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Old 05-18-2005, 03:32 AM   #1
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I need less movement from the engine....like none.

I was reading SilverBullet'* thread from awhile ago on his solid mounts, which seems interesting, but Damemorder also suggested Urathane: http://www.stormowners.com/GSOPDatac.../fa/view/id/58

I need advice, help, etc. in what path to take and what materials I need. I don't have the resources to do this myself, so basically I'm gonna have to have the mounts ready for install by a connection that lives kinda far away or for a nearby shop.
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Well, you want SOME flex, just not alot. Ultimately, a solid mount COULD cost you your trans/diff.

I'd be tempted to go Urethane.
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I agree with Bill, no flex is bad. Too much flex is also bad.
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Solid mounts are great on a dedicated track car that gets inspected and serviced after every race.

As stated they can be hard on the rest of the power train. They also transmit all engine noise and vibration to the rest of the car. The V8 folks that use them are checking and tightening every nut and bolt on the car monthly.

Urethane is a better choice for a daily driver. Urethane will still be less comfotable than stock.
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Oh I agree Urathane looks to be the best bet for reliablity and drivability, for the input too.

I was reading the link I posted above and it seems to be a great idea and then damemorder said with his he made a mold around a original mount, then poured the Urathane mix in. Sounds like a great method, but how on earth do I make a mold? Fiberglass?
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Fiberglass works.
Silly putty might not work so well
Check the local craft stores and places like that for other alternatives. Some have rubber that you can use to make molds.
Randman might be a good source as well. He'* done some molding before. I think with glass.
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i have over 75,000 miles on my solid mount with no problems repeat NO PROBLEMS
i have made 3 solid mounts for other cars.
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wow.. sounds promising, but I'll stick to the way it was designed. Somehow those engineers got it right for 150K miles on my car so far.
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i have over 75,000 miles on my solid mount with no problems repeat NO PROBLEMS
i have made 3 solid mounts for other cars.
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Rod, your front solid mount (I've seen two installed personally) won't work on Kyle'* car. Yours will only work on 2000+, unless you want to design and build a different one.
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Ya 2000+ has different setup.
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