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Old 02-04-2010, 23:08   #1
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MG ZT Camber on front wheels

I have a MK2 ZT CDTi which seems to have alot of camber on the front wheels

Is this normal as there doesnt seem to be any adjustment

I have the standard 18" alloys fitted and the clearance between tyre & strut isnt much either

Are all ZT's like this as this is the first i have owned
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Old 03-04-2010, 00:04   #2
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Only the front and rear wheel toe is adjustable. The camber is set by the design of the suspension. Here are the specs.



The tyre/strut clearance is small, especially in cars fitted with wider rims. The rims used should always be within the limits set down in the Handbook.

EDIT: I have yet to figure out how the differences between the 75 and ZT specs are reconciled by the fact that all the suspension parts are the same. Some parameters are clearly affected by a variation in toe setting, but I'd like someone to explain it fully.

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Not all suspension parts are all the same they differ in lower arm bushes, subframe bushes, antiroll bar thickness, spring strength and ride height, and omission of rear anti rollbar on some models
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Ah, so they do. I hadn't noticed that before. So most of the wishbone bushes sold on eBay aren't suitable for both 75s and ZTs as they specify in the ads. Could that explain why tyre wear is so common on these cars?

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Yes the diesels had more rubber in the rear bushes clearly evident looking at two together,
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So the diesels differ from petrol cars and the 75s differ from the ZTs. How many different bush fittings does that mean?

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No diesels differ from petrols so two different bushes, the Mg's used diesel suspension set up plus later in life different subframe mounts all very confusing, because you could order an Mg with comfort suspension meaning diesel subframe mounts and diesel bushes for the arms
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Blimey, all rather complex. It seems a good reason not to buy derivative bushes from eBay, where none of these distinctions are recognised. They just sell mountings for all 75 & ZTs as one item.

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Do rimmers list a part number for each Tc Have you noticed
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