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    Is it possible to fit rear shocks from a vxr on a 150cdti Sri hatch. I have fitted lowered 35mm apex spring as the back ones were snapped. But now I have still got a knocking noise which garage thinks is the shockers. What should I do. X

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    I think the VXR uses IDS suspension, so don't think its a straight forward swap. A knocking noise from the rear is more than likely upper control arms or ARB bushes, have they checked these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    I think the VXR uses IDS suspension, so don't think its a straight forward swap. A knocking noise from the rear is more than likely upper control arms or ARB bushes, have they checked these?
    They didn't say anything about these. they said its not the anti roll bar part but can't be definite. They guessed the shocks but also advised me there was no leaking from them.dont know what to do just don't want to spend any more than I need to as car has already set me back over £2000 in last few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    I think the VXR uses IDS suspension, so don't think its a straight forward swap. A knocking noise from the rear is more than likely upper control arms or ARB bushes, have they checked these?
    GOTTA AGREE WITH THIS YOULL GET A PAIR OF upper control arms for less than £30 of the bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplesi View Post
    GOTTA AGREE WITH THIS YOULL GET A PAIR OF upper control arms for less than £30 of the bay
    Anyone fancy a homer on fitting these as I can't be bothered anymore with a garage that can't even diagnose what a problem is.

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    Out of interest, not taking sides, but why do you take the forums view over the mechanics? Just replaced my, less than 12mths old b4s, with the original sachs, you'd be very surprised how many knocks have disappeared. What mileage have you done, shocks don't need to leak to be shagged. May also be a combination of things.

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    Sri shocks are gas filled rather than oil filled so doubt they would show a leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrh1 View Post
    Out of interest, not taking sides, but why do you take the forums view over the mechanics? Just replaced my, less than 12mths old b4s, with the original sachs, you'd be very surprised how many knocks have disappeared. What mileage have you done, shocks don't need to leak to be shagged. May also be a combination of things.
    Don't know what to do!! Members on here deal with Vectras on a daily basis and mechanics only deal with them now and again. That's why I was listening to people on here. What's would you do?

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    First thing to do is go out to the car, grab the top of the rear wheel and sharply tug it towards you. If you hear a clunk then it'll be the upper control arms.

    If both sides are solid with no knocking then i'd agree with the garage that it's shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by John IS3 View Post
    First thing to do is go out to the car, grab the top of the rear wheel and sharply tug it towards you. If you hear a clunk then it'll be the upper control arms.

    If both sides are solid with no knocking then i'd agree with the garage that it's shocks
    I will do this when I've put the boy down. Thanks for advise. Hopefully it will be the cheaper option. Re-thinking the lowering springs now as I didn't realise how hard a ride they would be. But then again......some difference I the corners and the stance is excellent,
    Thanks again for your quick answers.

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