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    Default New rear shocks needed asap

    I'm looking to change the rear shock absorbers on my Vectra C cdti 150 as it bounces 3 times on the rear when i go over speed bumps and the rear feels very unsettled on high speed corners so I'm thinking the rear shocks are knackered.

    the front shocks make the correct pcsst noise as you go over a bump and damp the front end on 1 single bounce so I'm happy with the front shocks.

    But, not having a huge budget to buy new ones, I'm looking at budget makes and have narrowed it down to 4 choices, so if there's anyone that knows about suspension can they give me opinions on the following makes and models please ?

    1, Monroe Gasmatic @ £59.90 per pair
    2, KYB gas-a-just @ £58.63 per pair
    3, Meyle @ £49.99 per pair
    4, Bilstein B4 @ £78.95 per pair

    All prices include VAT and postage, and I'm leaning towards the KYB as they seem to get good reviews everywhere that i read, but wondered if anyone has any experience with any of the above on a vectra

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    Bilstein B4's are good quality, at least as good as the original ones, perhaps better.

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    i fitted sachs supertourings all round on mine and they are superb

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    I just fitted KYBs. Pretty good. Feel nice and solid...but maybe thats the Powerflex bushes too!

    Also fitted KYB rear springs. They were a lot thicker than the Vaux ones!

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    So, its looking like they are all good !, I guess any working shock is better than my currently knackered ones that are on there

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    my car is a 2008 sri and the motor factors got me monroes - he said they were for my car - wrong.

    thats why i got sachs

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    sachs are original fitment i believe.

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    I ordered Bilstein B4's for the rear of my car yesterday and they turned up half hour ago !, so i know what i'll be doing this morning

    thanks to everyone that replied

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimble View Post
    I ordered Bilstein B4's for the rear of my car yesterday and they turned up half hour ago !, so i know what i'll be doing this morning

    thanks to everyone that replied
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimble View Post
    I ordered Bilstein B4's for the rear of my car yesterday and they turned up half hour ago !, so i know what i'll be doing this morning

    thanks to everyone that replied
    Longest part of that job is taking the wheels off !!!


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