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I need a set of the rubber "dounuts" used for the motor mount busshings and t-case x-member on the V8 swaps from AA. Are there any alternatives to the ones from AA?

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I've been using AA mouter mounts for 5 or so years and mine look good. What happen to yours that you need new ones? (something I should know?)

I think if you had a good parts house or a better Napa you could look in thier books and find something.
 

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you can get real similar ones from the auto patrs places used for a chevy application. just look thru the catalogs for one that looks the same. <IMG SRC="smilies/fj.gif" border="0">
 

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I have had 2 completely fall apart. First was the motor mount on Rubithon '99. Damn thing fell apart and I ended up munching a radiator when I flexed in the bowl and the engine rocked forward (due to being much less restricted after the dounut disintegrated) <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Just yesterday I was giving my Cruiser a detailed "once over" and noticed one of the t-case crossmember dounuts were falling apart - got abot 20%-25% of the rubber missing. I know AA had problem with the early dounuts, but had fixed the problem in recent years by using a cupped washer to confine the rubber bushing.

I was just wondering about a cheaper alternative since I am about to embark on a R&R of my V8 to reposition it further back in the engine bay and wanted a new set when the engine goes back in. While I'm at it, I am also going to fuel injection and possibly a newer tranny. Oh yea - the Ranger O/D is coming out too!!

[ 10-10-2001: Message edited by: FJ4ZROX ]
 

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when I mounted the diesel in my rig I wanted a mount that wouldn't [email protected] up no matter what, so I used ford bronco II front radius arm bushings for engine mounts, they are very similar to the AA style but wayyy beefier.
 

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Check out the M.O.R.E. style mounts. Basically just a spring bushing turned sideways. Even if the bushing failed completely, the ears of the mount should keep the engine from shifting foreward too much.
 

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I know AA had problem with the early dounuts, but had fixed the problem in recent years by using a cupped washer to confine the rubber bushing.
Thanks for the info. I do have the new style then. Checked mine tonight and look ok. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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I was going to say it, but airzuk beat me to it...same thing in urethane is beefier (and impervious to oil and gas) but will transmit more drivetrain noise and vibes.

Also might try Ford Ranger cab mounts in urethane as they are similiar in size and shape.
 

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Check out any poly vendor. There is a place in town called Performance suspension components. I would use poly over rubber any day if possible. Those guys are awesome (not the best personalities in the world) but great help and to the point. They had motor mounts for my room mates 56 willy's wagon (not for the application mind you) but they found something that would work.
 

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A friend of mine had new ones (the little rubber donuts) in his v-8 motor mounts in his cruiser and he said they were factory toyota. That might be worth checking.

Mine are pretty trashed so post what you end up using cause I'm interested.
 

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The AA donuts suck. I much prefer Krispy Kream donuts. Hi Bruce!

Andy

In all seriousness (yeah, right) I would recommend getting rid of the AA system all together and using the stock Chevy mounts - several people (Butch Lewis comes to mind) are making the brackets now. In the long run you will save money.

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Rear engine mounts for a Toyota FJ40 will work. Ask for rear motor mounts for a 74 FJ40 and it will work for you. They cost around 18-20.00 each from Toyota.

Hope this helps..
Charles
 
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