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I did a 1" BL & 1" MML and when I went for a test drive I get engine vibs only @ idle everything else is good no other vibs 4 x4 link work. Any suggestions

I did adjust the through bolts tight and lose no real change. I used brown dog mounts
 

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Dud you completely remove the 4 transmission mount to skid plate bolts when changing the motor mounts? If not you will have ruined your transmission mount. If this is not the case then make sure the motor mount through bolts are not to tight. The nut just needs to slightly snug up to rhe rubber/poly bushings. If you overtighten the through bolts you in essence turned your new mounts into solid mounts which can be remedied by just backing off on the nuts.
Im running the Brown Dog's and love them.

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A new trans mount is nice to add when changing motor mounts if you are stull running the factory origional one.
 

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brown dog mounts are not nearly as forgiving as oem mounts at idle. it is normal to feel a slight vibration, at idle, when using them. they are much more rigid and our motors create more vibes at idle due to the irregular firing of an I6
 

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I did take the trans mount bolts off and I have had through bolt tight and loose gunna go grab a trans mount but I still think it something with bd mount
 

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Were the mounts rubber or polyurethane? Polyurethane readily passes more vibrations which is why I always recommend rubber mounts.

And what size suspension lift is installed? Installing a MML without a suspension lift will cause vibrations.
 

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I put Brown Dog mounts with rubber bushings on a 4 cyl jeep and the vibrations at idle and above 3k rpms were really annoying. I eventually went back to stock mounts with spacers and it was much better.
 

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All straight four cylinders have a shaking force at twice the engine rpm

A too soft or too stiff motor mount can change the amount of vibration you feel also if frequency hits a natural harmonic the shake become real noticeable

Sometimes you get better in vehicle feel with stiffer mounts sometimes with firmer and in general factory goes for a stiffness near idea for minimum felt buzzz

Hazard of a four banger as straight six is perfectly balanced and a V8 only needs off center weights in flywheel and harmonic balancer to balance but no such option in a straight four so enjoy the buzzzzz
 

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Were the mounts rubber or polyurethane? Polyurethane readily passes more vibrations which is why I always recommend rubber mounts. And what size suspension lift is installed? Installing a MML without a suspension lift will cause vibrations.
I have a 2.5" lift springs and shocks with 3/4" spacer leveling kit in the front I picked up the rubber as suggested by brown dog when I called. Think trans mount would help ?
 
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