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Posted by Jon K on September 26, 2001 at 20:39:10:

In Reply to: Thanks Jon K...I wish you lived in Dallas...... posted by Ritter on September 26, 2001 at 19:53:36:

Are you mech. inclined? if so buy both sets of mounts, and once you get into it if all is going smooth removing the old ones, then you can analize which mounts you want to use on the install and then on Monday return the unused mounts! I would go with the originals or the 740's just due to the buzzy nature of the S-14! Now my personal decision....the engine is close to the interior of the hood, which by the way rubs on the hose that goes from the fuel pressure regulator to the injection rail. Also I thought about the 5 series mounts but decided thay are solid rubber and would be stiffer/buzzier than the other two options. So in the final decision was between the two and I decided that the shorter mounts were going to be a better fit not to mention easier to install! What next...well I got the damn thing apart and noticed the pass. side of the sub frame was was cracked and the two holes had become one big hole!! My final suggestion for this project (although a lot of work) while in there you should drop the front subframe and have it reinforced, this will be easier to put back together in my opinion (not a mechanic just a hobbiest). Also when I did my subframe I had them make the reinforcements (turner sells for under 50.00 if I remember correctly) so that both sides of the area where the motor mounts are would be thicker with a large enough hole to get the socket in it, also they welded up the sway bar mounts (kinda flimsy from the factory, weird design etc) then I took gas GRILL paint (for a bbq)and painted it...looks as if it was powder coated! Well good luck and remember to take your time...when aggrevated walk away and come back it will help :-) If you need more assistance just e-mail me.

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