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Ok so who's had this done to their TSX?
Our 1st gens are a decade old.
I can't be the only guy that needs this done.

Where did u go?
Any issues since then?
OEM or aftermarket?
How much?

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Ok so who's had this done to their TSX?
Our 1st gens are a decade old.
I can't be the only guy that needs this done.

Where did u go?
Any issues since then?
OEM or aftermarket?
How much?

+rep for quick responses.
Ahh what the heck +reps for everyone!!
I had a second gen so there were no options for after market mounts.

I had replaced them on my 08 civic si and it pretty close to the 1st gen Tsx.

If you go OEM there will be no issues. Everything will be nice and smooth and quite.

After market you can get them in different stiffness. The harder they are the more you will feel the shacking of the motor and shifting in side the car if you have a manual. I should say the vibration from the motor.

OEM if fine if your not looking to get rid of wheel hop because you have built up the motor enough for that to be a issue.

Aftermarket will give you better tradition and reduce wheel hop.

I went aftermarket because I had a supercharger and needed that extra traction.

OEM will be the cheapest and aftermarket mounts should run you 250 plus depending on what you buy. Unless you want to look for used aftermarket ones you could find them cheaper. They usually come with a lifetime warranty. I used my warranty once before.

The top mount and front mount are pretty easy to change. And the bottom one is a little harder to get out and in but it's not impossible.

Google motor mount replacment for the Tsx or even the 8th gem civic si if you can't find anything for the Tsx and it will give you a good idea on how to change them.
 

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After plenty of research, homework, and debate I'm most definitely going OEM.
I need front, side, and rear replaced and lack the appropriate tools to do the job myself.
Wondering if any locals have tackled this job themselves or with the help of other forum members,...
or who actually had the work done by a knowledgeable mechanic or shop??

Lemme know fellas.
 

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Mmmm... did I state otherwise?

I wouldn't bother starting a thread about replacing my motor mounts unless it was recommended by a mechanic. Two in fact.
 

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I ask because my 04 is getting high in miles and I usually do my own maintenance, so a mechanic doesn't frequently look at my car. I'm wondering if I need to replace it soon (I just passed 194,000 miles).
 

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Got it.

If ur unsure then have a professional look at it. A second opinion couldn't hurt either. Just to make sure. If they both say it's needed then u have the option of doing it urself since u do ur own maintenance.

However I lack the tools so that's why I'm asking the tsx community for some feedback to the questions I posted earlier in this thread.
 

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I'm actually quite surprised that so few people have responded here.
Either everyone in Socal is on a long vacation or no one in ALL of Socal has ever had to replace any of their motor mounts LoL

Lucky them. :)
 

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If you're in LA county you can check out mighty mounts in Rosemead, picked up the engine mounts and transmission mounts(6 mounts total) for $260 and got quoted from a few different places for $200 for the installation.
 

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I'm in socal and have about 140k on my 08. Haven't replaced the motor mounts yet.

It is something that I will keep in mind for the future.

About to refresh my lower control arms with all new honda oem bushings. Need to do this first before I do anything as the front is definitely getting loose and sloppy.

How does one know when to replace motor mounts? Any common symptoms to look out and hear for?
 

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Any shop can do the replacements but I replaced my motor mounts (3) myself at 200,000 which was long overdue by at least 50,000 miles. I had long noticed that my car vibrated much more at idle but wasn't sure why. I have the car tuned very well and keep ahead of all my maintenance so I didn't suspect that to be the cause. I couldn't tell by looking at the mounts that they were bad. I did notice that I could rock the engine more than I expected when i pushed on it so I figured why not replace the mounts. I had enough miles to justify it in my head.

When I did replace them I noticed that the front and rear were definitely torn, almost separating apart. The car now vibrates much less and it feels like it responds much quicker upon accelerating. And it's not hard to do or requires more than basic sockets, a jack and stands to lift the engine half an inch for removal and replacement of the mounts. The only thing I had to buy was a long socket extension (3/8) to get to the front and rear mounts. It just takes a little time to remove some engine parts to get to the front and rear mounts but it's not difficult. If you have basic maintenance experience you can easily do it. It's more of a patience thing because it can take 2-3 hours working casually. Do it with plenty of daylight but you may still need a flashlight, especially to install the vacuum hose back on the mount. I have an automatic.

I used Beck Arnley replacements because they had the vacuum fittings like stock and were recommended by several people. They're quality and I haven't had issues over the last 10,000 miles. Good luck with which ever route you guys take.
 
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