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Author Topic:   solid tranny mount or not?
Scoot
Member
posted March 10, 2004 08:26 PM
I've just put in solid stock type motor mounts in the front and I've ordered a solid transmission mount. My question is will I have problems breaking the ears off my transmission. Thats what some ppl have told me I should be aware of. I cant afford to be replacing them. Anyone use this setup with a 3speed tranny?

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Scoot
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o5racer
Member
posted March 10, 2004 08:54 PM
Generally not a good idea. If the frame flexes in a wreck or wall shot it could easily break the tailhousing. Usually most run a rubber trans mount with solid engine mounts.


Okie11m
Member
posted March 10, 2004 09:32 PM
If you get smacked the solid mount may not break the ears off but the tailhousing is another story!!!!!! Run a rubber.


BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted March 10, 2004 09:46 PM
I ordered one from Speedway that is a Poly urethane with a inner lock so it won't come apart been running it for 3 years no probs.


racer17j
Member
posted March 10, 2004 10:41 PM
you have to run something rubber weather it be rubber motor and solid tranny like i run or solid motor and rubber tranny something has to flex and absorb the shock in the system a cast tranny case is alot more brittle then a solid steel mount


77k
Member
posted March 11, 2004 02:00 AM
If you are running a final gear you need to do away with tranny mount and install a mount at rear of engine.I know a guy who broke 3 trannys before he did this.


Dixon
Member
posted March 11, 2004 09:49 AM
I run the setup 77k mentioned. The rear mount is a solid plate that mounts between the bellhousing and tranny. I haven't had a problem with it yet.


joetaylor
Member
posted March 11, 2004 03:54 PM
I RUN SOLID MOUNTS ON THE FRONT AND MID PLATE THREE SPEED IN SECOND GEAR @ 7200 NO PROMLEM

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