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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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i stayed up tll 8am today and installed the cusco motor & tranny mounts, since my stockers were klankin around @ 75k... the hours of aggony were definetly worth it though, car feels amazing when cornering and shifting. there a good deal louder in the car though, but well worth it.
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How was the install? I've heard that one of them was in/out easy and one of them is a whore to swap out as something or other is in the way during the install.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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How was the install? I've heard that one of them was in/out easy and one of them is a whore to swap out as something or other is in the way during the install.
I have them in my WRX and have used the Kazama/Cusco set in a couple of my 240sx's and love them evey sporty car i have will probably have a set if they make them.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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How was the install? I've heard that one of them was in/out easy and one of them is a whore to swap out as something or other is in the way during the install.
Thats what I have heard as well... that there are 1-2 bolts that are almost impossible to get at.

How many hours for install start to finish?
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:35 AM   #5
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install was a bitch... theres 2 bolts and 1 nut per mount and the back bolts suck much penis...lets see, the steering column and the downpipe, and the steering rack are all in the way... drivers side was actually easier then the passenger... total was 4 hours, totally worth it though just wish i'd done it sooner
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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The install isn't too bad. I've done mine 3 times. The key is to remove the pitch mount so the engine remains lined up when you drop it back down. Also, having a socket wrench with a bendy head helps reach the back bolts, which you can get from the rear under-side of the steering rack/cross support. You can get your other hand in there to help from the front outer side of each mount. You just don't have a lot of rotation space with the wrench, so it's a little slow. I did it with a fixed box wrench the first time and that was really slow, and tiring.

I've run the cusco motor and tranny mounts. For a sport oriented car, they are fantastic. It's not too bad for a daily driver, and provides a lot of engine presence, without much vibration. If you're running the stock softy tranny mount, your car will shake a lot at low RPM. The upgraded tranny mount brings everything together.

However, I went to the group-n motor mounts because my car is mostly used as a daily driver. The group-n has half of the "presence" of the cusco mounts, but are stiff enough to control engine movement well. I'm still using my cusco tranny mount, so that keeps the shifting locked down well, with the only negative being the added gear whine noise. I may move to a group-n tranny mount at some point to see the difference in feel and gear whine.
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IMO, grp N engine+tranny mounts are more than adqueate for mostly DD car. one of my fav mods so far.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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yeah but my car is gettin up there performance whise and its not stiff enough to really bother me. ive had a clutch masters full kevlar clutch and fidanza flywheel for like a year but never was able to enjoy it... my car feels awsomely firm shifting,just have to make sure i dont slam 2nd too hard or the 5spd will grenade probably.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #9
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i just wanted to say i installed new group n sti motor mounts and the transmission mount. feels much much better but i still get a rock when i let on and off the gas....although its not nearly as bad as before.

i noticed some small rubber bushing on the cross member where the trans mount was. seems like it doesnt really need to be there, could that be causing it still to move? is there anything i can replace that stupid rubber busing with?

do you think a new pitch mount would stop the movement?
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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i just wanted to say i installed new group n sti motor mounts and the transmission mount. feels much much better but i still get a rock when i let on and off the gas....although its not nearly as bad as before.

i noticed some small rubber bushing on the cross member where the trans mount was. seems like it doesnt really need to be there, could that be causing it still to move? is there anything i can replace that stupid rubber busing with?

do you think a new pitch mount would stop the movement?
yes the pitch stop mount will help a lot. but a lot NVH will come along as well.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:53 AM   #11
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i would recommend cusco motor / tranny mounts to ANYONE... even on a DD car. But then again my definition of a DD car is a lot different than most people :P

install isn't too bad if you have the proper tools
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:56 PM   #12
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Does it make your car shake hella bad? my friend had thoes in his 240. they shook so damn bad they felt like solid motor mounts. how do they work?
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:50 AM   #13
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these pretty much ARE solid motor mounts.

i had them in my 240 too, it was alot worse in the 240.

there are vibrations but its nothing serious at all... pretty subtle IMO
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:24 PM   #14
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anyone wanna trade their cusco motor mounts for my groupN's?!
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:28 PM   #15
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This is one of the best feeling mods you can do. really connects the car.

Makes some NVH But its hard to say how much because ive replaced "EVERY SINGLE" bushing in the car front to back with either Kartboy, whiteline, or super pro poly bushings and subframe locking bolts Etc.

Glad your happy with your purchase...

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Old 01-31-2009, 07:45 PM   #16
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In having installed these and others yes, they are all a PITA to swap especially on the ground. The 2 rear bolts are the worst of all and very hard to reach, not to mention the danger involved by sticking your hand between the engine and crossmember to get to them.

The STI mounts are a bit easier to get in than the Cuscos but both are great as an upgrade.

the Cusco's seem to have a longer section where the lower bolt is and make it a tighter squeeze.

I think this is a nessesary upgrade for anyone that drives, shifts and corners agressively.
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Just had these installed on the legacy. Vibration is pronounced when you are going from 1rpm - 2k rpm but after that it disappears
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Is the general thought that the cusco engine and transmission mounts too harsh for a DD?
Im really debating between these and the group N mounts.
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Is the general thought that the cusco engine and transmission mounts too harsh for a DD?
Im really debating between these and the group N mounts.
if you really worry about harshness, i would go with grp N.
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Ive had my Cusco set in the car for 2 years now and I love them. Very firm feeling but not overly harsh.

Install is not terrible. A rathceting-offset wrench makes the process a lot easier. When I did mine I used a standard offset box wrench and it was slow going but if I had a gear wrench type it would of been a lot easier. Took about 3 hours when I did it but with the right tools 1.5 to maybe 2 hours tops.
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not to mention the danger involved by sticking your hand between the engine and crossmember to get to them.
I've still got the scar on my index finger to prove that is a bad idea
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Install was easy, 30 mins tops. I don't like them for daily driving. I'm extremely picky about how the car rides and I don't like the Cusco's for that aspect, but I keep splitting the stock one's and group-n's at the track, so It's my only option. I get the vibration at idle to about 2K, then it comes back around 6K. Has anyone else gotten this? I think it may have to do with the harmonic balancer. I'm still using the stock one and it has 75K on it.
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Having had both Group-N and Cusco engine and tranny mount in the same car. I'm sold on the Cusco. The NVH isn't much more than the Group-N and at certain RPM's the car is smoother and quieter with the Cusco's. I use to get a drivetrain clunk on up shifts with the Group-N's, but not with the Cusco's.
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Had CUSCO engine/tranny mounts- They're good!
Now I have Beatrush(Laile) mounts- I like em better!
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