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Old 21-12-2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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Evening guys,

I've altered my engine position, which has meant my old sump stabiliser mount is redundant and I cant see a way of reattching it. At the front I have a pair of rosejoints used as a stabiliser, do people think this will be enough, or should I make one for the rear too?

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Old 21-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #2
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I think i'd personally try and fab something up..
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Old 22-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #3
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I've found that two were needed to stop tramping, one on the sump and one on the gearbox/diff housing (there should be some photos in my build diary). I used modified mini bottom stabilisers as they use much smaller bushes than the k series ones so are easier to make fit. That rose joint much be a bit harsh?
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My lower mount is made from a A-series mini adjustable upper engine steady
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Old 22-12-2017, 12:49 PM   #5
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First off, that rose jointed mount is no good. It is a solid mount so will give vibrations throughout the car constantly. This will not only be irritating but will also cause the mount to break at the weakest point.

You need a much bigger and stronger mount with bushes in at both ends.
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Old 23-12-2017, 08:54 AM   #6
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I have arise jointed mount there too, never had any issues with it breaking or extra vibrations, but I would find a way of reattaching the rear steady or you will be putting too much strain on the front steady.


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Old 23-12-2017, 01:11 PM   #7
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mounts are realy so important,, reason for me is >trying to diagnose other small but irratating things that a loose engine will cause!! that list is endless,
so do it well,
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Old 23-12-2017, 05:52 PM   #8
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Cheers guys, I'll definitely have a go at modding a a series steady for the back, think I've still got one knocking about! I copied Dan with that rose joint, with that and the rear steady I found it alright, will go back and have a look at your build though Gaz
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I have arise jointed mount there too, never had any issues with it breaking or extra vibrations
I once solid mounted an exhaust without bushings. Didn't mind the extra noise or vibrations, but sure enough it eventually snapped the mount. Lesson learned!
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