User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Suspension setup advise.

  1. #1
    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    61 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default Suspension setup advise.

    As per my other thread about exhausts. My car is due it's M.O.T. in April and I KNOW it's going to fail on both the exhaust and the rear suspension (shocks being the worst culprits). I've already replaced a few of the smaller bits (control arms, ARB bushes etc) but know the shocks are knackered and I only fitted standard secondhand SRi springs to it because it was all I could afford.

    Knowing this, I've decided I've got to take the hit on the credit card (which I really can't afford, but otherwise I'm going to be car less) and if I'm going to start spending largish money on it, I may as well go the whole hog and spend a bit more and put something half decent on it.

    So, I'm looking for advice. The favoured option for shocks on here seems to be the Bilsteins, but I'm a little confused about the differences between them. The B4's are obviously nice and cheap, but the B6's are a hell of a lot more yet I can't see any specific differences in them. The next model up above them is silly money. So which is actually best? I want something that makes it feel a lot more sporty and tight and that holds the road a lot better than it does now.

    What about springs? The whole thing is just a confusing nightmare for me. I've already PM'd Danboy for a few prices and hopefully he'll come up with some good options for me, but just want some genuine advice from people that have actually done it, there's such a massive selection out there it's ridiculous to try and get your head round.

    Do I need different springs and shocks being as it's a saloon? I know physically they're exactly the same, but are the kerb weights massively different?

    Any advice or recommendations would be massively appreciated and if anyone knows where you can get a full setup for shirt buttons (lol) let me know, seriously though, if anyone has any pointers on doing it but doing it reasonably cheaply and where from I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks guys.
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    bolton
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default suspension

    hi mate you cant go wrong with eibach if you want to play safe i ran them for about 7 months with no adjustments needed, although always best to have it checked after, i have since changed to coilovers because i wanted a unique stance, i had coilovers fitted supplied by lmf and these were fitted at vauxhall by my mate, i now have a car that sits perfect for me and the handling is superb, supersport are 30 percent uprated from the sri spring and i think excellent value for money, hope that helps

  3. #3
    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    61 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default

    Just found the supersports on another site funnily enough, damn they're cheap, are they actually any good?

    Oh and what are "coilovers" I keep hearing people talking about them, but don't quite get what the difference is.
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    bolton
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default coilover

    coilover kits allow you to adjust the height of the car to your needs, and they come with 2 year warranty and are german they are excellent!

  5. #5
    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    61 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default

    Does anyone know if these are any good? They look too good to be true for the price.

    http://www.venommotorsport.com/produ...ory=Suspension
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

  6. #6
    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    61 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Does anyone know if these are any good? They look too good to be true for the price.

    http://www.venommotorsport.com/produ...ory=Suspension
    Quick bump, anyone got experience of these kits?
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

  7. #7
    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    61 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default

    Nobody?
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. For Sale: lowered sports suspension setup
    By andy.l in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th November 2012, 18:20
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20th February 2009, 18:49
  3. Suspension Setup
    By paulhb in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18th January 2009, 17:03
  4. SRi Complete Suspension Setup
    By The Doc in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th March 2006, 14:35

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •