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    So mine are starting to go on the Siggy,

    A. Can anyone recommend a brand to go for (2004 Signum)
    B. how long have a i got before they completely collapse?


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    any brand will be fine,i got mine from local motor factors (£19)
    They will last ages before collapse,
    Will just groan when turning

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    Are you doing them yourself ? If so have you seen my comments in this thread:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ng-off!!/page2

    I had a wee bit of trouble at first getting the top nut off.............

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    Just done mine mate. Got them from Autovaux, genuine part, cant remember how much but they would have been a good price or i wouldn't have hot them.

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    Got mine top mounts and bearings (genuine with paint over gm mark) from Uni part £57

    so was rather happy scrape paint off an have a set of genuine ones and got them within the hour Vauxhall told me it'd be a couple of days

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    Got mine from these genuine gm parts http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=230908820933

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    Can anyone just confirm the symptoms of these when they are on their way out?

    I've got an odd rattle-ish type noise at low speeds that I think may be these.

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    I have a set of First Lines i got for a tener as a last resort,

    JJ0063, my symtoms are basically at low speeds when turning the steering it makes a groaning noise

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ0063 View Post
    Can anyone just confirm the symptoms of these when they are on their way out?

    I've got an odd rattle-ish type noise at low speeds that I think may be these.
    When you turn the wheel at low speed / stationary, you get a 'twanging' noise

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    I had that. Thought it was strut tops but irturned out to be tie rods wierdly.

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