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Old 07-23-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Dogbone mount inserts installed

I picked these up from Energy Suspension instead of cfm. They have a lip around both inserts so you dont have to glue them in like the how to says, but the inserts were not only a pain to get in, but it took a lot of finagling to get the mount back in also. Since they have a lip its wider and didnt want to fit, but I think it will make it a lot stiffer. I'll update after i go for a drive. Here are some pics:





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Old 07-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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I picked these up from Energy Suspension instead of cfm. They have a lip around both inserts so you dont have to glue them in like the how to says, but the inserts were not only a pain to get in, but it took a lot of finagling to get the mount back in also. Since they have a lip its wider and didnt want to fit, but I think it will make it a lot stiffer. I'll update after i go for a drive. Here are some pics:


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Yep pics not here.

I did that recently too. How did you get the old bushings out? I had to use a crazy huge press at work. I had to fab pieces of metal to make the press push where I needed it to.
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Sorry. It worked in the preview.

I drove to work and home today and wow! These are awesome compared to the factory. No more jerking after every shift.

I got them out at work. Used two pieces of scrap metal tubing. One to sit the mount on then another to hammer it out with.

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Old 07-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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Oh and the whole car vibrates at idle. Once I am over 1000 rpms its fine. I talked to my buddy Robbie aka Sn4ckM4st3r (if you remember him) and he said they just need a little break in time.
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lol You've removed what the dogbone was supposed to do in the first place. The motor mounts are designed from the factory to reduce the vibration carried onto the vehicle as well as hold up the motor. When you went from the rubber bushing to the polyurethane bushing you removed that quality aspect from the dogbone by stiffening up the engine mount so you will feel motor vibrations in the steering wheel. If you had done all three motor mounts you will definately be feeling it a lot more.
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Yeah, I realize that, but I know it wasn't supposed to be that bad. It has cleared up a lot already.
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I wonder if it really gets better, or do you just get used to it. I suspect that you get used to the new feel and it seems more normal.
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Negative. My whole steering column, license plate and wipers were bouncing. Trust me, its better.
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I know this thread is old but I just did the energy inserts this weekend along with drivers and passenger mounts. What a pain getting the dog bone done without a vise. Cut the old ones out and got the inserts in with a rubber mallet and some swearing.
Anyway drives awesome but I sure hope the vibrations do settle down. It's not bad at idle but when starting the car or engaging the clutch to pull away from a stop its like the dash and rear lift gate are going to rattle off. I do a lot of stop and go commuting so a bit frustrating as is. The difference in engine movement is incredible though.
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