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    Can someone please direct me to a how to on changeing the rear control arms (banana shaped) on a vectra c turbo please

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    Dude I'm only down the road to you if you need a pointer or a hand there easy but quite fiddly I did mine about 4 weeks ago

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    Many thanks for the offer but ive not got the bits yet but ile get in touch when they come if the offers still open

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    thanks for the link

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    Yeah no problem mate i never took the springs off tho! And found it easier bending a 18 spanner to suit the job lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by veclee View Post
    Yeah no problem mate i never took the springs off tho! And found it easier bending a 18 spanner to suit the job lol
    Hi mate can you elaborate on why you needed the bend in the 18mm? I'll be doing this job next weekend that's all and any tips are welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyblade View Post
    Hi mate can you elaborate on why you needed the bend in the 18mm? I'll be doing this job next weekend that's all and any tips are welcome
    The spanner slips off with the existing bend/forged curve so I bent it back slightly about an inch further up ill find it out and take a pic for you before the weekend.

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    Thanks a lot, would appreciate that.

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    IMG_00000001.jpgthe extra bend is where I'm pointing don't look much but helps loads when you get it in there

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