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Upgraded Transmission mount DIY
Published by robc1976
02-17-2013
Upgraded Transmission mount DIY

Note: Not responsible for any damage to you or your car, this worked on my car so will work on yours.

***This tutorial assumes you know how to get your car secured on jack stands, if in doubt do NOT attempt this DIY!

You can get Rogue Engineering transmission mounts here:

http://hpashop.com/Rogue-Engineering...s-e9x-nonM.htm

Tools Need not in pic (2 jacks if possible & block of wood, (1) for a safety catch in case jack stand fail (I saw this happen and will NEVER forget it)....safety 1st).

Torque specs:

transmission mounts: 21Ft Lbs
Transmission brace bolts: 25ft lbs

Suggestions/notes:

This assumes you know how to take off plastic panels and you may have to take off (1) aluminium tray, My car was completely dismanteled (exhaust,differential,driveshaft for subframe bushing, lock-down differential kit, wavtrac install) but it does not appear you need to take off driveshaft or exhaut to do this.

Drive shaft does not need to be removed:



Transmission mounts removal/install:









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By HP Autosport on 02-28-2013, 11:28 PM
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Excellent DIY as always!
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By robc1976 on 02-28-2013, 11:34 PM
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Excellent DIY as always!
Thanks man!! These are a great upgrade!!
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 01:58 AM
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Added pic to first post, drive shaft does NOT need to be removed!
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By HP Autosport on 03-01-2013, 01:59 AM
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Added pic to first post, drive shaft does NOT need to be removed!
No, it does not.

We do this all the time here at the shop, the only thing that comes down is the trans cross member.
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 02:07 AM
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No, it does not.

We do this all the time here at the shop, the only thing that comes down is the trans cross member.
So you can confirm the exhaust does not either, I was doing other mods at the time and figured the exhaust had to be dropped, if so I will edit my DIY
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By HP Autosport on 03-01-2013, 02:34 AM
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So you can confirm the exhaust does not either, I was doing other mods at the time and figured the exhaust had to be dropped, if so I will edit my DIY
Exhaust stays in the car!
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 02:56 AM
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Exhaust stays in the car!
will go edit my DIY
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By mlifxs on 03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
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Hi OP. Was your car giving you symptoms for this? If my mounts needed changing, would my car exhibit any particular symptom? thx for any advice / info
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
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Hi OP. Was your car giving you symptoms for this? If my mounts needed changing, would my car exhibit any particular symptom? thx for any advice / info
nothingnthat I noticed until after the install....I alo did a lot of other mods at the same time and was a huge difference combined. My buddy put these on his car nd noticed tighter/ almost faster smoother shifts. For $60.00 you can't go wrong honestly.
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By HP Autosport on 03-01-2013, 07:41 PM
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nothingnthat I noticed until after the install....I alo did a lot of other mods at the same time and was a huge difference combined. My buddy put these on his car nd noticed tighter/ almost faster smoother shifts. For $60.00 you can't go wrong honestly.
$55 to be exact!
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 08:05 PM
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$55 to be exact!
lol!!!
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By mlifxs on 03-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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nothingnthat I noticed until after the install....I alo did a lot of other mods at the same time and was a huge difference combined. My buddy put these on his car nd noticed tighter/ almost faster smoother shifts. For $60.00 you can't go wrong honestly.
...and this is for manual transmission only?
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By robc1976 on 03-01-2013, 09:25 PM
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...and this is for manual transmission only?
Nope, I am AT
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By GOTMH8N on 03-02-2013, 09:44 AM
Wow very cool! I will have to look into this
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By GOTMH8N on 03-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Is this why shifts are clunky feeling sometimes, because these mounts are so soft
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By robc1976 on 03-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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Is this why shifts are clunky feeling sometimes, because these mounts are so soft
In my opinion, yes.
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By mlifxs on 03-02-2013, 01:32 PM
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Nope, I am AT
thanks for all the info. I have a minor NVH issue when the car is at rest and transmission is in in D, DS or R. Slight vibration. Doesn't occur in P or N, so I'm wondering if this (replacement mounts) might cure it. Not a terrible problem but wouldn't mind seeing it disappear for $60 and some of my spare time.
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By robc1976 on 03-02-2013, 02:01 PM
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thanks for all the info. I have a minor NVH issue when the car is at rest and transmission is in in D, DS or R. Slight vibration. Doesn't occur in P or N, so I'm wondering if this (replacement mounts) might cure it. Not a terrible problem but wouldn't mind seeing it disappear for $60 and some of my spare time.
could easily be that, could also be a differential bushing but highly doubt it. I put in a buddy's mount in less than 20 mins.
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By bimmertt on 03-03-2013, 09:11 PM
This looks very easy. Thanks for the DIY!

Can you do a DIY of the motor mounts?
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By robc1976 on 03-03-2013, 09:27 PM
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This looks very easy. Thanks for the DIY!

Can you do a DIY of the motor mounts?
when I replace them I will for sure!
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By 135Pats on 09-06-2013, 11:31 AM
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when I replace them I will for sure!
Bumping an old thread. Rob I know there’s some conjecture about whether these are at all useful for 6AT cars…I just ordered a pair, it seems like such a logical driveline upgrade. To be clear- you’re happy with these on your 6AT? The price and relative ease of install makes these too good to pass up, even if the difference is marginal for an auto box. Of course, I’m not pushing well over 500 torques to the wheels like you are

Thanks as always bud
Last edited by 135Pats; 09-06-2013 at 11:37 AM.
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