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    all the vauxhall signum suspension kits come based on the axel weights, however some of the other manufactureres dont, my question is, how important are the axel weight for the supension kits?! i have a chance to buy a full kit for my signum (irmscher) however it is for the axel weights next up.... the cdti 150 is the middle set, the larger axel weights are for the 3.0 cdti. the kit is £800rrp but i can get it for £300!!!

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    The springs from the 3.0 will be stiffer so you'll have two consequences of using them..

    1) The weight of the 1.9 engine (being less) won't compress the spring as much so the car will sit higher than it should at the front.
    2) When driving, as the spring is stiffer, you're going to get a harder ride as the spring won't compress like it should.

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    so not a great idea from me thn, lol

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    Well I wouldn't do it if it was my car. I think you'd regret doing it with the resultant handling.
    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMAH View Post
    ....i have a chance to buy a full kit for my signum (irmscher).....the kit is £800rrp but i can get it for £300!!!
    Who's quoting you £800 BTW?!! LMF are selling the Irmscher kit for £549.

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