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    hi my back springs snapped on vectra recently so i have just picked up some new lowering ones. is there a guide on how to swap over? also how easy is it or is it best left to a mechanic. im qwite good at practical stuff never done this. cheers dean

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    Can be done on your drive not to bad to do really my 2nd go on the signum we had for a short time was done in about 1 1/2 hours in total

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...hlight=springs

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    Back ones are really easy to do and the front are not to bad either but you will need a tool to compress the front springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mads View Post
    Back ones are really easy to do and the front are not to bad either but you will need a tool to compress the front springs
    ar right mate, thats the i dont have, like a clamp. im debating weather to or not. im just being impatient

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    can do the rears about 10 mins aside but the fronts need a spring compressor but are easy enough to get off otherwise

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    Bring it to me mate I will sort it for ya
    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 byers View Post
    ar right mate, thats the i dont have, like a clamp. im debating weather to or not. im just being impatient
    The way to look at is - the money you save doing it yourself will easily buy you a pair of spring clamps and you will have the satisfaction of a. Having done it yourself b. Knowing that the job has been done properly and c. While doing these jobs it gives you an ideal oppurtunity to have a good look around underneath and hopefully prevent further jobs.
    Get yourself a Haynes Manual (not perfect but will give you some idea of what is involved) or use this forum to find out the finer points. Build up a collection of good quality tools and before long you will be surprising yourself what you can do and cutting the cost of running your motor. Good luck with it

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    Better still u buy all the bits buddy so you have ya own stuff cone and see me and I will work with you and show you how to do it
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    think im gonna have go. ill start with back. i take wheel doesnt need to come of for back spring change?

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    Yes it does mate lol so you can take the bolt out
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