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    In exchange for beer tokens!

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    why dont you do them yourself lol.

    in all fairness it is an easy job, a basic socket set an 18mm spanner i think it is will do you no probs, 2 nuts per side and job done

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxpenfold View Post
    why dont you do them yourself lol.

    in all fairness it is an easy job, a basic socket set an 18mm spanner i think it is will do you no probs, 2 nuts per side and job done
    Is it really that simple? I have those bits. Are there any bush/rubbery bits to contend with or is it simply unbolt the old and bolt on the new?

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    yes matey it is reaaly that simple...out with the old on with the new

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    yes matey it is reaaly that simple...out with the old on with the new
    Okey dokey.....think I'll pop to the dealer tomorrow and order the parts then and give it a go.

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    i think there is even a how 2, once the wheel is off all you have to do is hold the shaft of each joint with a spanner which is something like an 18 and then undo the nut, same to go back in, albeit on a ramp with an air gun i could have wheels off drop link changed and wheels back on in 5 mins lol

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46475

    there is the how 2, good luck matey, its a good little job to start with tbh

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    Did it myself a couple weeks ago. It really is easy. There's a how2 on the forums.

    Here it is http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46475

    Oh and one thing it doesnt mention in the how2 is you also need a 16mm open ended spanner (despite it saying an 18mm) to do the nut at the back. And have some WD40 to hand. The upper nut on the driver side was as stubborn as hell.

    If you REALLY need a hand I spose I could., I'm in Crawley. Just bear in mind you could probably get them for about £20 off ebay when you visit :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxpenfold View Post
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46475

    there is the how 2, good luck matey, its a good little job to start with tbh
    Top man! Thanks a lot.

    Not having axle stands, is it absolutely necessary to support it on stands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROY GBIV View Post
    Top man! Thanks a lot.

    Not having axle stands, is it absolutely necessary to support it on stands?

    Not utterly but, and mainly because you'll need to get yourself right in the arch to undo the nut I wouldnt trust just a jack. Halford sell a 2 tonne rated pair for £20.

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