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Old 10-08-2018, 03:09 PM   #16
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:20 PM   #17
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After talking on PM with Colin he says he's wanting to use the suspension from the TF. I haven't seen that done before.

Also I said it was probably best getting a front subframe from a MG F with steering rack, suspension, hubs and brakes then adding the arms from the rear frame.
He said this isn't what is in the guide. I agree so maybe Gaz could alter that.

Metro wheels are getting hard to find. Maybe getting some steel wheels banded is a good option for a stock look.
Thanks for all the replies so far but all I said was that I have already bought an MGTF rear subframe. I thought it was a bare frame, all those I looked at on ebay were bare. When I picked it up, it had the complete suspension set up including the coil over units but no rack or brakes/hubs etc. All the engine support brackets were attached, I do not want to run gas units, nor do I want to use thos very short springs, I was intending using coil over units, not necessarily the ones that came with my subframe, I was just wanting to know what parts I would need and I believe that question has been answered. I was thinking of after market wheels, I'm not overly keen on the metro alloys and definitely wouldn't want steels.

Anyone selling any of the bits I need? if not Im off to ebay

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:14 AM   #18
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I think the problem you will have with the tf frame is the towers that the coil overs fit into are taller and will foul the bulkhead. Also I would advise against using the rear top arm arrangement with a front hub & wishbone as it is not designed to take the longitudinal loads the front hub will put on it (it's fine on the rear as the rear hub arrangement dissapates these loads through the lower arms etc)
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:49 PM   #19
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I ...................o I would advise against using the rear top arm arrangement with a front hub & wishbone as it is not designed to take the longitudinal loads the front hub will put on it (it's fine on the rear as the rear hub arrangement dissapates these loads through the lower arms etc)
I don't follow, do you mean the lower suspension arm? the top arm looks identical to the metro (I did say looks). the lower arm would definitely need changing for the metro lower wishbone A shaped one.

Having had a measure up I can see the issue with the taller turrets fouling the ends of the bulkhead crossmember, some height reduction with the angle grinder will be called for.
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Old 13-08-2018, 06:50 AM   #20
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No, the top arm, although there are two different types - some are like the mgf/metro ones (T shaped with a bend to clear the coilover with 2 bushes/bearings for the top arm pin) some are different with a shorter part which houses the bush for the top arm pin - so only have one bush for the pin. If you have the type with 2 bushes/bearings then these are fine to use on the front.
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Old 13-08-2018, 11:46 AM   #21
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No, the top arm, although there are two different types - some are like the mgf/metro ones (T shaped with a bend to clear the coilover with 2 bushes/bearings for the top arm pin) some are different with a shorter part which houses the bush for the top arm pin - so only have one bush for the pin. If you have the type with 2 bushes/bearings then these are fine to use on the front.

Thanks for that, cant tell from the photos I took of the subframe and wont get a chance to check for a week or so.

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Old 13-08-2018, 02:27 PM   #22
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https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID018903

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https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID018914

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Old 13-08-2018, 11:12 PM   #23
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