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Old 06-01-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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So, I've been dealing with sloppy shifting for a long time now and I decided to get new motor mounts. So, I ordered the mazdaspeed mounts from Emilio and waited patiently for them to arrive. Last night I went to install them and pulled the old ones out and lo and behold, one of them is broken. That would explain the sloppy shifting. 2 hours later, the new ones were in and WOW. I can actually predict where 3rd and 5th gears are going to be now! Also, my clutch shudder is pretty much eliminated.

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I need to do this, I had assumed it was the transmission mounts. Good to know.
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What transmission mounts?
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Wes, how is the vibration? Ive got one of these in my garage to replace a broken one and have been considering just ordering another but was a bit worried about it vibrating so much.
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What transmission mounts?
So the transmission doesnt have rubber mounts? How does it mount? I just assumed because it feel like the looseness was closer to the trans then the motormounts.
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So the transmission doesnt have rubber mounts? How does it mount? I just assumed because it feel like the looseness was closer to the trans then the motormounts.
The transmission is mounted to the engine via the bellhousing and then the power plant frame (PPF) on the other end.
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Wes, how is the vibration? Ive got one of these in my garage to replace a broken one and have been considering just ordering another but was a bit worried about it vibrating so much.
Dont worry about it. It's not even noticeable.
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I've got MMR motor mounts on my '90 and it's amazing how much of a difference it made. Shifts much better and they completely eliminated wheelhop. Probably wouldn't recommend them for a daily driver though.

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I've got MMR motor mounts on my '90 and it's amazing how much of a difference it made. Shifts much better and they completely eliminated wheelhop. Probably wouldn't recommend them for a daily driver though.

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Hmm, i hadn't even thought about the wheelhop issue. Well, i'm headed to the 1/4 mile this friday so we will see. Wheelhop was a MAJOR issue before.
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Thank you for not being a dick about my stupidity, I honestly had no idea it was like that. Mind if I ****** that pic? Pretty neat IMHO.
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Thank you for not being a dick about my stupidity, I honestly had no idea it was like that. Mind if I ****** that pic? Pretty neat IMHO.
Haha, you've got to learn sometime. The picture is from flyinmiata's website.

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Here's another of an older Miata than the previous posted one.



FWIW, I've driven on MMRs in my daily, I lasted about 3 weeks before caving and trading for the MazdaComps.
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I never realized how important the PPF is. I learn so much here.
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FWIW, I've driven on MMRs in my daily, I lasted about 3 weeks before caving and trading for the MazdaComps.
Glad to know I made the right choice.
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You put a seat on that thing and you've got the ultimate in added lightness!
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Mazda comps here and that's pretty much how my mounts looked when I replaced them.
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I love my mazdacomps...sure they are a bit more noticeable...but if we wanted comfort we would not drive a modified miata...
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I love my mazdacomp mounts too.
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