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Old 04-26-2001, 09:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy STi tranny mount: Buyer's remorse

I just installed my new STI tranny mount, purchased from Teague's Auto, a few hours ago, and I'm already regretting it a little.
After wrestling with the underside of my car for over an hour, I finally got it in there. After my first drive, I was psyched. My Impreza felt like a different car. Gear changes were solid, not rubbery. It definitely tightened everything up. This usually would be considered a good thing, but after taking it for an extended drive tonight, I'm already sick of the droning noise and the rattles and shakes it's causing. It's so solid, you can almost feel the gears spinning in the case. I knew it would cause some more NVH, but I don't think I can deal with it in a car that I commute to work in. Anyone else with the same experience?
I'm considering taking it out tomorrow to sell, so if anyone's interested...
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:04 PM   #2
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i am interested
i always want a solid shift
i think the stock one is too lose
let me know when you are gonna sell it
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:22 PM   #3
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its sooo cool, I love mine. D'you put in the engine mounts as well? i'm saving up money for the diffs mount too. I thought it was an awesome mod. The gear shifts feel crisp and tight. I rarely have trouble finding gears, shifting is a total joy. Yah, it hums a little more, and it vibrates a little more, but sacrifices must be made. the one thing I did notice, was that, if you are driving with more than just yourself, the vibration decreases significantly (more weight, i guess).

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Old 04-26-2001, 11:33 PM   #4
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STi is solid? If you think it is solid you should drive my WRX with CUSCO engine and tranny mounts. Those things ARE solid and I love it.
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Old 04-26-2001, 11:55 PM   #5
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BottomFeeder -- just a suggestion to cut down on the in car noise would be to aply some dynomat to the floor pan. I am planning on doing this soon for a number of reasons #1 being the lack of factory noise suppression. Just a thought...

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Old 04-27-2001, 12:25 AM   #6
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where'd you get the CUsco ones? how much?

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Old 04-27-2001, 01:06 AM   #7
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Don't take them out. In about a month you won't even feel the viberations or hear any extra noise. When I first got them I was like whoa, a viberating car! Now I wonder what happened...I got used to them.
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Old 04-27-2001, 01:41 AM   #8
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Yeah, that's one of the drawbacks of the STi tranny and engine mounts; you can hear AND feel the synchros meshing between shifts. My car is pretty quiet until you start down-shifting for a red light. I can hear every freakin "grind and whine".

I'm am working really hard to find a way to shut the damn tranny up so I can hear the radio.

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Old 04-27-2001, 06:00 AM   #9
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Yeah, Ethan, you're probably right. I guess one day isn't enough time to get used to it. Besides, I really don't feel like getting under there today and swapping them again. Ugh.
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Old 04-27-2001, 06:25 AM   #10
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I had my full STI trans and engine mount set in for about 3000 or so miles. I took them out to trade the car in and wow, what a difference. Yes, it feels more sloppy with the stock mounts, but its like riding in a Lexus... so quiet. The performance of those mounts is great, but I don't think they are too great for everyday/commuting use. Thats why I sold mine.... I was originally going to put them on my WRX, but after the big switch, no way, I'll deal with the jello mounts.
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