I am looking to replace my springs before they break yet again - odd clunks starting to come from the front end again for a while after speed bumps.
All I really want is something that is not going to break and cost for recovery/new springs/new tyres every 12 months.
My solution is not to buy a Vauxhall part.
Apex seem to provide a quality product at a price that is OK and so I was about to place an order with Camskill for theirs at £98.09 (their part number 60-8210).
Before that, there is no harm in checking elsewhere for prices...
Europerformance.co.uk do them for the same price but have two sets available for a 2002 2.0dTi saloon and each has a note attached to the description in red:
"60-8200 - Notes: VX9 - Max front axle load up to 1000kg"
"60-8210 - Notes: VX1 - Use with shortened shock absorbers only 0"
Clearly, since I am not using shortened shocks, I would choose 60-8200.
But what of the suppliers who only sell the other model?
Are they missing the point about shortened shocks, or does it make no difference?
Checking on the Apex Database suggests that front axle load is key:
Up to 1000kg = 60-8200
Over 1000kg = 60-8210
No mention of shortened shocks here.
I don't know what the load is either - will have to check the plate on the car!
To worry further - if the weight turns out to be 990kg should I be going for the 60-8210 since were I to reach the bottom of a hill, the load would be more than 1000kg, if only briefly?
So many problems - too little brain!
Opinions welcome from those who have used either.