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    Hi All,
    My Vectra C Elite Pre-Facelift. I require new inner tie rod ends and track ends for front. I have been told its better to get the HEAVY DUTY ones fitted as the normal ones will have premature wear. Is this right? Should I also change the Rear as well? Where Can I buy the Heavy duty rods?


    Can anyone advise whats best for the Elite, my Elite sits so high from the back and it has 17'' alloys as standard.

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    Only things I can think of are the drop links on the suspension which can be changed for Meyle uprated ones for the Saab 93 because they also fit the Vectra.

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    Genuine Vauxhall parts are pretty good when it comes to wear and tear - apart from the drop links and some other stuff. As long as genuine VX ones are being fitted they'll be fine. If you want to lower the car, 30mm Eibach springs are very good - will set you back about £150. It would be a good idea to change the shock absorbers though to ones from an SRi or GSi - these are designed for the lower and stiffer springs if I remember right. Failing that, Bilstein B4's are a good shock and will be fine with the Eibachs.

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    I do recall something about certain steering components being uprated for use with 19inch wheels, cant recall if its the steering arms/track rod ends or not...
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    Dean your right i think it was Cabby who had uprated bits on his Siggy

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    vauxhall do list a diff steering arm for cars with 19" alloys but not looked what the diff is,

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    probably just more robust.
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