I'm going to replace mine and just wanted to see what people had to say about how much of a difference they observed.
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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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 )
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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TT use to sell solid mount. Here in Canada Concept 1 still sell them
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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