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    Default Hey People. New Owner Here, Few Questions..With Pics.

    Hey everybody, picked up a vectra yesterday, a 2003 SXI DTI 2.2

    Pretty happy with it but have a few questions regarding spec etc..

    Why does mine have the clear bit on the rear lights instead of orange, also why has mine got a rear bumper like that with double exhaust?

    And anyone know why it has irmscher badges, would they have just been stuck on by someone?
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    Firstly, welcome.

    The clear indicator lenses are on higher trim levels - the basic levels have orange elns/clear bulb, while higher trim levels got clear lens/orange bulb.

    The bumper/diffuser and twin pipe exhaust along with the Irmscher bits will be changes/additions by a previous owner as I'm 99% certain they wouldn't be standard on an SXi.

    Those wheels are more commonly found on a GSi too.
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    Ah right ok. Well thats ok then i guess. defo looks better than the average one anyway.
    So the wheels are from the older shape gsi?

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    Nice looking veccy welcome to the site :-)

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    Thanks.

    Also, the shocks are ******ed. It was advertised as having 'sports' suspension. Is that likely? what shocks should i buy for it?

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    I have those wheels on my 54 GSi.... someone's bound to correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you get 3.2 GSi in facelift.... they got VXR and 2.8T.

    On a sidenote, you deffo got what in my opinion is one of the best colours.... now go make it shinier !!

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    Cool cheers. This is my first diesel car so havent got a clue about the engine. Ive always had petrol turbos and i know those inside out but i know these are pretty different.

    What preventative maintenance do i need to do? Whats the egr etc?!

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    Hey and welcome to vectra-c

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdDaMan View Post
    Thanks.

    Also, the shocks are ******ed. It was advertised as having 'sports' suspension. Is that likely? what shocks should i buy for it?
    The early sxi's like yours came with standard suspension NOT sports suspension, the later ones had SRi suspension fitted as standard.

    I'd guess though that as someone's already spent quite a lot of money on that car and changed the wheels, bumper, exhaust, lights etc etc that they may well have changed the suspension too, but only the previous owner will be able to confirm that for sure.

    Ride wise if it was me I'd definitely be fitting uprated shocks.
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    hmm....can i tell by looking at the suspension? shocks look very different?
    Rekon i got a good bargain then as i haggled him down to £1200. Sat nav and cruise control aswell

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