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This is a discussion on a few questions within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just installed a bunch of bushings. The trans mount, engine mount, rear diff inserts, subframe inserts, cross member bushings, ...

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    a few questions

    I just installed a bunch of bushings. The trans mount, engine mount, rear diff inserts, subframe inserts, cross member bushings, etc.

    The car feels like it has more power. The shifts are better. Should the car feel a little more sensitive/less forgiving when letting out the clutch? Should I expect the new sound to be a lot more aggressive?



    My other question / concern is that after having the car on jack stands for a little over 2 weeks, the battery died and went bad. No big deal, I got a new one. But now when I start the car, it sounds like it struggles, and seems louder. Any idea what this could be?

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    anyone?

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    I am assuming these are upgraded parts? If so usually the companies make the trans mount and motor mounts alot stiffer, so you will feel alot more engine vibrations and such as a result. ( I have driven numerous cars with these upgrades and it is def. noticeable ).

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    yeah, i'm getting used to that noise.

    the other noise that is still weird is when i start the car. it sounds like it struggles to turn on.

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    The new bushings should have zero effect when turning it on.

    But everything else should feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowpr View Post
    yeah, i'm getting used to that noise.

    the other noise that is still weird is when i start the car. it sounds like it struggles to turn on.
    If it's cold out, your oil thickens and the starter struggles a bit to spin the rod, making it sound like a weak start up. Try keeping it in a garage?
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    no garage.

    hopefully once it warms up, it will sound better when starting up.

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    My other question / concern is that after having the car on jack stands for a little over 2 weeks, the battery died and went bad. No big deal, I got a new one. But now when I start the car, it sounds like it struggles, and seems louder. Any idea what this could be?

    Batteries are listed by (CCA) wich stands for cold cranking amps. be sure to look on the battery to see what the (CCA) is. Im not sure what it should be but any local auto parts store could tell you what it should be. If the weather is cold it could make starting slugish..
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    The new bushings should have zero effect when turning it on.

    But everything else should feel better.
    I did notice with the upgraded pitchstop mount that the starter noise is much more pronounced, could be the same with upgraded engine and trans mounts, I don't have them yet so I'm not sure but that could be what the OP is experiencing
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    I also upgrade the pitch stop, so that might be it.

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