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    As above I'm intending to replace both rear shockers on my 04 SRi 150 hatch. Was looking at LMF Bilstein B4's, would these be better than OE?
    Also is it really a simple job of two bolts each side or do I need spring compressors or other specialist kit?

    Many thanks........

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    OE rear shockers are to be blunt, fappin terrible quality.. made down to a price....

    the bilsteins are a far better peice of kit altogether..they last much longer..

    the only tools you'll need are some torx sockets.. E18 and E20...no spring compressors etc at all..one bolt to remove at either end of the damper..

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    Cheers Mark, don't mean to go on but as the SRi is lower than standard Vecs, will the B4's fit or do I need to order something different?


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    just tell the guys at LMF your model and they'll supply accordingly..

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    Cheers fella, you take it easy and treat yourself to another Lemsip!!!


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    if i see another lemsip......

    i'm thinking of changing to the 'lager cure'....

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    is yours a 150 cdti matey ? i have a set of eibachs in the garage , came off my petrol 2.2 ! did about 4k on them ! could let you have em at a good price if your interested ?

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    Yep, 04 1.9 CDTi SRi 150............would the 2.2 shocks fit OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    if i see another lemsip......

    i'm thinking of changing to the 'lager cure'....

    Alcohol for purely medicinal purposes is fine............another occasion when drinks don't actually count!!


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    Bilsteins are WAY better than Vauxhall's crap.

    My Astra ia handling better on standard springs with Billies than it did lowered 30mm all round on the standard shocks. Decent set of shocks on standard springs make a huge difference...

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