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Old 13 Aug 2012, 05:23 pm
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I need new motor mounts and I don't know if the solids are to severe for my daily driver
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 06:06 pm
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Unless you're into racing, I'd not go with solid motor mounts. Now if you had a manual tranny, not so bad, when you release the clutch the vibrations are not nearly as bad as when stopped at a sign or light with an auto tranny - OMG the vibrations are over abundant. Now, if you're a female, you might actually enjoy that....OMG...LMAO....yust yoking everyone!


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Old 13 Aug 2012, 06:19 pm
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omfg. totally not family friendly.

It depends- I'd suggest you take your current torque struts off, fill the voids with 3M windshield Urethane, put in oven on warm overnight, and see how you like it.
If you do, you just got a 'forever' fix for $12.

If you don't, you'll know not to get the solids!!!!!!

Old Neon has three mounts and a hydraulic 'hop-damper'
All three are broken and filled with windshield urethan just as tight as I could squeeze it in, and the hydraulic damper is replaced with a strut-

There's only a very thin, firm bushing on top-


It's not bad- only at idle.
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 06:35 pm
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omfg. totally not family friendly..
Really? Not one curse word, not one dirty word at all in my post but you think that OMFG is appropriate??? At this point, I think I want to tell you that you can kiss the fattest, harriest, whitest part of my....well, never mind.....

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Old 13 Aug 2012, 08:41 pm
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I guess my next question would be how long will OEM mounts last if I stay modding not big stuff but injectors bov shift kit dsp ...
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 08:48 pm
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The performance/mods/lack of/etc have nothing to do with your motor mounts so I don't understand your question there.

You can have a completely stock vehicle and still go through mounts like underwear. Don't 'launch' (you shouldn't anyway with a FWD/auto), and don't take turns like a madman; those things stress out and eventually break motor mounts.

News to me on the 'shiftkit' thing.
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did not know if more HP and or torque could shorten life of mounts and transgo makes a valve body kit pretty cheap so is this car even worth putting mods on or should I just keep it stock and give it to wife
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 09:20 pm
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Unless I have passengers, I literally drive my PT like I stole it. It's been up and down numerous race tracks, drag strips, time attacks, and all the crazy mountain roads up in the Smokies. I love the umph off the line, I do a lot of light to light drag racing with ricers, mustangs and modded pickups, all the time. I even had a police car race me in the back lot of our storage unit (mine is two units over from where they store the Sheriff's department's motorcycles). At around 56k I started noticing a slam from the engine at take-off, and got to looking and my mounts are seriously worn out. Haven't replaced them yet, but going to soon as I get a new job....
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did not know if more HP and or torque could shorten life of mounts and transgo makes a valve body kit pretty cheap so is this car even worth putting mods on or should I just keep it stock and give it to wife
Unless you're going to build up your auto, don't attempt to modify it. The 41TE cringes at power; even at stock/near-stock levels.
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Old 14 Aug 2012, 05:11 pm
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what all is needed to be Done on my car before I could start adding power
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