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Old 28 Nov 2014, 04:02 pm
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Ok so i know the continuing issue with the engine mounts then i saw these AGP Dogbone Engine Mounts (Black) 00-05 Neon / 01-10 PT Cruiser. https://www.modernperformance.com/pr...ne_motormounts. Has anyone every used these and were they worth the money?? I dont mind spending it if it is a one and done, repair / fix / I dont have to worry about it again !! I just dont know
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Old 28 Nov 2014, 04:19 pm
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I considered using them but changed my mind after reading others complaining about how much vibration they feel after they install them. You might want to check into why they recommend new stronger bolts.

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Old 28 Nov 2014, 04:21 pm
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just google the product name followed by reviews and read up on what others say. it will help with a decision. jmo
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Old 28 Nov 2014, 04:28 pm
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If you are having a recurring problem with the OEM or aftermarket replacement mounts than your problem is not in the mount but somewhere else.

These mounts that you are contemplating are designed for performance vehicles that will be used in acceleration trails or road competition and will not give you a quality ride. Unless your engine is first completely tuned to the best it can be and all vibration that are associated with engine and drive-train are first resolved or reduced than going to a very firm mount may cause additional problems.
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there is a problem with the design of those. the upper mount on our cars is designed to interlock with the structural collar on the engine.



without that, (if you drive as hard as me) the bolt will shear off. i sheared that bolt off twice. two metric grade 10.9 bolts both failed on me. i made a mount insert that looked like those in your picture with leftover mustang bushings. without the interlocking tab, the bolt sheared on me twice. the fix for me was to use a steel bushing insert that was 7/32" longer than the bushing was wide. on the extra 7/32" of steel tube, i put on two huge thick washers that fit tight over the steel tube. then, on the washers, i carefully carved the notch so the washers would interlock with the engine collar like the factory mount does. this puts all the stress on the center collar where it should be instead of on the bolt. i've had a weaker metric grade 8.8 bolt in there for almost a year of power shifting abuse with no issues. i can almost guarantee if you buy those mounts i could snap your bolts off with one good powershift.

edit: i see they sell stronger bolts separately for those mounts, now you know why (:
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