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    Thread: Opinions on hydro vs. solid transmission mounts

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      04-27-2012 03:14 PM #1
      I'm going to replace mine and just wanted to see what people had to say about how much of a difference they observed.
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    2. 04-28-2012 12:45 AM #2
      I don't know of any place that sells solid trans mounts. What makes you think you will need that?

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      04-28-2012 01:01 AM #3
      not that solid. I mean the solid rubber ones as opposed to the hydraulic ones. I've heard that some thought the solid rubber ones created too much vibration. I tryed the rear engine mount with the poly insert and that was too much vibration for me.
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      04-29-2012 02:24 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by fastlate View Post
      not that solid. I mean the solid rubber ones as opposed to the hydraulic ones. I've heard that some thought the solid rubber ones created too much vibration. I tryed the rear engine mount with the poly insert and that was too much vibration for me.
      Then you may want to consider the hydraulic version.

      Many of my previous car projects had polyurethane and solid bushings and mounts. Too much vibration for daily driving in my opinion. Passengers don't like it much either.

      My last two project cars went back to OEM standard engine mounts and bushings. (A sign of my old age i guess )
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      05-07-2012 11:44 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MEGA 16v GLI View Post
      I don't know of any place that sells solid trans mounts. What makes you think you will need that?
      Mine is solid, but I got them as NOS, VW Motorsport set.

      All of my mounts are solid, with the exception of the rear engine mount, but mine are made of a harder composite rubber. I had to bump my idle to about 900 to keep from teeth chatter
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      05-20-2012 02:41 AM #6
      i got the "solid" G60 mount from BFI, wouldn't say it's TOO much vibration

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      05-20-2012 02:46 AM #7
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      05-30-2012 01:07 PM #8
      Solid are better hydro can catastrophically fail and snap of pretty bad

      You can always shim the front motor mount with a plate of steel a few mms thick so it doesn't wiggle in the bracket Or get the go kraut front cross member bar as it will space the bracket out some to fit it snugger

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      06-05-2012 08:51 PM #9
      TT use to sell solid mount. Here in Canada Concept 1 still sell them


      http://store.concept1.ca/store/produ...r-Mount-SOLID/

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      06-23-2012 08:32 PM #10
      I replaced all my hydro mounts with solid rubber. I had the poly engine mount insert for a little while and it was definitely WAY too harsh, but I love just the rubber ones now. I couldn't feel anything with the hydros before.
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