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    Question Car to low - anything to do ?

    Hello folks !

    I have an "ordinary" Opel Vectra Caravan 1.9 CDTI-150, with sport suspension, 19" Snowflakes and 235/35-19 tires.

    I think this wheel spec makes the car look good, but what irritates me, is that the car is anoying low. When I am going over steep speed bumps etc. the front spoiler often "hits" the ground.

    Iím afraid that this will damage the car or the spoiler in the long run.
    I canít be the only one that have this problem? When my wife is joining the ride, and this happens, I often stop, go out and inspect the car. My wife thinks Iīm going mad.....

    What shall I do ? Live with it, and hope that the spoiler and car can take all this beat, or should I "raise" the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baard View Post
    Hello folks !

    I have an "ordinary" Opel Vectra Caravan 1.9 CDTI-150, with sport suspension, 19" Snowflakes and 235/35-19 tires.

    I think this wheel spec makes the car look good, but what irritates me, is that the car is anoying low. When I am going over steep speed bumps etc. the front spoiler often "hits" the ground.

    Iím afraid that this will damage the car or the spoiler in the long run.
    I canít be the only one that have this problem? When my wife is joining the ride, and this happens, I often stop, go out and inspect the car. My wife thinks Iīm going mad.....

    What shall I do ? Live with it, and hope that the spoiler and car can take all this beat, or should I "raise" the car.
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    Leave the wife at home!

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    The spoiler in the end cant take it.

    So you either:
    Leave missus at home
    Raise the car
    Do nothing and live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    The spoiler in the end cant take it.

    So you either:
    Leave missus at home
    Raise the car
    Do nothing and live with it.
    I know....My questions were more a sort of getting rid of a little frustration.
    Totally Iím very pleased with this car.

    The problem with raising it /skipping sport suspension, is that sport suspension is required with 18" and 19" wheels.

    The spoiler seldom hits the ground hard, but the paint underneath is scratched of. I believe the car wonít get damaged.

    I was thinking of maybe putting on a kind of protection underneath the spoiler ?

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    Im forever scraping the front bumper on the road, speed bumps or kerbs (parking) good job ive still only got the original standard black plastic job lol

    The ex also used to catch the bottom of the passengers door on the path when parked next to a kerb, had to get out of the car again to unjam it!! ex

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    Why should sports supension be requrired because you have 18" or 19"..

    If you put something underneath the spoiler to protect it.. it must be made of durable material.

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    I also have Vectra Estate with Z19DTH lowered sport suspension and 235/35-19 and I never noticed that the front hit the ground riding over speed dumps. Only problem is parking with the front on curbs.

    Are you sure you dont have after market lowering kit? The factory springs only lower 15mm I think.
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    I have a SRI XP2 running 19" wheels and never hit a speed bump even 4 up, are you sure its not been lowered by the previous owner ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    I have a SRI XP2 running 19" wheels and never hit a speed bump even 4 up, are you sure its not been lowered by the previous owner ??

    I have owned the car since it was brand new. (I ordered the car my self).
    The sport suspension lowers the car 20 mm. The type approval from Opel/VX limits 18" and 19" inch wheels to cars with sport suspension.

    When I ordered the car with XP2 equipment and 19" inch wheels (QP4) sport suspension was included (required)

    Even my dealer didnít know this until I showed him the papers.

    It wasnīt my intension to make a big fuss about this. Just state the fact that the car is low, and the front "bumper skirt" often hits the ground on "bad roads" etc.

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