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Old 04-30-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
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i have an 03 ssei and the motor mounts are reaaallyyy soft on it is anyone elses like that? it shakes the car a bit? and when you grab a liberal foot of throttle from stop it shakes some, i know its supposed to move but when mine shifts into the final drive gear just cruising sometimes it bumps too i was wondering if it was normal i figured the motor movement was just from the charger spooling and unspooling but ide just like to make sure with you guys, you know alot mor ethan me haha
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Many here like to change the front mount to a solid front mount. Search on solid mount or hockey puck in the 2000 section and you'll find many detailed posts.

As for the charger spooling and unspooling... turbo'* spool, superchargers being belt driven are always spinning and ready to work.
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heres a link to my directions on the solid front mount
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ockey&start=40
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you can make one (solid mount) its so simple
i like the fact that no one who has built a solid mortor mount has taken it out and said H*** NO WORST MOD I EVER DID !
i like mine (110,000+ miles on it). lift the hood, rock the car(back and forth) in park, see all that movement
that is not good for all the fule lines, electrical lines, exhaust pipe so on and so on.
it will also help the torque steer. it will help put the power to the ground.
i made a 3" wide motor mount for my car, but i made a 2 1/2" wide motor mount for a friend and it works just as GOOD.
we used a 2 1/2" hole saw and cut holes (wafers) out of the sidewall of an old truck tire. cost for his solid mount $0.00 and he has 40,000 miles with out any problems.
if i had to make a new one for my car i would use the wafers made out of the sidewall of an old truck tire.
the distance between the top of the BOTTOM cross member and the bottom of the TOP
motor mount bracket is 3 5/8".

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just out of curiousity since we are talking about motormounts could a bad motor mount cause knock or not. and also what is the accepted distance for engine movement on stock mounts.
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thanks for your help ill see what i can do about the motor mounts and yes my car torque steers like a bia
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accepted movement is up to you... do you really want you motor rocking around AT ALL? i dont... if its moving more than 1-2 inches you have problems.
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A good way to see how much the motor is moving is to put up the hood, put it in neutral and rev the engine. When mine were bad it looked like the engine was about to jump out! I also had a cracked tranny mount too. Unfortunately, I didn't know about the solid mount until after I had the front one replaced by GM.
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BAHAHHAHAH 1-2 inches...i can move mine 1-2 inches by hand!!!! lol yeah its about time to stick some hockey pucks in there :-p
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