Originally posted by mikehawk@Jan 13 2004, 09:58 AM
How is it going to wreck your engine mounts? By taking the stress off of them? And I don't know what kind of big block, torque monster you have under the hood, but my little 3.0 doesn't have enough torque to rip the sub frame off. If anything, the chain or hardware on the chain would snap before the sub frame. And how is it a waste of money if the project costs less than $5?
Sorry, Bo Banana sold those things... and I haven't seen him around here for a while.Originally posted by SHOZ123@Jan 13 2004, 01:12 PM
I have a chain. I had to put a piece of rubber hose around my FSTB at the point where PS line goes. Just inside of this my brace would rub on the intake runner. I need one of them fancy Anonda Motorsports adjustable ones.....
dually noted...but then again you drive 5 speed and your car was specially designed for performance, right down to the chassis. Meaning your car can take the abuseThere is no strain except under acceleration[/b]
A couple hours?Originally posted by Twilight@Jan 14 2004, 02:13 AM
IMO it's well worth the $5 you pay for it, and it's a good way to kill a couple hours when you're bored.
Serious drag racers use SOLID steel motor mounts to inhibit motor movement. There's a significant torque loss when the engine moves around. The chain helps transfer that torque to the wheels instead of losing it to motor movement. It's not that bad, I guess it just depends on how you like to drive.Originally posted by shifty@Jan 14 2004, 02:35 AM
a "torque strap" is like replacing your shocks with blocks of wood.
Because then you have replaced your expensive rubber engine mounts with even more expensive gas-pressurized mounts that do exactly the same thing. The chain works well, because it provides the performance of a solid mount when under tension (hard acceleration) but the links don't translate vibration into the chassis when you are driving normally, since it's not under high tension. Sure, it doesn't look like much, but it does the job well.Originally posted by shifty@Jan 14 2004, 02:20 AM
why not gas pressured mounts that absorb and adjust to the stress accordingly to the acceleration or the sudden torque that is being produced
Originally posted by shifty@Jan 14 2004, 02:07 AM
dually noted...but then again you drive 5 speed and your car was specially designed for performance, right down to the chassis. Meaning your car can take the abuseThere is no strain except under acceleration