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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 03, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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I measured my pinion angle at 1.5*. Should I try for more? Is it worth seeking?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 03, 06:55 AM
 
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Are you running soild mounts anywhere?

1.5* is a little on the low side for a manual. You can run tighter numbers with a manual as compared to an auto, but I think the least you should dial in with a manual is 2.5*-3.0*......and 4.5* with an auto.
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Hey, Tom. I have solid body mounts, poly motor and tranny mounts. Waiting on the 260# rear springs so I currently have whatever 5 leaf came with the car with a crappy rubber pad on the spring mount plate. Once the new springs come, I'm going to run with a solid spacer if I need it. I'll shoot for 3* if that's optimal(?)

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With poly or rubber mounts a number between 3-4*. With solid engine mounts you can narrow up that number to 2* and be comfortable. The more the engine moves around, the larger the number should be to compensate for the range of motion. Solids move around much less and the appearant mechanics of that allow the useable number to be smaller than that of flexable poly/rubber.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 03, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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By poly I mean Energy Suspension motor/tranny mounts. I didn't think they'd allow much movement. They certainly gave me a vibrator treatment at idle! Hmm, that didn't sound too good.

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