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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    you will want the flexible mount at the trans, it allows a lot more movement than the two bushings mounted all the way out at the frame. I have seen a few examples of breaking the transmission bell housing from having it mounted with just the motor mounts and the frame mounts at the skid.
    I've seen the same thing happen back when I was racing cars. That usually happens when a motor mount goes weak, or fails. The added motion from the bad mount gives it more leverage, and can crack the bell housing.
    It's a big risk to take with a Chrysler since the bell housings are mostly integral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    you will want the flexible mount at the trans, it allows a lot more movement than the two bushings mounted all the way out at the frame. I have seen a few examples of breaking the transmission bell housing from having it mounted with just the motor mounts and the frame mounts at the skid.
    With OEM clamshell type motor mounts or with bushing in tube style? OEM mounts allow a lot more movement, especially with worn ones, and I could see that happening. I was going off the trans mount kit from the same company I got my motor mounts (I didn't order the crossmember).

    https://davescustomsunlimited.com/un...ossmember-kit/

    "The universal kit mounts to the inside of the frame above the skid plate. It allows the skid plate to be removed without lowering the transmission and transfer case assembly.

    This well-engineered kit is designed to eliminate the factory center transmission mount, which will be mounted solid to the supplied plate. Furthermore, the urethane bushings at the ends of the new crossmember will act as the new transmission mount. The factory design was very poorly designed. It acted like a tripod. The engine was mounted solidly with two mounts and the transmission with one mount, which in return, the transmission wants to torque MORE than the engine. This is why guys/gals tear up their transmission mounts or crack their adapter housing. With our well thought out, unique design, you now have FOUR engine and transmission mounts, which will allow everything to torque the same, furthermore, alleviating blown out transmission mounts and cracked adapter housings."

    I may actually go with something like this from advance adapters, which goes with the tcase adapter kit I'm using, and acts as a partial spine to reinforce the mount. Still with a removable crossmember, but it could be hard mounted at the frame.

    http://www.advanceadapters.com/produ...mission-mount/
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBarr2002 View Post
    With OEM clamshell type motor mounts or with bushing in tube style? OEM mounts allow a lot more movement, especially with worn ones, and I could see that happening. I was going off the trans mount kit from the same company I got my motor mounts (I didn't order the crossmember).

    https://davescustomsunlimited.com/un...ossmember-kit/

    "The universal kit mounts to the inside of the frame above the skid plate. It allows the skid plate to be removed without lowering the transmission and transfer case assembly.

    This well-engineered kit is designed to eliminate the factory center transmission mount, which will be mounted solid to the supplied plate. Furthermore, the urethane bushings at the ends of the new crossmember will act as the new transmission mount. The factory design was very poorly designed. It acted like a tripod. The engine was mounted solidly with two mounts and the transmission with one mount, which in return, the transmission wants to torque MORE than the engine. This is why guys/gals tear up their transmission mounts or crack their adapter housing. With our well thought out, unique design, you now have FOUR engine and transmission mounts, which will allow everything to torque the same, furthermore, alleviating blown out transmission mounts and cracked adapter housings."

    I may actually go with something like this from advance adapters, which goes with the tcase adapter kit I'm using, and acts as a partial spine to reinforce the mount. Still with a removable crossmember, but it could be hard mounted at the frame.

    http://www.advanceadapters.com/produ...mission-mount/
    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gene...-adapters.html

    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/newb...-mounting.html

    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep...ber-mount.html

    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gene...er-design.html

    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep...-question.html

    I have a Ford T18 and Dana 300. I had an adapter and built a crossmember that bolted directly to the adapter. Had bushings only on each end of the xmember where it attached to the frame. I ended up breaking the adapter. At that point, found two things: 1) the adapter had a casting defect and 2) my method of mounting was wrong. There HAS to be a bushing there. I posted about it and that was the consensus, although in all my searches to that point I had seen them without bushings. Go2Guy and others said nogo on my setup. The basic idea is that the assembly has to be able to rotate slightly. My method didn't allow for that. High5 also built one like mine and broke the adapter.

    tons of info on pirate about the tripod style mounts. I don't have time to go through all of it. I'm just telling you I have heard lots of horror stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    Its settled then. I'll have to see what I have on the 4l60, but I'll either use a stock type mount or the AA spine mounted to a rigid crossmember.
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