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    Was having a look through my Signum's manual the other day and came across info on the 'auto levelling suspension', where the suspension will adjust and level out after 2 miles of driving if youre carrying a load. I understand this would have been an optional extra when the car was ordered new, but how do I know if my car has this feature? Most of my driving involves carrying a boot full of heavy stuff, but I can't say I've noticed the rear end of the car adjust when driving!?

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    Look at the rear shocks...

    Looking somthing like this.. then maby either self leveling or IDS+ suspension


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    on a volvo, these are called nivomats.....infact looking at that pic they look very similar to the pair i have for the volvo.

    what are they called for a vectra?

    al.
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    Self leveling suspension.. and there is NO make on the shocks.. and non of the big produceres will say they have made it.. (trust me i contacted 5 of them to hear if they made them...)

    but they are quite expencive... about RRP is about 450£ for both in the UK.

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    Cheers for the pic, tried to have a look but cant see much, going under the car this weekend anyway to screw back on the exhaust casing thats come loose lol so will check then!

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    Can they be retrofitted to any vec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    Can they be retrofitted to any vec?
    Yes I just did it. Ths shocks has "all included" so you just change the shock, and voila, you have a self leveling car. I just did it, orded them from autovaux. 300 £ + VAT (in norway, 1140 £ inkl norwegian VAT)

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    And its about ½ hour work...

    Ive retrofitted them to mine too

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    But more to the point, do they work?

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    yes they do they even raise the car in the back. about 1 inch.

    Ive put 350kg in the back dropped 1 cm, in the rear.

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