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    can anyone confirm the length of new rear coil springs for DTI 2.2 53 plate. bought a pair at weekend but they seem to be quite a bit shorter than the originals 250mm v 315mm. Phoned factors and they said that that is the correct spring for the car just want to be sure before i strip the old ones back out again

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    They haven't given you sri springs have they?

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    They said that there was a modification on the springs and they had to be changed in pairs. If the springs are OK to fit then I will. I also checked FAI website and it only lists one part number for all the saloons/hatchbacks
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    checked suppliers website (lesjofors) and they supply one size for standard springs and another for lowered springs so it would seem that the 250mm length is correct. Also spoke to a mechanic friend and he says they will be ok. Will fit them tonight and see

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    Fitted new springs last night. Very easy job 40 mins to do both sides car feels much steadier going over ruts and bumps on road, so the short looking springs are ok after all.

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    did you change them at home with just 2 jacks,was it fairly easy,was going to replace my rear ones again!

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    very easy.
    thanks to jezzy for diagramin post

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104892

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    jack up car, remove wheel, put axle stand under car for safety,
    I then jacked up stub axle and put another axle stand on hub in front of brake disk. undo bolt connecting transverse link to stub axle and use trolley jack to take the pressure of the bolt to allow it to be taken out easily. let transverse link down and remove spring.
    when replacing insert spring and jack up transverse linkslowly until holes line up for bolt. ( i found that it was easier to line up the hole at the rear of the link and insert bolt then jack up slightly more to align other side of bolt hole and gently tap home) tighten up put on wheel and jobs a goodun.
    hope this helps

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