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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2004 10:09 
I have been doing some research into rebuilding...or modifying current mounts in an effort to get rid of...or lessen wheel hops.
The idea is to fill in the spaces in each moutn with a similar substance... say e.g. windsheild adhesive (Urethane based).
Those who have done so noticed 100% improvement whe nit come to hops or at least 80%.
The only complaint that was received was that their is a lil bit more vibration during normal drive...of course this is expected seeing that the spaces are all filled in.
Wheel hops will rob you of traction + power during a launch.


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2004 11:19 
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Yep been there done that. Did next to nothing for me :( tho. Made the take up a bit smoother, but once it was moving it didn't make any difference. Also made the body of the car vibrate more at idle.

My wheels hops where completely fixed when I got new front shocks.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2004 13:05 
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Yup, those are two of the three things that help. The other is a hydrolic cylinder for the engine to help the engine mounts. X-racing in Ozzie have them. They mount from the strut tower to the cambelt side engine mount to stop forward/backwards movement.

I've seen plastic bread boards cut up and glued into the hole to help as well.

But I might try the window glue and see what it does, I need to reseal the rear windows as the rubber is worn on the outside. The internal water seal is fine though.

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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2004 03:16 
I guess youre refering to this....
Gonna see if I can find one in the US...since I'm alot closer to em :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2004 08:35 
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Yes, thats the one.
I'm sure there is a US place that does them, even seen some on ebay before too.

Only thing I was wondering is how close a strutbrace would be to the inside of the bonnet after thats put under it?

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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2004 13:57 
can we get them for mivec's here? also does anyone know what they cost??


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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2004 08:09 
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I'd say so, as two NZMMC guys are acting as x-racing Austrailia Agents. And thats where the pictures came from.

I was looking at getting one aa while ago but the price was high. Though new engine mounts are $400 for a set anyway.

A Strutbrace helps lanuches as well, mines alot smoother on takeoff since i fitted mine.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2004 06:15 
Any you guys tried fitting a 2001 lancer strut brace to a 96-99?


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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2004 08:24 
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matronyx wrote:
Any you guys tried fitting a 2001 lancer strut brace to a 96-99?

No, but I've got a picture of the brace and it looks a bit different to the evo 6 one.

This is the factory Evo6 one so you can compare...
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I think the evo 7+ brace sits lower down and the bar to the firewall is straight .

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2004 09:52 
I notice you dont have the plastic cover on your engine...how comes?
Anyone had problems with water getting in contact with their coil-packs?


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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2004 13:06 
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I left it off as the coil packs are know to cook on mitsi's.
That was after I had to redo the tubing that hold the wires to the coils as it had become brittle and fallen apart.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2004 13:51 
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In almost all cars the coil packs last longer and spark harder when they are uncovered and kept a bit cooler. The plastic cover is purely for asthetics and does nothing (is even detrimental) for performance or protection.

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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2004 17:06 
Hmm...you know, come to think of it you guys are hitting on something big here. I noticed that once when I had removed the cover ... the coils wer acting up... the performance was better. I wonder what would be the effect of drilling some nice size holes on the side of the cover. I still wanna keep some of the looks :D


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2004 07:50 
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Heres an idea.

Cut two square holes over the coils.
Then get the slotted alloy vents like they use for ventalation in cuboards.
Mount the vents from the underside so you can't see the mounting points.

Should look factory but a little more :twisted: .

Or I'm thinking a vacuum cleaner sized tubing from the cold air intake point up the blow across the coils. You could even mount a pair o 12v fans over the coil packs.
Both options I'm concidering. Along with rewiring the 12v and ground leads with a heavier guage wire. I leave the one to the ECU as it is only a trigger and doesn't have much power going through it.

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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2005 08:11 
Rabbit, did you install the fans?


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