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    Well, in view of The Vectaru's recent twitchy, and, to be honest, frankly downright frightening behaviour I have decided that in order to restore safety and harmony in the Drinky household, I shall be treating her to a new set of shocks and springs. I am also thinking that whilst I am at it, it would be nice to drop her a few mm .

    As ususal, trying to do things on my tightwad budget, and, browsing various mags and websites we have found these guys www.venommotorsport.com who produce their own complete kit (lowering 40mm) for only £199!! (unfortunately not showing on the website at present, but is available)

    Big question is - I had fully expected to pay Koni/Spax prices of about £360 - has anyone used/any knowledge of Venom stuff? Seem too good a price to be true, but I would rather not spend my hard-earned on rubbish!!

    Second question, given my lovely front splitter - can anyone else here who has dropped 40m answer my other main worry - can you still get up the ramps to multi storey carparks?!?!?!? I would love her to be low and lovely, but if at the end of the day we are resigned to fighting for a parking space on the ground floor at 10 am on a Saturday, there will be hell!!!

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    I've had my eye on the Venom gear for a while, that kit + the other one they advertise at £280 (vipertech dropshox), as you get a lifetime warranty on that stuff, but at the mo i have a very tight budget so i've put the new suspension on hold

    I seem to remember Carl Bear saying he had used the Venom kit on his old Corsa though, & that it was good and Venom themselves were good to deal with !

    I'll be interested to hear how you get on with your search for a new suspension as it is still on my 'to do' list

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    Did carl bear not use FK coilovers on his corsa or does he have then on the veccy? Anyway, dont know if I would worry to much about the price. I bought a full Bilstein kit for a golf I had & I paid about £240 & everyone knows the reputation of Bilstein

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    i had venom shocks and springs on my corsa first, then i swapped them for fk coilovers (just because i wanted it lower than 60mm). the venom stuff was very good, i would use them again if i needed to. and they are excellent to deal with, very fast delivery etc.

    ive got kw coilovers on my vectra at the minute.

    hope this helps
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    Looking promising!!! Payday on the 25th July with my bonus in the paypacket!
    Might be a little closer to the sand at Southport!!

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    ild go no lower than about 30mm louise

    i carnt do multi sories but can manage speed humps and mines lowered by about 30/35mm

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    Any lower than 40mm and you would probably start having trouble (and i'd be jealous ). You will find with a bit of practice what kind of inclines you can tackle safely and which ones you have to tiptoe around. The Vectra just loves to be dropped and stiffened a little (ooer) handling improves considerably.

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    Aaaarrghhh!! I am TORN now!!!! Sensible head says I need to be able to get it up the ramps at the multi storey......................stupid show off head says DROP IT LOW!!!!!

    I just know that the drop will make my wheels fill the arches better.

    Anyway, what the hell - Tesco online deliver to the door, don't they?!?!?!

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    Drop It!!!!!

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    ........says the man on 60mm!!!!!! Daren't go as low as yours Carl, I would never get off the driveway!!!!!

    Roll on payday - 25th July!!!

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