poly gear box mounts

has anyone else fitted a set of polly gearbox mounts what a bummer of a job. saying that, it wouldnt have been to bad had i followed my own advice and read the instructions. i recon that it would have tacken me three hours instead of about six. oh well another one down to experiance. :think :think :think

:lol: Like most things it helps to read the instructions first, even though none of us usually do. Still it’s another job done & 1 step nearer completion :smiley:

a long way from finished, but the to do list is getting shorter, if i could just stop adding to it!!! :think

Join the club, it seems everytime I mark something of I add two more. Worst bit is I’m no at the fun bits yet! :rasp

i thought the fun bit was the driving :smiley:

they suck. the noise they transmit is appauling and you can pull bolts straight through them if you want much better with good rubber

oh well to late they are fitted they came with large washers and metal inserts to stop the bolts getting pulled through though time will tell as they say. :huh:

bugtastic - 2005-10-18 8:54 PM

i thought the fun bit was the driving :smiley:

I drive mine everyday :smiley:

kampervan - 2005-10-18 10:04 PM

they suck. the noise they transmit is appauling and you can pull bolts straight through them if you want much better with good rubber

still dont know if they are noisy yet as i still havent driven the car :stuck_out_tongue:

(http://photobucket.com/) its only another few years now mate (http://photobucket.com/)

if all else fails read the " destructions "

kampervan - 2005-10-18 10:04 PM

they suck. the noise they transmit is appauling and you can pull bolts straight through them if you want much better with good rubber

I agree, cant beat a set of original VW mounts, quiet yet long life. Stop being cheap buy a set from Status now.

In defence of polyurethane mounts, I’ve had a set in Eva since 1994 and they’re still good!
Six engines, Three gearboxes, leaked oil abuse, mad driving (inc. many drag starts) - and I’m still pretty impressed wi them! Best fitted with thicker washers and higher torsion bolts btw… :wink:

OK, they’re a bit noisier than rubber mounts, but I’m a bit deaf and have a loud stereo… (http://photobucket.com/)

seamonsta - 2007-01-31 12:41 AM

In defence of polyurethane mounts, I’ve had a set in Eva since 1994 and they’re still good!
Six engines, Three gearboxes, leaked oil abuse, mad driving (inc. many drag starts) - and I’m still pretty impressed wi them! Best fitted with thicker washers and higher torsion bolts btw… :wink:

OK, they’re a bit noisier than rubber mounts, but I’m a bit deaf and have a loud stereo… (http://photobucket.com/)

Only a “bit” deaf. You fell asleep in your camper on many occasions with the stereo so loud that folk complained.

keith - 2007-01-31 1:10 PM
You fell asleep in your camper on many occasions with the stereo so loud that folk complained.

:lol: Yup! Better bring your ear defenders when you camp next to me!

However, my point was - I doubt if stock rubber gearbox mounts could have handled the pressure my urethane ones have over the last 12 years!
So, if you’re running a more powerful engine (and like to use it frequently) urethane mounts are a worthwhile consideration…

My view is stock rubber is okay with a performance engine, as long as you fit an engine support bar, which should always be fitted to avoid bending the forks when launching.

Agree with you there - if you’re putting out over 100 BHP regularly and doing lots of hard launches - engine support bar is only good sense!
My motors are less powerful, and not quite fork-bending league yet… :frowning:

uri geller is shit hot at fork bending he does a mean spoon bend to :lol:

I bet this guy uses urethane…

(http://photobucket.com/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83auuj9BDho&eurl

However, I think stock rubber bushes withstood this treatment OK…
Nice to see Ian having fun wi the T4 Van! :lol: