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kcobean 10-22-2011 10:48 PM

Upgrading engine mounts?
 
It seems like these engines have a ton of play in them. When I test drove my car before I bought it, the engine rotation actually popped the intake tube off the airbox. Anyone going to different / stiffer engine mounts on their TVS car?

The Stig 10-22-2011 10:51 PM

Pfadt has solid engine mounts

kcobean 10-22-2011 11:12 PM

Are solid mounts recommended for this application?

The Stig 10-22-2011 11:20 PM

Don't know what application you're going for but yes, solid engine mounts will get rid of pretty much all engine movement. Though it will also increase road noise as well.

DietCoke 10-22-2011 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3916989)
Pfadt has solid engine mounts

Since when... the mount they sell is bushed.

kcobean 10-22-2011 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3917111)
Don't know what application you're going for but yes, solid engine mounts will get rid of pretty much all engine movement. Though it will also increase road noise as well.

Just the stock ZL575. I couldn't believe how much rotation of the engine occurred in these cars between on and off throttle.

The Stig 10-22-2011 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by DietCoke (Post 3917123)
Since when... the mount they sell is bushed.

http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/178

DietCoke 10-22-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3917206)

That is not a solid motor mount.:facepalm:

The Stig 10-22-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by DietCoke (Post 3917210)
That is not a solid motor mount.:facepalm:

:facepalm::facepalm: That's my bad then.

DietCoke 10-22-2011 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3917212)
:facepalm::facepalm: That's my bad then.

:thumbup: Im sure someone makes one, but solid mounts can be brutal to live with. Race car stuff. Pfadts is a very small self lubing bushing in a rigid aluminum frame. 95% of the character of solid, but much, much less stress/vibration. The best compromise out there.

Prothane makes a nice poly pancake mount, too. Its a little more affordable then the pfadt, but a different style.

Theres a third company that makes a direct copy (imo) of the pfadt mount for a few bucks less. Jury's still out on that one. They claim 7 second tested but no one has a camaro nearly that fast. http://www.torquesolution.com/product-p/ts-cam-001.htm

kcobean 10-23-2011 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by DietCoke (Post 3917223)
:thumbup: Im sure someone makes one, but solid mounts can be brutal to live with. Race car stuff. Pfadts is a very small self lubing bushing in a rigid aluminum frame. 95% of the character of solid, but much, much less stress/vibration. The best compromise out there.

Energy suspension makes a nice poly pancake mount, too. Its a little more affordable then the pfadt, but a different style.

Theres a third company that makes a direct copy (imo) of the pfadt mount for a few bucks less. Jury's still out on that one

So you would recommend the pfadt mount for a TVS blown motor then?

DietCoke 10-23-2011 12:23 AM

Its not necessary, unless youre having issues with piping due to engine movement. I run the pfadt style mount because of tight tolerance in the fit of the 4l80. The prothane mounts are a little more compliant if you dont want any extra vibes in the car

Inferno LSX 10-23-2011 12:42 AM

After a while I can't even tell I have the Pfadt mounts. They started off almost unbearable, but either I got use to them or they softened up. But from vids of my engine from dyno pulls the engine doesn't move at all.

Synner 10-23-2011 01:50 AM

There's prothane too.

DietCoke 10-23-2011 01:59 AM

^ brain fart, they make the pancake mounts i was thinking of, not energy. Edited my post

jsharp 10-23-2011 10:00 AM

I have maggie car. They would be a good addition although I have no problems except my car is cammed and when the engine is first started and warming up I do here some pipe clinging from the engine movement but once its warm and smooth out I dont here it; niether do I hear it when i punch the gas. I will probably get them though when I do my 416ci block.

MJ 10-23-2011 10:24 PM

I had the Prothane motor mounts installed at Jannetty's. Cammed with blower 680 to the wheels had a lot of engine movement, but not anymore. Vibration did increase, but is not annoying. Nice product... Glad I had them installed.


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