5KTQ Front Engine Support

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 8 07:42:33 EDT 2003

--- Eric <eric_audi.ql at mindspring.com> wrote:
> >Does that wierd front engine locator that runs from
> the front of >the engine to the front grille cross
> member actually do anything?
> I actually asked the same question a few weeks ago
> for the same reason.  On my 4kq turbo swap I did not
> have the space to use the factory mount.  The
> general concensus was you could run without it, but
> only if your other mounts were new and expect the
> others to fail quicker.
> I decided to make my own mount.  I used two rod ends
> with one connected to the motor and one to the FMIC
> support frame.  I took up almost no front to back
> space.  I have not taken any pictures yet, but I
> will in the next few days and put them on my web
> site.

Right, I ran without it for a while, but if you're
making more than stock HP, you probably want something
in there.  We also concluded that the support keeps
the engine from tilting upwards at full power.  I'm
still running mine with my huge FMIC, you just have to
chop the post off a few inches, stick the bushing back
on then move the bracket back.

Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI Stage II

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