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    confused Opel "titanium" shock absorbers

    Hi all,

    I have had a rear shock go on the Vec (gsi) so I took a trip to my local Opel dealer to get a price for the rear shocks - I almost fell over at the quote:

    Supply only - 800 Euros for the pair, they must be made of titanium or gold

    I could buy a complete suspension kit and still have change.

    I then went to the next Opel dealer who said that the car was a factory sports set up but was not sure which were the right dampers even though he had my chassis number.

    are the GSI Shocks different to the standard Vec's???
    I have not got pots of money for an upgrade at the moment so want to replace like for like, Can any one help with GM part numbers for GSI shocks?

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    Trev

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    You have the shorter dampers on (same as the SRi which gives 15mm lower than standard). Unless you have IDS+ then there is only two types Standard and SRi/GSi. Get some Bilstein B6's which are better than the VX ones by far and cost about £100 each and are meant for the SRi/GSi.
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    Forgot to say they are really easy to fit as well
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    I didn't think the 3.2 was ever available with IDS?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    it could be either the IDS+ you have or the selfleveling.. (about that price for the rear shocks...)

    if you have IDS+ you would need tech2 to disable that afterwards.. (its among one of the things your sports button does something with)

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    Not sure what IDS is, but took the winter tyres off yesterday to put the alloys back on and they look like normal shocks,

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    IDS would have wires going to the shocks.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Could someone post a link to where I could buy the B6 dampers please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stampede View Post
    Could someone post a link to where I could buy the B6 dampers please?
    LMF

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