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    I have just finished replacing the front springs on my wifes Vectra. She will be happy now. So am I as it was a bit cold to be working outside. I think this must be the 4th pair/set I have put on her motor now.

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    Do you put v/hall original springs on?
    I fitted after market copies on and had no problems
    ITS them dam BIG pot HOLES WE pay the road TAX they SHOULD REPAIR THEM
    Sorry about my rant
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    Job i have to do Ed as i think i might lower my baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Job i have to do Ed as i think i might lower my baby
    Pity you live so far away. I would lend a hand.

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    Its nice down here and they have opened the ice cream bars bet the Mrs Ed would love a day out

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Its nice down here and they have opened the ice cream bars bet the Mrs Ed would love a day out
    I know she would. She loves Devon and Cornwall.

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    i have just found about 4" of coil spring on the drive, not off my car

    must be the wifes corsa i have changed springs on her car about 4 times aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko52 View Post
    Do you put v/hall original springs on?
    I fitted after market copies on and had no problems
    ITS them dam BIG pot HOLES WE pay the road TAX they SHOULD REPAIR THEM
    Sorry about my rant
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    No it isn't.


    The springs should be spec'd high enough to cope with all anticipated conditions of use.

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    Vauxhall aren't the only ones with these issues BMW's also and numerous other major brands and pot holes aren't just the cause speed bumps and the speeds people go over them also causes the springs to break.

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    Sorry, but I don't subscribe to pot holes and speed bumps etc causing spring failure.

    It is the spec of the springs at fault, not the surface how they are reasonably used on.


    Cars in India don't suffer massive rates of spring failure and the road surface quality is an order of magnitude poorer. The springs are spec'd for the reasonable use conditions....

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