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MGF front Subframe mounts

Hi again,
the deeper I try to go the more problems I have


1/
do the front subframe mounts have rubber bushes in them as It seems to but I can't find them on the drawings


2/
what would cause a castor angle of double the allowed figure, I cannot see anything wrong with the naked eye


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1/ The normal F's had rubber bushes in them, the trophy was solid. The TF's are solid. F mounts as shown on fleabay link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-MGF-1-6...wAAOSw5cNYW5yw

2/ can't help you on that one sorry.

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1/ The normal F's had rubber bushes in them, the trophy was solid. The TF's are solid. F mounts as shown on fleabay link MG MGF 1.6 1.8 *HARDLY USED 17K* SMALL LARGE FRONT & REAR RUBBER SUBFRAME MOUNTS | eBay

2/ can't help you on that one sorry.

Thanks Dert,

what is the forum opinion, is it better to keep the rubber ones or do people change to the solid ones as per TF / MGF Trophy ones.


If the recommendation is to keep the rubber bushes are they available to buy


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Last time I looked Rimmers listed the rubber bushes on their site.
Yes just checked.
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Solid stainless steel for me. Fit and forget.
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Last time I looked Rimmers listed the rubber bushes on their site.
Yes just checked.

David,


just had a look at the rimmers site and they only have the complete units no separate bush, where did you find it???


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I would say that you can find some very good quality stainless steel, powder coated, solid mounts from our forum sponsor.

Not using myself, but around there are lots of positive comment on the added stiffness of solid, non rubberized mounts.
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I would say that you can find some very good quality stainless steel, powder coated, solid mounts from our forum sponsor.

Not using myself, but around there are lots of positive comment on the added stiffness of solid, non rubberized mounts.
That's where I got mine from, available in red, blue or unpainted.
I would also ask for new bolts at the same time.
Good luck with fitting them, its easy if they come undone ok.


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The F mounts with rubber bushes do not tend to rust away like the TF ones, probably because the rubber bush stops water ingress, My 1996 F front mounts look like new, where as my 2003 TF (Original) looked like this when removed....got my nice shiny stainless mounts from mgmania, which cost 45.99 delivered this time last year for two....they have increased prices big time since though and are now 32.99 each :o





One other thing, the rubber bushed ones means you can usually remove the front wishbones without the need to drop the subframe completely, also; there is a slightly smother ride
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Solid stainless steel for me. Fit and forget.

Is there not a reaction between the mild steel and the stainless?
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No. Alu and stainless react when together.

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The MGF trophy and the TF achieved a more sporty feel by suspension tweeks including solid mounts, the standard MGF is more refined with the rubber bushed mounts.

I have never seen just the bush, although I guess you could make one.
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On the MGF and TF restoration manual, Parker says ghat rubber mounts seems to have promoted faster rusting.

Go figure who s right.
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On the MGF and TF restoration manual, Parker says ghat rubber mounts seems to have promoted faster rusting.

Go figure who s right.

My head hurts,

why can life not be simple


Another question for the real experts


Is it possible to align the subframe by by adjusting the large central bolts


ie: slacken the front right and tighten the rear right to turn the subframe
slightly???


or are they tightened to the end of the thread or to the steel inner??
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