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Hi there,
I have read that you can substitute Metro front spheres on the mgf rear as long as you change both rears???




Has anybody tried this and is it true ???


Many thanks in advance


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Hi there,
I have read that you can substitute Metro front spheres on the mgf rear as long as you change both rears???




Has anybody tried this and is it true ???


Many thanks in advance


Clive
There are reasons why I would not do this:

1. Age of the Metro spheres
2. Different ride characteristics
ie:
MGF (368mm as per factory specs - unlowered)
Metro 1980 - 1990 (12 7/8")
Metro 1990 onwards (341mm)
3. Under 2. above, I would change all 4 to Metro
4. Why would you want to do this on basis MGF (non Trophy) spheres are still readily available (albeit second hand)?
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Julian,
thanks for that info, but the reason is that there are still some new metro spheres available while the MGF units are all second hand. The fact that there is a difference in ride heights of 17mm makes me think a little but, I am informed that they can only replace the rears which is already lower than the fronts in the F's ride stats (not by 17mm though). As the "F" uses the metro's front subframe on the rear I thought it would be a possibility. I think I need to look into this possibility a little more deeply..


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There are reasons why I would not do this:

1. Age of the Metro spheres
2. Different ride characteristics
ie:
MGF (368mm as per factory specs - unlowered)
Metro 1980 - 1990 (12 7/8")
Metro 1990 onwards (341mm)
3. Under 2. above, I would change all 4 to Metro
4. Why would you want to do this on basis MGF (non Trophy) spheres are still readily available (albeit second hand)?
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they will still have lost some gas due to the age.
just get 2nd hand f ones
you can then send them away to be pressure tested and re-gassed before fitting

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydragas-U...8AAOSwuMFUaQqc
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Clive,


I have some rear spheres off a 1998 MG F if you're interested. They were perfectly OK when I took them out. Would you be interested? Postage to Belgium might be prohibitive though.


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