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    ok got a strange thing happening on rough roads in particular earlier today i had choice but to go over a sunken manhole well the rear of the car went sideways after going over the manhole i have noticed this over past few days but thought i was imagining it but it definitley moves or skips sideways i recently lowered the car but left the original sri shocks in as they were only 2 month old is lowering it 45mm causing the problem as the shocks are too long or is there something else likely to be the culprit thanks

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    check your rear tyres m8 as you might have one out of shape

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    there new tyres on it does feel as though it moves to the offside

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    they could be out of shape even if they are new or it could be a rear bush gone still worth getting it checked out before things get worse

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    had wheels/tyres checked there ok bushes also seem ok so thinking about swapping shocks

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    Shock absorbers are knackered mate, without doubt!

    Standard GM Shocks are crap, Vauxhall only waranty them for something like 5000 miles from the factory!

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    yep..if its bouncing and skipping its deffo the shocks... try proven products for bilstein b4's instead of vx ones..(£73 deliverd)
    or u could also get performance shocks like the b6's depending on your budget..

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    they were replaced by vauxhall under warranty in december 2007 only done 8oo miles since but cant see anything else causing the problem unless its cos i lowered it & the shocks are'nt working right now ta

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    Did you get the suspension re-alligned after dropping it?. The camber may well be out loads!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteRs View Post
    they were replaced by vauxhall under warranty in december 2007 only done 8oo miles since but cant see anything else causing the problem unless its cos i lowered it & the shocks are'nt working right now ta
    I had the very same problem with my Vec stepping out at the back, it turned out to be the Rear Upper Control Arms that were shot. £35+vat ea and only 2 torx bolts on each arm, an easy job to do.

    Tim

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