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    Im looking at doing a suspension overhaul on my Vectra 2.0 Turbo i have got my front drop links (uprated) and i have front and rear ARB bushes is there an uprated rear droplink all i have left to buy end of the month is my Bilstein B12 kit other than this is there anything else i could get to make it nice and tight.
    It still drives nice and tight as i must admit i fell on a really well looked after Vectra but would like to make it handle that tad bit better

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    suspension top bearings is all i can think off

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    Track rod ends are easy to change and can wear; there's no uprated rear droplink, but they don't fail as quickly as the front ones anyway. Changing the rear upper control arms (banana bars) is a must if you're doing an overhaul, I doubt anyone who has changed theirs has found the bushes in the old one still in good condition.

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    anyone got a link to rear upper control arms, rear droplinks and top bearing struts please

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    Re. the rear upper control arms, no point posting a link yet because there's such a wide choice of price/quality. You can go the genuine Vx route, but they're quite expensive, or no-name ebay cheapies, or Euro Car Parts, etc; so first you need to decide how much you're prepared to pay - as little as possible? Or more, for quality?

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    Rear upper control arms, I bought Lemsforder ones from Euro Car Parts which I've had no trouble with, were a perfect match even down to having the holes for the plastic clips in the right places (which Ebay ones don't tend to).

    Top strut bearings best to go straight to the dealers in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Rear upper control arms, I bought Lemsforder ones from Euro Car Parts which I've had no trouble with, were a perfect match even down to having the holes for the plastic clips in the right places (which Ebay ones don't tend to).

    Top strut bearings best to go straight to the dealers in my opinion.
    Cheers ian

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    If you decide to buy Euro Car Parts ones - don't. Buy them from their sister website instead, exactly the same parts but even cheaper: www.CarParts4Less.co.uk

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