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    this happened to one of my mates car on thursday parked his car up (03 vectra c 2.0 diesel club) went into house to measure job then returned to car to find the nearside coil spring snapped and the wheel tucked up in the arch! scary stuff and i cant help wondering what would have happened if this happened whilst on the move! im sure this is not an isolated incident and im just wondering if it effects my sri model

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    I've heard of springs snapping on the move and stationary.. but it's not at all common Pogo.. so i shouldn't worry too much over it.

    If it makes any difference you'll have slightly stiffer uprated springs anyway...

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    I've had about broken springs on the Vec B before, this is the first time i've heard about it on the C

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    I think we have already had a couple of members with broken springs, though not exactly common, YET.
    And yes, this is pretty common on a Vec B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simac View Post
    I've had about broken springs on the Vec B before, this is the first time i've heard about it on the C
    I too have had broken springs on my wifes Vectra B, Two actually, But I have heard that one or two have been known to brake on the C as well.

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    Had 2 replaced on my B Gsi for it's last MOT, they blamed the speed bumps that have appeared locally.

    Now I drive like Miss Daisy over them all.

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    I had one go ping on my V6 CDTi, went with one hell of a bang too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
    I had one go ping on my V6 CDTi, went with one hell of a bang too!
    thank god i have not one go on my

    stewie all the best mate and happy new year

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_c View Post
    thank god i have not one go on my

    stewie all the best mate and happy new year

    Cheers mate and you

    TBH, it was along while ago when it happened. Was driving to work half asleep as you do. Just turned to exit the village and BANG! Sounded like something heavy had fallen on the car. Stopped. Had a good look around, couldn't see anything so carefully carried on. Drove fine. Until I got into town and then heard the 'clank clank' over pot holes/man hole covers. Instantly knew what it was then as fond memories came flooding back from Cavalier days! Stuck it on the two poster and it had broken in the cup (just like the Cavs did!) Can't complain though, was the only thing that ever went wrong on that car!

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