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Recently I got a bug to get my old mini in tip top wheeling shape again.

Today, I did two things:
1) swapped the old motor mounts for new factory mounts & brackets from 22re performance
2) swap the leaking original steering box for a used unit from a 1994 4runner.

Motor mounts was really straightforward, but I made a big mistake not buying new hardware. Mine was hashed and I was left scrounging through my bolt bin

Couple things I learned from the steering box swap. The box is bigger in all dimensions. It did not clear my core support requiring me to adjust it with a sledge hammer. The nose of the 89-95 box is about ~1.5” longer than the 86-88 box. Also, the new box turns farther lock to lock, and will turn past the steering stops. Not sure how to resolve the last one; other than not cranking on it really hard at lock.

Found a few other broken parts in the process, like dissolving bumpstops.

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I always knew the longer input gear. I did not know the housing was physically bigger and the pitman arm turns farther.
 

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What brand were those old motor mounts? I’d like to put one of those on the driver side of my two trucks. Was it reasonably quiet and vibe free? I’m sure not as nice as a factory style mount, but tolerable?
 

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