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      10-03-2012 11:50 PM #20001
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      10-04-2012 02:41 AM #20003
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Or because the front is such a pita to change. It does make a noticeable difference. Mostly felt when you go back to the garbage hollow oem bar.
      My front sway bar isn't even connected on either side. It just rattles around every bump.

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      Spun the Racelands all the way down. There was a knocking in the front end so I tightened up everything from the coil over install and cleared it right up.

      Try out some fk springs in it. you can go lower since you dont have helper springs on the racelands.

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      10-04-2012 05:13 AM #20004
      removed my b and c pillars to get ready to do plaid tomorrow . and wen to my local club meet.

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      10-04-2012 08:43 PM #20005
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      10-04-2012 08:53 PM #20006
      Took the spacers off, didn't like them. Now they are for sale

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      10-04-2012 10:06 PM #20007
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      10-04-2012 10:12 PM #20008
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      10-04-2012 10:36 PM #20009
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      10-04-2012 10:37 PM #20010
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      Bought a new house & shop for it...

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      10-04-2012 11:17 PM #20011
      Installed a relay fog light wiring kit on it, and got my new wolfsburg fog grills on, it looks great now. Also plastidipped the wolfsburg upper grill, and it came out nice and matte.
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      10-05-2012 12:53 AM #20012
      Quote Originally Posted by Atömic View Post
      Bought a new house & shop for it...

      super jealous! now get some equipment in there
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      10-05-2012 12:49 PM #20013
      stared at the dirty thing.



      and pondered selling the VMRs.
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      10-05-2012 12:57 PM #20014
      Got the BFI stage two full transmission mount in the mail today. Going on either tonight or tomorrow.

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      10-05-2012 01:55 PM #20015
      Called the dealership to make my appointment to fix my cam follower which I believe is broken. Car is misfiring on two cylinders and recently changed all my spark plugs and replace the coil packs. Damn it

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      10-06-2012 12:00 AM #20016
      Installed the BFI stage two transmission mount.

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      10-06-2012 12:22 AM #20017
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Installed the BFI stage two transmission mount.
      how do you like it? sorry i never made it to the mkv meet to do the test drive...i also just put in a stage 1 transmission mount a couple days ago and now that it is broken in everything feels solid. also, i put in a short shifter and breather for the valve cover.




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      10-06-2012 03:05 AM #20018
      I may need to do one of these engine mounts. My car constantly feels like a train with horrible slack in it. If I dont go from brake to gas just right it kicks really bad from a stop. Engine sorta jumps around when you start it up.
      My other other car has 2,150HP per axle.

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      10-06-2012 09:22 AM #20019
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      how do you like it? sorry i never made it to the mkv meet to do the test drive...i also just put in a stage 1 transmission mount a couple days ago and now that it is broken in everything feels solid.
      Well, I did not test drive last night. Just torqued it to spec and pulled it off the ramps. No major difference at idle compared to the mount insert. This morning I drove to work and wow. Huge difference with vibrations in the middle RPMs. I didn't push it (I'm low on gas) but I didn't feel any major improvements with performance. The insert would have probably done the trick for a while, but I just wanted the full set. BFI had their H2Oi sale still going on so I capitalized on that. Got the mount for $20 less than normal.

      Did you also have just the insert before? Was your reaction the same? Visually, I like what is there now as well. Haha.

      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      I may need to do one of these engine mounts. My car constantly feels like a train with horrible slack in it. If I dont go from brake to gas just right it kicks really bad from a stop. Engine sorta jumps around when you start it up.
      Don't do just one. Doing just one puts added stress on the others and that will cause early failure. Just save up and do them all. At minimum, full engine mount, transmission mount insert, and dogbone insert. It'll definitely clean things up.

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      10-06-2012 09:33 AM #20020
      Installed a Scroth 4 point Rally harness. These are the DOT legal street belts, so no cage required. The fit is REALLY tight (as expected), so I am expecting a real benefit when autocrossing.

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      10-06-2012 10:11 AM #20021
      Updated photo with new mount:



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      10-06-2012 11:20 AM #20022
      Cleared EVAP codes. No MAF code present. MAF cleaning must have been successful.

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      10-06-2012 01:52 PM #20023
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      10-06-2012 01:59 PM #20024
      the BFI mounts looks good in there...i need to do a battery relocation to clean things up.

      Do you think the complete replacement mount is worth the extra $100 over the insert? (i know the billet will look better, but how about performance wise?)

      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Did you also have just the insert before? Was your reaction the same?
      No i did not have the insert before, i also wanted to hop on the BFI sale.
      since i am comparing my reactions of the OEM trans mount with the stage 1 pass. side motor mount and stage 2 subframe mount, i could feel a delay in shifting almost like i could feel the trans mount flexing under accel (as it was the weakest link out of the 3).

      with the full set of mounts, there is much more vibration in reverse gear as well in the 1-2k rpm range. however it is very tolerable, but i do not think i would want to have stage 2 in my DD.
      I have a terrible rattle coming from the dash/vent assembly when getting out of my first gear and some whining noise coming from the trans.
      as far as performance goes....traction under accel is better, shifts are instant and smooth, everything feels solid and tight.

      Don't do just one. Doing just one puts added stress on the others and that will cause early failure.
      i left the transmission insert with the "additional stress" from the 2 other poly-mounts.... i was expecting it to be squished, but to my surprise it looked to be in rather good condtion . here is a of the oem mount @ 80k miles
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      10-06-2012 02:09 PM #20025
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      Do you think the complete replacement mount is worth the extra $100 over the insert? (i know the billet will look better, but how about performance wise?)
      I haven't really pushed the car yet with the full mount. From my drive into work this morning, nothing felt amazingly better. Only I have noticed is the added vibrations at about 2,000-2,500 rpm.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      ...and some whining noise coming from the trans.
      Very possible that noise was there all along and the mount just amplified it.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      i left the transmission insert with the "additional stress" from the 2 other poly-mounts.... i was expecting it to be squished, but to my surprise it looked to be in rather good condtion.
      How long did you let it go like that? A short amount of time probably won't hurt, especially at stage 1 and softer densities. I was surpised at the condition of my OEM insert as well at 71k. The insert BFI shows on their site at 40k must have been beat to hell!

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