HYBRID: Bolt-in Mounts!

Bolt-in Right!

Finally, after months of development, Gilbert Garcia of Place Racing Inc has released his bolt-in adaptor mounts to bolt the B16A, B18A/B or the B18C into any 4G Civic. Thanks to Brian at HASPort, I got an opportunity to get a first-hand look at one of the first few ever produced.

First Impressions

The first thing that strikes me about this bolt-on mount kit is that is is of very good quality and construction.

The mounts are made out of 5mm thick carbon steel plates welded together. The welds are neat and well-done. To accomodate the more powerful engines, the mount bushings are polyurethane and should hold up to the abuse that is dished out on them.

One little detail, though. The mounts were clearly unpainted/unfinished. I'd strongly advise anyone who's installing them to give it a proper coat of paint before using them.

I can't wait to see how they perform when they are installed right.


After talking to Brian and Gilbert about the mounts, I found out that the mounts were specifically ordered by Brian without the finish. These mounts actually come with a finish of blue enamel, so use a little imagination when you look at the pictures.

Actually, the unfinished version gave me a very good look as to the quality of the mounts. Keep up the good work, Gilbert!

Click on the images to see a larger version.

Tranny mount (left) and timing belt side mount

A different look at the mounts.

Notice the stiff polyurethane bushing.

Thick 5mm carbon steel (better paint these)

A closer look at the tranny side mount.

The welds are very clean - nice.

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