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    Wink Springs query

    Can anyone help me as I own a 2.2dti on a 52 plate and my mate owns a facelift SRI who's just changed his springs and was wondering if his SRI springs would fit straight on my Vectra??Please help me out

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    What engine is on the SRI?
    Personally, I wouldn't as the springs / shocks don't have a very long life, one of the first parts to wear out
    However fully inspect them for rust / corrosion
    Even the smallest sign and say no

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    Depends on what Vectra ya mate has buddy
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    My mates is the 1.8vvt on an 07 plate

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    No... your diesel is quite a bit heavier on the front than a 1.8 petrol, you need the correct weight rated springs for a diesel

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    Thanks for your help guys,just a shame as my mate wanted to give them to me as I've helped him out in the past

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    Hi
    I changed my 2002 diesel front shocks and springs to Monroe reflex a month ago, but have seen problems with the spring coming out of the correct lower cup mounting slot. It doesn't go anywhere - just causes a lot of clunking noises. I'm not sure how it does this, as I would think it is always under compression. Should the springs be tied somehow to the lower shock mounting to stop them rotating - or am I missing something here? I think i read somewhere here about plastic caps on the springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncanm View Post
    Hi
    I changed my 2002 diesel front shocks and springs to Monroe reflex a month ago, but have seen problems with the spring coming out of the correct lower cup mounting slot. It doesn't go anywhere - just causes a lot of clunking noises. I'm not sure how it does this, as I would think it is always under compression. Should the springs be tied somehow to the lower shock mounting to stop them rotating - or am I missing something here? I think i read somewhere here about plastic caps on the springs?
    I've got monroe shocks and lesjofors springs and the sam happens. I think it does on the vx OE stuff too.... its just the design FUBAR!! BUt I thought exactly the same myself......as the top rotates freely why isn't the bottom of the spring secured so it cant twang/clunk???? then the top gets to move as the spring compresses and decompresses....

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