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    Default Petrol and diesel suspension the same?

    As it says really!!

    I'm selling a suspension kit that I bought for my 52 plate 2.2 Sri but a friend with a 2.0dti is interested. Will they fit ok? I know it's to do with weight but I thought it was just v6s that were very different?

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    Just check the weight plate on the drivers door pillar. Weight No 1 & Weight No 2 which is front & rear axle weights.

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    wouldn't have thought,. aren't diesel engines heavier?

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    Anyone got a definitive answer? If its just heavier will that just not mean it sits lower?

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    All suspension springs have a minimum and maximum weight range to be effective. Diesel's are a LOT heavier at the front than the equivalent sized petrol engines.

    As mentioned, check the plate on the drivers door pillar which will give you both weights (front and rear) on both cars.
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    I thought that all components except shocks and springs are the same across all engines for each of the two types of suspension (standard and lowered sports suspension) except for VXR which has a different setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Just check the weight plate on the drivers door pillar. Weight No 1 & Weight No 2 which is front & rear axle weights.
    diesel engines are heavier so I would expect the springs to be different.

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