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my friend has a civic si, (which i killed
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Chaining is a racing trick to minimize engine movement, but with factory mounts your just transfering more of the kenetic energy of the moving engine onto the firewall mount. Better have good mounts if your going to do this. I have never tried chaining on my car. Try simply replacing the front control mount and firewall mount with Energy S. black graphite poly mounts. This kit works well for race/street life styles.
 
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Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha...tell him it is tested to produce 25hp to the front wheel,and then take him out and smoke him again....MaD MoVEmEntS UndEr THe HooD YoooOooO!!!!!!LOL,BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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That homeboy be smokin some ****. Hes going to end up wearin out that rear mount faster that way. He should just get some ES inserts and be done with it. Basically, by keeping the motor from moving, you get better throttle response, not more power. Why, cuz before, when you got on the gas, the motor shifted a bit until it couldn't anymore. Then all the power went to moving the car. If you keep the motor from moving in the first place, there's not that lag time that there was from the motor shifting.

Damn riceboys are always full of ****.... tell him to go get himself an edumacatin.

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Its an old school dragging trick. Big blocks used to use them all the time. i wouldnt say its bad, or good, but it works. All mounts do is keep the engine in place, why do people get SOLID mounts then? Hell weld a chain in its place if properly ancored why not?
 

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That sounds legit to me. it might stress the mounts, but it'll reduce the torqueing of the engine when launched hard. Ive noticed Si drivers think they are pushin' goddam rocketships around. Its good that you tought your friend a lesson before he embarassed himself in front of more SR20's
 

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Actualy what used to happen with the chevys and such with the distribetor in the rear of the engine when it bucked up it would hit the firewall causeing it to miss. Or the old torque monsters called Hemi's used to break their mounts, the chain kept the engine from flying out. I wouldnt say its very useful on a daily driver or even my car, but hes just using some old school drag tricks. It seems bad but its not rice. Ah who knows.
 
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Just do the Energy S. ($30ish) You will be happy and you will avoid all the chassis abuse that chaining and welding produce. These tricks only make a big difference if you are running some juicy horses under your hood. One little thing about welding, the car will vibrate like pager on speed.
 
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hey cossie, whats that mean?


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What, welding? Welding the mounts had to be done on a friends high HP 2nd gen RX-7 race car. stopped the broken engine mount problem.
Or ar you talking about the chassis abuse?
 
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no im talking about the Energy S.


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What kinda torwue s he putting out that he thinks he has to chain the engine, lol? I dont think the engine is gonna move much with that whopping 111 lb ft of torque!!

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Hey "crazyNXracer", sorry about that... Energy Suspension black graphine Poly inserts.
 
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