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Old 05-02-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default motor mounts...again

are there any other performance motor mounts other than sps and sms... ?

for those with the sps ones, which are not exactly "solid mounts" ... is there a noticable improvement to warrant the money spent?
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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Prothane inserts. I've got them in my car. The only thing I really noticed is a little more sensitive gas pedal. It's worth it, if you don't mind the slight increase in vibration at idle. (800-900RPM, it gets kinda rattly), but my top mount isn't in the best of shape, (and is about to be replaced) so I couldn't tell you if the prothane inserts caused the problem or not. I only paid $30 for mine..
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
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Yeah get the inserts rather than getting the SPS installed mounts. Much cheaper to put them in yourself. If you have a bench vise and a screwdriver, you can do it.
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Anyone know where to get the inserts without the dogbone housing?
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:58 AM   #5
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I thought SPS sold them?
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:49 AM   #6
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Yep, all you need is a vice and a screwdriver. Silicon spray lubricant helps out a big, deal, too. The trick to getting them in is to take out the metal cylinders in the middle (where the bolts go through).

I believe mine are from prothane.com
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:49 AM   #7
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The CCG mounts are very nice also.
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:09 PM   #8
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everywhere i look they seem to car specific and i dont see any for saturns, just the usual honda, mitsu, acuras
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Old 05-03-2004, 03:02 PM   #9
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Summit sells the inserts, too.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:08 AM   #10
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Prothane inserts. They're only $25.99 from Summit. And that will do both dogbones. Part # PTP-7-510. Caution: Engine Vibration may significantly increase over stock.
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If you are going to use them inserts you will need after market motor mounts like the ones from autozone they are black. The stock ones I have tried to use were to small for them to fit in.

This is what it looks like after you install them.
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Chrispel...do you report the same vibration increase with Prothane that red97SL2 mentioned just above?
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George...really like the Windo-weld mounts...very little vibration increase and much firmer
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sorry for resuscitating an old and tired subject but my questions are ...is there a noticable "performance" gain if you have an automatic? 'cos ive heard stiff mounts benefit manuals more... and not so much with autos.

also conversly wouldnt there be more NVH with an auto at idle??
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personally unless your have a high horsepower automatic car, I would leave the mounts stock in an automatic Saturn having driven a number of them...the torque converter is much more forgiving on driveline lash than a clutch is.
George
Windo-Welded stock mounts that I believe is a big improvement over stock with little NVH downside
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Yep, unless you are pushing 150HP+ in an auto, you dont need em.

Whats disturbing is, I WILL NEED THEM!!!

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Old 05-24-2004, 02:56 PM   #16
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You and your supercharger plans......

You aren't going to swap to a MP2 or MP3 when you supercharge it?
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Nope. Im just going to see how long the auto will last under boost, as well as the stock engine. The only preventative action I will take is not putting it in perf. mode and adding a bigger tranny cooler---> Going in this weekend.

I can get it tuned pretty damn well with the emanage. The emanage will completely take over ignition duties and will drive two extra injectors.

And an MP2 is pointless for boosting w/ an s/c. Its only good for a turbo application.

With an s/c, you make peak boost at redline. If you had an MP2, its just a longer period to wait until you make peak boost. With a turbo, you can make peak boost (depending on the setup) from 4K to redline. This merits an MP2 as you will be able to hold peak boost for a longer period of time.

I just moved back to Ohio and I just got a new job. I should be boosted before the summer is over.
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I just moved back to Ohio and I just got a new job. I should be boosted before the summer is over.
You better! I want to test drive "my" future mods as well
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You break you buy.

The old chinese addage.
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I felt some vibration but less then what I feel from the twistec mounts until they break-in then you only feel it a little.
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