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Nice. The ZZP one bolts up pretty good too. The muffler doesn't sit straight though. Thinking they just welded the hanger for it in the wrong spot. Later this summer when I get time I'm going to pull it all.off and reinstall. Looking like I'm going to have to cut a couple of the pipes to get everything lined up how it should be.
 

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UPDATE:

This afternoon, I finally installed the TTR lower transmission mount.The old one was starting to deteriorate. I had to move the steering rack to install it. On Tuesday I'm going to use this opportunity to lower the rear of the subframe a few inches and I should be able to finally install the Whiteline front Stabilizer Bar. Time for pictures.

The stock engine mount.
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The TTR Mount in place but not torqued.
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I'd say the stocker was actually okay - most of what was missing was just flashing between the actual structural parts of the rubber.

That said, knowing how much I like my TTR mounts, you're in for a great upgrade.
 

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UPDATE:

Today's clusterF***, was removing and installing the front Whiteline Stabilizer Bar. The Whiteline Bar is almost double the weight of the factory bar. Installing it in car is a 2 person job. It took us (myself and my neighbor) 5 hours. All said and done, we lowered the rear of the subframe an inch, completely disconnected the steering rack, removed the lower transmission mount bracket, and marked up the paint on the firewall. But in the end, we were successful. I hope it was worth it. :LOL:

Here's the only picture I took between my frustrations. The Whiteline Bar is Silver. The factory bar is black.

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Yeah, that definitely doesn't look like one you can snake out without dropping ****.

My buddy and I were able to in my Cobalt, and it was even less of an endeavor (because the Cobalt was not fun) in my brother's Century...though that ZZP solid front bar was HEAVY (33mm solid).

My Cavalier I also had to drop the subframe to install (mainly because there was no way to get the brackets on without doing so, if I recall). When I went to do so, the first thing I did was snap the head off one of the subframe bolts. Luckily, that subframe developed a 360 degree crack later (not due to that bolt - the head no longer was providing clamp load load as the shank of the bolt was 100% fused into the sleeve in the subframe, but due to rust - the subframe came out in three pieces), so when I put in a new subframe, I plopped the FE2 bar right on there.
 
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Something must be defective with mine.
The first time I used a pantograph machine, I had to machine the groove into snowmobile crankcase halves. I was a new machinist and did not understand time trials. I did my absolute best for the first one and then the boss told me that was my baseline for piece work. I did everything to go faster to make more money as I was absolutely broke at the time. Needless to say, there were "minor" mistakes made.

 

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UPDATE:

Today's clusterF***, was removing and installing the front Whiteline Stabilizer Bar. The Whiteline Bar is almost double the weight of the factory bar. Installing it in car is a 2 person job. It took us (myself and my neighbor) 5 hours. All said and done, we lowered the rear of the subframe an inch, completely disconnected the steering rack, removed the lower transmission mount bracket, and marked up the paint on the firewall. But in the end, we were successful. I hope it was worth it. :LOL:

Here's the only picture I took between my frustrations. The Whiteline Bar is Silver. The factory bar is black.

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I received mine last week. It will be a few weeks before I even think of installing it.
 

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UPDATE:

This afternoon, I finally installed the TTR lower transmission mount.The old one was starting to deteriorate. I had to move the steering rack to install it. On Tuesday I'm going to use this opportunity to lower the rear of the subframe a few inches and I should be able to finally install the Whiteline front Stabilizer Bar. Time for pictures.

The stock engine mount.
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Stock Transmission Mount & TTR Mount
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The TTR Mount in place but not torqued.
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My TTR mount has finally mellowed out. Pretty much a bumblebee when I first installed it.
 

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My TTR mount has finally mellowed out. Pretty much a bumblebee when I first installed it.
Mine never has on my Cobalt - but that's fine, because it's exactly how I like it.
 
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I received mine last week. It will be a few weeks before I even think of installing it.
To be honest, if you have the money and that's all you're installing in that vicinity, I recommend having a shop do it. Or at least fully drop the subframe if you have the means. It was a BITCH to do it the way I did 🥺.
 

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Do you have both mounts?
Only the one you have pictured, for the trans. I just spent the last 20 minutes looking for anything about it that I may have posted and apparently I forgot to do so. I think I installed it around the time I installed the Eibachs. I had thought about installing the engine mount, but as a daily, it would be too rough. Now though, being close to retiring, I may install it.
 

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UPDATE:

No Cruze time today but I picked up my custom downpipe. I'm debating if I should take it in a cerakote it. That would take a week or so if I do.

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How much is it "in" the engine bay? It probably won't be of too much help (aside from keeping it super pretty, depending on what kind of stainless it is) if it's just under the car, since that heat won't really be a problem in the first place.
 

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How much is it "in" the engine bay? It probably won't be of too much help (aside from keeping it super pretty, depending on what kind of stainless it is) if it's just under the car, since that heat won't really be a problem in the first place.
ALL of it. Most of it is vertical.
 

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ALL of it. Most of it is vertical.
Then yep, I'd say it is worth it.

Real handy if you need to work around it shortly after shut-off.
 

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And god **** can it look good:
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