twistec or OEM motor mounts?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marx404, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    I need motor mounts for my 94 SL2 (dogbone mounts). I am comparing twistec
    ($80. a pair) to stock mounts. From what I have read, the twiscecs will not
    dampen the engine vibration like the stock mounts will. On the other hand,
    my mounts are already pretty worn and it doesnt vibrate al that bad, only
    subtly in idle. Will the twistecs cause more vibration to be felt? I read
    that they wil greatly improve handling and torque over the stock mounts.

    marx404, Jun 26, 2004
  2. marx404

    Matt hotmail Guest

    I love my new motor mounts, they add a racy feel to the car, but they do
    have increasing vibration from 1000 to 1400 rpms.
    I bought mine from
    $130/pair and I have purchased many other items from the same company. But
    do not use these mount if you want a comfortable ride, THEY WILL VIBRATE.

    I recommend the purchase of these only for the sports enthusiast.
    Good Luck,

    p.s. when putting them on, has some good advice.
    Matt hotmail, Jun 26, 2004
  3. I've got mine from Saturn Motorsports and they may be the Twistec product
    (look just the same). I've got a little surface rust on them - I would have
    had them plasma coated if I would have known (I thought they were s/s).

    Smooth goes out the window, however my TAM is like new, and hard launches
    are more crisp...
    Jonnie Santos, Jun 26, 2004
  4. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Thanks. Looks like OEM mounts for me then. They are the same price for me.
    While performance is great, vibration isn't an option I can live with,
    especialy when I drive 60 + miles a day. Not to mention the wife drives the
    car too ;-) err, gotta keep da peace especially after installing that
    Dynomax muffler, lol.

    marx404, Jun 27, 2004
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    marx404 Guest

    TAM? Whazzat? :)
    marx404, Jun 28, 2004
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    Torque Axis Mount (Top Motor Mount)

    I've got the Twistec mounts on our SL2 (wife's daily driver) and she
    hasn't complained about them as far as vibration.

    Napalm Heart, Jun 28, 2004
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    uknewwho Guest

    The Transmission Mount or Upper Torque Axis mount.
    My guess, he means the tranny mount, because twistic (or anyone else)
    doesn't make a poly-urethane upper torque axis mount.
    If you want a stiffer mount, without spending allot of money, or really
    feeling the vibs. Try filling the mounts with silicon. You get a little big
    stiffer mounts, but not stiff that your soda will explode when you open it
    after it sits in the cup holder for a while.
    I'm not sure about this, maybe someone could help me with this, but using a
    stiffer mount, could damage your frame and cross members the mounts are
    mounted to. This is probably only under extreme conditions, and really hard
    driving habits.
    uknewwho, Jun 28, 2004
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    I used windshield urethane on the TAM on my car. It's holding up

    Napalm Heart, Jun 28, 2004
  9. Ken,

    re: Twistec's

    She either loves you, loves cars, or loves you and cars... (big grin)
    Jonnie Santos, Jun 29, 2004
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    I think it's the first choice. Cars are pretty much just a mode of
    transportation as far as she's concerned. She just goes along with
    some of my indulgences.
    Napalm Heart, Jun 29, 2004
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    marx404 Guest

    Thanks. I opted for smooth and went with OEM dogbone mounts. My car vibrates
    enough already as is. It did make hard launches much softer, but hey, I'm on
    I95, not Moroso. I'll make up for the performance difference when I change
    my struts. Ken, your wife must really love ya!

    marx404, Jun 30, 2004
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    She puts up with my innate gearheadedness pretty well. We've been
    together for 21 years (married for 19) this year. Our first date was
    on my Kawasaki 900. I took that as a good sign.

    Napalm Heart, Jun 30, 2004
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