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    hi
    have a 3.2 vec-c elite, posted on here that it was a very hard uncomfortable ride and noisy!!!! well put 4 new tyres on it cured road noise somewhat, put 4 new springs on, arb bushes, droplinks------------but its still riding hard it is not lowered everything standard, is there anything else i can look at to make it more comfortable like shocks?? or are they a hard ride normally????
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    sould be a smooth ride in the elite mate mine is nice and comfay
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    sould be a smooth ride in the elite mate mine is nice and comfay
    wondering then whether to change the shocks say for bilstein ???? can get b4's for a resonable price
    any thoughts ??

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    Before i had coilovers, my 3.2 elite felt like it was riding on a bed of marshmallows with a layer of clouds on it, now it feels like i'm riding on a cobbled street with tyres made out of concrete and my actual spine is the shock absorber.

    I'd think shocks is your next thing to change, it shouldn't still be uncomfortable

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    Dp!

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    it feels like i'm riding on a cobbled street with tyres made out of concrete and my actual spine is the shock absorber.
    that is exactly the description i was looking for to describe my car, so would the b4's improve or should i go for vx or monroes ??

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    what springs did you put on?? what shocks are on it now? sounds likt its neen lowered already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLOB View Post
    what springs did you put on?? what shocks are on it now? sounds likt its neen lowered already.
    standard shocks (from new)i think, kyb standard coil springs (not sport) brand new all four corners and brand new kuhmo ku39's all round

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend61 View Post
    standard shocks (from new)i think, kyb standard coil springs (not sport) brand new all four corners and brand new kuhmo ku39's all round
    plus can anyone give me measurements so i can check the ride height for the 3.2 elite centre of wheel to wheel arch just in case it has been lowered but i dont think it has
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    anyone ??? need to get this sorted or car will have to go, travel alot of miles and need the comfort
    cheers

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