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MGTF Damper Units 1 month 13 hours ago #197088

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Hi all,
Does anyone know if the lower bushes on MGTF damper units can be replaced?
thanks

Mike

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MGTF Damper Units 1 month 10 hours ago #197092

Don't really know but will this help
https://www.mg-rover.org/threads/mg-tf-front-shocks-bottom-bush.858945/

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MGTF Damper Units 4 weeks 1 day ago #197113

I had one of mine replaced recently so Yes they can be.:woohoo:

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thanks deepfat-unfortunately the info is relative to the bottom bush bolt

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hi trevtherevs

the next question is do you have a part number for said bush

Mike

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MGTF Damper Units 4 weeks 1 day ago #197117

thanks deepfat-unfortunately the info is relative to the bottom bush bolt

Mike


Isn't that what you asked for?

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MGTF Damper Units 4 weeks 18 hours ago #197124

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Hi-
no I specified bottom bush .
It transpires that they are available as a sperate item from MGFNTFBITZ.
Not cheap but a fraction of the cost of a new damper unit ,especially since the springs and dampers are usually ok .
The upper bushes and lower bush unit are the culprits and that makes it a worth while job to refurb an existing front or rear shock assy especially if you have the soft shockers fitted to your 2005 MGTF already and it failed MOT on bushes.
What I need to do now is work out if I can remove and refit the lower bush using home DIY methods

Mike
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MGTF Damper Units 4 weeks 10 hours ago #197131

Not cheap but a fraction of the cost of a new damper unit ,especially since the springs and dampers are usually ok .


How confident are you the dampers are good? If they are how much longer will they last?

Cheaper is not always the best solution.

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MGTF Damper Units 4 weeks 10 hours ago #197132



Might get them cheaper if you search. I've swapped them in the past.

You'll need a bearing press and suitable sleve to press them out.

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There you go, cheapest on ebay.
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MGTF Damper Units 3 weeks 5 days ago #197142

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Bob,
I am having a terrible time getting my rebuilt shocker units back into the turret-the centre line of the lower bush is too low to mate with the upper arm recess and I cant compress the suspension enough to line everything up.
The rebuilt shockers are assembled correctly and have the same length as the old units.
It appears the the rubber isolator at the top which goes into the roof of the turret is stopping the shocker from lining up at the bottom mating place.
Without the rubber isolator the match is prefect -obviously cant leave this out so how to compress everything

any ideas

Mike

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MGTF Damper Units 3 weeks 5 days ago #197147

Sorry Mike I didn't have that problem when I did mine. perhaps the damper has opened a bit?

Can you compress the unit slightly with a jack when you install it?

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