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Old 10-04-2003, 06:51 PM
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Solid motor mounts?

when i put my motor in after i baught it i had to grind down one of my motor mounts because the last owner had solid mounts and it was also cuz the motor was in a ford..but anyways.. im doin a header swap finaly with some Flo Tech headers.. i'v heard there decent and i'v heard there garbage.. but the price was right so i went for them.. well when i put em on i wana replace that motor mount properly.. just to be safe.. i was thinkin solid mounts...first of all there cheaper! GM wanted $100 for one clam.. so i looked up the solid mounts.. found them for $80 then when i get my cam in it'll rumble the whole truck right? the smart thing would be to get solid trany mounts to right? or would it be ok not to? if anyone has any experence or opionins on solid mounts.. let me no.. havent heard much about em.. so not sure if its a good idea or not.. thanx guys
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:14 PM
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I had solid mounts in a '71 Camaro I Had once. I knew when I fouled a plug (same plug everytime bad guide), my horn button in my cheap steering wheel would go ding ding ding ding . If there's anything loose on your car you'll know it running solid mounts, like that annoying noise that resonates from under the dash somewhere. I've never had a bad set of Flo-Tech headers, but then again I'm a cheapskate.
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:45 PM
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If you run solid motor mounts and a solid trans mount on the street you are looking for real trouble in a broken trans case. I have a customer with a S-truck with solid mounts and he breaks the bellhousing (almost completely around) on the turbo trans at least twice a summer. You might think he would learn by now.
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:58 PM
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dam i never thought about that transfer case.. ok forget the solid mounts.. don't wana break my bell housing either.. problem solved.. im glad u had good results with your flo techs.. can't wait to get mine on.
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I run solid mounts without any problems.
It will vary from car to car but I say if your gona run solid mounts you may want to get all the flex out of the body you can.

I would run polly or solid body mounts, sub frame connectors, cage etc to really get it all stiff.
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If it`s a race car or pro street they would be ok. If it`s your everyday beater you will shake it apart.
If you want to feel it run try poly mounts.

Better yet find someone who has them and ride in there car.

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i run solid mounts on mine everythings fine... all my friends run solid they havent had any problems...
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If solids were a good choice then all of the manufacturers would have installed them. I will go with the professional engineers rather then some kid in a speed shop or parts dept. It's your fillings
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