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    Default Car failed the mot...... Guess what on

    Yup you guessed it both front springs are broken! Couldn't believe it. Need to sort it asap and cheaply. So what do I do buy 2 new Sri springs (it's an Sri) from vx or do I change to after Market? Also where is the how 2 on how to do spring changes. Also I would idealy like to not need to realign the front wheels when the new springs are fitted. Thanks in advance. As I'm sure u can imagine I'm cheesed off to say the least!!!

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    You can fit eibachs etc and alignment is not essential. I fitted eibachs to mine and never bothered to have the allignment checked. I've had no bad tyre wear odd handling. You are only dropping it by 15mm with -30 springs (sri is 15mm lower anyway)

    How 2: http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75170
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    You can fit eibachs etc and alignment is not essential. I fitted eibachs to mine and never bothered to have the allignment checked. I've had no bad tyre wear odd handling. You are only dropping it by 15mm with -30 springs (sri is 15mm lower anyway)
    can you not buy aftermarket springs that are the same size as the standard sri springs??? as i hear from alot of ppl the lower ones are a bit of a pain in the a** although they are good for snow ploughing

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    just a quick one whats best way of checking springs??? hands and knee's????

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    u would not be bad with the eibach springs on they dont come down that much on sri

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick91 View Post
    can you not buy aftermarket springs that are the same size as the standard sri springs??? as i hear from alot of ppl the lower ones are a bit of a pain in the a** although they are good for snow ploughing
    Tbh my Vec is on eibachs and has the irmscher front splitter fitted and as long as you pay attention (look out for high kerbs when parking and go slowly over speed bumps) they are fine.

    Any more than 30-35mm drop and then you may start having a few problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by H15 VXL View Post
    u would not be bad with the eibach springs on they dont come down that much on sri
    mate they drop another 15mm its still alot

    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Tbh my Vec is on eibachs and has the irmscher front splitter fitted and as long as you pay attention (look out for high kerbs when parking and go slowly over speed bumps) they are fine.

    Any more than 30-35mm drop and then you may start having a few problems
    no good then my lass drives it so thats not a good idea... i take you cant get eibachs the same size then???? lol i feel like im being followed and watched hahahahaha

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    What price are the ebachs? Best place to buy? And any idea of price for standard vx ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick91 View Post
    mate they drop another 15mm its still alot



    no good then my lass drives it so thats not a good idea... i take you cant get eibachs the same size then???? lol i feel like im being followed and watched hahahahaha
    Fraid not mate, pretty sure that Monroe do standard springs for the Vec that will be stronger than vx ones but they aren't really uprated

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    AlsO would I need to do all 4 if I went for eibachs?

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