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    I recently did my front links and front and rear arb bushes. This has got rid of the noise over speed bumps, and the car stays level round corners. Handling is improved although the ride seems a little harsher.
    The problem I still have is that at low speeds, like when pulling away at lights, on rough surfaces the front wheels seem to pull the steering wheel from side to side slightly, l believe this is called tram lining? The car also rocks side to side a bit.
    Is this just a feature of vectra handling? If not what should I be doing next. I know I have a bit of play in upper rear control arms but this is more front end. All springs seem intact, but the car has done 65,000 miles on original suspension components. I am wondering if I need new shocks as the ride is a bit rattley anyway.
    Please no ''lower it'' suggestions...I'd love to but not gonna happen at moment...would most like to get rid of wiggle, and comfier ride would be nice.
    Any thoughts?

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    alright...to cut to chase....after 60 odd thousand miles, do I need new shocks?

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    I would say that new shocks wouldnt hurt.

    Im just changing mine over at the momment. Rears were done at 45k with sized shocks. Replced with monro shocks.

    Car now on 100k, so replacing front and rear shocks with Bilstein B4.

    Also changing front and rear springs to Ebaichs.

    Think when a car has done this sort off mileage it needs renewing.

    And changed front and rear ARB bushes, and front droplinks with the uprated
    Saab ones.

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    thanks for answer, this is pretty much what I've decided. Done droplinks and bushes, but i might replace with the uprated ones as the side to side motion has returned somewhat. I want to get some B4's all round, just working on mrs at moment. For some reason she seems to think impending second baby is more important

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyred View Post
    thanks for answer, this is pretty much what I've decided. Done droplinks and bushes, but i might replace with the uprated ones as the side to side motion has returned somewhat. I want to get some B4's all round, just working on mrs at moment. For some reason she seems to think impending second baby is more important
    why do women have to be so inconsiderate

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