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    Hi all,
    i recently bought 2 rear springs for my Vectra C SRI 1.9 diesel from Euro Car Parts. The springs are Sachs. The part number 627722940 was identified by ECP from my registration. The label on box says 24461735 rear Opel/Vauxhall, Vectra with lowered sport chassis incl. OPC/VXR 4/.
    The springs are a progressive type where the distance between each coil is different. In its uncompressed state the coils at the bottom of the spring are closer together and increases towards the top of the spring.
    The springs have been fitted and the car is back on its wheels but the 3 bottom coils have grounded with each other and there is no gap between them. This surely cannot be correct. I think the car may be dangerous to drive like this.
    Any thoughts or comments on this?

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    Are they fitted the right way round? and defiantly for correct weight?

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    Don't worry about the gap or otherwise between the coils - the important thing is whether those springs are the correct ones for your car, and non-Vauxhall reference guides such that ECP have aren't always accurate in this respect; (that's why, for example, you can go to a motor factors and get told there are two different front brake disc sizes for your vectra, when in fact Jezzy's brake disc/engine size comparison chart shows there is only one for each engine).

    Find a Sachs website, or contact them via phone/email, and ask which Vectras/engines those springs are for, that should clarify it for you.

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    Euro Car Parts haven't replied to the email I sent.
    Here is the reply I got from Sachs technical support "Unfortunately we cannot confirm if these are the correct springs for this vehicle. The SACHS coil spring range is only available through Euro Car Parts. Although they carry the SACHS name, they are only dealt with by the manufacturer of the springs and ECP. It may be worth calling your local ECP branch to get confirmation that these will be suitable for your vehicle."

    The springs were identified by Euro Car Parts and my registration number.

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    So, in other words, they're saying they don't make the springs themselves, they just get paid to let someone else make the springs and write Sachs on them. That fits in with what I've just seen on the Sachs/ZF website, where I couldn't find any springs listed for Vectras, just plenty of shocks, bushes, steering racks, etc etc.

    Try this: contact ECP HQ at Wembley and ask to speak to one of their suspension specialists (they have specialists for each major components) and see if he can help prove they are the right springs. Ask which bodyshape those springs are for and which engines.

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    That was my interpretation of their reply and I couldn't find any onfo on their website either.
    I have sent another email to ECP tonight but will phone them tomorrow and will update this forum with any info.

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    Phoned ECP this morning. It appears that they have supplied me with springs suitable for a VXR. They are going to speak to their Vauxhall specialist and get back to me.

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    Interesting, I cannot see even if the springs are for a VXR how they would ground themselves. The rear weight of your car and a vxr version are the same, its only the front weights that change so all this to me seems strange. The shocks you have on the SRi also allow for the 15mm drop as standard as well. Did the springs get fitted the correct way up (there should be writing/numbers on the springs which should not be upside down when fitted). Maybe the springs ECP have supplied are for Vectras equiped with IDS. ECP can and do get things wrong, I had an issue the other week with front shocks purchased from them
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    We have had similar discussions about coils touching on this forum. My opinion is that the coils should not touch as they are effectively making the spring solid.

    I would therefore suggest that you either have the wrong springs or the springs are not fit for purpose.

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    Teach you to use those clowns then.. Halfords could have got it right (and thats saying something lol) Local motor factors would be best tbh

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