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    The rear sespension on our new 1.9 Elite seems very soft and bouncy, to the point of making back seat passengers feel sick!

    Is there any known problems with facelift vectra suspension that I should look out for? or is it a trip back to the stealers?

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    rear shocks are utter dog w@nk

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    the elites suffer from very soft suspension...if it's bouncy check the dampers.. if they are fine, i strongly suggest stiffer springs..

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    my elite was the same... and after having a vectra b sri 150 before suspension was terrible compared to the new car which was like a boat ..first thing i did was a full koni fsd shocks and 40mm sring kit a vast improvement

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVT View Post
    rear shocks are utter dog w@nk
    Thats is the funniest saying I've EVER heard



    thats gonna be in my vocabulary now

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    Mine handled like a boat in a storm until i changed the springs

    Much better now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    Mine handled like a boat in a storm until i changed the springs

    Much better now
    What springs did you use? did you change the shocks?

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    Nope, just fitted a set of Eibach springs with the standard shocks Handles so much better now and sailed through the MOT today so i must have a decent set

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    Yep the elite shocks really are poor, changed my springs to eibach 30mm drop. Much better now, still waiting for my b6 rear shocks.
    My rear shocks have done 23,000 miles from new and are stuffed.
    I know what you mean about the bouncy feeling, still there a bit even with new springs, so can't wait to fit shocks when they come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    Nope, just fitted a set of Eibach springs with the standard shocks Handles so much better now and sailed through the MOT today so i must have a decent set
    How much should i expect to pay for these springs? and what does it do to the ride quality? sorry for all the questions!!

    I have just replaced the 2 rear on mine as it failed MOT...so good to know you dont have to change them

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