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    Hi I need to replace my springs as the ride is far too soft and the car bounces terribly, I have replaced all 4 shocks with Sachs standard shocks.

    I'm looking at replacing all 4 springs with Sri springs which ate 15mm lower than the standard vectra ( pre face lift , design)

    Just wondering what peoples opinions were on my plan ? Will this improve the ride ? And where should I source cheap parts.

    Thanks in advance

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    Desgin are same springs as sri mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    Desgin are same springs as sri mate
    Really , I thought they were standard height, is there anyway I can check what the current springs are?

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    Trust me mate the sri and design have the same springs
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    Trust me mate the sri and design have the same springs
    Since when. Someone at work has a design and it much higher than mine

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    My signum 2.2 DTI design was the sri sport set up. Designs should have the same suspension set up as the sri.

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    Agree the Design has the SRi setup. The SRi setup has shorter shocks/shorter throw I think as well as lowered springs.
    The Sachs standard items are rubbish, I fitted a new set along with the eibach springs on our signum and the ride was like a rowing boat in the high seas. Eneded up getting Bilstein B4 which improved matters a lot.

    So basically you have fitted the wrong shocks as the Design should have SRi or equivalent
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    Since when. Someone at work has a design and it much higher than mine
    Earlier designs were standard springs. The later designs were a cross between SRI and Elite. The later Design effectively superceded the last of the SXI's. I would say halfway. The Signum Design as the Signum SRI is the Signum was a 'Luxury' and comfort model they never released sports models of the Signum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Agree the Design has the SRi setup. The SRi setup has shorter shocks/shorter throw I think as well as lowered springs.
    The Sachs standard items are rubbish, I fitted a new set along with the eibach springs on our signum and the ride was like a rowing boat in the high seas. Eneded up getting Bilstein B4 which improved matters a lot.

    So basically you have fitted the wrong shocks as the Design should have SRi or equivalent
    It seems this may be the case , is the only difference between Sri and standard suspension the shocks and springs ? , so my shocks are too soft for the Sri springs causing a bouncy ride ?

    I thought the shocks for the Sri and standard were the same, as the ride right was only 15mm different?

    Ps I have a 2004 vectra 1.9 cdti prefacelift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazCDTI150 View Post
    Earlier designs were standard springs. The later designs were a cross between SRI and Elite. The later Design effectively superceded the last of the SXI's. I would say halfway. The Signum Design is the Signum SRI is the Signum was a 'Luxury' and comfort model they never released sports models of the Signum.
    Sorry Gaz, me thinks you could be wrong there mate. The Design Signum (mine was a 2003) had the sport suspension setup half leather sport seats (big bolsters) limo blacked windows and lots more as standard. I dropped mine a further 15 mm 30 in total with the pro kit. I cant comment on the Vec though.

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