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    Question lifting your motor in the bay

    So a neat trick i learned from one of my vw friends was to space the motor up in the engine bay and increase you ground clearance and save your oil pain/ bottom end of your motor.

    I know to do this on my accord the front and rear mounts would be as easy as making a spacer plate but the transmission and engine mount on the side are another story. so what i have came up with for a plan is to build a set of busing that will bolt to the normal locations but hold the engine an inch to two inches higher in the bay. the biggest reason for this is the ground clearance problems im having with this stupid state roads.

    so my question is: has anyone done this, tried this, thought of this?

    and dose anybody know where to pick up a set of bushings that could be taken apart to fab up and still hold up to an everyday use in the car?

    thanks guys

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    ive personally never seen it done for that purpose. motors are mounted down lower and or back toward the center for performance/balance reasons, but never heard of doin it to give the oil pan more clearance. if you do fig out a way to pull it off im sure a bunch of people will be interested. but gl.

    ive been talkin to a welder up my work about fabbing a custom skid plate. problem is finding a way of bolting it to the subframe while giving underneath quick access for oil changes and whatnot.


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    you are going to throw off the alignment of your cv joints and everything else
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    oooh yeaaa lol i didnt even think about where the tranny and all would be sitting. gotta worry bout all that lining up. glwthat.


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    i thought about that but wouldn't lowering your car 2 inches then raseing the motor do the same. im under the assumption that as long as its all equally raised across all 4 mounts that it would all still be aligned.

    right now its still an idea but im slowly doing 3d models to figure parts out.

    thanks for the help so far.

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