its always good to add a puck on top of the trans mount also on the vr6, that way the engine evens out and takes out a lot more of the axle bind. vr6 is already crooked from oem, so when you add pucks on top of the oem mounts, it tilts even more. i need to add one on top of the trans mount in this car i just bought
ps. i wouldnt recommend doing full pucks all around as your mounts, unless you want to snap axle every time you get excited with the gas pedal. i snapped 7 axles in a year on my old vr when i had pucks all around
yeh like andrew said, raised mine with a full puck on each mount, got rid of the axle bind for the most part until i went really low then it came back on right turns but i said f it and drove it like that anyways. but yes my hood has an amazingly sweet upwards dent from the throttle body. i call it... the nipple.
Not sure how I missed this thread.
Nice pick up on the jetta, I was a little worried about the celica. I know your a toyota guy but I wasn't sure how I felt about that. Glad to see this is what you picked up instead. Good deal if you ask me. I will always miss the white car, but with this being the replacement, can't really complain.
Looking forward to the final result with this beauty.
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Wow. a few weeks of working 24/7 and i miss a lot huh?
Andrew im very mad at u. u lied and got the same car as me. I'm jk big guy
Yay for Silver arrow build!
P.s. i haz over sized motor mounts if ur interested tuck tht pan away!
PM me if you have a mint/complete mk2 black dash
98 Porcelain Jetta GLX, 98 Silver Arrow Jetta GLX, 99 GMC 2500 HD, 98 Rot box S10, 07 Rabbit, 91 Tred GLI, Mk3 Cabby Vr, 04 White Golf 2.0, 97 S10 Daily and 91 GLI Project/Soon to be daily.
I just had some metal spacers made at a machine shop.. I got this template from somebody years ago.. I suppose I could pass it along to you guys...
Any machine shop can make them... I had 2 sets made for $30...
Glad to see you back BTW
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I'm looking for some different ways to get my motor up up up!! Just haven't decided whats the best and cheapest and least headache way to do it yet!
You can't call this a "build" or "project", but rather a Journey of several projects involving many "redo's", lots of alcohol consumption or weed chiefin, swearing, cuts and scrapes.
I'm happy you finally found the GLX you were searching for, Andrew. That thing looks mint! I haven't been on vortex in a little while so i missed this thread until now. Jasen has been keeping me informed.
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Here's the epic post everyone's been looking for
How I hockey pucked the motor for less than $15 dollars:
Tools & Supplies:
1x M10-1.50x55 bolt grade 8.8 or higher
1x M10-1.50x75 or 80 bolt grade 8.8 or higher
2x lock washers
6x hockey pucks
Long ass drive extentions
7/16ths drill bit
7/16ths hole-saw bit
7/8ths hole-saw bit
2x4 piece of wood
Start by putting your car up on jack stands, or on a lift if you have access to one, and take out the top bolts to the front and rear motor mounts. You'll notice a bracket on top of the rear motor mount holding some plugs, move those out of the way, you'll deal with them and the bracket later.
You'll use the 16mm on the motor mount bolts, and the 13mm for the nut on the bracket
Next go under the car and use the 8mm 6-point for the bottom front motor mount and remove the shield around it using your 13mm on the nuts. Should have this in your hand when you're done with this step. You will no longer need this bushing at all.
About this time you'll need to jack the motor up so you can remove the top front motor mount. Use the piece of wood beneath the oil pan and jack the engine up literally as high as you possibly can while keeping an eye on various hoses in your engine bay. you may need to remove your intake elbow from the air box.
It's not easy, but reach up from the bottom and wiggle out the top front mount. It'll look something like this when you pull it out.
Now, remove the OEM swiss-cheese bushing from the housing, and use the 7/8ths hole-saw bit and drill holes as close to the center of 3 hockey pucks as you can and put them on the housing in place of the original swiss-cheese bushing. You'll have to drill one more puck with the 7/8ths for the bottom of the front mount as well.
It'll be a little tricky, but put the top side of the motor mount bushing back in its place. While you're down there, place the 4th puck you drilled in it's place on the bottom, use a washer and tighten that 8mm bolt back up. You should be looking at something like this.
Now, using the 7/16ths hole-saw bit, take those last two pucks you have and drill holes in them to be used for the new, longer motor mount bolts. Your bolts should be about an inch or so longer than the original bolts, the shorter obviously for the front and longer for the rear. Also, at this point it would be a good time to drill the hole on the bracket for the rear mount with the 7/16th drill bit so the new bolts fit through.
I have found it easiest to start with the rear. Place one of your remaining pucks ON TOP of the original rear motor mount, and fish the new longer bolt through. Don't forget your bracket and lock washer. It might take some time and fidgiting with the jack to get the new 17mm bolt to line up with the mount, but it can be done. At this point you can put the plugs back on the bracket and you'll have something like this when you've got it right. Rear mount is finished.
Last is the puck ON TOP of the front mount you just put in. Use the very last puck you have left and place it on top of the front mount and fish the remaining shorter 17mm bolt and lock washer through the bracket and let the motor rest entirely. Be sure ALL bolts are torqued down tightly and you're now finished.
Give yourself a pat on the back, shotgun a beer, and admire the new piece of mind you just gave yourself
BTW.. I am in no way responsible for anyone hurt or damages done by following my DIY. I've done this NUMEROUS times without problem so far, and I did this for everyones' benefit.
Last edited by BHCfarkas; 11-17-2011 at 12:28 AM.
It would be better if you had clear ecodes and clear fogs or smoked ecodes and smoked fogs.
But it's your car and it's my opinion.
I still like it. Just throws the flow off a little.
Just my opinion tho. BHC love regardless.