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JT-Design Transmission Rings (m) (archive)

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Posted by Z3POWER on August 02, 2001 at 06:37:05:

This week I received my JT-Design transmission rings. They are a cheap way to have a harder transmission mount bushing, WITHOUT replacing the factory units!

After communicating with them about seeing if they would work on a 2.8 5-sp, they said it should work. But if it did not they would refund my money. "Cool" I said, so I placed the order. About two weeks later they came in.

So that day, I jacked up my car, put her on stands and wiggled my way under to see how to install them. It was quite easy. JTD does not supply any instructions =:( But it does not take a engineer to figure this one out. The rings are two halfs of a circle and are joined by two stainless steel bolts.

You have to remove both bolts to mount the unit AROUND the trany mounts. Hand screw them in and then take a allen wrench (english - - sorry I forgot the size) and tighten them. This part takes a long time. Because one side of the donut is easy to get to and tighten, while the other side of the donut will take longer. This is true on both donuts.

But with in 30 min, you will be done.

Tech tip. I suggest you use high temp Lok-Tite to ensure the screws will not back out.

A quick 30 min drive on some of my back roads, MAN CAN YOU TELL A DIFFERENCE. Shifting is tighter (ie trany not moving) and quicker.

The only BAD thing is that NVH is a LOT HIGHER. You FEEL the engine in the foot well, shifter and your seat. Oh well a free massage. I will be racing on Aug 12. So we will see how it is during a race.

If you race, and do not want to spend over $100 or MORE to tighen up your trany, buy JT-Designs. It is worth the money.

I plan to have pics on my website later on.

Take care - - Nathan =:o
#65 ASP

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