The Rover Metro/100 suspension re-engineering details

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The Rover Metro/100 suspension re-engineering details

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AROnline: Rover 100 (Austin Metro) suspension upgrade.
"The transformation from Austin to Rover Metro/100 was an engineering triumph. As well as the new K-Series engine, it received a thorough suspension upgrade. This was a remarkable transformation – a few very clever and considered changes turned the car into a dynamic class-leader… Here’s the original May 1990 press release and some background. There was a deliberate policy from Rover of not going into huge detail on the suspension changes, because that might have highlighted the compromises forced upon the original Austin Metro (LC8) by using carryover Mini (ADO15) front suspension bits. I suspect that any cost-saving achieved by doing that was seriously negated by the need for an expensive H-I split dual line brakes with four-pot front calipers…"
More here:-
https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/rover/m ... n-details/
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