You need to re-think the whole shock thing. Moving the mounting point will
not give the shock more travel, unless you have the wrong shocks on the car
(too long). The travel is dictated by the rest of the suspension, not the
The most common complaint I've seen about tube shocks is the rough ride.
Which, by the way, does not contribute to better handling in an MGB. The
softer the rear, the better the handling.
If you want greater distance between the mounting points you can also turn
the lower shock absorber brackets over.
If you modifiy the mounting points so the shock sits at a greater angle the
ride will soften.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-mgs@Autox.Team.Net
> [mailto:owner-mgs@Autox.Team.Net] On Behalf Of James Schulte
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 7:48 PM
> To: MG Club Philadelphia; Mgs@Autox.Team.Net
> Subject: Tube shocks on MGC
> First attempt with the tube shocks resulted in a really stiff
> ride. I think I need to adjust the mounting point at the top
> where it attaches to the body.
> There is another mounting point that will give the shock more
> travel, which should soften it up. I hope (-: Anyone have
> experience with this? The mounting plates are not marked, so
> they must be generic to either side.