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Post by clubmankev » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:46 am

Hi all, I will be replacing the rubber cones on my mini soon and was thinking about fitting a set of hi-lo's at the same time. Is it something many have done, or is it unnecessary for everyday road use?
Also, what rubber bushes should be changed on the car, seeing as she has just turned 17!


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Post by clubmankev » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:41 am

I'll take that as a no.
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Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:04 am

The Rubber cones harden and deform over time, so you will notice a big difference when you replace them, hi-los will allow you adjust the ride height to it's optimum and while you replace them you should use the opportunity to replace the knuckle joints while you have the chance.
The other rubber bushings that you could think about are the engine steady bushes, top and bottom, they tend to harden also and the one under the master cylinders can seize and be a bugger to get out.
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Post by clubmankev » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:58 pm

Thanks Neil, I'm looking forward to feeling the difference of the new rubber!
It will make an enjoyable experience even more so.
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Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:11 pm

some people on here have fitted the Moulton Smooth-a-Ride system, perhaps they might offer an opinion of its worth.
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Post by CB_Phil » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:18 pm

Where you planning to get the rubeers from? I'm thinking of doing the same & I'm in Lucan too, might be able to share postage?

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Re: suspension replacement

Post by just_st3v3n » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:26 pm

Might be interested in this too.. anyone else?? Maybe get a group discount when ordered in bulk??
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Re: suspension replacement

Post by macker » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:30 pm

I may be interested, price dependant
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Re: suspension replacement

Post by keith » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:11 pm

i have a set of coil replacements springs, they are the *blue* set, proved too soft for the rear of the estate so i'm forced to go back to rubber. on the lighter saloon they would be really nice i think - probably not on the sportspack though, are they not heavier?

these are direct replacement for the rubber donuts, and very easy to fit if you have hi-lo's. they come with locating plates for the springs.

If there's anyone interested, give me a shout, i was planning to keep them for a possible future build but..

i got them here: http://www.minispares-online.co.uk/soft ... ssic-mini/
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Re: suspension replacement

Post by CB_Phil » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:02 am

Nice offer Keith, if I had hi-lo.s I'd probably take you up on it.
But if a group buy for cones is going I'd be in for it. I can take delivery (off till new year, next week) & can meet within reason to pass on too.

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