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MG ZT260 – Rear Suspension

After spending £8000 to have the front and rear suspension refurbished by a Rally Prep company in Witney, Oxfordshire. See this MG ZT260

I discovered by accident that the rear trailing links were reattached to the underside of the car incorrectly, making it sit far too high. The company did have problems aligning the car and this explains why, in that the links affected how the suspension geometry was configured. The company blamed the uprated lateral links I had made causing difficulties in alignment, in fact it was the incorrect location of the trailing ams that caused the problem. Now to make it 100% it really needs another alignment.

First three pictures depict how it was returned and the last three how it looks today.

The links are now fitted correctly and all that is needed is a further check of the alignment.

Below is the data sheet from Vehicle Handling Solutions. http://VehicleHandlingSolutions.com

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS.

Front wheel alignment:         6 minutes per side toe in

Front wheel camber:              1 degree 10 minutes negative

Rear wheel alignment:          18 minutes toe in per side toe

Rear wheel camber:               2 degrees 5 minutes negative

ADJUSTMENT PROCESS

  1. Observe reading from wheel align equipment and adjust rear geometry as required.

NOTE:

If the rear toe is adjusted, the camber must be checked and adjusted as necessary.

If the camber is adjusted, the rear toe must be checked and adjusted as necessary.

  1. Loosen nuts and rotate camber adjustment bolts securing upper lateral link to subframe until correct reading is obtained.
  2. Loosen nuts and rotate rear toe adjustment bolts securing lower lateral link to subframe until correct reading is obtained.
  3. Recheck camber readings.
  4. Recheck rear toe readings.
  5. Tighten toe adjustment nuts to 115NM.
  6. Tighten camber adjustment nuts to 115NM.
  7. Recheck camber readings.
  8. Recheck rear toe readings.
  9. Observe reading from wheel align equipment and adjust front geometry as required.
  10. Loosen lock nuts on track rods and rotate track rods until correct toe reading is obtained.
  11. Tighten lock nuts to 50 Nm.
  12. Remove wheel alignment equipment.

Source: Vehicle Handling Solutions – www.vehiclehandlingsolutions.com via 260 FB Group

 

 

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