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    just had car in for mot & been told that three out of the four coil springs are
    incomplete. wondering if this is possible as there is no noise & seems to be driving ok, anybody else had this problem? And if so how easy is it to replace the springs? Thanks

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    Vectra and signum springs are crap mate they break all the time
    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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    Yup common problem, get a set of lowering springs fitted A lot stronger

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    My front N/S spring has just snapped, so had both fronts replaced, cost me £150 in total.

    I get my car done by a retired mechanic, who likes a bit of extra pocket money!!

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    I was similar last week had two snapped springs and i had never had any noise, replaced with lowered 45mm springs and wow sits perfect and handles like its on rails

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    Springs sometimes fracture at the lowest coil but remain in place. One of my front springs snapped suddenly with a loud bang but I found that there was also an old fracture, evident by both halves of the break being rusty, where the bottom of the spring was contained within the PVC shield. There are excellent instructions for replacing the springs, and shock absorbers, in the How-2 section. I found it fairly easy to do providing one has the right tools, including a breaker-bar and a good quality pair of spring clamps.

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    How much could of got a set of 4 springs eibachi ones for 115 quid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    My front N/S spring has just snapped, so had both fronts replaced, cost me £150 in total.

    I get my car done by a retired mechanic, who likes a bit of extra pocket money!!
    he obviously pays himself 45quid an hour cos the spings are only about 60quid a pair......

    cheaper than most garages i reckon though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLOB View Post
    he obviously pays himself 45quid an hour cos the spings are only about 60quid a pair......

    cheaper than most garages i reckon though..
    That also includes a recovery, the car was on the bottom, and I mean on the bottom, you couldnt turn the steering at all. It was cheeper paying for a recovery thn a new tyre, or two new tyres as I like to have matching tyres in the same axle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    How much could of got a set of 4 springs eibachi ones for 115 quid
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Eibach-...and-Hatch.html

    Still cheaper than 4 Vaux Springs.

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