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 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:01 am 
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Wheels, MX5 hubs, bigger brakes, coil over location, steering rack and column placement all played a part in the decision.

As soon as I changed to the MX5 hubs everything else required change.

I think the lower control arms will be ok too. If anything, the upper arm and coilover mounting points will require a lot of work.
The track has been widened to the max for engineering and the offset of +25 of the wheels means the hubs are out further than the original mini. Still no room for coil overs if mounted in the normal mini location though.

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The rear lower control arm mounting point heights from the ground vs the front should be similar to the MX5 however as you mentioned, the track and other components have changed so not sure if it really matters other than wanting it to handle properly on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:08 pm 
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Just throwing it out there - I know all Mazda suspension would be good for servicing / parts availability and you already have the bits -
but have you looked at the front subframe / suspension from an MG TF?


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 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:18 pm 
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No I haven't. why do you suggest the MG TF?

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It's kind of a scaled up version of a mini subframe - springs running off the top arms into little towers.
The MG is also mid engined, so I'd have thought the geometry and spring rates of the stock parts would be a nice place to start.
Some people have also used them as the basis for engine conversion subframes too - so I'm sure an arvo of digging would let you know how much body chopping would be needed. Even if you just used the arms and hubs in a custom frame the parts are fairly compact compared to the MX5 ones, and all the space you save in the front is a plus!


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 Post subject: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:32 pm 
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I'll have a look into it. ideally I would like to reduce the many different makes and models of components installed into the vehicle with this build even if I have to custom make a subframe to suit as it just gets to hard to maintain down the track. Although there is not much to maintain when it only gets driven on weekends.

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