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Unread 05-16-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
JOExFROMxNY
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one inch riser motor mounts after suspension lift?

My '88 YJ has a 4" RC suspension lift from the prior owner. My motor mounts are shot, and i am looking at replacements. Would i benefit from these lifted ones or should i just use the stock replacements. My transfer case is already hitting (in fact resting on) my lowered skidplate. Do i have to get support under the motor if i only remove one at a time?

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Unread 05-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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Your trans mount has to be shot. Even with my 1" mml and transfer case drop I never had my transfercase hit the skid. Get a new poly trans mount. As far as engine mounts you can maybe squeeze a 1"mml in with stock body mounts but you really need a 1" BL to keep some firewall clearance..
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Unread 05-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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Your trans mount has to be shot. Even with my 1" mml and transfer case drop I never had my transfercase hit the skid. Get a new poly trans mount. As far as engine mounts you can maybe squeeze a 1"mml in with stock body mounts but you really need a 1" BL to keep some firewall clearance..
Check this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...plate-1022475/

In short, the clocking on his tcase is not standard.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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I thought I saw that pic before! Thanks Joe. I'd get that clocked up and off that skid then. A MML will make it even worse.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #5
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My motor mounts are shot, and i am looking at replacements. Would i benefit from these lifted ones or should i just use the stock replacements.
If you are thinking that raising the engine will help with the tcase rubbing issue - wrong. You'll make it worse.

Take a second & think about it.

Your engine is set in place by it's motor mounts & the tranny has its mount (yours is dropped).

Since the tcase is past the tranny, the tcase will tend to get lower if you raise the engine up.

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Do i have to get support under the motor if i only remove one at a time?
Yes, you should support the motor with a floorjack (or something similar) while replacing the motor mounts. I like using a block of wood under the oil pan. And yes, replace one side at a time but loosen all the bolts (do not remove all at once) so there's some wiggle room.
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