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Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:01 pm
by rahgi
i just came from under my car and noticed that one of the two mounts at the rear of the differential is missing.Is this something normal? and what do they do?.I did not remove any mount and it looked like that one was missing for a very long time,any info will be appreciated.

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:05 pm
by Trd Shane
rahgi wrote:i just came from under my car and noticed that one of the two mounts at the rear of the differential is missing.Is this something normal? and what do they do?.I did not remove any mount and it looked like that one was missing for a very long time,any info will be appreciated.



No there most definatly should be two one on the left of diff with two bolts and one on the right with one bolt ... Bit tricky to do as I only replaced both mine at the weekend and the cost 50 plus vat from toyota ...

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:01 am
by mlcoolj
Yup there should be two in there alright.. the is200 has only one. Just discovered mine should be changed soon too... they catch the vertical and horizontal forces that the diff has to deal with I've been told...

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:29 am
by mike_01

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:29 pm
by rahgi
Thanks to all who have respond,in fact the one with the single bolt on the right is missing.That explains the sliding effect from the rear when cornering on a bad piece of road.I want to believe that the previous owner in Japan had it removed for easier drifting,what you think? :idea:

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:46 pm
by mike_01
no worries, does the car seem to slide easier or just the arse tends to want to kick out as wouldn't have thought the diff mountings would make that sort of difference as there only there to keep the diff in place and absorb the torque solid ones I know help you drift
would have to replace them and see, but if that's the case could explain why mine feels arse end happy but more likely worn bushes as remember them being there

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:23 pm
by rahgi
mike_01 wrote:no worries, does the car seem to slide easier or just the arse tends to want to kick out as wouldn't have thought the diff mountings would make that sort of difference as there only there to keep the diff in place and absorb the torque solid ones I know help you drift
would have to replace them and see, but if that's the case could explain why mine feels arse end happy but more likely worn bushes as remember them being there



The car seems to slide easier,but i'm not worried,i've learned the car so i know when and how.I can't afford to break down people fence or uproot a utility pole :lol:

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:42 pm
by JordanCoupe
I'd defo be putting the mount in as soon as possible you'll be putting all the joints in the shafts under huge pressure with it moving about that much. Does it not bang like fook changing gears?

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:47 am
by Tosh21
yea definitely throw a new one on sooner rather than later. It will cause lots of stress on other bits of the drive train and put more stress on the other bolts trying to hold it up. I had my diff out yesterday and although it's a pretty easy job it does take a while. Getting the bush in might be a bit of a pain though, it's fairly tight under there. A nice puller might do it though, with some sort of plate to spread the load over the entire bush as your wind it in.

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:58 pm
by Trd Shane
Tosh21 wrote:yea definitely throw a new one on sooner rather than later. It will cause lots of stress on other bits of the drive train and put more stress on the other bolts trying to hold it up. I had my diff out yesterday and although it's a pretty easy job it does take a while. Getting the bush in might be a bit of a pain though, it's fairly tight under there. A nice puller might do it though, with some sort of plate to spread the load over the entire bush as your wind it in.



I just dropped rear of the subframe down and could tap them in them ... East enough job just space is the issue

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:38 am
by j2jedi
mike_01 wrote:here should be like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Altezz ... 43bbc3001b


So by putting in these solid mounts over the OEM bushings you get a happy tailes car or does it just get the torque down better?

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:06 pm
by lucan82
Auto trans has 1 rubber only. Manual has 2. You can check at toyodiy for the parts details. Mine also has 1 rubber mount.

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:56 am
by daveo
definately put a bush back in . thats madness driving around without one and its only going to wear something unevenly in your car. if you put solid ally bushes in you will get better response when kicking the car out as the rubber ones deaden the response. the only thing is your car will be a bit rougher on the road.

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:30 pm
by j2jedi
daveo wrote:definately put a bush back in . thats madness driving around without one and its only going to wear something unevenly in your car...

That's what I would definitely do if I were in Raghi's shoes, at least OEM :)

daveo wrote:...if you put solid ally bushes in you will get better response when kicking the car out as the rubber ones deaden the response. the only thing is your car will be a bit rougher on the road...

Ok, thanks. So it would become a more responsive and rough ride, but not tailhappy. That's a good thing imho :D

Re: Differential mount rubbers

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:16 am
by daveo
yes most definately even if only oem. i cant believe that someone would drive around knowing that their drive train is not safely secured.....thats only asking for trouble :) the arse of the car will be tail happy only if you want it to be with the solid bushings. i have them in my track car and its a totally different car to drift with them :)