uprated RV8 front springs
Gavin Brown (Woodcote Green 1479) at the MG Car Centre at Launceston
in Tasmania has obtained a supply of replacement up-rated front
springs. (October 03)
reports "these springs are an up-rated version of the Japanese
specification front suspension springs (GRS105) which
are no longer available through MG Rover. Over time all RV8s suffer
from sagging springs which causes the bump stops to constantly ride
on the lower spring pan which leads to a bone jarring ride on anything
less than a perfect road surface". Gavin has obtained a
supply of up-rated replacement springs and says that "by
fitting these springs will raise the height of the car back to the
Factory specification of 355mm +/- 10mm from the centre of the wheel
arch on the wing to the centre of the road wheel". The
springs are finished with a black powder coating for durability.
The MG Car Centre
can supply these up-rated front springs (GES105HD) at £85.00
plus postage from Australia. As a guide the springs weigh in at
6.50kg so the estimated freight by Airmail (10-14 days) is
AUD$122.50 plus 50.55gbp, by Economy Airmail (18-21 days)
is AUD$92.50 plus 38.00gbp, and by Sea Mail (6-8 weeks) is
AUD$53.50 plus 22.00gbp. These shipping prices were correct at the
time Gavin quoted them in late October 2003 and can change without
notice. For international customers, payment can be accepted by
chargecard or by posting cash.
Gavin Brown (Woodcote Green 0693) runs the MG Car Centre in Tasmania
and import RV8s to Australia. All cars are "ADR complied"
and can be delivered anywhere in Australia. The "ADR compliance"
means the RV8s have a compliance licence confirming modifications
have been carried out so the vehicle conforms with the Australia Design
Rules. These measures are to regulate the market and protect the Australia
car market from "grey" imports. The MG Car Centre provides
a full servicing and spare parts service for RV8s and MGBV8s. They
have supplied a number of RV8s to customers downunder and can provide
customer testimonials if requested.
The MG Car Centre
2-10 Herbert Street
Tel: +61 (0) 418 133494
Fax: +61 (0) 3 6334 9546
Uprated RV8 front spring (GRS105HD) available from The MG
Car Centre in Tasmania finished with a black powder coating for durability.
(Photos: Gavin Brown)
spares & servicing
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Oxfordshire OX14 1FF