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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Negative camber
|Whats the most cost effective way of getting some negative camber to the front end of my frogeye. Cant afford a frontline conversion yet, so is it special trunions or offset bushes. Any tips . Thanks roy|
|1. Shorter springs.|
2. Negative camber trunnions. Peter May supplies these.
|the most cost effective way?|
stack up washers under the dampers to raise them up about 3/8" (and get longer bolts).
It is best to measure what you've got when you are done, just to make sure you've hit your camber target, and equally on both sides, because depending on your spring height, "your actual mileage may vary".
|other than the washers (witch changes more than just the camber imo)|
negative camber trunnions
total cost 110 pounds
FL kit 382 pounds
diffrence 272 pounds
but to compare you must calculate that the FL kit in essence also has
Front damper top link kit 179 pound
so the diffrence then is 93 pounds
and then you still have your old leverarms.
i am not saying a upgraded lever arm setup is bad
it just is not cheaper than the FL kit
if you can not afford it now i would suggest save up.
even without negative camber a midget is still fun to drive.
|I've tried offset bushes and negative camber trunnions, and I prefer the latter for everyday (fast) road use.|
|The offset bushes I have used had a distressing tendency to rotate under load, resulting in the camber being at the worst possible setting under any given circumstance. The upper trunnions would be better, IMHO. |
Don't forget that you can also achieve the desired result with the correct set of Barry King's wishbones.
David "Just don't do the wishbones and the FL kit and the upper trunnions and the offset bushings ;-)" Lieb
|As previously mentioned we do have some new negative camber wishbone sets available 2x -2.5 degrees and 2x 3.0 degrees last of some old stock thanks Barry King 07774 729369|
|I've always thought that increasing the height of the damper brings the two arms more parellel and must reduce the roll enduce camber change when the suspension is compressed.|
I had a set of offset bushes, but the camber change wasn't great (a degree?), I believe offset trunnions gives substantaily more ~2 degrees?
Of course the alteration at the wishbone also sneaks a bit more track incraese in than the trunnion change, although...minimal!
This thread was discussed between 21/02/2010 and 23/02/2010
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