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    Hi does anyone have a link or can post me a quid on how to change my springs just that i have some lowering spring to fit and abit unsure how to do it IVE GOT A VECTRA1.8 16V 53 PLATE

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    Just ordered a set for mine lol. Is there nothing in the How2's?

    I would guess you will need some spring compressors as you will need to seperate them from your shocks on the front and get them compressed enough to remove them at the rear...

    Other than that its normally a simply job, the backs are usually just held in with a retaining plate and the fronts will be held in by the shock absorber housing and the top mount

    Not done it on this car yet, but thats the 'generic' basics to it all, and the shocks are just held on by a few bolts at the bottom and the top mounting bolts under the bonnet

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    Ive look luke cant realy find any links at all ,,,,i hope its goes ok for u when u do your kidda what u lowering it by if u dont mind me asking

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    you wont need spring clamps for the rears, just a jack under the arm and remove the bottom torx bolt and nut through the hub carrier bush.
    The fronts are easy, try and loosen the top nuts before removing the strut while the weight of the car is on it. If all else fails then a 22m ( i think) plug socket, a spanner and male torx to stop the shaft turning while loosening the nut. Nothing else i can think of you need to worry about.

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    Cheers lee the rear is what i was moSt worryed about but ive just looked under the rear and it looks like i just undo that bolt that goes through that rubber bush and it looks like it will drop down so then i can pull the rear spring out put new one in then lift the arm back in place to put that bolt back in done by the looks of it

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    thats spot on mate, once you remove the bolt, lower the jack under the arm all the way down and remove it, you still wont have enough drop to remove the spring. Dont panic, all you do is apply some downward pressure on the arm and it will drop further, you may then need to twist the spring a little to loosen it as it will probs grab on the dry top and bottom rubbers.. hope that helps you out mate.. oh and when you fit fit the new rear springs make sure the ends of the bottoms of the springs are in the same position on both sides for an even ride height.

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    Cheers lee feel more up for doing it new so im working this weekend but next sat im off so im going to my mates work shop to do them so i will post some pic,s before and ater when they are all doNE and post some pic of changing them

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    no problem mate, hope all goes well and looking forward to the pics

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