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Adventure Vehicles NW vs Autoworld Motor Mounts

FellowTraveler

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Yes, he is still in business. I personally had problems with the 1st gen mounts. Due to the offset nature of the studs, the engine was allowed to rotate causing the oil pan to contact the lift kit axle drop crossmember.
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I didnt get pics before I swapped them out for the SSOR mounts, but you can still see how much they are twisting. Multiple times I had to readjust them. That was within the first couple thousand miles. That was unacceptable to me. Yeah, maybe polyeurethan would be better, but given the cummins likes to shake things apart naturally, I wanted minimal vibration. I recently purchased DanteGTZ's set of SSOR mounts & will be having the passenger side extended 1" to help center the engine due to how far off center it is. View attachment 60969
I can't help but think removing the diagonals from front x-member to the chassis mounting pads has created an issue, I was suspect of everyone suggesting to cut them out "so mine remained with minor adjustment to the passenger side diagonal. "
 

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Got some actual progress done today! The AVNW mounts went in very easy compared to the SSOR. Sure, they're just using the Gen1 isolators, but at least I can now continue on with this project! Anyone want to buy some SSOR mounts at a discount?!!? Hehe.
I see like me you have left the diagonals in, smart move.👍
 

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In my case, my diagonals were both broken already. I only had to cut them off the side frame rails. The front frame crossmember was already broken.
 

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2) I love the SSOR mounts. However, they are off. I fixed this issue by hand threading each bolt a couple threads, then slowly tightening all 16 bolts at once. I had my buddy on one side of the engine tightening the passenger side while I was tightening the driver side. It was a long process. However, this slowly pulled down that 1" gap evenly per side. I will get pics of the result of this when I get back to the states. Whenever that happens to be.

I believe there's a lot of unneeded stress on those mount bolts now tho. I plan on fixing this when I swap the 5.9 12v for a 6.7 p pump motor. I will re-address this issue at that time as well. Unfortunately, I don't know how to weld. I can mock up parts, but can't weld. So I plan on hiring a mobile welder to come out & help me for a day & do all of the welding I need. My father owns a plasma table, so I'm going to have a lot of custom parts made to help me with my project.
Your are stressing the block which is not designed for it........
 

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So I suppose in 1988, the first year of that chassis, a person could have gotten a Straight Six in theory. Still, it makes a person wonder why are these mounts so far off, yet the manufacturer claims that there is nothing wrong with them and that they fit - even though we have here on the Forum two separate examples, with pictures, of installs where they do NOT fit the application they're supposed to.

Hmmm.
Lower conversion mounts for GMT400/425/435 using 1st gen Cummins mount came slotted so the diesel could be adjusted by the end user this is why I used them.
 

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would like to get your 2 cents on the weld for the 2 mounts you see in the picture. I find the left one looks well done compare to the right which looks skimpy, i still believe thy will do the job. As you can see the right one is in my hand and you know the rest lol. ThanksIMG_5109.JPG
 

Husker6.5

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Well, when it comes to welds, size doesn't matter as much as penetration and flow. Yes, the left one looks very pretty and has a decent stitching pattern which indicates good penetration and flow between the two pieces and the wire. The one in your hand appears to have decent penetration, but the bead has variations in the stitching and some apparent gaps in the bead, too. How structurally sound is this one? I don't think that it'll come apart under use, but it doesn't look as pretty.
 

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thought it should look as pretty for the money :) Not sure how structual sound it is hard to say i guess time will tell. It dont need to hold a tank diesel either haha
 
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