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    Ex Vec-C Admin Ian-Highlander's Avatar
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    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Default Estate/Saloon suspension compatible?

    Having spent a couple of grand on my current saloon in the last few months to get it up to scratch including full adjustable suspension setup. It's now looking very likely that I am going to get my old 2.0T SRi estate back in the next month or two and will have to sell my saloon as part of the deal with my ex.

    I know this probably sounds like a really daft question but is there any chance the suspension is interchangeable / compatible between the two. I know physically the fronts are exactly the same give or take axle weights, but could I just swap both the front and rears onto the estate or are they completely different because of the extra load the estate can carry? I don't have access to the estate to study the rear suspension so am hoping someone can clear this up for me.

    If it's possible, then when this happens, I just want to swap the suspensions over leaving my saloon with the standard SRi suspension and my estate with the new Spax adjustables, but I have my doubts if they're compatible, anyone know for sure?
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    Just checked a few suspension manufacturers sites, and they list different kits for the estates & hatch/saloons with the same engine, so it doesn't look likely I'm afraid.

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    Phoned Spax direct this afternoon to check for sure and it appears you're right, although he couldn't actually see any difference in the kit whatsoever, it is a different part number kit for the estate. Damn lol
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    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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