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    Eek Need help info please? Mot failer

    Just had a phone call from dealers that my car has failed its MOT#?

    drivers side rear shock gone? £77 each + £22 each fitted
    drivers side front spring cracked? £150 + £131 fitted for pair
    passagers rear pads low plus caliper sticking? £77 for pads
    plus front tyres very low? £144 each +vat avon tyres

    silly prices for all?

    MY QUESTION IS WHAT TO DO? change for factory parts or change all round for uprated srings/dampers, or suspention kit??

    all help apreciated and if places to buy new parts from

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    Up rated springs and shocks and fit ya self not a hard job there's a how to somewhere have a look on eBay

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    Skocks and springs from LMF. When fitted, get you wheel alignment corrected.

    If your rear caliper is sticking, just change it. Saves your car rolling away from the Handbrake failing.

    Could shop around for tyres.

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    Say thanks but no thanks to your VX dealer. Pick up set of Spax lowered springs and Bilstein B4 rear shocks from LMF, as Keif says. Id get the caliper off and clean the slides and the corrosion under the plastic slide guides and see of that helps befire replacing the caliper, VX Rear Pads from VCP are £14(slight difference too £77!!!!) and get an independent, or a helpful member, to fit them all.

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    £144 per tyre + VAT for Avons??? I could change to Avon ZV-5 in 225/45 R 17 for under £80 EACH off MyTyres and have them fitted locally for no more than £15 !! For the price you're being quoted they should be refurbing your wheels into the bargain !!

    How they come up with £77 just for rear pads is beyond me.... wasn't long ago I got a Vx rear discs + pads kit for the GSi for about £80 !! If you're handy with the spanners, get a look at the sticky caliper yourself, give it a good clean out (be careful of the dust) and lube it up (WD it to death) before you start considering a replacement.

    Ripoff merchants !! Don't go there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    How they come up with £77 just for rear pads is beyond me.... wasn't long ago I got a Vx rear discs + pads kit for the GSi for about £80
    Just had a look at the trade club list, and although it doesn't list rear pads, the retail price for fronts pads are £69!!! Weird really, because the Disc and Pad Kits are only £76!!!!!!

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    my tyres are 235/35/19 but ive got them before for 110 a tyre fitted, mid range tyres

    is that the best combo for suspention,.... spax springs with beilsten b4 dampers? change them all 4 corners then? and lmf best place to get them?

    with the pads im still in two minds, might change and upgrade discs and pads all round but thats for another day,

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    how are the VCP pads compared to mintex ones?? will they rattle around in the caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MURDO View Post
    how are the VCP pads compared to mintex ones?? will they rattle around in the caliper.
    they are guenuine parts so you should have no problem

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    I have just fitted SPax -35mm springs all round. I got them from Euro Car parts for £90.07 plus vat. thats on trade that anyone can apply for.

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