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    Default SRI owners who have swapped springs Q?

    guys i have the sri and want to help the handeling which is good at min. i have a strut brace so was just going to change the springs for the ones that LMF sell (eibach ones). what i want to know did u notice a difference and did you get your wheels realigned and was it much out.(im really interested in the camber adjustment). i dont want ppl sayn change shocks 2 as i have been told this is a good thing to do and also i couldnt afford nw shocks and i dont need to use coilovers as dont want it 2 low

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    I lowered my SRI with Eibach Springs and it does make a difference yes.

    I would recommend that you get the wheels re-aligned as well. They were out when they checked mine afterwards.

    ... and yes you should get some sports dampers as well, cos that makes another big difference.

    Good luck

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    well dampers maybe another time but thats good it makes a difference. did u do camber toe in etc? and was there enough adjusment in the vectra to get it back to normal or did u need to buy anything else. thanks

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    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieClark View Post
    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!
    Interesting. I don't know what I'm talking about but I would guess that dampers are there to control the movement of the body on the springs, otherwise your ride quality would be seriously compromised. Dampers are there to absorb the shock of encountering bumps and rough services....and are therefore shock absorbers. Springs are undamped without dampers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieClark View Post
    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!
    I can see what you're getting at, but this (seemingly well informed) article states that a damper is the technical term for a 'shock absorber': -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_absorber

    Sidenote:
    The whole suspension unit i.e. spring, damper etc. is called the "MacPherson Strut" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacPherson_strut

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieClark View Post
    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!

    Eh the springs are springs and the shockers are the dampers if you go to any motor factor or garage and ask for new shock absorbers you will not get springs as springs are not shock absorbers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieClark View Post
    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!
    You don't know what you're talking about!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieClark View Post
    Why does everybody think that the dampers are called shock absorbers?
    Shock absorbers are the springs! this is a fact! I will now wait for you all to tell me I dont know what Im talking about!
    Troll?

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    Anyway....

    Yes, I changed my springs for the Eibach set, and to be completely honest, couldn't tell much difference. I don't really drive that hard, so maybe others who throw the car around a bit more would notice a bigger difference.

    Yes - get the alignment checked afterwards, it's only an extra -15mm but that's 50% lower than the SRi springs, and your tyres WILL wear unevenly.

    HTH

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