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    Just bought GSi suspension off Kev_A http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161225 I had GSi suspension before and it always suited me, it was firm but not hard. It didn't seem to matter where I chucked it, it always came back. I was shocked how bad this Elite suspension was.

    I'm not the sharpest tool, I have all the tools, just don't know how to use them

    Apart from the fact this should suit me, I can assemble the remainder of the struts off the car as I need to replace noisy top mount bearings anyway. The GSi before creaked the whole time I had it, I'm determined never to have that again.

    What else do I need for this to be a relatively straight swap on the struts at the front?

    I'm going to do drop links.

    Also, 2 months (2K ago) I had brand new rear shockers, I think these were cheap and oil based. Would you leave these brand new ones on, or use the GSi ones (which have done a few miles).

    Anyone in the Surrey-ish area who can help, I always reward those who help others. I am a div but did manage to swap some Corsa struts before, and I've done Vectra B drop links. Rear-end needs looking at as I think there is an odd noise from the near-side rear. My previous GSi had totally knackered rear ARB's when I got it and made a horrendous racket, it's nothing like that.

    Sorry, realised I've gone on a bit!

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    I live in Carshalton, work in Walton-On-Thames so get around a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsthestory View Post
    I live in Carshalton, work in Walton-On-Thames so get around a bit.
    If u can wait till next weekend 29-30th I give u hand I'm in Addlestone
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    I haven't got them yet, appreciate that's a great offer. I've also got to get the other bits. Top Mount bearings and drop links.

    I'm in Addlestone a lot (well Brooklands/Byfleet), we have a data centre there, just behind Bentley, have to drive through the Bentley car park to get in. There's usually some fantastic machinery in there (not just Bentleys).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsthestory View Post
    I haven't got them yet, appreciate that's a great offer. I've also got to get the other bits. Top Mount bearings and drop links.

    I'm in Addlestone a lot (well Brooklands/Byfleet), we have a data centre there, just behind Bentley, have to drive through the Bentley car park to get in. There's usually some fantastic machinery in there (not just Bentleys).


    Oyster lane just opp yellow storage I live about couple miles from there
    If u see black vectra estate taxi with front irmscher kit u just seen me

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    If you go past the Plumb Centre/Build Centre in Walton (Rydens Road) you will see my car in the car park alongside (that or the Green Astra Estate).

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