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    Default 2 Questions Brakes & Suspension

    I have the warning light on about my brake pads

    Should I just buy VX Pads or replace discs and pads

    The car has done 47K

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    Lowering Springs

    I want it lower about 40mm, any recommendations without the hefty price tag?

    Also whats this spring load all about

    Thanks in advance

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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    IMO at 47k it could well be time for a new set of discs if they havent been replaced already.

    With lowering springs the spring load refers to the axle weight, ie the weight of the engine and gearbox. the heavy the front engine the stronger rated the springs need to be. The springs will be measured by Axle Weight. dunno about prices though mate.

    At 24k my discs had a slight lip on the edge, so by 47k they could well be up for renewal

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    Iam in a very similar position. My pads will need replacing next month, do i change the disc's aswell?? iam not sure. Iam on 58k so they might need doing.

    As for it being lowered i have the imry springs on my GSI but if iam honest it never really dropped the thing low enough for me. Another member on here has recommeded PI springs and i think thats the way to go, but watch out for your new front spoiler you may whack the thing off

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    VX do all vectra's brakes at £62.50 +V for new pads and disc's..

    I'd get them changed..job done then..


    Heath..If you're coming to Thruxton.. i could always run you down a set.. get tehm at full trade discount then..Give me a bell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    VX do all vectra's brakes at £62.50 +V for new pads and disc's..

    I'd get them changed..job done then..


    Heath..If you're coming to Thruxton.. i could always run you down a set.. get tehm at full trade discount then..Give me a bell
    Hi Mark, Thanks for the offer mate but im not going to thruxton. I went to the stealers today and they do a pad and disc set and its in stock and the price for me(not trade) is £62.50 + vat. They do the more expensive ones that come standard on the vx's but like the battery they are finding cheaper parts that are just as good from the stealers.

    Very happy with that so thats what i will be upto the weekend. You have a good one

    Heath

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