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#61 dondo

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

I know this is not the correct place to try and sell something



#62 andream88

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 11:10 PM

What did you end up buying to replace these???

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:04 PM

What did you end up buying to replace these???

Hi andream88

 

Going for the TOYO 888 - 225/45/13



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:29 PM

All round??

Post some pics after you get them on please!!

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:04 PM

andream88
Took the plunge and purchased 2 x 225/45/13 Toyo 888 for my rears I have added some pictures as you can see the difference between the AVON CR500 and the TOYO 888.
Went to Knockhill my local race circuit to pick up the tyres only to find the big boys were playing with there Porsche Carrera Cup cars were out playing and the The Dunlop MSA British Tourin Car Championship is due to take place at the weekend.
As you can see I will save lots of mm compared to the AVON CR500.
So back to our lord and master CPTK his info is correct, many thanks Don
The Guy who sold me the tyres was gob smacked as he suggested Avon ZZR 215/45/13 and sat them end on end and said they are bigger.

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#66 andream88

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:48 PM

Well done dondo!!!

Post some pics of the cars when you get them on!!

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:01 PM

Hi andream88

The tyres are on and have included a few pictures, could some one tell me the size of the rose joints used in attaching the trailing arm to the frame.

 

The last picture is the difference between the old 195/45/13 tyre and the new Toyo 888 225/45/13 on an 8'' rim.

 

Again thanks to everyone

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:35 PM

great thanks for the pics.

 

they fit much better on the 8" rims tan the old 195s!

 

let us know how they compare with the Continentals....



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:59 AM

 could some one tell me the size of the rose joints used in attaching the trailing arm to the frame.

 
XMR 8-10....1/2” hole 5/8” RH thread

Are they starting to knock/have a bit of play?

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 10:58 AM

I have a metallic knock from the passenger rear that's why I started looking and found the engine mounts needed replacing that was done and at the same time replaced the rose joints on  the anti role bars front and rear, the metallic knock is still there so the only thing I can think of is the rose joints on the trailing arm.

It's not there all the time but go over a rough road it knocks away.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:21 AM

I'd put the mini on a lift and check that the knock is really coming from there first.

Rod end bearings are not exactly cheap, especially considering that the car would need a new alignment afterwards..

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

 

 could some one tell me the size of the rose joints used in attaching the trailing arm to the frame.

 
XMR 8-10....1/2” hole 5/8” RH thread

Are they starting to knock/have a bit of play?

 

Thanks again Andy have orderd a set from Mc Gills Motorsport in Kirkcaldy, Fife



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:10 AM

Interesting, I have that knock too, thought it was the trailing arm touching the gearbox. It does touch but I still doubt that would cause the metallic knock. The trailing arm is now with a professional welder to modify it a bit and strengthen to make sure it doesn't collapse of so... Can you let us know if your new rose joints are solving the issue?

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:03 AM

The rose joints used in the original kit are not the cheapest in the world but they're not far off it, once you replace them with a fairly decent set you will notice a difference (you could spend up to £80-100 per rose joint for high end NMB's)

 

Make sure to replace the bolts (and nylocs) at the same time as these may have an amount of wear to them and it wont hurt to do so, 1/2" UNF, unsure of length without measuring one.

 

If you measure the rose joints on the way out with a vernier (to a suitable place that you can re-measure them on the way in) and get them within half a turn on the way back in you wont need to get it re-aligned as they wont get it any closer than you can.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:11 PM

The rose joints used in the original kit are not the cheapest in the world but they're not far off it, once you replace them with a fairly decent set you will notice a difference (you could spend up to £80-100 per rose joint for high end NMB's)
 
Make sure to replace the bolts (and nylocs) at the same time as these may have an amount of wear to them and it wont hurt to do so, 1/2" UNF, unsure of length without measuring one.
 
If you measure the rose joints on the way out with a vernier (to a suitable place that you can re-measure them on the way in) and get them within half a turn on the way back in you wont need to get it re-aligned as they wont get it any closer than you can.

Thanks again for the info, I noted you posted a while ago about lubrication for the rose joints so nothing ventured nothing gained,used bike chain lubricant on the noisy side and it really made a difference.
Will still change them during winter.
Sad news missed out on a 1200 mile Jackson supercharger on Gumtree yesterday, the guy was selling for £ 800 as a result of crashing his car but took £700 as he did not think I would drive from Glasgow to Campbelltown even after telling him when I would arrive to day Arrrrrr,

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