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General opinion is that the Montrealís handling doesnít quite live up to its image, we dispute this. When new the standard suspension even though not fully independent was more than adequate and this was the findings of Autocar original test - (Autocar 1972). We suspect that new owners are experiencing a worn out set up that has not seen any proper maintenance for many years.

Although the Montreal suspension is similar to other 105 series cars it is not the same. Unlike other 105 series cars the Montreal has the same depth spring pans left and right and on most cars pre 1974 (chassis 1428312) the left and right springs were different lengths. 

105revive recomend only a few upgrades for a road car: Larger diameter front sway bar with later Spider drop links. Polyurethane bushes on the front Sway bar mountings, Caster arm and rear T-arm thrust washers and centre support. For shock absorbers we use Bilstein or Koni.

Unless you plan to race or trackday your Montreal there are few benefits from lowering a road car. From our experience a lowered car is a problem during everyday driving especially when negotiating ever increasing obstacles on roads for slowing vehicles down. Also for those who take their car overseas getting on and off ferries with a lowered car can also be difficult.

105revive can carry out a complete refresh of your Montreal suspension system to suit your requirements. We can either refurbish your existing suspension components which includes blasting, repainting and new bushes with the option of standard bushes or if you want to upgrade, polyurethane bushes for certain components.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. info@105revive.co.uk, telephone: 07903 200829