Well as I knew the paintwork was getting sorted out, last saturday I decided to spend a little cash, rang Steve @ LMF vauxhall and ordered the following:
The wipers & filter arrived on tuesday, the suspension came on wednesday, spoke a to a mate who lives just along the road about fitting the suspension, he agreed to do it on thursday gone, started late, around 7:30-7:45PM, was too late to take any pics by the time he'd finished as it was too dark!
- Bilstein B12 kit - Decided I'd had just about enough of the standard, soft, slouchy Elite suspension & wanted a firm "chuckable" ride & I needed a decent drop to combine with my new wheels
- K&N panel filter
- Flat blade wipers
My car outside my pals house before work commenced:
Close up of front (Look at those gaps!
Close up of rear:
The kit - Bilstein B12, I'm told by Steve this is a top of the range kit from Bilstein, it comprises of Bilstein shock absorbers with H&R springs that lower 40mm at the front and 30mm at the rear, sounded like a perfect drop to me as the gap at the front of the car always looked bigger than the rear.
First front shock & spring out
New one in
As I said, was too late to take pics as it was dark and starting to rain, so drove home on a VERY firm ride, it felt absolutely superb, taking it easy of course
Took some pics of how the car was sitting the morning after...
I am very impressed with this kit, it's all you'd expect from a manufacturer such as Bilstein, everything fits first time, the ride is very firm and compared to before the car handles like a train on rails!