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!
Chain works perfect, you have found a solution for a problem that doesn't exist:flipoff2: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.
Comprehention 101, I was agreeing with you the poster I was telling that too. you said chains that's why I quoted youBones said:
Not my solution, my opinion is all. Chains or mounts like rockstompers are the ticket. Not some funky brace