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Energy Suspension produces these urethane inserts for the 2000-2004 Matrix. The good news is, they fit 2000-2004 Celicas as well, ALL MODELS GTS/GT- both auto and manual. They are meant for the front and rear engine mounts. Celicas are known for having soft engine mounts that when driven hard, wheel hop and bogging of the motor occurs. The benefit of having these inserts is that they reduce the motors movement during shifting both up and down as well as help reduce nasty wheel hop while launching your car. I have also noticed improved braking characteristics with these in my car. The part number that I used was 8.1101R. I found them online for $29 from a parts retailer.



Step 1- Remove engine plastics on left side of motor. This is done by pressing down on the center pins with a screwdriver then lifting up the plastics. Be careful not to lose them.

Step 2- To gain better access to the front mount remove the 10mm bolt that holds the coolant overflow bottle in place, then pull up and move the bottle to one side for better access. Now you can see your front engine mount.



Step 3- Jack the car up and put it on jack stands. There are 2 14mm bolts holding the mount on the underside of the car as shown. I used an impact gun to loosen these. The bolt closest to the motor is recessed in the frame a bit.



Step 4- After removing those you must the 14mm bolt in the engine compartment that holds the mount to the motor. I used an air socket and another 14mm open end wrench to hold the other side of the bolt.

Step 5- Now lift the mount out of the engine bay. If should come right up with no problems, be careful of the plastic fan shroud. Pose for a picture- see how much space you can see through?



Step 6- Take the mounts out of the box. Its pretty obvious which pieces go where.



Press them in firmly with your hands. You can see how nice the inserts fill up the gaps in the motor mount left by the rubber as shown.



When you get both sides pressed in, it will look like this:

Yummy.

Step 7- Try to put the mount back into place. Make sure it goes in the same direction as it came out. Mine was pretty tight fit and it wouldnt go in so I coated the outside of the inserts with regular dishsoap to lube them up. After I did that they slid into place with no problem at all.

Step 8- This is where it can be frustrating. Put the bolt through the mount in the engine bay. On some vehicles nothing will line back up again. On my car, everything lined up perfectly. Just be aware that you might have to mess with it for a little while. After you get the bolt in the top, get underneath the car and get the 2 14mm bolts started under there. Again, things may not line up right. Having a friend or jack helping you to move the motor can really be a good thing at this point. Your girlfriend however, will probably not be. Using a screwdriver to position it can also help. Tighten everything up once its all aligned and each bolt has a thread or two started. It should look like this when your done:



Step 9- Put coolant bottle back in place, tighten the 10mm that holds that in place and re install your engine plastics. Lower the car, close the hood and drive.

As soon as you start the car up you will notice you can feel the motor more. The idle quality isnt horrible but you will notice a change in vibrations throughout the car. Its very similiar to a Honda using polyurethane adapter mounts. The car is much more responsive to the throttle off the line and from a roll. You can really hear and feel your motor more especially when hitting lift. I have yet to install the rear mount but these characteristics will only increase with that completed.

Overall I have to say whether you drag, autocross or just drive to and from work- there isnt a much better way to spend 30 bucks on your Celica
 

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AMAZING PART. Installed front and rear today and quite possibly best thing yet. Car accelerates smooth with no jerk at lift. Can easily make the 1-2 shift at redline. When accelerating hard wheels chirp now instead of hop. Does idle rough though no worrys for me but could definetely make your girlfriend think theres some thing wrong with your car now. Overall best suspension upgrade so far. Front took 5 minutes to install and rear about 20. The rear I wouldn't recomend without having a lift and a screw jack. I just loosened the mount and pulled it up a little and inserted without completely removing mount. I still lowered the cradle though for room to work. I also needed the screw jack to get the mount realigned as the mount fits extremely tight now.
 

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Just installed the front one and it was easy as hell.

On the otherhand the rear mount is very very tricky, in fact its so tricky I haven
 

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klutch said:
what about a guide for the rear?

is anyone gonna do one of those?
I did the rear mount a few months after I did the front. This was a long time ago and I have since sold the car. To do the rear mount you need to drop the suspension member or as some call it "engine cradle" to get the mount out easily. When we first did my mount and another GTS owners we didnt drop the member out so its possible to do but its not worth the extra time involved in trying to wiggle the thing out. To do the rear, pull every bolt out that holds up the suspension member/engine cradle and then remove the 4 bolts that hold the steering rack to the member. It will come out easily then.
 

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Can anyone think of any reasons why it would be a bad idea to install the front inserts without the rear poly ins., for instance wear and tear on the frame or rear insert or anything else of the sort? I may just do the front myself and when I have more time (or if I will be taking the car in for any other work) have my mechanic do it...
 

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i pretty much cant get the rear one to work. the power of zeus couldnt get my freakin bolt to budge... gonna have to get a air compressor or something. got the front one of and on, took a lil bit but was able to get it to line up. very nice response and vibrations are stronger. really love the mod cant wait for the rear one
 

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Do you need to support the engine when you take out the mount? Or will it hold itself up while the mount is out?
 

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No, just pull out the front one first, put the Hyperflex bushing in and re-install it... but don't titen the main rod... Because you will need to move the engine a little bit down for the rear one. Then, you can enjoy uninstalling the rear one... lol It's a bit of work but you can do it... And yes for the rear one, you need a pneumatic gun with a 20 or 22 inches extention to uninstall the main rod off the mount...
 

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Installed my front ones already feeling the difference, waiting to get my sways too so i can install sways and the rear inserts at the same time.
 

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Does anyone know how much it cost for the Engine mount? Because i think i need to replace it since it shakes so bad everytime i start up the car.
 

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^dude! ur car shakes because it already has the inserts. If you don't like the shaking, take out the inserts.
 

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i put the front and rear one in the same day i had to take the battery box and all that good stuff. putting the mount back in was kind of tricky you just have to manuever it around :D
 

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I just did the front one. Took 33min with no air tools. Everything lined up perfect.

Lmao. it made a huge difference. Esp with shifting while in lift. Only problem, is 5 min after installing it i got pulled over. haha cop didnt think it was nessecary for me to do 05 in a 30 with an expired inspection...
 

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How many has everyone installed, if i am correct there a four engine mounts, so are all been done or just the from one?

Let me know I am going to order these soon. Thanks
 

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Hey any recommendations where to buy these inexpensively at? I'm having to weld in a new front core support and figured might as well do it while I can get to it.
 

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Ok, so just to double check here, there is no removal of the stock bushings correct? It is simply place the new bushings OVER the old ones, correct? My boss (I work at a shop) has been arguing with me about how you have to burn out the old bushings, and I am trying to explain to him its just plug and play.
 
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