MGF and TF suspension: standard tracking data

Taking your car along to a tyre centre and requesting to have your car's tracking to be checked is usually a simple process: most centres will have our cars on their database. But as our cars become older (and rarer), it may be useful to know what the manufacturer originally intended the settings to be. It may also be a useful reference in case the tracking centre has got their figures wrong (not unheard of)!

Explanation of tracking terms Camber Toe angle
Caster King Pin Inclination (steering axis)

Static toe-angle summary
(all MGF/TF models are summarised below)
Note that only toe-angles have adjustment on MGF and TF suspension - other parameters are largely fixed, and determined by other factors such as ride height and suspension bush deformation.

 

FRONT

REAR

Model & Derivative

Total Toe (degrees)

Tolerance +/-
(degrees)

Total Toe (degrees)

Tolerance +/- (degrees)

MGF (1996-2002)

-0.33

0.2

0.33

0.2

MGF Trophy 160SE

-0.167

0.2

0.33

0.2

TF (All models, 2002-2005)

0

0.2

0.5

0.2

Static figures for all standard tracking parameters
(all MGF and MGTF models)

    MGF All models*
1995-2002
(*excluding Trophy 160)
*MGF Trophy 160SE
2000-2002
MGTF All models
2002-2005

Front axle

Ride height 368 10mm 348 10mm  
Toe (per wheel)  -0o10' 06'  -0o05' 06' -0o00' 06'
Camber - 0o30' 30'   -0o30' 30'
Castor + 5o0' 55'   4o50' -1o00'
King Pin Inclination +11o40'   +11o40'

Steering angle
(inner wheel to outer wheel)

Outer wheel:
29o12'

   

Inner wheel:
34o42'

   
         

Rear axle

Ride height 363 10mm 343 10mm  
Toe (per wheel)  +0o10' 06'  +0o10' 06' -0o15' 06'
Camber -1o00' 30'   -1o00' 30'