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An alternative to MGF Hydragas suspension
Sunday, 26 September 2010 00:00

newshydragasIn a development that could help keep many MGFs on the road, Suplex UK have decided to go into volume production with the Hydragas alternative first mentioned in July’s Q&A by Roger Parker. Developed by Dan White, two prototype sets have been produced, one on Suplex’s own development car and another which we hope to use shortly in a feature detailing the fitting process and evaluating the ride.


‘Essentially this conversion is designed to salvage a car when the Hydragas fails and no replacement can be found,’ said White. ‘Whilst the concept and construction lends itself to further tuning work, in its base form that is not the intention. It is designed to replicate as nearly as possible the characteristics of a standard MGF.  It was also intended that the completed design would require no modification work at all, and that the conversion could be fitted quickly with simple tools. This we have achieved.’

 

Until now, the barrier to further progress has been achieving realistic costs – a minimum production run of 1000 pieces is necessary to make the conversion affordable. The good news is that Suplex are now confident there is a demand, and they are putting their first volume pieces into production during August. They anticipate having the kit available in November, with a target retail price for the complete conversion of £850 (plus VAT). The kit will include front and rear conversion canisters, plus two front and two rear dampers. They should be available from recognised MG specialists, while Suplex can be contacted via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via phone on 01909 770660.