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    Hi folk, as it says have considered lowering my 1.8 Ls after it failed on fractured spring, front o/s!!
    Reason for this, the dealers want, £310 for just the front springs & shocks,,, thats not fitted either!!
    Having browsed through TV mag, there's an outlet selling G-max -40mm full set of spring & damper set fo £265.
    Is this a good price/brand?? Has anyone else been down this route? Would like any thoughts, ideas you guys may have, please??

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    Its an option for sure, but remember that you should inform your insurance company of the modification and that may put your premium up.

    The price the dealer qouted you is steep.

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    I shall do, if i do go ahead with it.
    Dealer wants £69.33 for each front shocker assembly, & £171.75 for the front coils, standard sets of course. I was shocked at the price tbh, didn't dare ask how much fitted!!

    I can also get lowered springs only, for £95, for 4 of them, but thought best to have shocks set, to go with them.
    Is it a wise idea to swap shockers or should i be able to get more miles out of the ones on??

    The car has done 75k, i doubt they've been changed.

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    my vectra b snapped a spring the day before i traded it so took it to kwik fit £92 fitted the stealers are having a laugh m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARREN R View Post
    my vectra b snapped a spring the day before i traded it so took it to kwik fit £92 fitted the stealers are having a laugh m8

    Was that for both of them?? I don't like kwik fit tbh, but at that price,,,,

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    Upto you but i've heard Gmax are cheap & not that good tbh...

    Hav a look on the LMF web site mate, you should be able to get an Eibach & Bilstein set up for around the same money, that's what i'm looking to get before the MOT at the end of Sept.

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    Thanks, i shall have a look at Lmf. just rang round kwik fit & nat, tyres, both want. £172, incl alignment yet again, standard spring.
    Aint bad considering, but thats just front springs.

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    I have a std set off my 03 2.0 dti LS if they fit mate they are yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymagee1982 View Post
    I have a std set off my 03 2.0 dti LS if they fit mate they are yours!
    Just out of interest what did you replace them with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymagee1982 View Post
    I have a std set off my 03 2.0 dti LS if they fit mate they are yours!

    Thanks, i think i'd be best to fit new one's, one way or another, as i may end up in the same boat next year, or so.
    Cheers for that offer though!!

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