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new car but can't stand the motor mounts

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by SR20S13, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. SR20S13

    SR20S13 New Member

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    so i got the car last night, and the motor mounts in this thing SUCKK there avid racing motor mounts and they just make the entire car shake, can i get diffrent bushings for it? or do i need to find a stock set or diffrent mounts with softer bushings?

    oo yea its a 95 Civic Hatch with GSR bottom end with B16 head
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    I would look around for the stock swap mounts for now if ya don't like the Avid ones
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    do you want a race car or a cadalac?

    you obviously didn't buy a cadalac :)
     
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    SR20S13 New Member

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    yea but i didnt buy a bumble bee either, because thats what the car sounds like
     
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    So you bought a car drove it, but when you got it home you dont like how it drives?
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    How much did you get it for? You could always go back to stock motor mounts or like you said, switch out the bushings. Try Energy Suspension perhaps? :dunno:
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    I liked my Energy Suspension mount inserts, their not too rough nor too soft. just right, btw. Being your coming from a 240 set up, to a honda, honda's mostly come with a raspy sound, unless you get a well tuned exhaust. till then, your going to sound like a weed eater topping out at 40k rpm's
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    LMAO, I found that sadly a DC Sports header with Apexi N1 style exauhst sounds alright, much better then a bee hive and not quite like my lawn tractor on NOS haha
     
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    maybe something else is wrong that causes the shaking? I have the race hardness (70a) hasport mounts in my 2000 civic and it's not bad at all.

    rough idle speed? does it shake while cruising?
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Maybe he has bad ball joints or steering linkages. possibly bad mounts on his front sway bars or just needs to balance his tires. Shaking in a car could be just about anything. not just your mounts.
     
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    it doesnt shake the the steering wheel, its a CX and no sway bars, like my name is SR20S13 but thats just what i use i've had a 94 LX for about 2 years now with a Apexi WS2 (only a lil D15 though haha) and idk i've driven it some more on the road and its not all that bad it just takes some getting used to haha
     
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    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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    soo you like that it shakes now??
     
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    i just bought my 2000 si. They kid who had it before was planning on boosting it and for some strange reason decided to start with the motor mounts. I dont know what brand they are but they dont make the car shake too bad.. there is ofcourse a small shake while idling.. just the steering wheel.. sometimes you can feel it in the seat but it drives quite smooth. I was trying to look into buying stock mounts but im having trouble finding them. I guess Ill just stick with these from the time being.
    My real only complaint is it 'rocks' just abit when i shift, unless i shift REAL slow. I was wondering if thats normal or if maybe i should be worried abit..
    Sorry if this is a stupid question but I have no experiance with motor mounts so I don't know what normal is.
     
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    You can buy the stock mounts from a Honda dealer for around 400 bucks. The rocking is probably the stock suspension doing it's thing since the mounts are so strong. Normally some of the rock of the engine/powertrain would be lost in the stock mounts. Does it still have stock suspension?

    Starting with mounts is a good idea. Those are the first things to break when your making more power. Hell I broke my stock ones because my clutch is so strong with my completely stock motor. The stock mounts were not meant for launches or hard shifts..
     
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    i gotcha. yeah it still has stock suspension.. im preparing to change it out within the next few weeks whenever i get time off and the weather is nice.
    thanks for explaining that. it definitely cleared things up.
     
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