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    Hi All and a happy new year. i love this site and have learned so much from you guys. i have a vectra design 1.9 cdti 150 and i need to replace the suspension. I dont want to lower the car and i want to know your ideas on what springs and which shocks. im thinking b4's and std springs. country roads where i live so i want comfort but still firm.

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    The Design springs are in fact the SRi ones which are 15mm lower than standard so you car is already sitting a bit lower than the norm. The shocks you have are also SRi so you will need to replace them with similiar and the B4's are a good choice.
    Depending on your mileage and age of the car it might be worth changing the springs as they get weak with age and considering you have to take the fronts springs off to change the shocks then it saves you having to do them again as they are likely to snap. Eibachs are a good choice as replacements (will lower your car a further 15mm ish), much cheaper than going to the dealer and better quality.
    We have Eibach springs and B4's fitted to our Signum and they are a good choice between comfort and drivability even on country roads.
    I have eibachs and B6's fitted to our Vectra C and they offer a harder ride but a better feeling of control when you are driving quick
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    Ta mate,, my car has done 102k and is gone very sloppy. Last year i replaced rear springs with KYB and did the rear bushings too. What do you think of KYB for the front with b4's.
    I havnt ruled out Eibachs espically if the drop is only 15mm. Should i change the top mounts when doing the bearings. I have ordered wishbone and ARB bushings. Just need to make a decision on springs and get ordering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    The Design springs are in fact the SRi ones which are 15mm lower than standard so you car is already sitting a bit lower than the norm. The shocks you have are also SRi so you will need to replace them with similiar and the B4's are a good choice.
    Depending on your mileage and age of the car it might be worth changing the springs as they get weak with age and considering you have to take the fronts springs off to change the shocks then it saves you having to do them again as they are likely to snap. Eibachs are a good choice as replacements (will lower your car a further 15mm ish), much cheaper than going to the dealer and better quality.
    We have Eibach springs and B4's fitted to our Signum and they are a good choice between comfort and drivability even on country roads.
    I have eibachs and B6's fitted to our Vectra C and they offer a harder ride but a better feeling of control when you are driving quick
    Vectra Design has standard springs/suspension. The Signum Design has SRI-type springs/suspension.

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    I would stick with Eibachs and change the top bearings considering the mileage
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    hi John,, i think that the front struts are origonal, service history was good with car when i bought it at 4 years old. Rear shocks were replaced alright though.
    I took this no off the front , sachs 82 4903 000 572.
    what do you recon on KYB springs with b4's.

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    ta Merikiito,,,, the bearings are shot so will change,, do i need to replace top mounts too.

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