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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tranny mount breaking any ideas

I have an 86 Zuk with 4:16 T-case with reinforced arms and poly bushing mounts, lockers front and rear, 4:30 R/P with a hybrid rear axle, SPOA with shackle reverse, P/S, and 30" tires. I keep tearing my transmission mount. It always happens when I am on washboard gravel roads and at rally speeds. I always know when it happens because the shifter hits me in the leg. Anyone have an idea on a stronger mount or should I keep the stock one so that something can give under these conditions. This mount only lasted 6 months and that is not acceptable. Thanks.
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] sounds like something is causing the mount to break. like maybe another mount. are your motor mounts good? they can appear good at a glance but if you put up the ebrake and have someone let out the clutch alittle bit, you will know if they are broken. hope this helps.
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also.....fill out your profile, maybe someone might want to look at it for you or help you out.
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

As posted before, here's my GMTH350 tranny mount......

http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/download.php?Number=965395]

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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

My motor mounts are good. I checked them right away. That was the reason for the first mount breaking. I switched to the heavy duty motor mount (Kick stocker). I have had good luck with it so far. Thanks
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

After I posted this I ran across your mount. That looks totally beefy so maybe I will borrow your patent [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. What do you run for tcase mounts? What thickness of steel did you use for the bracket on that mount? Thanks
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

Let's put the t-case aside for a moment.....

The tranny bracket I made is made from 2" x 1/4" steel. It's in 3 pieces..... There are arranged something like the lines below.
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Weld them together and you're almost in business!

Best of all, the moounts are cheap and heaps stronger than the OEM mounts.........

OK, as for my t-case, I rusing the Mighty Kong with poly mounts. It's a sweet setup! Brent recomends using the OEM rubber mounts, but the poly mounts work as well.....
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

I drilled all the way through mine and put in a 1/2" bolt .
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Re: Tranny mount breaking any ideas

[img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]heh thats what i did on my motor mount. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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