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    Hello everyone..
    A friend told me i can cut one turn in the original spring to lower the car..
    He did it in vectra b with good results..

    What do u think??

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    Stupid Dangerous, and in the UK would make your car be deemed unroad worthy.

    Need is ay more?

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    might have been ok in the xr2 days, but i wouldn't do it now a days

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    no no no and no ...

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    its do-able but for the love of pete DONT !

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    NO NO NO

    just buy the proper springs rather than a dangerous bodge
    Lois Griffin: Peter! You're bribing your daughter with a car?
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    When done properly and the spring heated and bent so it sits in the seat properly in can be perfectly safe. But for the ammount work and time invloved to do them properly (and teh cost of the gas for torch to heat them) its probs no more money to just buy some springs. you can get them from £90!!!

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    Why bother? Just drive round for a while and sooner or later the bottom of the spring will snap off anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Why bother? Just drive round for a while and sooner or later the bottom of the spring will snap off anyway!
    !!

    The vectra springs are prone to snapping. No way would I cut mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectraboyy View Post
    Stupid Dangerous, and in the UK would make your car be deemed unroad worthy.

    Need is ay more?


    Incomplete springs will result in failure of any MOT, so you'll only end up having to buy some new springs anyway when MOT time comes around.. may as well save some time and effort and just buy some springs in the first place!

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