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    Can anyonehelp me with some info on what will make my suspension/steering feel tighter. when traveliing on the motorway it seems my car has a mind off its own.

    I have just bought uprated drop links from partsforsaabs.com as recomended ny someone on her but what else should i change to help the problems with my car.

    I have a 05 plate 1.8 sri.

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    replacing the rear upper control arms on mine made it feel much more steady at high speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    replacing the rear upper control arms on mine made it feel much more steady at high speeds.
    Did your rear end feel like it was wandering at speed,i took mine up to 71 mph the other day and i must admit it didn't feel stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonesG View Post
    when traveliing on the motorway it seems my car has a mind off its own
    What tyres are fitted?
    Has the suspension been inspected?
    At the next set of tyres, have a full four wheel alignement done (toe and camber)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aikon58 View Post
    Did your rear end feel like it was wandering at speed,i took mine up to 71 mph the other day and i must admit it didn't feel stable

    yes, at first i thought i had a soft tyre, but when i checked the rear arms by pulling hard on the back wheel at the top i could feel & hear the play in the bushes on the control arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    replacing the rear upper control arms on mine made it feel much more steady at high speeds.
    i have done the same with mine and it has got rid of the twitchy rear end

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    yes, at first i thought i had a soft tyre, but when i checked the rear arms by pulling hard on the back wheel at the top i could feel & hear the play in the bushes on the control arms.
    Nice one John,i might have to investigate them

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    i have 4 toyo tr1 tyres and they are great, do the front drop links from a saab 9-3 or 9-5 fit the vectra?

    Going to the dealers to order the rest of the parts in the morning. car is booked in for mot and service on friday so will try and get these parts fitted aswell.

    Thanks for all the info. be lost without this forum.

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    [QUOTE=JonesG; do the front drop links from a saab 9-3 or 9-5 fit the vectra?


    yes the drop links fit the vectra. parts for saabs. 9-3
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