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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 am 
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So after having to replace juan too many nose cone rubber mounts, I went ahead and order me this:

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Comes with all needed for a true bolt on affair! No drilling even needed since it installs using already existing holes on the frame horns. However, they do tell you to clean up the gunk/dirt buildup since the rubber mounts are to fit fairly tight in there.

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First you have to remove the 4 lower studs, using the "double nut" method, then install the formed plate. It only fits juan way so you can't mess that up!

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Next is the rubber pieces:

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Finally bolt on the last plate and it's all good to go!

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The instructions claim you can do this within an hour, so I did time myself. Well, it DID take me just about an hour but as you can see, I also stopped to take the pictures. So it can definitely be done in less than an hour. :cool:


I haven't taken it for a drive just yet but will report later if there is any noticeable difference, short of not having to EVER change that broken mount again! :razz:

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Thank you for the write up. This is something I may need to do to get to single cab back on the street again.

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So how hard were the studs to get out?
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Did you leave the original front trans mount in there?
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Fairly easy, was harder to ratchet the long bolts in! Should have used a power ratchet but didn't want to crawl out, pull the hose AND fire up the compressor since I was doing this at 6 am! :neutral:

Yes, the stock mount is in place and will be there forever now! :twisted:

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That looks like a great system. A hella lot better than the one I made/modified out of the old Baja bug trans strap for my bus 20 years ago.

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Fish wrote:
That looks like a great system. A hella lot better than the one I made/modified out of the old Baja bug trans strap for my bus 20 years ago.


Great system indeed! Their claim is that the 2 studs inside the rubber pieces "overlap or interlock" each other so they are NEVER going to break apart like the stock ones do. :cool:

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