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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:16 PM

Featured in MiniWorld mag this month......anyone tried them?

 

"Tired of your Mini suspension sagging ? Then you need our new technology cones. Unlike others on the market these will last the test of time, we have one Mini that has covered over 30,000 miles running these cones and is the same height now as it was when they were fitted.

These are made from modern materials that have been designed to respond and feel like the original Rover cones just last longer !

These cones all have the metric thread on the centre nut."

http://playmini.co.u...oduct=fam3968pm

 



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:19 PM

i see you corrected the spelling.

 

that is all i have to say.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:56 AM

I contacted these guys a few weeks back and after some beating around the bush, they are the ones made for M-parts and as sold by Mini Spares.

 

While not strictly OEM, they are made on OEM tools and to OEM recipe.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:33 AM

Early original mini "doughnuts" (the steel, and later alluminium, cone fits in it), were hemispherical.

 

Was the design changed?  These look like the sharp end of my breakfast boiled egg.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:58 AM

be nice if don't sag messing around with tracking all the time

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

Are there any other quality cones available other than m parts? Seem to be a bit of a monopoly

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

Are there any other quality cones available other than m parts? Seem to be a bit of a monopoly

there is the stuff that Minisport sell.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:38 AM

Are there any other quality cones available other than m parts? Seem to be a bit of a monopoly

 

Not that I've found.

 

There's some that are or were made by Avon, they are a very distant 2nd and they were around the same price. While the metalwork in these is better, the rubber is quite inferior.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:56 AM

be nice if don't sag messing around with tracking all the time

 

 

This is the "excuse" given by people who fit steel coin springs, but the cunning thing about a rubber doughnut, that when it is 'turning inside out' as more of the collar on the cone presses against it, is that it produces "Rising Rate Suspension".

 

This allows a soft patter over minor undulations, but copes well with bouncing along a forest rally stage.

 

Coil springs can be incorporated in Rising Rate, but like the Rover 2000, it usually involves bell cranks etc:

 

When I raced, I 'uncurled' the collar of a steel cone so that it became a 'washer' .  This still gave a little patter, but much less suspension travel and hence, very little roll which enabled me to carry more speed around tight corners.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

In my experience both personal and second hand, I found minisport to sell lesser quality items and there service was not adequate

We are riding into the general can of worms with inferior products as a whole but sticking with the subject of cones there really only is one manufacturer we will not even count those ghastly plastic looking things

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

i recently put the mini spares ones on just the genuine rubber with lowered protech shocks. realy happy




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