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Author Topic:   rear engine mounts?
nate 11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 04, 2002 01:59 PM
i am building limited mod. metric frame, do ineed to put rear engine mounts or would a solid trans. mount work just as good? does rear mount help transfer the weight when you throttle it off th corners? thanks

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted August 07, 2002 10:45 PM
I dont think I have ever seen a mod that hasnt had either a rear motor plate or rear motor mounts that basically serve the same purpose mounted between the block and the tranny. You may be asking for trouble not putting them in. And I dont recall having or not having rear mounts affect weight transfer, But thats just my 2 cents.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted August 08, 2002 12:02 PM
Same here, All I have ever looked at in 20+ years have had a rear plate to bolt the engine to. (makes working on tranny easier when you don't want to take the engine out.)

[This message has been edited by uforacing51 (edited August 08, 2002).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted August 08, 2002 01:06 PM
defintely go with a plate of some sort... otherwise the motor will be trying to twist itself out of the car and possibly tearing up your trans. Even with solid front mouints the rear mount will stabilize the motor. I have never seen a car that didnt have a rear plate and some dont even use a trans mount just let it hang off the motor.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 08, 2002 07:31 PM
Use a mid-plate and also the long pins between the block and transmission. Believe me, you'll be glad.

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