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    Default 5 year old vec C.. what should I change whilst I'm fitting new shocks?

    Hello again lads!

    Right, finally gonna get me pride and joy back from the body guy in a couple of days (4 weeks! don't ask!! ) got some nice new wheels to look forward to fitting (all pics will follow in due course, promise!) and have decided on going for a new set of dampers and springs whilst I'm at it, as I'm sick of wallowing my way round bends and bouncing and crunching over speed ramps.

    Now, the guy that's gonna be fitting them mumbled something about trying to get the bits that usually go on these vec Cs with age, so they could be renewed at the same time he's fitting the new after market struts n springs.

    Mentioned bushes and something about a sleeve??? He said to phone my local vx dealer and they will know straight off.. but that sounds a bit vague and I don't wanna sound like a crazy fool!

    Anyone enlighten me on what bits I should be replacing here.. I take it they must be a pretty common thing the way he was talking..

    Honestly, I've had a semi-thorough glance through this area of the forum, but can't seem to narrow it down, because, lets face it, the vec c standard set up is pants and there's a mountain of gripes in the suspension section of the forum!!!

    At the risk of wanting my cake and eating it, part numbers would be marvellous also!!

    Cheers!

    Nick

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    right, well i'd change the antirollbar mounting bushes ( two sizes thou so you need to know ACCURATLEY the diameter of your AR bar) and that will stop any squaking over speedbumps... £1.50 a side

    The drop links would also get changed ( solves the annoying rattle over poor roads) £12.00 a side

    The sleeve he's on about is the famous 'spring sleeve mod'.. a tiny nylon sleeve that helps stop the spring from binding.. Any VX dealer will know about them by now, they are about £1.30 each ( need two).. don't fit them dry, get him to smear copper grease in the springpan's groove....

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    Cheers mate!

    That's a great help! If only all things in life were resolved like this!

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