Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Replacing Cone Suspension - What Else Should I Order?

suspension

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 KiwiMini77

KiwiMini77

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Location: Auckland
  • Local Club: Mini Car Club of Auckland

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:05 PM

Okeydokey people

 

I have ordered a full set of the new Minispares Evolution cones and a new set of standard shocks for my 77 roundnose.  Just for fun, I also ordered a set of rubber bump-stops as well.

 

Now, I've been thinking a bit more and wondering whether there are any OTHER parts I should be ordering (or at least considering) as well.

 

For example, is there anything that (typically) may fall apart or not reveal how stuffed it is until I remove the old cones? 

 

Is there maybe a rubber bush, seal, cover, gasket, mount or something that will (or could) be damaged or destroyed by the process of getting things out.....or that has to be removed or dismantled to get at the bits I want to replace?

 

Complete novice when it comes to Minis, I'm afraid.......and so I call on those present who have done this before and discovered the pitfalls, to please raise their hands and offer testimony, so that I do not follow suit and have my Mini dead in the water over Christmas!

 

Many thanks in advance for your help in keeping me on track  :shades:



#2 steeley

steeley

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 426 posts
  • Location: bournemouth

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:17 PM

Come compressor?

#3 Quinlan minor

Quinlan minor

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: LSMOC

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:23 PM

If you're replacing cones, you'll want to replace the knuckle joints, at the same time.

It can useful to have spare Ball Joint/Steering Rack/CV rubbers in stock, though tales of the poor quality of "rubber" parts might mitigate against this.


Edited by Quinlan minor, 29 November 2020 - 02:26 PM.


#4 RooBoonix

RooBoonix

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,146 posts
  • Location: Essex

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:33 PM

Upper arm rebuild kits. Relatively easy job to do, they're cheap, you need to compress the cones and remove the shocks to remove and rebuild the arms in the future anyway

Edited by RooBoonix, 29 November 2020 - 02:34 PM.


#5 cal844

cal844

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,163 posts
  • Location: Ballingry, Fife
  • Local Club: TFMOC

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:45 PM

Cones, subframe mounts(if rubber), knuckle joints and top arm rebuild kits.

Check the ball joints for play and the dust covers and CV joint gators for damage or severe perishing.

Might as well check everything rubber on the car

Edited by cal844, 29 November 2020 - 02:46 PM.


#6 sonikk4

sonikk4

    Twisted Paint Polisher!!!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,075 posts
  • Name: Neil
  • Location: Stone Cross
  • Local Club: EDMC

Posted 29 November 2020 - 03:49 PM

If you're replacing cones, you'll want to replace the knuckle joints, at the same time.

It can useful to have spare Ball Joint/Steering Rack/CV rubbers in stock, though tales of the poor quality of "rubber" parts might mitigate against this.

 

And the cups the knuckles fit into. No point in changing just the knuckles, you need to replace the cups as well.



#7 ads7

ads7

    Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 263 posts
  • Location: oswestry

Posted 29 November 2020 - 04:29 PM

Kyb silver gas a just shocks are more costly but have far better ride comfort, far better rebound control hence less bounce.

Will be interested to hear how the new evo cones perform

#8 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,157 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:27 PM

It's a slippery slope. The "while at it" syndrome is dangerous for our bank accounts. ;)
In order of importance/ convience while at it :

Knuckle joint cup
Knuckle joint
Top arm bearings
Top arm pin
Upper balljoint
Shock absorbers

#9 Revd

Revd

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts
  • Location: Warwickshire

Posted 29 November 2020 - 09:28 PM

Swap the standard trumpets for hi-los.

Only costs pennies, but be sure to replace the fuel tank rubber hose and breather pipe 







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: suspension

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares