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does anyone have good pics of their torque straps? i want to do it on mine but i dont see any pics to give me an idea of how to do it correctly. thank you. i have a 93 vulcan
 

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honestly.... i think that torque straps are a waste of time and money! its just going to wreck your engine mounts and probably your subframe mounts(which by the way are not cheap)
 

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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?
 

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there was big post about this about a month ago. Torque Strap It has a bunch of pics and instructions. Plus I believe somewhere in the modifications section there are instructions on how to do it. Hope it helps.
 

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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?


Precisely. For the record, I don't have a torque strap. Once I get my FSTB, I'll probably want one. The V8 flops around quite a bit, esp. with the hard shifts from the Apten chip, and I don't want to have my intake runners doin' tha bump with my FSTB.
 

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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.....
 

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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.....
Sorry, Bo Banana sold those things... and I haven't seen him around here for a while.


Care to tell us what we're looking at here? Specifically what that chain is attached to?
 

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That is a chain wrapped around the exhaust manifold above the point where the Y pipe is attached. It runs straight down to a hole that was already in the subframe.
 

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ok...fine so than if you think its a good idea go for it but why do you think every automobile company has mounts on there engines and trannys and subframes? to ease the stress factor on your cars major components...for every action there is a reaction. high torque or low torque! it doesnt matter. MOUNTS PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR CARS MAJOR COMPONENTS... PERIOD. im not saying that you shouldnt do it, but whatever flogs your log so be it.
 

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Because they want you to think you are driving a pillow.

I have had this for over two years. There is no strain except under acceleration. I do not see any problem at all. What is your concern?
 

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There is no strain except under acceleration[/b]
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 abuse

a SHO and a base taurus family sedan(L,G,GL,LX) are built differently
 

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Not really, the rest of the car is still a Taurus. The reason your car has mounts are so that the engine vibrations don't shake the crap out of the cabin, and you don't get jerked around every time you shift gears. That would be really uncomfortable.

The purpose of a torque strap is not to hold the engine down with force, it's to prevent the engine from travelling under hard acceleration which will improve your throttle response. And it also puts less stress on the mounts because they have less work to do. 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.
 

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anyways it not that im bashing the idea of a torque strap, i mean if it works, then go for it but i mean with all of the ideas floating around in these forums you would think that somebody would come up something a bit more logical than a 5$ chain. why not gas pressured mounts that absorb and adjust to the stress accordingly to the acceleration or the sudden torque that is being produced
 

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Originally posted by shifty@Jan 14 2004, 02:35 AM
a "torque strap" is like replacing your shocks with blocks of wood.
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.
 

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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
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.
 

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Originally posted by shifty@Jan 14 2004, 02:07 AM
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There is no strain except under acceleration
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 abuse

a SHO and a base taurus family sedan(L,G,GL,LX) are built differently [/b][/quote]
He has a V8 SHO which means he has an AUTO, not a 5 speed. Just wanted to clear that up.
 

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hey everyone take a look at the Repair and Maintaince forum under "torque straps"

and you still dont think that they screw your car up!!!
 
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