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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Yeah just done some research and also after a drive they really are good, makes the car feel solid and strangley more responsive. Ill stick pics of my efforts up later.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:40 pm 
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dude they wear in.....i hated mine when i first fitted them a week later they were fine and was not as harsh and the will feel more responsive i love mine, just give them time ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:01 pm 
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Solid mounts you just gotta live with mate feel every movement of the engine


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:22 pm 
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I kinda like it now, its so good to have my car back after so long with worn mounts.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:51 pm 
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So how are the white wheels coming along then? ;) lol

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:56 pm 
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So here is the update of my new mounts after my worries of not doing it right.

So stuck the car on axle stands:
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wipped off the front suspension crossmember and transmission bearer:
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Identified the culprits :nono: :
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Got to work pulling them off :banghead: :
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I put the new mounts on and put my old transmission bearer old from my old gearbox as the one that was on looked a little bashed up and the tow eye was bent so now it all looks better.

Im pretty pleased with my efforts as i havent had much experience doing jobs like this so i hope to tackle more myself than pay a garage :thumbsup:

My thoughts on the mounts, I was worried id done it wrong at first as i hadn't had experience of how they should run but after some research and obviously some of you lot confirming that alot of vibration and sound are meant to be felt I felt alot of confidence in my work lol. On idle they are noisey but in motion they make the car feel more solid all round and even more responsive, the car note even changed due to the vibrations through the body lol. All in all I highly recommend them aslong as your car is not a family car and its only you that will deal with it lol. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:58 pm 
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So how are the white wheels coming along then? ;) lol

Im hoping the sun will bleach them into white lol. I may get my arse in gear doing them as i actually bought an extra gti wheel to have a go on but never got round to it lol. Iv got a list of things that need spraying and putting on, mainly the bumper lol :lolz:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:46 pm 
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lol yeah get the bumper done first! thats slightly more of a priority for looks lol

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Good suff, I remember Ry having similar in his 306, lets say his car was a women pleaser!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:29 pm 
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haha, i never thought of that. Everytime the missis gets in now im gonna be wondering lol

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top work mate did you get fast road ones?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:32 pm 
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Top job buddy, glad your pleased with them now :thumbsup: :chill:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:51 am 
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Cheers, I think they where fast road, very hard so i presume they where. I bought them off RS220bhp so not sure lol.

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good job lou mate, but could someone fancy telling me what they actually improve etc and how if they are just mounts?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:23 am 
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horrible job made even worse by doing it on the side of the road in the damp

fair play to you mate for getting the job done :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:13 am 
yup sounds what theyre like lol

not used them myself but its how theyre like from what ive been told, its a Marmite mod really,


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Cheers guys, means alot. It was pretty straining lying under the car for so long, the mount to the rear of the transmission was a pain as the car was obviously lower at the back and also one of the nuts was a 15mm whereas the rest was 17mm so it took me ages to dig out a spanner that size as lol.

Ben- from what I've read about them the benefits of them are they last much longer than standard ones and due to them not allowing much movement of the engine/transmission they help the life expectancy of it and also make the car feel more solid.

The only down side is it makes your car less friendly in popping to the shop due to its vibrating and noise lol but its my car and we have the corsa for family trips so im not bothered by it, will be great for more power. I feel the love for my car again as it had faded by its troubles but things are looking up lol.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:58 am 
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Ahh right okay lou sound. Sounds like a trikky repair! Glad it's brought the live back

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