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    When should I be changing these? My car has covered around 55k miles.It is a 2.2 Sri Direct.It is original shocks/springs all round.Recently I have noticed that the rear has become a bit 'bumpy' but I am unsure if it is just my imagination.It passed its MOT in March with no issues. The last set of rears wore around the inside edge,the set of tyres on now are wearing more around the outside edge.

    In summary should I replace the shocks and then get the suspension checked or am I throwing away money?

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    I've had 4 Vauxhalls, and all 4 needed dampers by the 50k mark. They were either totally ineffective, or leaking.

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    After reading some Forum posts,it sounds like Bistein B4's may be the way to go. Can anyone advise if these shocks are suitable for the Sri Hatch? If so,does anyone have a part number for the rears so I can try the Glasgow Eurocarparts for a price.

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    Year : 2018

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    B4's are a straight swap for SRi shocks and much better than VX.

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    I always replace mine with Bilsteins. They're a good job.

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