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    Default shock absorber size query

    hard to describe but here goes}

    basically had a snapped spring on rear ended up changing full set for apex 35mm drop .
    car is vec 1.9 cdti 16v sri springs are fitted correct way up
    and correct load for axles.
    problem is o/s/f is very stiff almost no bounce
    i did notice on removing springs on front there were 2 different spring sizes.
    i know the factory sri shocks are fine for these springs unsure about standard shocks
    could it be that in the past it has had a standard spring and shock fitted on o/s/f and would this be my problem of the shock bottoming out due to not enough travel.
    or anything else
    cheers guys

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    Sorry can't help but u got pic of thwarted car with springs on.

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    2013-03-19 15.34.34.jpg
    this is o/s/f gap between mid centre cap of wheel and arch is 13.5 inch
    other side is also 13.5 inch

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    a bit cleaner
    standard small.jpg
    on standard springs
    low small.jpg
    lowered
    any more info/pics needed not a problem
    thank you

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    basically im asking are sri shocks different to standard. eg shorter.
    as i am puzzled as to why no bounce on o/s/f corner with new springs.
    n/s/f and rear are fine
    please see my op
    thanks in advance
    or could it be something ive overlooked

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    UPDATE solved worn front shocks replaced yesterday difference is night and day.

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    Yes, SRI shocks are different, and should be used if lowering from standard suspension (or use aftermarket sports short travel shocks as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Mc View Post
    UPDATE solved worn front shocks replaced yesterday difference is night and day.
    hi....can you tell me how much you paid for your shocks and did you go to vauxhall...

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    Euro car parts £110 for front set

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