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Torque Straps

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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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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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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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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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