SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

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SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby grimlid » 08 Mar 2017 23:11

https://www.mckinneymotorsports.com/pro ... +mount+kit

Looking at sending in a core to these guys to make my first step towards the ka swap.

I havent found any reviews on these yet after a bit of a search.

Mostly curious if the flip and fabricate cross member would cost nearly the same and look about half as cool.
Also is it easier just to custom fab the oil pan and sump?

The tranny mount seem awkward but also looks cool.

Any feed back would be appreciated... thanks
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby grimlid » 22 Mar 2017 09:31

so no one has anything on these units?
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby demo243 » 23 Mar 2017 21:10

Can't speak for their xmember s either trans or front but I wouldn't waste your money on the engine mounts/isolators - I read it from a few people bought em anyway ... But not gonna use em... No good motor mounts or isolators for this swap which is surprising... Gotta go custom or make the traditional 510/620 mount work... Anyone who says its an easy bolt in swap is lying... That o
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby grimlid » 24 Mar 2017 10:16

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/13996 ... -swap-faq/

I located this old thread on ratsun.
Seems there was some negative feedback on the tranny mount, I expected it would be a risk of contact with speed bumps ect...
The crossmember was apparently well constructed though but some problem with motor mounts cracking....
Seems the guy is tough to deal with also.
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby OUTthere » 25 Mar 2017 07:25

4th try. Fuck it I give up

Bet this will be the only one that actually get posted.

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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby PoorMtnKid » 27 Mar 2017 14:15

I tried out their motor mounts and hated them. THey are way too stiff and all the engine vibrations came through . I used their Radiator and intercooler set up which was good . I also used the CX racing manifold that he sells on there and it was garbage.
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby grimlid » 28 Mar 2017 07:17

Thanks PoorMtnKid thats strike 2 on the mounts.....
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby Tank510 » 24 Apr 2017 14:37

Although I didn't do it myself, the mount can easily be flipped and all you need is the stock motor mounts. I did this on my KA build and it worked fine, to date there doesn't seem to be any excess vibrations etc but I've only ever ran it in my garage, not driving around. If you have a buddy that can weld or take it to a fab shop this is an hours work and looks good if you clean it up after. Plus, you don't see 90% of the mount since the motor sits over it, unless you want your car to live on a hoist.

One thing to note on the KA swap is that you will have to significantly trim your brackets that hold the bottom of the trans to the motor in order to clear the steering rack, as well as delete EGR and other emissions stuff if you want to have the motor sit further back. The orange line sway bars from Futofab fit perfect.

To McKinney, I've dealt with them for my 280Z RB26 swap project to get conversion parts. In some cases it was a bit painful, but in other cases the guy has a ton of helpful info and means well. I just think they are really busy and so customer service is a struggle at times.

Motor mounts: http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/niss ... mount,5552

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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby grimlid » 26 May 2017 08:11

Thanks,
I did go the flip and weld. Actually nearly ready to install the KA.
I thought the Mckinney mount looked cool and the the round stock seemed really solid but the negative feedback on the customer service was enough to deter me from the purchase.
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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby Three B's Racing » 30 May 2017 07:11

grimlid wrote:Thanks,
I did go the flip and weld. Actually nearly ready to install the KA.
I thought the Mckinney mount looked cool and the the round stock seemed really solid but the negative feedback on the customer service was enough to deter me from the purchase.


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Re: SR/KA Mounts by Mckinney

Postby Three B's Racing » 30 May 2017 07:13

Three B's Racing wrote:
grimlid wrote:Thanks,
I did go the flip and weld. Actually nearly ready to install the KA.
I thought the Mckinney mount looked cool and the the round stock seemed really solid but the negative feedback on the customer service was enough to deter me from the purchase.


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