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MG MGF Technical - Front shockers
My 1996 1.8i has just failed its MOT with a worn NS front shock absorber bush. Therefore needs new shock(s). I'm having no luck finding a spares dealer other than Rover (£60 each) who sells them. No-one seems to list them other than Rover. Gabriel, Boge, Sachs, Monroe are all showing no listing.
Any ideas who make them for Rover ? Recommended dealers ?
|Use this perfect oportunity to replace the shocks with some decent units.|
See http:/www.avouk.com to order a set of AVO adjustable gas shocks. You can order them online at a cheaper price than from B&G. These are much better units than the standard an are quite a reasonable price when compared with the Rover dealer prices for the standard units. I was not impressed by the quality of the standard units.
Do your F a favour. If you do get the AVO shocks the front should be set at 4 or 5 and the rear set to 6 or 7.
another option is to get new bushes from Mike Satur. only £37 + VAT i think, and thats all round. so no need to replace the shocks. I am waiting mine in the post as we speak.
Or do as tony suggests and uprate the shocks. If you are forking out the money i always think you might aswell pay a little more and get something better than the stanard part that more often than not is over priced anyway.
|The AVO shock is 44.95 including VAT direct from AVO UK.|
Part number TA1031
|At Rover prices your not even talking a little more, you will actually pay less for the AVOs.....|
|Slightly off beat question, but are Metro GTi dampers the same as MGF items? |
I mention this as an alternative to looking for MGF in shock absorber listings...
|Derek, just out of interest what's the mileage on your F? Mine's a '96, so I'm wondering if it's a common problem or mileage related.|
I have a '96 vvc 50k and I failed my MOT in Feb for worn bush on the rear shock, so worn in fact there isn't much left of it!
IMO - wheel bearings and ball joints seem a common
problem area on the F
I too am waiting for MikeSatur's shocker poly offering
Already replaced all the suspension bushes with powerflex items...
|AVO quote two different part numbers for *F* and Metro GTi shocks (they may indeed be one and the same tho)|
Metro GTi and F have different part numbers.
|We received the new design poly bushes in stock Friday , really pleased with them! (apart from being four weeks late on expected delivery!)|
|>Already replaced all the suspension bushes with powerflex items...|
And don't it make a difference? :-)
This thread was discussed between 14/03/2001 and 17/03/2001
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