The 92-99 solid front trans mount.
I'm sick and damn tired of ripping these suckers apart in less than 1000 miles.
This is for the TOY car. Excess vibration and brutal forces to the differntial will be the end result if you try this. This mod is for the serious balls-out performance vehicle only. Test-fit and test-ride are at least 3 months away. This is just showing you the IDEA:
I have two spare front trans mounts here. One from Badnit, one from jr's3800. Badnit'* was in FAR better condition, so I used it to create the welding jig, as it was very obvious and easy to get it re-aligned. It'* important to start with a good template to make sure it'll bolt up to the car later.
After the jig was made, I stripped the rubber and epoxy out of jr's3800'* mount, cleaned it up, and custom cut the pieces I needed:
Note the clamps holding the mount in the 'OEM' configuration, and to the jig:
Now strip your 'victim'.
This is what it took to get that pesky rubber out:
Fixtured in the jig:
First piece welded on. It'* important to know the load axis and forces before selecting the areas to beef up:
Safety first. This is so you don't get beer in your eye:
Continuing to weld in reinforcements:
Got 'em all in, now for the cleanup (flash distorts the paint color........it'* actually red):
Excess engine vibration will be the result of this, as well as an early differential death if proper precautions aren't taken. I have another idea for dampening out those vibrations with this uber-solid mount. That idea will come later.
Just thought I'd share the work so far.