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is it worth spending money on factory mounts or stick o dea brand or third party
 

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Sort of depends on which mount(s) you need. Usually the front center is the bad one, but the cradle cookies can go bad, too.

Either OEM or Anchor for the front center.

For "third party" your choice is a solid/rubber bushed front center from www.northstarperformance.com, but Jake is out of commission for a while, so I have no idea of delivery waiting times.
 

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oh what happened with Jake? I was supposedly on the order list for a front mount but never heard back.
 

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is it worth spending money on factory mounts or stick o dea brand or third party
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I prefer Anchor brand to OEM or other aftermarket -

if you make a set of strut rods -
you will NEVER need to replace another mount -
 

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its very odd but my driver side tranny one went bad the bolt broke with the rubber on it that get mounted to the frame passenger and driver booth look alike .I see they give you the option of solid mount and hydrolic as well for those 2 .i wonder if i should change the passenger side as well .it dont look bad but maybe i should do both hydrolic
 

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ok you guys won't believe me but i took off my front engine mount the the top nut that attached to the bracket it welded its one piece .They say take off the bolt but mine is welded to the bracket like its a one piece part . Has anyone had this issue I'm speachless
 

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ok you guys won't believe me but i took off my front engine mount the the top nut that attached to the bracket it welded its one piece .They say take off the bolt but mine is welded to the bracket like its a one piece part . Has anyone had this issue I'm speachless
I thought mine was too, but it wasn't. I took the mount and bracket together and put the bracket in a bench vise so that I could get a wrench on the top mount nut, and with just a simple 12-inch adjustable wrench and a 3 foot cheater pipe, the nut came right off.
 
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