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#1 Kevinmini


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:51 PM

Hi looking for the best supplier for replacing all rubber mounts on subframes and suspension plus engine mounts etc etc as mine are all perished

New rubber? or Polybush?


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:10 PM

Minispares.com have all the kits you need....
You can go all rubber if that's what your car has fitted.

What I will say is that you can get 1/2 poly half rubber tie bar bushes and also solid subframe mounting kits to sharpen then handling. If going down this route I'd advise making a pair of spreader plates so the subframe mount doesn't crack the floor.

Hope this helps

Edited by cal844, 05 July 2019 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

Have a look at 




Has what you need, and the parts are the same as MiniSpares.


The nuts, bolt and washers are all UK sourced fittings


Plenty of kits to suit all different requirements, have a good browse

Edited by richmondclassicsnorthwales, 05 July 2019 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:55 PM

I have a 1998 sports pack and am still uncertain if I will replace wheels with 10inch but want to make the car as comfy as I possibly can, so any suggestions welcome including suspension


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:02 PM

The very best thing to do is to use solid mounts all round for the front sub-frame. That is how the car was originally designed and it makes the car feel and steer very well.

Don't use poly-bushes for the sub-frame mountings.

For best ride and handling 10" wheels are best as the tyre wall is then deeper and that acts as a damper. 

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:39 AM

MSpares rubbers I purchased were knackered after 18mths and that is without any use, had to reuse the original 35 year old ones. On complaint the usual answer - we will notify the suppliers!


It seems most mini forums around the world are complaining about poor rubber products on the market.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:17 AM


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:31 AM

When I recommissioned my early 80s City, I deliberately re-used as many of the original rubber bushes as possible. I'm not sure what modern 'rubber' actually is but with the exception of windscreen seals, everything I've renewed in the last 10yrs has crumbled to bits in a few months.
Happy to report the 40 year old originals on the car are still fine and transported me to work this morning with zero clonks or knocks!

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:37 PM

mmmmmm no further forward then

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:42 PM

There has been a spate of poor quality rubber on the market over the past few years, however, there is still some OEM quality rubber about.


I've recently sourced some from Japan and found them very good. Not cheap though, but give the time involved to replace some of these rubbers, I feel it's money well spent.


I'm not at all crazy about Poly, it just doesn't have the right qualities.


I've never had a car with a rubber mounted from Subframe, but the more I think about them and also see the issues from that set up, the advice offered by Cooperman ^ to solid mount the front subframe I think is the way forward.

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