Here are my thoughts from when I did it a year ago. There is a better thread that walks through the process much better.
Yep, It was much better than I expected. Took me about 4 hours to do transmission and engine. A lot of that time was spent with rusted bolts / figuring out what I was doing. I basically have no idea how cars work and I am just good at following online guides.
Here is the order that I did.
1. Remove front radiator bolts (2).
2. Disconnect airbox
3. Remove plastic under engine cover (mine is missing almost all clips) But the main are 3 bolts and two clips in the wheel wells.
4. I have the stock frontsway bar (which has bends for the engine mount hardware) so I didn't need to remove it.
5. undue engine mounts (engine to subframe)
6. Jack-up engine, use the oil pan. I had to set my jack on cinder blocks
7. Undo the engine mounts from the engine. This part is harder because the rear bolts are directly above the subframe and not much room for tools / hands. I used a socket wrench with an adjustable head.
Install new motor mounts. Make sure you have them aligned correctly.
8. Realized my engine was shifted forward an inch. No amount of shoving moved it back.
9. Removed intercooler saw the pitch stop looked like it was pushing the engine forward.
10. remove pitch stop - everything lines up now.
11. Gently lower / shove the engine in place
12. Reattached everything
My car has a deeper growl now everything feels tight and awesome. Slightly more vibration and noise on the freeway. Loving the feel. I can pretend my car is a race-car.
Edit: here is one of the walkthroughs I used: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/drivetra...ount-info.html