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Ok, so now that I've broken everything else on my truck, I've begun on the frame and structural breakage......

I've since gotten fixed my cracked frame and hangars....

As I topped the waterfall at Doran this weekend, I heard the infamous shriek of the fan on the shroud.........now even though I like the cool sound effects when wheelin, I suppose I ought to fix it prior to making the trip to az....

OK, I haven't yet had to deal with motor mounts, even on my old truck and jeeps.........however, I've done all kinds of work on vw mounts, but those aren't the same in anyway whatsoever.....

I broke the driver's side mount, but not where mounts typically break I don't think.....I broke the actual braket that is welded to the frame....I haven't taken everything off yet, but it appears to me that the motor mount is fine and it's just the "structural" bracket that holds the mount to the frame.........and obviously it is the driver's side that would go first, but my concern is both at this point...ok ok, i'm trying to be a lil proactive (shutup dave :xcrybaby: )

So for the help I need.........peeps with experience with this kind of breakage, or have seen it, or have fixed this specific type of damage.... I need to know what you learned, figured out, whatever...did you just gusset the bracket up to make it stronger? Did you grind off the whole thing and put a whole new bracket in?....Did you use a different mount? Did you do something completely different? .....

Now that I have built the truck up right, and dialed in all the right parts, my weak spot has been narrowed to the frame and mounts so I need experiences from people that have high torq at low speed and lots and lots of flex and twisting, as my truck has.....just to let you know, it is only the one side (driver) that went bad, and is only cracked on the top 2 areas of the bracket, everything is stock.....thanks for any experiences, feedback, or snide remarks you have to offer...they are truly appreciated :D
 

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plate that shit and weld the hell out of it :D ive always just made my motor mounts for other vehicles, and made the ones we used on my buddies 350 swap into his 95.5 tacoma.
 

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stock on right, beefy on left


and yep, thats where they break, welcome to the club lol

buy yourself a new stock set ~$100 and have them plated up and welded on ~$3-500

then buy the esb mounts
 

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drabnor said:
stock on right, beefy on left


and yep, thats where they break, welcome to the club lol

buy yourself a new stock set ~$100 and have them plated up and welded on ~$3-500

then buy the esb mounts
Great pic....
Ok, so that looks good, but it seems if you are going to weld it up that much, just make them yourself and save a 100 bux...........or is it for a template, and if that's the case, couldn't I just use the old ones?
 

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zszac111 said:
plate that shit and weld the hell out of it :D ive always just made my motor mounts for other vehicles, and made the ones we used on my buddies 350 swap into his 95.5 tacoma.
I need me a tube frame for god's sake!
 

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BlingTaco said:
Great pic....
Ok, so that looks good, but it seems if you are going to weld it up that much, just make them yourself and save a 100 bux...........or is it for a template, and if that's the case, couldn't I just use the old ones?

it would be alot harder/ more labor intensive to make it from scratch. much easier to just plate them up
 

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drabnor said:
stock on right, beefy on left


and yep, thats where they break, welcome to the club lol

buy yourself a new stock set ~$100 and have them plated up and welded on ~$3-500

then buy the esb mounts

Do the stock ones Weld on, or bolt on? I was under my truck last week, and thought to myself, the mounts look kind of thin.
 

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Ted said:
Do the stock ones Weld on, or bolt on? I was under my truck last week, and thought to myself, the mounts look kind of thin.
Prty thin to say the least!! and they are weld on....
 

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Ted said:
Do the stock ones Weld on, or bolt on? I was under my truck last week, and thought to myself, the mounts look kind of thin.
they are welded on:welder: and yes, they are just sheetmetal lol :soapbox:

first they bend, they they break. then your motor hits the hood, oil pan hits the diff, etc... :explode:
 

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1/4" :xrocker:
 

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Have you been in contact with Mike, the ESB guy? I can't reach him, have left a couple messages and an email??

Probably say hell with him if he does'nt get back today, I'm not gonna have this done by AZR if I do...

I have not tried. I need not tried yet, but I need to.
 

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esb mike is a busy mofo
i heard that the lead time is like 2+ months for these mounts, not sure how accurate that is htough
 
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