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Old 01-02-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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s14 Rearview mirror rattle with solid engine mounts

Those who made their own solid engine mounts, do you have a problem with your rearview mirror rattling while accelerating/cruising after putting them on? I'm thinking of getting a mirror that attaches to the windshield hoping it would solve it, but wanted to see if anyone has done this already. or if they have other ideas.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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Thats what makes solid mounts so cool. Vibrating EVERYTHING. Most people hate them.

But really, your mirror is going to shake no matter what. Mounting to the windshield won't help.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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My car had a rubber piece that held the mirror against the glass and I had poly filled soilds no problem.

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The swivel joint on the mirror tends to become loose with age
that could also contribute to the shaking

on a note: why do people feel the need to run solid mounts?
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The swivel joint on the mirror tends to become loose with age
that could also contribute to the shaking

on a note: why do people feel the need to run solid mounts?
this.

the swivel gets super loose... there are a couple options
buy a new one
lift the mirror so that you can no longer use the "night time angle" option... meaning the bright ass lights behind you and night will just keep blinding you can that "angle" is the one you use 24/7
glue it (same problem as above)
glue it and buy a blue tinted overlay/mirror (broadview)


and that rubber thing.. i had mine and it sucked. If you fill it with 3/4 pennies it helps so much
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:24 PM   #7
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Mine worked great

I ran simi solid because I intended to track my car and wanted to minimize engine movement
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lol solid mounts equal hella shake hahaha
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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I only hear bad things about solid mounts on sr's.
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i dont like them for street use
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because your running shitty mounts. My JGS mounts are amazing.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #12
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I have stock mounts and ever since I did the SR swap, when driving at higher speeds my Rearview shakes out of place.. it sucks always having to adjust it.

I am aware the swivel gets old but is there any way to fix it without gluing?!
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:54 AM   #13
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Rubber or foam insulator on base and longer screws,

I also placed rubber expansion plugs in the firewall, as well as a solid rubber block screwed onto the firewall to see if it would absorb any energy resonated throughout the sheet metal, not sure if it helped since my rear view mirror only moved when it was really hot out, which is when the vibration was also at its least. That means its either greased or lubricated in some form. Must remove the lubrication.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:40 AM   #14
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because your running shitty mounts. My JGS mounts are amazing.
Do you have the rubber mounts or the poly mounts?
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I did notice my swivel is very loose, but i felt it was the vibration in the arm part of the mirror that caused it. I guess one causes the other.

I didn't have to run solid mounts, just mine were really worn out so I just gave it a try rather than buy new ones.

I don't mind the overall noise in the car except for this part. it's pretty violent. actually, if the rattle was constant, i might not mind it as much, but it comes and goes depending on the RPM. highway cruising at 3k doesn't make the noise. just constant shifting on local roads sound gets annoying.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:01 PM   #17
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Do you have the rubber mounts or the poly mounts?

Poly, but if I were to do it again I would use the rubber, and not use the supplied nuts.
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Meh... my stereo makes it shake. You just learn to deal.
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Rubber piece thing, it's pretty chill.

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Rubber piece thing, it's pretty chill.

Where does one find something like that?
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There is a hole on the back of your mirror where you can adjust the tension with a thin phillips screwdriver.
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how come 240 people bitch about the vibration caused by poly mounts so damn much, yet they buy stiff ass bouncy coilovers? lurking honda-tech, i didnt hear as much bitching about the vibrations caused by stiff motor mounts.
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how come 240 people bitch about the vibration caused by poly mounts so damn much, yet they buy stiff ass bouncy coilovers? lurking honda-tech, i didnt hear as much bitching about the vibrations caused by stiff motor mounts.
why do you bitch about people bitching? Honda-tech is full of stupid thieves who prolly don't even realize the shaking

Phobs - off topic - but did you paint your interior white or is it just that shiny under all of it? It looks so sexy from the 3 inches i see lol
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It's just gutted as of now. That's just the factory paint.
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how come 240 people bitch about the vibration caused by poly mounts so damn much, yet they buy stiff ass bouncy coilovers? lurking honda-tech, i didnt hear as much bitching about the vibrations caused by stiff motor mounts.
Vibrations from a stiff engine mount aint exactly the same as running on stiff suspension. Vibrations from an engine mount will be constant on 4 bangers as long as the engine is running. Atleast having a stiff suspension, you get a break when you drive slower and on smooth road surfaces.

But back to the OP, last thing you should be worried about your rear mirror. I had a buddy who's windshield rattled loose on solid aluminum mounts.
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^ pretty much all you can do.
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There is a hole on the back of your mirror where you can adjust the tension with a thin phillips screwdriver.
Is this true? Haven't seen it in my S14 so not sure if it's an S13 thing.
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I have solid aluminum blocks for my motor mounts.

I have a 5 panel wink mirror and it doesn't shake at all...
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I have solid aluminum blocks for my motor mounts.

I have a 5 panel wink mirror and it doesn't shake at all...
WINK MIRROR! so that's what those are called.
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