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Old 11-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #351
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im not sure how that is possible. i tried from the bottom and the top and just took the battery and intake out and pulled it out from the side.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:09 AM   #352
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im not sure how that is possible. i tried from the bottom and the top and just took the battery and intake out and pulled it out from the side.
Referring to the front mount? I guess I know how it's done now!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:01 AM   #353
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Well these mounts have been in my car for a couple of weeks now and I must say I love them. I think they've broken in a little bit, only bother me at highway speeds (I've got a 5-speed, and the damn motor turns too fast at highway speeds - I'm wishing I bought an S!) and very rarely as the engine winds through the 1,000 RPM mark.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:33 AM   #354
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how does it bother you at highway speeds? ive never had a problem at highway speeds i barely have a problem with the ac on lol its between 1200-1400rpm that tehres a tiny bit of vibration thats it
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #355
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Beofre i installed these mounts i had the esmm and had the idle set to 1100. I never changed the idle and had very small vibrations after installing the innovatives..i thought that would be the minimum vibs i could get since they're solid mounts. Unitl yesterday i just started to play with my idle because of all the rattles in my car. Once i set it to 850 everything was so much better i couldn't feel any vibrations or hear any rattles just the engine itself. i should've done this a long time ago right after installing the mounts.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:20 PM   #356
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how does it bother you at highway speeds? ive never had a problem at highway speeds i barely have a problem with the ac on lol its between 1200-1400rpm that tehres a tiny bit of vibration thats it
It's just really loud. You have a 6-speed, no? My engine is turning at least 1,000 RPM higher than yours, unless you don't use sixth LOL.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:43 PM   #357
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It's just really loud. You have a 6-speed, no? My engine is turning at least 1,000 RPM higher than yours, unless you don't use sixth LOL.
Have your vibrations decreased alot since your post a week ago? You were saying the mounts were very hard and lots of vibrations. Also did you get any increase in noise? Thanks
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:32 AM   #358
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Have your vibrations decreased alot since your post a week ago? You were saying the mounts were very hard and lots of vibrations. Also did you get any increase in noise? Thanks
Well, let me start by saying I'm an old fart (45) and not used to noise and vibrations. Also, my car has 60K miles on it, so some things may be a little loosened up (I discovered that one of the 'new' rattles is the moonroof rattling in its frame when its open - it didn't go away after tightening the six bolts that attach it to the sliding brackets, so I guess those sliders are rattling against the rails). And I live in a cold climate with terrible roads - the cold weather of course makes rattles worse, and the roads have a way of beating the shit out of the car.

Short version - yes the vibrations have died down. They are really only noticeable at cold starts (I had some rattles anyway, they're just a little intensified by the mounts and the cold weather).

The noise level isn't as bad either - I haven't driven on the expressway in a week, but it seems quieter driving around town so I guess it will be quieter on the highway as well.

I prefer these mounts over OEM. The NVH has diminished, and I have adjusted to the slight increase in NVH.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:57 AM   #359
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Vibration form the motor should not necessarily lead to rattles (although it does in our cars), I stripped my whole interior last winter (your correct, lack of humidity in the winter causes the plastic to go crazy) stuffing foam everywhere in an attempt to remove ALL rattles. It helped TREMEDOUSLY my car feels so much more solid now (its no lexus though lol). I found trouble spots all over the car, now it weighs 10lbs more because of the foam lol.

I'm going to buy these when I get my header.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:12 AM   #360
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Vibration form the motor should not necessarily lead to rattles (although it does in our cars), I stripped my whole interior last winter (your correct, lack of humidity in the winter causes the plastic to go crazy) stuffing foam everywhere in an attempt to remove ALL rattles. It helped TREMEDOUSLY my car feels so much more solid now (its no lexus though lol). I found trouble spots all over the car, now it weighs 10lbs more because of the foam lol.

