User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: Best Handling Vectra....

  1. #1
    spoons
    Guest

    Default Best Handling Vectra....

    OK, so who's got the best handling Vectra ???

    How could we tell ???

    There are so many combinations on here with Eibach, PI, Bilstein, Strut Braces, Anti-Roll Bars... etc etc....

    Has anyone driven a vectra where they thought the suspension was set up brilliantly.... ??? If so, what have they done and what car do they have ??

    Just interested in any feedback.

  2. #2
    Regular Member Spikey©'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the sponge-monkey tent
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The beast (RIP) had:

    PI springs, Koni FSD shocks, 18" Goodyear F1's.

    Changed lanes once approaching 120mph, car didn't bat an eyelid, flying suitcase avoided. She could feel a little harsh at times, but it was almost impossible to upset her.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Brocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wirral
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    We can't say the VXRD can we?.....It couldn't handle a mound of dirt at Billing

  4. #4
    Regular Member markm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Does the strut brace make that much difference then ! not in fields I guess

  5. #5
    Regular Member carl bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Burton on Trent, Midlands
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i think mines a little to stiff to be the best. but it does go round corners like a go kart.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by carl bear View Post
    i think mines a little to stiff to be the best.
    Sorry Carl, had a quiet snigger to myself there...just the choice of words you understand....

  7. #7
    Regular Member Karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sunderland
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    From experience I would say Vectras on 18s, strut brace, eibach springs and bilstein shocks. I think 19s kill the handling on the Vectra.

    Saying that its all down to personal preference, I need a system that offers standard comfort on cruising but stiffened and lowered for track/heavy use, nothing can offer both.

    I have driven cars with height and damper adjustment and got the ride spot on in the past, but it was always spot on for the job it was doing. Setting up a suspension package for all modes is impossible, at least better than standard (IMHO)

  8. #8
    Regular Member carl bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Burton on Trent, Midlands
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bennyk View Post
    Sorry Carl, had a quiet snigger to myself there...just the choice of words you understand....
    i didnt realise till u said, i forgot what the minds of some vec c owners is like. lol

  9. #9
    Regular Member AndrewTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Guttedsville
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I'm voting for a Signum on 19's with Design 'sports' suspension!

    But then I would, wouldn't I??

    Joking aside, it does show the old SRi (bless it) the way home.

    Mind you, I'd like to try proper tyres out on it! I'm sorry to say, I'm not a fan of the Continentals fitted to it. Fine in the dry, if noisy, but absolutely lethal in the wet. Talk about aquaplain! Sadly they're brand new, so will be with me for some time yet.. Oh for a set of F1's!!
    Last edited by AndrewTi; 28th August 2007 at 18:24.

  10. #10
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I always thought that was the Continentals party piece, great wet grip?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. handling upgrades to a vectra c 3.2 v6
    By adam_92 in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th June 2011, 18:55
  2. Vectra poor handling
    By Duncan in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 5th July 2008, 19:13
  3. vectra handling
    By willie76 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9th April 2008, 21:28
  4. vectra gsi-gts handling vid cool
    By vectrac20tsri in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29th January 2008, 10:15
  5. Vectra handling kits
    By elegance 2003 in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th August 2005, 20:20

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra c handling mod

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •