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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject:  Dog bone question Reply with quote

While troubleshooting why I was getting nasty clunk when the TCC disengaged, I parked the car and tried rocking it a bit. The entire damn engine was moving. Turns out the rubber bushings (red arrows pointing toward them) in my dog bones are totally shot, I can move them freely and wiggled them about 1/4".



I put on a spare set I have lying around and that seemed to fix the problem, but I was wondering if anyone else has installed these to get around having the problem recur?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had the ones from Intense. They're ok. I imagine that the ZZP ones have a higher durometer poly and result in more NVH.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I didn't know Intense made them as well, I'll have to check them out. Honestly, I think the vibrations from my poly motor mounts was being transferred into the rubber mount on the dogbones and ruined it... maybe I'll just get a PCM with a raised idle and not worry about it.

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