wide band o2 sensor, high octaine fuel, and toms tune

im thinking of getting the c-f-m high flow cat, did you feel it mad a difference to your low end pull??
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nice, i have intake, standard exhaust with lunchbox delete, copper spark plugs, 10 mm leads, c-f-m 67mm throttle body, c-f-m 180 degree thermostat, AEM wide band o2 sensor, high octaine fuel, and toms tune

im thinking of getting the c-f-m high flow cat, did you feel it made a difference to your low end pull??
Nice, and for me when I installed the high flow cat it seemed noticeably different/quicker but I also did the following at the same time:

1) New Taylor Wires
2) copper spark plugs
3) my old cat i think was clogged, I was throwing inefficient cat engine codes even with new o2 sensors.

So I don't want to tell you it makes a huge difference because i replaced all three at once. Definately hear a nice and louder exhaust tone. But I'm sure with most svt mods, you are looking at only a few HP, and it wasn't cheap, $500ish i think.
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