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Old 05-18-2011, 08:15 AM
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Default Engine mount upgrades

I need a new engine mount due to a stripped screw on my XL.

Is there any reason not to use the HPI heavy duty mount? Or am I better off just ordering the stock one?

Is there any mount that is better that is made by another company?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:53 AM
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i would first think about taping out the hole and putting in a bigger screw...

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:42 AM
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i second rclugnut10, unless you want to buy a new engine mount, you can drill it out as i do or use other methods...
if you don't know how to, i recommend watching this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_s6C...eature=related

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:46 PM
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Stick with the stock mount. In the event of a strong impact, that low grade injection molded aluminum will fracture relatively easily and relieve stress from the system, saving your engine's crankcase from damage.

A replacement engine mount is about $10 and a few minutes of trackside work. A new engine block is $40+ and requires hours of cleaning and assembly, assuming none of the internal components are damaged. It's really a no-brainer.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:22 AM
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I hate them screws[:@] ... I would use a cut off wheel and make a slot in the bolt . Then use a standard screw(flat) driver and back it out .
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