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    Default Any work needed to fit 18"s

    Would i need to do any work to fit 18 inch alloys on my vectra c 03 dti sri?? if not can i still lower it with them fitted?
    also i'm just after lowering spring's what are the best to go for? and how much do they lower by?

    any help would be great thanks lee.

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    18's and lowering is no problem mate.

    I have 18's on mine and run it 75mm lower on Coilover's and have no issues with 4 adults in the car..

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    As for Springs,

    Eibach's are exceptionally good quality and transform the handling of the car, but only lower 30mm, which is enough for some people..

    Or there is Pi which lower 45mm, but are not as good a quality as Eibachs

    Or you can go Coilver's, which lower up to 75mm, look the part, very expensive, and turn your Vectra into a Go Kart!

    Coilover's all the way!!

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    Hey thanks man, wheres the best place to look for these?

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    h&r springs r really good quality and lower 40mm they use there suspension set up on the dtm race car so cant be at that

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadaz View Post
    Hey thanks man, wheres the best place to look for these?
    What do you want..

    Eibach's, Pi's or COilover's....

    Eibach's will set you back roughly £140 + Postage
    Pi's about £100 + Postage
    CoilOver's about £500 all in.

    If your after Eibach's, then LMF in Market Harborough are very very good, or some have recently used RoadRunner Motorsport for them. For Pi's, i used POTN.com, had them delivered the same day!

    If its Coilover's then i will email you details for the man to contact.

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    do i need shortened shock absorbers as well or will the springs fit stright on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadaz View Post
    do i need shortened shock absorbers as well or will the springs fit stright on?
    you shouldnt really need shorter shocks to fit lowering springs although if your looking to put uprated shocks in your safer just going the coilover root
    Last edited by EURO G; 7th January 2008 at 20:24. Reason: mispelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadaz View Post
    do i need shortened shock absorbers as well or will the springs fit stright on?
    If you opt for the Pi springs, yes you will need shorter shocks, but with the Eibach's you wont...

    If you need shortened Shocks, Bilstein do a very good range at very good prices from Euro Car Parts.

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