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    where can i buy stronger rear springs for my vectra cdti 150
    im planning on doing a bit of towing but the springs on my car at the mo are a tad soft

    thank you for any replies

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    What about spring assisters?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    rear springs on the vec's can be a bit 'weak' Had my boot loaded up with tools for about a year or so and once removed the boot stayed low and didnt come back up in height.. they stayed squashed

    maybe some stiffer springs like what would be fitted to GSi's or something? Maybe Gsi3.2 or Drinky could answer that one for ya

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    Estate springs? Or are they they same as hatch / saloon?

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    Think they're all the same TBH - certainly Eibach springs only have one spring rate for all engines/bodytypes.

    Could you see if springs from an Astravan or similar would fit?

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    it sounds strange, but change to slightly lowered sports springs.....

    the elite has soft suspension anyway.. the GSi's have slightly stiffer springs and the sports one's are even stiffer again.. I tow with my GSi with -30mm eibachs fitted and it's like a rock.. very stable..

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    The Eibachs do come in different axle weights for the estate, But sadly it appears that this is only on the Fronts.
    The rears are all 1215 Kg

    As said spring assisters or perhaps another spring manufacturer do specific springs for towing Etc , I do know you can get them for the Mondeo Estate ..

    Dean

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    I tow a 4 birth caravan with a max weight of 1450kg (usually fully loaded) no problem, the important thing is not to over do the nose weight on the caravan/trailer. Max allowed is 75kg but stick to around 65-68 kgs and you will be fine. Use a block of wood on your bathroom scales to check. I have a no problem with my SRI estate on the standard springs it only dips about an inch and still handles well. Check tyre pressures are correct for towing aswell, mines on the optional 19s and the pressure has to increase quite a bit. I stick to 45PSI allround which sounds a lot but without lots of pressure you can damage the side walls.

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    thank you all for your help
    i think a seb of eibach springs will have to be ordered
    again thank you

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