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    Thread: Motor mount spacers good idea?

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      08-10-2012 01:38 AM #1
      Obviously these are a good idea but i was wondering how much these cost to install. I dont have the proper tools to install these.

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      08-10-2012 10:26 AM #2
      you dont have access to a jack and a socket set?

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      08-10-2012 10:46 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      you dont have access to a jack and a socket set?


      Quote Originally Posted by dubluv2003 View Post
      Well it took me about 2 months but I finally did the install and took some pics with my phone but it should help you get the idea. I installed my driver side motor mount spacer from Euro Image tuning. I wished I had taken pictures of how the axles sat before the spacer went in but oh well.

      For those of you wondering how exactly to do this, its pretty simple really. To install the spacer (on the driver side) place a jack underneath the transmission, and jack it up about 4-6 inches. Next you will need to remove the intake (whether cone filter or oem air box) it all needs to come out up to the MAF at least. Next remove the battery, and Im just assuming that everybody at this point knows how to do that. Also you will want to remove the battery tray, all that holds it in are 4 screws. Once that is done snap the top cover to the wiring tray off and and you should see this.


      Now dont be afraid to handle those wires down there, you will have to push and shove them out of the way to get to the back two bolts on the trans. mount. Now, here is a quick look at what you are looking for..

      As you can see the two rear bolts are covered by the wiring tray, but remove all the bolts you see here, 6 total and once removed slowly let the jack down a little, pick up the mount and slide the spacer underneath.


      also on the far side closest to the driver side wheel there is another bolt that needs washers or whatever to shim it up to get equal spacing once the spacer is installed, so I used washers..


      Now, once you have eveything in place, tighten every thing back up. According to bentley manual, the outer bolt that we used the washers on is 18 ft/lbs, the two over the top of the spacer were 40 ft/lbs and the 3 over the transmission are 74 ft/lbs plus a quarter or 90 degree turn. Install the wire tray cover, battery tray and battery, then the intake and lower it!


      I know this picture sucks but just tryin to show ride height.


      Now granted, in these pics Im still not as low as most 5/6 speeds can go, but I do know that most auto's cant dream of going this low with out shreading cv joints every 100 miles, but I have zero bind with this spacer and swear by it now. The best $15.00 ive spent thus far. My spacer is also only the 1/2" which is discontinued. They do sell the 5/8" and 1'' now tho for the whole set. (both sides). anyways done with my story time, hope yall enjoyed and maybe helped some others out.
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      08-10-2012 11:20 AM #4
      It's not very hard to do at all

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      02-21-2013 09:19 AM #5
      finally got around to ordering these and i was wondering are the torque specs the same throughout all mk4s 1.8's? sorry if searching was in order but hoping to just get a quick answer

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      02-21-2013 09:33 AM #6
      yes... German torque... gootentight

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      02-21-2013 10:40 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 87vr6 View Post
      yes... German torque... gootentight


      Engine Mount, Right side (Passenger)

      Mount to body bolt: 30 ft-lb plus 90 degree turn (1/4 turn)
      Mount bracket to body bolt: 18 ft-lb
      Mount to engine bracket bolt: 74 ft-lb

      Transmission Mount, Left side (Driver)

      Mount to body bolt: 30 ft-lb plus 90 degree (1/4 turn)
      Mount bracket to body bolt: 18 ft-lb
      Mount to transmission bracket bolt: 74 ft-lb
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