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Hoyle Engineering U.K Independent Rear Suspension

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Kaz Bielinski
Huntington Beach, CA, USA   usa

Has anyone in the club done this? If so was it worth the effort. Frontline, a competitor with a 5 link solution, says this design has inherent flaws:
http://www.hoyle-engineering.co.uk/
http://www.frontlinedevelopments.com/
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Peter Sherman
Melbourne, Australia   aus
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Geoff Morton
Naples, Florida, USA   usa
1978 MG MGB V8 Conversion "The Wreck"

I have heard that the axles on the Hoyle system may be a tad weak for higher HP applications. Everything else I've read about it over the years was positive though.
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Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   usa
1967 MG MGB "The Biscuit"

I'm all for cool, even radical stuff, but I guess my question is what do what to want to achieve with this, and what improvements are seeking, and at price tag of $3k plus shipping to America, is this really worth the money, as for performance. I have to think most wanting this are seeking the, "hey look at what I have" reaction. I think modifications are, being one who have done lots of it to these cars, get somewhat off the realm of common sense at times, it gets to point where it starts to become somewhat goofy, I think this qualifies, but there is for sure a market for obsession, and goofiness with our cars smiling smiley I would say buy a Jag E type, and you will already have this.


If you want a tricker rear suspension set up than stock, I would say look at Bill Guzman's, 4 link set up, it's simple, easy to install, I done one, and it gives you easy ride height adjustment.



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Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, Alberta, Canada   can
1971 MG MGB

Quote: I would say buy a Jag E type, and you will already have this

Or a Miata.



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Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"

We have at least one local club member with one behind a very nice 302 345hp SBF he loves it. IRS is completely different ball game
Than a fixed solid diff. Even 5 or 5 link. I think the hoyle is based on the sierra rear so all out drop the hammer starts with 345hp is going to lead a short life.
CCE kit with gm or ford rear you could put any power to it and bulletproof.



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New York, New York, USA   usa

I'm running the classic conversion 4 link instead of leaf springs - I would have bought the Hoyle IRS but I already had a quaife differential and I did a rear disc brake conversion. You can get the Hoyle IRS set up with disc brakes and the LSD diff

I'm very happy with the 4 link, I do have the Hoyle dual wishbone coil over conversion in the front - my MG handle amazingly.

I can tell that there as a U-Turn on 97th Street exit of the north bound Henry Hudson that takes you around a bend to the southbound side. It says 20 mph but i take it a 50 - 55 in third gear and power all the way through the apex, I can probably push it a little harder.
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Kaz Bielinski
Huntington Beach, CA, USA   usa

What's wrong with"Bragging Rights"? I got a V8 vantage that will do 170 m.p.h! Nay Na Na Na Na. Have I ever gone that fast? No. I want to brag, not kill myself.
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