I put hasport 88A's in. Before with the worn mounts when reversing you could feel the engine "lift up and forward" and when "tapping" the accelerator when driving I could feel the engine move and you could feel it in the gear stick to, Also when concerning hard from left to right ect you could feel a weight shift at the front or when going fast over a bumpy road things just didnt feel solid.
Now its simply just awesome, I've always done the mounts on all my cars, FWD need to have strong mounts if your gonna drive hard. only downside is my entire car rattles and shakes like crazy, but hey its worth it.
Sorry to slightly high-jack your thread but does anyone know where to buy more solid torque mounts ? I want to replace them also, but the Hasport intructions say the torque mounts can be removed for a "cleaner" look.
They remove them for exactly that (good excuse by Hasport cause they don't make them): They clean up the engine bay looks a little by deleting them. The engine just depends on the 3x engine mounts then. A lot of people remove the torque mounts after they do a engine conversion as well, for the same reason. Removing them just puts extra pressure on the other mounts, especially the rear mount when accelerating and under load as the engine wants to rotate.
The torque mounts do exactly that, they are right out front of the engine and they limit the amount of engine rotation/torque.
Avid do solid rubber torque mounts for your DC2. So look them up.
just wondering if you cant do this all by yourself, how much would it cost to get a mechanic to do it? this is including the mechanic buying the mounts, labor etc. would this be a days job or longer? thanks