I'm going to buy these when I get my header.
Wow, you should fill us in on those trouble spots. I'll make myself lose 10lbs to offset the 10lbs of foam if it's gonna make the car quieter
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #361
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Vibration form the motor should not necessarily lead to rattles (although it does in our cars), I stripped my whole interior last winter (your correct, lack of humidity in the winter causes the plastic to go crazy) stuffing foam everywhere in an attempt to remove ALL rattles. It helped TREMEDOUSLY my car feels so much more solid now (its no lexus though lol). I found trouble spots all over the car, now it weighs 10lbs more because of the foam lol.

I'm going to buy these when I get my header.
Yes, the foam helps, although I don't think it will last. Dealer fixed all rattles last year just as the warranty was expiring.

They're back again - now that it is cold again.

I have noticed that the HVAC unit rattles against the dash, so I bought some replacement clips. Just wonder if I keep removing it and replacing clips that doing so will weaken the retainers and make it rattle more...

Sigh.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:20 PM   #362
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Yeah you'll never remove ALL of them, thats what the stereo is for lol

Keep in mind you'll probably snap a few clips here and there, but they are fairly inexpensive at acura.

Ones that come to mind... (I used felt pads for some of these, chunks of foam for others)
Strip of foam between dash and windshield
Place pads where glove box makes contact with dash
Remove glovebox, foam around the visible fuse box, foam around all vents
Used doublesided tape to secure kickplate cover
Foam around ECU
Foam stuffed inside A pillar panels
Foam in misc places around rear side panels
Lots of foam strips in trunk, behind all of those panels its just bare metal
Foam in the panels around the hatch
Slightly extend all of the rubber stoppers for hood/doors/hatch
Foam between airbag cover and steering wheel (have to be clever or you'll see it)
Still working on the door locks
Still working on passenger side door speaker
Tape around all latches
Basically just bang or tap on everything, if you hear any kind of contact then it will rattle at some rpm.

The car sounds very solid even hitting potholes, unless they are really severe. I never said it was pretty, but effective and you can't visibly see any of this shit.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:12 PM   #363
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rattles suck. i always have a rattle going on when accelerating from stop to 1k-2k.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:06 PM   #364
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just got my innovatives in, gonna install them in a few weeks prob since my car is in storage for the winter
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:04 AM   #365
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just got my innovatives in, gonna install them in a few weeks prob since my car is in storage for the winter
Sounds like you've got a Ferrari or something......
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:06 AM   #366
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damn, jcbarnar, sounds like you've got a lot more rattles than me! I think mine come (mostly) from the HVAC control unit and the moonroof pocket/cover.
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Not any more, but yeah there were a lot, the car has nearly 100,000km and has spent a lot of its life at the strip and track. Considering that, its damn near perfect now lol
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #368
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Finally got my 4 streets on and with the idle at 1200 (k2s) vibes are not bad at all, actually a tiny bit less than the ESMM.

Im still running the Ingalls ETD with them too so im sure when I take that off they will vibe even less. +1 for innovative mounts.
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How much do shops typically charge to install motor mount replacements like these?
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How much do shops typically charge to install motor mount replacements like these?

But most shops charge at least $65/hour and depending on how sharp (fast and accurate) they are .........

Some places don't like to use parts that are brought in by the customer either. They make a profit on the parts, and they might not want to deal with potential hassles of unknown parts acting up. Yes, I know the Innovatives are superior to others, but they might not see it that way if they've never heard of the company...

It's not a bad job at all, as long as you don't mind working on your back and getting a little dirty.
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Sounds like you've got a Ferrari or something......
yea, it's about as tempermental as one too
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:56 PM   #372
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yea, it's about as tempermental as one too
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:55 PM   #373
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Did anyone install the front mount. how difficult was it.
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Did anyone install the front mount. how difficult was it.

I did. Only hard part was trying to line up the bolts to screw them in. Make sure you don't crossthread! I messed up on one of the bolts, it's screwed in but not all the way due to it now being put in straight. Now i have to add some washers to fill in the space.
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I did. Only hard part was trying to line up the bolts to screw them in. Make sure you don't crossthread! I messed up on one of the bolts, it's screwed in but not all the way due to it now being put in straight. Now i have to add some washers to fill in the space.
That was the only hard part?!

How did you maneuver the mounts in and out of that space?!
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