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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:29 AM   #881
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I don't disagree with what your saying, all I'm saying is that he's running poly bushings 14" or so away from the engine, that bitch isn't going to move.
We have our drivetrain mounted on 4 poly bushings, all near the frame. So far, so good. We figured it would all flex (or not) together. It makes it easier to r&r the drivetrain.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:37 AM   #882
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We have our drivetrain mounted on 4 poly bushings, all near the frame. So far, so good. We figured it would all flex (or not) together. It makes it easier to r&r the drivetrain.
That's what I was hinting at
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:23 AM   #883
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I agree with the 3 point theory. However, mine is 4 pt.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:33 AM   #884
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I agree with the 3 point theory. However, mine is 4 pt.
I completely agree with the 3 point theory if the first 2 are actually going to move.....
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:43 AM   #885
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I have a hard time picturing that much load going through the bolt, maybe over time.
You must have never seen him drive..
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:45 AM   #886
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I can't drill that many holes accurately lets be honest here...
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Old February 21st, 2014, 11:10 AM   #887
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FWIW, the engine in my truggy used solid mounts to the frame. I then made cross braces between the frame rails under the trans and t-case. I then used a factory style rubber trans mount and used a poly bushing at the t-case. Transmission and t-case mounts were as close to the center line of the power train as possible so they were a supporting pivot point. Worked great for my rig, I also had the frame rails boxed. My cross members were bolt in at the frame, but were rigid mounted and both ends of the frame had welded rectangular tubing instead of the factory riveted style. The frame was very rigid.
This setup is what i was going to shoot for with my engine swap.

I am watching all this with curiosity. Physically getting my new drive train mounted in my rig is the most daunting task of my whole swap.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:34 PM   #888
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found a secret pic of the new look.

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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:40 PM   #889
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He's making it a ranger truggy?
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Old February 21st, 2014, 04:20 PM   #890
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Yup, expensive and difficult when you start with a Dakota too
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Old February 21st, 2014, 07:27 PM   #891
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monster mud mega truck!!
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Old February 21st, 2014, 07:30 PM   #892
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Old February 21st, 2014, 07:41 PM   #893
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looks like a slight toe in problem. other than that shes good to go
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:02 PM   #894
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Started measuring for links tonight.



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Old February 22nd, 2014, 12:43 AM   #895
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:50 AM   #896
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No matter what you do ....... It's still a dodge.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 03:10 AM   #897
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Did you get your 8 hours of sleep already??? Hahaha
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 10:00 AM   #898
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 10:52 AM   #899
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 04:31 PM   #900
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Finished up the motor mounts.

Figured I could shave some weight.

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