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    Right I am going to change my rear shocks and springs in the next few weeks. Now the question is do I stick to GM parts or get none GM parts.

    If none GM pls advise what you would go for.

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    Gm shocks, Eibach or similar springs.

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    also forgot to add, I don't really want to lower it, as I am just doing the rear ones and it will look daft if I lower the back but not the front

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    Did shockabsorbers yesterday evening on back each side.
    i did use KYB gas they are bit harder and dual action.
    36+vat each. job done in 45 mins.
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    wow ride is so much beter and smoth and back ratles gone.
    now i am thinking of doing front.

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    you got spring clamps for the front ?

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    yes i have acces to garage where i can do all jobs on my car.
    but new shocks on back well spend money

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    My rear shocks went and the GM stuff wasnt cheap. Ended up getting Bilsteins from Eurocarparts for under £100 and there fantastic.

    Had the same Bilsteins on nearly all my vauxhalls cant rate them enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by alendil View Post
    Did shockabsorbers yesterday evening on back each side.
    i did use KYB gas they are bit harder and dual action.
    36+vat each. job done in 45 mins.
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    wow ride is so much beter and smoth and back ratles gone.
    now i am thinking of doing front.
    Tell me more..... I think my local motor factor (Bennetts) does KYB shocks and springs. I've noticed since having all four tyres changed last Friday that my rear end is rolling a lot round left hand bends, even at slow speeds feels like it's on the edge on giving way! Looking I've found nothing untoward, no leaks from the shock, nothing bent, but thinking of changing both rear shocks to see if that cures / helps it.

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    my vectra was bouncy and felt like small drift on right cornering.

    for job You nead torx ( i think nr 18 for top and nr 20 for bottom)
    and 2 x jack one to jack up the car and second one to suport axel when You take out shock.(it wont drop too far but with jack will be easier to lin up holes for bolt.)
    Sorry for any mistakes english is not my first language

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    btw my shock look ok when out but i was able to wor it up and down with no resist whatsoewer and i dont think there will be oil stain on them GM are gas one too

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