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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Engine rocking on mounts

The D20 transfer case has a pretty stout ear with 2 3/8" bolt holes to the right of the front driveshaft. Has anybody ever used this to reduce the engine rocking on its mounts?

I'm thinking of bolting a bracket to the case there, and running a very short shock absorber or a hydraulic cylinder between the bracket and the skid plate. That would have to be a lot more effective than the wussy little link attached to the arm under the transmission mount.

I've also considered mounting a shock absorber between the frame and the passenger side of the head. I would think that that would be even more effective.
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Re: Engine rocking on mounts

ive always seen folks run a short length of chain on the opposite side to limit the movement.

a nylon strap might take the shock load for a longer period of time.

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Re: Engine rocking on mounts

I've seen that too, on competition vehicles. But it seems awful harsh for a street vehicle. That's why I'd like to get a shock absorber in there some way. It will allow some movement, but control the wild shaking.
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Re: Engine rocking on mounts

Head over to the local junk yard. A lot of older GM FWD cars used a short stiff shock or the Dog Bone style link to reduce vibration and keep the rocking under control. Also if you live in snow country the older snowmaobiles with ski springs had short stiff shocks. Either one would be easy to adapt and help out the problem.
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Re: Engine rocking on mounts

Lots of FWD cars used a link like that, in various configurations. I hadn't thought of that. I think that a snowmobile shock sounds like the best idea, though. Thanks.
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