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    Piggy bank has broken so I'm buying some springs. Reading a few threads on suspension, some of you are not happy with the drop of the front of the car. So with a front axle weight of 1090kg and rear 1100kg.

    Should it be the first or second springs.


    10-65-011-01-22 Front up to 1060kg rear up to 1215kg

    10-65-011-02-22 Front 1061 to 1130kg rear up to 1215kg

    thoughts please.......

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    Right, I have been thinking this for a while now...

    If you bought the lesser weight springs for the higher rated weight car, what would the effect's be??

    Would it lower it further, and if so, are there any other side effects?

    Sorry for the thread hijack John.

    However, The right ones are the second ones John...

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    2nd one's...first ones are marginally underrated and may experience coilbinding as the car will sag very hard on them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    If you bought the lesser weight springs for the higher rated weight car, what would the effect's be??

    Would it lower it further, and if so, are there any other side effects?
    No hijack, that was the point I was trying to make. Will the front be higher than the back because there is only a 30kg difference with the first ones and a difference of 40kg with second set.

    So its going to be the 2nd set......

    thanks for the replies

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    the fronts always sit a little higher John, the drop is even and the front already rides high..

    spoons had some springs for sale that would bring it down evenly..

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    Springs of the wrong weight spec will probably invalidate the insurance (if the unthinkable did happen) if they looked hard enough m8.

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    if they fit, then I would be very interested. The axle weights for these springs are unknown at the moment.

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    John, The VXR performance centre do the springs Spoons had on his old Vectra Diesel, they give it something like 45mm drop at the front, and 35mm at the back. Penfold had his done a few weeks back, Didint cost the earth either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John35 View Post
    if they fit, then I would be very interested. The axle weights for these springs are unknown at the moment.
    they fitted his 150 hatch, so they won't be a million miles away from yours..

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    E-mail sent to VXR performance ( I may as well dream) for their springs.

    Will probably go for Eibach springs in the end unless............

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