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    Default Which suspension to buy?

    In the next couple of weeks, I'm after getting new suspension kit...
    But which one.

    Seen 3 I'm interested in, but which one is best and recommended?

    1) Irmscher Suspension Kit (sport) - £518.95
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1517&page=1

    2) Bilstein B12 kit - £512(ish) seen Kev_A's post
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=27413

    3) Koni FSD Active Ride Technology Suspension Kit (25% off) - £370.13
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1444&page=2
    plus Koni Springs Kit - £110.50 or can anyone recommend springs?


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    I have just replaced mine, with the Bilstein/Eibach set up, and the handling is superb. Not too happy about the ride height on the front, and with hindsight, would probably go for the B12 kit, purely based on Kev A's pictures, and the fact the front springs are 10mm lower on the front than the rear. Should have done my research better before buying shouldnt i!!

    I think all the one's you have listed are top quality kits, and whichever one you choose will both look the part, and drive well.

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    The Koni FSD option sounds interesting even to replace the stock shocks on the SRi - had a quick google & found this - Stateside but interesting never the less

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    My choice was Koni FSD. It had transform the ride.
    Cornering is improved noticeably and general handling is different from original (which was far from perfect). The car is more stable on the road. Much smarter then standard shocks in handling road imperfections (like speed bumps no longer a problem). However I left OEM spring (non-sport). Koni FSD actually design to replace the standard shock or used with moderate lowering spring. For sport spring many people use Eibach but I’m quite sceptical that is it such good idea. If manufacturer doesn’t do lower more than 20mm on sport suspension (Sri springs) better do not overdo it or some other problems may come up.
    However it was my personal choice - I love comfort ride and do not mind to have some fun on twister. For sport suspension is better to look elsewhere – the steering is not as with real sport suspension – but it never intended to be. Koni FSD is design for OEM replacement to improve handling without serious discomfort of sport suspension. Nothing more and nothing less. However FSD really does it.

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