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post #1 of 25 Old 12-30-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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engine torque link

anyone ever tried or use one...if so what u think?

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I've used it for years with factory vert mounts. It works great.


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so you can feel a big difference with it?
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I used it on my old coupe and didnt care for it at all. I saw "0" improvement on my timeslips and it would make ticking sounds with my lumpy cam. I ended up going to solid motor/tranny mounts.

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I use one with solid mounts, not sure if it did anything with my poly mounts, but it looks cool? lol

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"so you can feel a big difference with it?"

Yes it makes a difference by restricting engine movement. On the street I leave some slack and at the track I add some tension.

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If you still have the factory rubber mounts it will tighten things up, but you will also feel the car shake more if that is a concern. ps.torque rods are easy to make for about half that price.
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Just got one with my Skinny Kid front and mid plate kit. Ill let you know when I get it installed. By the way... Skinny Kid kits are high quality stuff and complete kits down to the nuts and bolts.
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torque rods are easy to make for about half that price.
You know where I can get the materials?

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I picked up the parts to make my torque link at my local hardware store and I live in a tiny little town., two 1/2 inch female rod ends and a small peice of threaded rod stock. total under $20.00. I than got some aluminum tubing and covered the all thread. turned out great and looks nicer than anything I have seen for sale and it is stronger.

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I picked up the parts to make my torque link at my local hardware store and I live in a tiny little town., two 1/2 inch female rod ends and a small peice of threaded rod stock. total under $20.00. I than got some aluminum tubing and covered the all thread. turned out great and looks nicer than anything I have seen for sale and it is stronger.
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My local Tractor Supply has something similiar for $19.99
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The torque arm at tractor supply is nice and the ones we make are simular. but you are limited by the one size deal, the ones we made can be made to fit any car.
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Just got one with my Skinny Kid front and mid plate kit. Ill let you know when I get it installed. By the way... Skinny Kid kits are high quality stuff and complete kits down to the nuts and bolts.
So, your using a tourque link, with front and mid plates?????
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Yes. It comes standard in a Skinny kid kit. They sell the torque link kit for $50. ENGINE LIMITER KIT - SB FORD | SKINNY KID RACE CARS
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ok, sounds like over kill.
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Think about the physics of whats going on with a high HP/TQ motor under load... The engine twists making the engine plates very suitable. Keep in mind the engine plate is flat and works great to transfer the torsion/twist from the engine through the plate to the frame where it is mounted. Although the flat plates are great at stopping the torsion/twist they are still subject to some forward and aft movement because they are flat. With that being said the torque link stops this forward and aft movement. With a front plate, mid plate, and a torque link setup you isolate all 3 axis of movement. So it is not overkill but necessary. If you are under 500hp/tq solid motor mounts will suffice. When you get above that consider an upgrade to the system I have mentioned.
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Sounds hokey to me. We are putting almost 2200hp down in a back half car with nothing more than motor plates.
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i may need to pick 1 up....i used to run 1 on my mr2 (500hp mid-engine toyota) and the difference it made was incredible.
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Bottom line... an engine torque link is cheap insurance and like any other thing on here personal preference.
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As far as I know, torque links, torque straps, whatever, came about years ago because factory rubber "sandwich" style engine mounts had no back-up, safety link, as they do now. (At least the ones I've seen.) When they broke, the engine would lift, or lay over as it revved (mostly with good traction).
Newer cars have mounts that are encaptured by design, if they should fail.
It was strictly a thing to prevent mounts from failing under load. We used to use a piece of chain and maybe a turnbuckle, if we were "bucks up". :-)
Using one with motor plates makes no sense. The chassis people are doing what they do- selling stuff. Someone used to sell rear suspension set-ups, with parts depending on your e.t. range. They had one for 13's. My car ran 13's stock. I guess Ford should've used it?
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I made my own. I think I got the heim joint at Tractor Supply Company. The bracket on the frame rail is a piece of square tubing I had laying around, I cut the notch out of it with a chop saw or cutoff wheel, can't quite remember. Used some washers/bushings as spacers on each side inside the bracket on the rail.

In my case I already have solid motor mounts, but even with them when I hit the spray, I'd always notice the next day the motor was tilted a little. So even the solid mounts weren't holding well, it was twisting in the cradle, the single bolt through the k-member pad wasn't enough to hold 800+ fwhp!


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i have a piece of chain as a torque link on my 65 cyclone!!!! retro just like the car.....

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It makes complete sense for you Carl, your not running motor plates. If you were, the motor wouldn't be shifted in the car after a race.
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