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grip_racer
02-04-2008, 01:18 PM
I'm looking at the 034 Motorsport street density mounts. They would be better than a snub mount, right?

What would the complete, street-comfort-level slop-fixing package? Snub, engine, and tranny mounts?

Also, can engine and transmission mounts be installed by me with basic hand tools? or do they require an engine lift?

317ssayzarc
02-04-2008, 01:25 PM
i have the 034 snub and bracket, 034 street motor and tranny mounts, stern rear diff bushings and power ring ready to go on my audi... also the full jhm linkage stuff and a b&m short shifter... i may be getting a dts soon...

audiFUEGO
02-04-2008, 03:13 PM
i ordered my DTS thru mike hood... cant wait to get it!

already got my summitracing mount upgrade... im expecting night and day difference.

btw im still on stock engine and tranny mounts. Ill post how it goes.

whoace
02-04-2008, 03:14 PM
grip - i think you just need to support the engine/tranny and you should be fine. like a jack and a block a wood. does the snub mount help out a lot? also, i think the density mounts are used in conjunction with the snub, not as an alternative. they are just replacements for oe tranny/engine mounts, no?

black00A4
02-04-2008, 03:18 PM
I am in the same boat as you man, but I bought the JHM linkage upgrades and stern mounts just recently. Now I'm looking to do the engine and tranny mounts but I'm not sure what to go with or whats worth upgrading, so anyone with experience please chime in.

grip_racer
02-04-2008, 08:21 PM
more?

onemoremile
02-04-2008, 08:28 PM
The engine has three mounts; left, front (snub), and right. The trans has two mounts and you can add a third with a DTS.

Which ones are the best value depend on the nature of your problem. What is it you are trying to accomplish?

grip_racer
02-04-2008, 08:44 PM
I'd like my engine to not knock about when I get on or off the throttle, it feels pretty loose, especially on the highway. I just want it to feel tight, because it never really has been -- I bought it with 107k miles.

I also want to freshen up the feel of the shifter. What can I do for that? Replace the bushings and the transmission oil?

While we're on the subject, what else do you recommend I replace to get everything feeling positive again? Is there any way I could make the steering more communicative?

mike-2ptzero
02-04-2008, 09:54 PM
Man this is starting to look like a thread of my customers.[;)]

Best setup for you would be

Stern Snub
034 engine/tranny Street Density mounts
Stern rear diff bushings and Power Ring

and the if you want to clean up the feel of the shifter add

JHM Linkage upgrade
JHM shifter stabilizer bushing upgrade

317ssayzarc
02-04-2008, 10:06 PM
all it takes is money lol

mike-2ptzero
02-04-2008, 10:52 PM
all it takes is money lol

yeah you know all about that.[;)][:p]

grip_racer
02-04-2008, 11:16 PM
pm'ed you mike

m5racer
02-05-2008, 06:38 AM
i must say the DTS bar works wonders with the tranny, but i dont think i would pay the 350 or w.e it costs new from awe. if u can find a used one like i did, i would defienatly grab it.

Solaris
02-05-2008, 06:49 AM
AutoSpeed has a DTS for $295. Same thing as AWE's. That's what I'm using. ASP DTS (http://www.autospeed.us/store.php?crn=223&rn=411&action=show_detail)

98a4
02-05-2008, 07:02 AM
APR snub was the best 50$ spent on my car.
As far as bang for buck, its hard to beat a replaced 100kmile snub

mike-2ptzero
02-05-2008, 07:37 AM
AutoSpeed has a DTS for $295. Same thing as AWE's. That's what I'm using. ASP DTS (http://www.autospeed.us/store.php?crn=223&rn=411&action=show_detail)

Just sold one of those for $300 shipped for the ASP DTS[:D]