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torque rod for toyota moter mounts

I sent an e-mail to the webmaster because I'm a newebie and can't figure out the way to get a link on my post but hopefully someone can help me out. I think I'm on to something!......
 

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I just put a nissan axxes rear controlarm on the bellhousing bracket and then welded a bracket to the frame to bolt the other end up to . The bushings in the control arm keep the vibration out of the cab. The purpose of this was to get rid of the heavy torque loads the motor mounts have to take on their own or wtith the help of a chain.
 

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email me [email protected] the picture and I can post it for you... sounds interesting :)
 

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A nissan axxes van came into the shop the other day with a handeling problem and we traced it down to a few worn out bushings on the rear control arms. when we replaced them I held onto the used ones with this idea in mind. I had seen torque arms on all sorts of japanese cars while doing timing belts and it sure looked like a good idea, I just didn't know how easy it would be to fab up some shit to make it work. Well, it's REAL easy and I want all the yota boys out there to check it out and see if they can come up with better designs. This was just a quik setup and there are some things I am going to do different- next time make it straight, find a bolt that goes all the way through the bellhousing with a nut on it , and add anothe rone to the other side. THIS SETUP WORKS KILLER! so far anyway. The motor hardly twists at all and there is only a small amount of vibration transferred into the cab (good news for DDs). If you have ever tried LC engineerings motor mounts then you know how bloody loud those things can be. I loved the way they worked on the trail , but it was too much around town. I had a chain but that still let the motor twist too much. Now the little bit of slack that was left in the chain dosen't even come close to taking up. If you guys are thinking about doing this to your rigs, then keep in mind on pre 84 trucks those lower brackets that bolt to the motor might not be there and if they are then the bolt will thread form the other side. Good luck!
 

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That's a neat idea. I'd still wanna chain 'em to keep the motor from falling out when you flop, though.

**Running to the garage looking for a piece of all-thread and an old shock to cut the eyes off of**
 

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HELLA GOOD IDEA DENVER-D!

:flipoff2: why didn't I think of that one :flipoff2:
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: for the idea
ROCK ON!
 

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Hmmmm, leseee here - if the tendency is for the motor to rotate top to passenger side, then isn't that bar going to be loaded in compression?

Veddy eeenteresting.
 

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Something about that just strikes me as goofy. That's a lot of stress on that one tranny bolt IMO. I would never run it. Chain the mounts or get some beefier motor mounts.
 

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I think it'll serve the purpose... but I also think you're gonna find that the rod puts things in a bind and you'll tear more mounts with it than without. The way you have it mounted, the torque is going to force the rear of the tranny down or the left front of the engine up. The tranny can only compress the rear mount so much, so what's gonna give? Your engine & tranny assemble is going to move... you haven't contained anything with just the one rod, since it looks like it's free to rotate at each end. You might have slightly better results using a rod on both sides. I'm not speaking from experience, just mho. What gives, chained mounts seem to work for most?
 

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Bones said:
Something about that just strikes me as goofy. That's a lot of stress on that one tranny bolt IMO. I would never run it. Chain the mounts or get some beefier motor mounts.
Chain works perfect, you have found a solution for a problem that doesn't exist:flipoff2:
 

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you have found a solution for a problem that doesn't exist:flipoff2:
Not my solution, my opinion is all. Chains or mounts like rockstompers are the ticket. Not some funky brace
 

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Bones said:

Not my solution, my opinion is all. Chains or mounts like rockstompers are the ticket. Not some funky brace
Comprehention 101, I was agreeing with you:p the poster I was telling that too. you said chains that's why I quoted you:D
 

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Comprehention 101, I was agreeing with you:p the poster I was telling that too. you said chains that's why I quoted you:D
;) gotcha! Comprehemsion or sarcasm, sa'll good. :beer:
 

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my engine flops around like an old man without viagra, and i have little tires, stock gears, no doubler and no power. my truck hated the rockstomper engine mounts i bought, and the welds broke on the mount i chained, but i think it was because i used a broken engine mount to begin with. gonna have to pull all that crap out and weld up a new set of mounts. oh yeah cool idea but unnecessary i think.
 
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