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Old May 30th, 2008, 16:35
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motor mount brackets

i keep breaking the mount bracket off on the right side. used grade8 and broke. looking for upgrade brackets. if seen m.o.r.e. brackets look great but steep in the pocket book. i heard of tj and goats. cant find those designs. please help me with more info. tks matt
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Old May 30th, 2008, 18:17
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Re: motor mount brackets

Check these out. I just installed there motor mounts and the fit and quality was/is great.
http://www.browndogindustries.com/in...S&Category=136
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Old May 30th, 2008, 19:17
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Re: motor mount brackets

any other ones out there thanks
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Old May 31st, 2008, 04:33
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Re: motor mount brackets

does anyone know if you can use the stock mounts with the m.o.r.e brackets
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Old May 31st, 2008, 10:24
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Re: motor mount brackets

ive had that problem before and ended up ruining a block trying to get the broken bolts out.

do you have a Tcase drop? hows your tranny mount?

maybe you can tap the block for bigger bolts.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:33
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Re: motor mount brackets

its stock
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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:45
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Re: motor mount brackets

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does anyone know if you can use the stock mounts with the m.o.r.e brackets
I don't run them so I can say for certain, but the MORE mounts fit the stock bracket so I would guess the MORE brackets would fit the stock mounts.

I broke off 2 bolts on the driver side (3rd was loose). I was able to drill them out and replace them with hex heads (G8).
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Old May 31st, 2008, 13:34
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Re: motor mount brackets

i did that and they broke in 4 weeks all new mounts also
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Old May 31st, 2008, 13:45
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Re: motor mount brackets

you need to figure out why the bolts are failing. whats is causing the problem?
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Old May 31st, 2008, 16:29
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Re: motor mount brackets

i change all 3 mounts and grade8 bolts on the right side bracket and now the mounts are all shot and broken bolts in the block again. unless im getting crappy mounts. i use it as my daily driver im not out there jumping off cliffs.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 17:20
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Re: motor mount brackets

I seem to remember that theres a issue with stock bolts being to long and bottoming out before getting tight and breaking off maybe try a hair shorter bolt?
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Old May 31st, 2008, 18:43
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Re: motor mount brackets

Yeah, I use 1.25" long grade 8's and they work fine, I've brokin mine twice as welll. Drill a hole in the bolt, whats left, and easy-out it... Bout the only way.

Don't try the torch trick, it can ruin the block.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 19:28
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Re: motor mount brackets

Hmmm... the good one I still had left was only 1 inch. I checked them in the holes before I put the bracket back on to make sure they didn't bottom out.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 23:14
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Re: motor mount brackets

Not sure it would help or not, but I saw a bracket on a (IIRC) 2.5 MJ without AC in the salvage yard the other day that mounted to the frame rail on the passenger side near the front and to the timing cover (where the XJ alternator mount is). It seems this bracket would limit flex on the mounts and may prolong motor mount/bracket bolt life.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 17:04
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Re: motor mount brackets

does anyone else make brackets besides m.o.r.e. or browndog
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