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Post  Mr Bridger on Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:32 am

Been busy in the garage for the last couple of weeks getting a couple of Scamps ready for The Italian Job Tour 2010.

One of the improvments was to fit the coil spring conversion to the front of our Scamps.

As I am about to embark on a 2000 mile road trip, I thought my back could do with a little help.........

I bought the expensive set from Japan, where the idea was concieved, not the cheaper ones found on
E bay as I have heard some nasty stories of them breaking.

They come in 3 different spring rates, soft, standard and race. I purchased the soft sets, well 10% softer than standard.

The Hi-Lo's are different as well, they are the machined from a solid lump of LM25, not the cheap cast type that you can get from the shows.

The price of a genuine Dunlop rubber cone is nearly £50.00, and I have seen what happens to the cheaper versions, Chaz bought a set and fitted them to Cyclops and I think they lasted all of 6 months...

All Mini's from about 1990 onwards were fitted with softer front cones and these settle and sag very quickly.

Will report back in a couple of weeks and let you know how they handled the trip to Italy and back.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:23 pm

Very interesting steve.

I'd be really interested to hear how you get on with them.

I think that they're a better idea than coil-overs as the load points on the sub-fram/shell remain where they were originaly intended.
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Post  nhazelwood on Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:15 pm

Your a braver man than me...

I looked at these when i did walle's suspension, but i opted for the cheaper hi-lo & Gaz shock with the old rubbers.

Definitely be interested to see what you think of the ride before & after....for possible future mod's.

Neil
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Post  johns scamp on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:04 am

wheeler-dealers on discovery channel, last series in 2012, doing up a mini moke, had springs made up for the front suspenion, worth find out who did them and, for what cost, Very Happy

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:48 am

That's a good idea.

I had a some springs made up by a chap in sheffiield a few years ago. a 10 day turnaround and £70 all in, which i thought was a bargain. I think his website was coilsprings.co.uk

I wonder if he can make springs for a Mini?
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Post  SUMB on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:26 am

I've found the Smooth-A-Ride rubber cones to be very good with Hi-Lo's
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Post  GT3Rob on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:30 am

Dunlop cone Why dunlop at £50 wasnt it Moulton derived and Avon ring a bell too?

Didnt we all have a chat some time ago on this subject..........

And during off road play was it not suggested that the cones be it standard or smootha ride stayed still whilst springs could become un seated?

For those who go off the beaten tracks

The guy in the mini mag im sure is from japan who sells the springs to replace the rubber cones he said they could come adrift should they become airborn.

Ive bought the Smootha Ride set and its also fitted to my old GT3 so SPEEDFIGHTER Could comment when he has sorted it.

The only problem with after market stuff is if it breaks when the going gets Tough.

We all carry standard gear and assist on repairs, consider this in several years time.

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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:18 pm


Just watched an old prog of Wheelers Dealers Rolling Eyes
yeah they didnt make a profit after you take into account Ed's labour

They replaced the doughnuts with coiled springs, bespoke made by a company from Brumigham.
Set of 4 cost them £200.

I will have to view the recording to see if they mentioned the companies name.
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Post  Minivanman on Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:24 pm

johns scamp wrote:wheeler-dealers on discovery channel, last series in 2012, doing up a mini moke, had springs made up for the front suspenion, worth find out who did them and, for what cost,  Very Happy
That was my Son's Moke that wheeler-dealer's bought.

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