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    Default Hello from Basingstoke

    Hi all, I've recently bought a 58 plate 1.8 vvt and am having lots of fun revving it to get it to move =) Couple of initial observations:

    1) The wheels spin up and lock under braking much more easily than I was expecting. The ABS does its job but cuts in under what I would consider moderate braking

    2) The suspension seems underdamped - I feel like I'm on a waterbed sometimes

    Anyway, thought I'd say hello and looking forward to learning lots from the forum.

    Adam

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    Welcome to the madhouse matey, deep pockets and a good sense of humour are essential, In Southampton if you need any help....

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    Welcome to vec-c adam , and to the south central region
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Welcome

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    Vehicle : Vectra and a Signum

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    welcome to Vec-c mate...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    I'm Reading/Maidenhead mate so not too far....used to work just off the A33...so again not too far...have friends in Kempshott.

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    Am in Farnborough / Hook if ya need any help

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    Hi from Farnborough
    You can lower by upto 30mm without changing the shocks = no more waterbed

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Wolflinn - that's the kind of expertise I was hoping to come across here. Good start!

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