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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 30-07-2014, 10:34 Thread Starter
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Stainless Front Subframe Mounts

Like many of our cars my front subframe mounts had seen better days.


So I ordered some stainless ones from ebay and new nuts and bolts from Rimmers.
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Below you can see old vs new, some of you might notice a slight difference however….


The bolt from Rimmers is identified for 1998 onwards (my TF is a 52 plate) however its too long. Below is the correct one:


The end result (all greased up as the bolts aren't stainless…)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 30-07-2014, 19:46
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Yea. I got SS front mounts too. Used the original bolts again..Hummmm.
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They came out just after I bought the upgraded ones from MS.

I'm always a bit cautious about using Stainless in high stress areas though as it is more brittle. Time will tell I suppose.
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I'm always a bit cautious about using Stainless in high stress areas though as it is more brittle. Time will tell I suppose.
Cant be any weaker than the originals that were on there!
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The long bolt looks like it's for the rear mounting on the front sub frame.
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The long bolt looks like it's for the rear mounting on the front sub frame.
I thought that but Rimmers have item 13 as a different part no. to item 7.
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I thought that but Rimmers have item 13 as a different part no. to item 7.
13Bolt-flanged head - Genuine MG Rover
except Trophy OR rear mount to front subframe1800 cc2FB114317MIn stock


£3.04 ex VAT £3.65 inc VATQty: 64989
13Bolt-flanged head - Genuine MG Rover
Trophy OR rear mount to front subframe1600 cc2KYG000110In stock


£1.40 ex VAT £1.68 inc VATQty: - See more at: http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-....w30by15k.dpuf

to me it looks like you have bolts for a 1600 not a 1800 (the longer bolt) on the car - ther part number for item 7 on the rimmers site is KYG000110 - the same as the 1600 setup.
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Did you grind the long bolt off as it was difficult to undo? I have found that the threadlock on these bolts is extremely stiff when cold on an old bolt, to the point it appears almost impossible to turn. Heat it up to about boiling point though (100C) and my front mount bolts came off easily. I reused them as they were OK. Not so the two smaller flange bolts, I replaced them.
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Stainless will be absolutely fine on that component.
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