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Old 08-18-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Are they worth it? I own a 97 legacy outback and I want need to decide if I should return the Motor mounts or going through the pain of installing them. I realize it may be worth it to replace the mounts. Even if I replaced them with stock ones because the old ones are nearly 10 years old. But I already ordered the Sti ones. I just need some opinions I guess, I looked at changing them last night..... Then I realized they werent going to be as easy as my old toyota

Soooo who here thinks I should Buck up and do it?
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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They are very stiff. You'll either love them or hate them.

Not too difficult a job as long as you are double and triple jointed in and around the wrist and finger/thumb area.

J/K man, lift up the motor and go to town.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:35 AM   #3
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Got em on my 05 92X and love them! you will be happy you did it...makes the car give a lot more driver feedback with respect to drivetrain response during shifting. Slightly more vibration, but not so much jerk when shifting hard.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:12 AM   #4
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I have them on my 99RS and I don't even realize they are there anymore. I also have the tranny mount and pitching stopper. Just do it.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:25 AM   #5
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While you're at, make yourself a solid pitch mount as well. That is, assuming you don't mind your dashboard rattling to pieces.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:25 AM   #6
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I have them on my 99RS and I don't even realize they are there anymore. I also have the tranny mount and pitching stopper. Just do it.
Agreed. You just get used to having the firm, stiff feeling in your car's drivetrain.

Very worthwhile. Also, since the mounts fit any model, check the Classifieds or eBay - I got my mounts for $50 on eBay, brand new.
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your current mounts are 10 YEARS OLD.


swap them

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Old 08-19-2006, 12:01 PM   #8
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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Expect the whole car to shake at idle, at least for a while until they break in a bit

But yeah it is a worthwhile upgrade along with the transmission mount. I skipped the pitch stop mount as I've read it makes the least difference in performance, but adds the most vibration out of the mounts.

I also did all the Kartboy and/or TiC shifter bushings and transmission crossmember bushings. Everything up front feels nice and solid now
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:09 PM   #10
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Check out Rallispec. They have the best prices I've seen for the Group N mounts.

I'm used to my mounts though. I kind of wish I went with the Cuscos.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:18 PM   #11
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Did the swap not ot long ago. Jacked the motor up and removed the tranny for some clutch work which made it easier. Still shouldnt be too difficult with jsut jacking up the motor. We had to grind the ends off the bottom plate a little to get them to seat properly on the crossmember but this was a '96 Imp so I dont know that you'll have the same issue.

We used the Sti mounts and there really isnt any noticeable dashboard shake. The GroupNs are apparently stiffer but I have no experience with them.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:20 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input, Im gonna do them this week while im replacing the head gaskets and front main seal.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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here comes the noob!

other than hold the motor up..what exactly to mounts do and what benefits would I get by swapping mine (keeping in mind im 4EAT)?
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:51 PM   #14
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here comes the noob!

other than hold the motor up..what exactly to mounts do and what benefits would I get by swapping mine (keeping in mind im 4EAT)?
R U Mocking me?

or was that a serious question?
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no I'm saying I'M the noob because I know nothing about motor mounts.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:32 PM   #16
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Oh its just your title says your a scooby specialist so I thought you were mocking me

Basically a Motor mount does a few things, and someone correct me if im wronge and/ or add to the list of purposes and benefits to upgrading.

Purpose of a stock motor mount:

to hold the engine in place, to minimize vabration transfer to the rest of the vehicle as well as dampen sound vibrations.

Benefits of a stiffer motor mount: less loss of power transfer to the drivetrain, I dont know of any others....

Down side to stiffer mounts. The vibration transfers to the rest of the vehicle more, the sound isnt dampened as much either(I wouldnt think this would be noticable though).
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #17
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I installed the Sti mounts on my 97 legacy outbackthis weekend, they are a piece of cake, although I do have everything taken off the engine so it made it a lot easier. all I did was unbolt the one on the frame, jack the engine up and replace them. very simple and im glad I did it
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Any vibrations? Is it noticibly louder inside the cabin?
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Any vibrations? Is it noticibly louder inside the cabin?
Im not sure yet, my engine is still in pieces. Im replacing a lot of gaskets and stuff the motor mounts were just a bonus Im glad I did them while i have everything out of my way, with the heads on it would have been near impossible to change those mounts. I will post back next week when I get everything put together and take it for a drive
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*** Update 97 legacy Outback

Ok I got my engine put back together and it runs awesome. As for the motor mounts. It seems to give a much crisper throttle response over the old ones. As for the vibration, I cant really tell the difference. There might be a little more than before but ive got my engine running very smooth so its nothing to fuss over. I would highly recommend someone with a lot of miles and stock motor mounts replace the old ones and get the Sti mounts.
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