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    hi guys i own a vectra 2.0t facelift and think the front end looks high ive measured the gap between tyre and wheel arch and the front is 60mm and the rear is 30mm is this correct. am looking at dropping the front end and really need to know by how much. if i lower it by 30mm does this mean ill be left with a gap of 30mm up front and a 0mm gap at the rear as i want it to look reasonably ballanced.

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    Most are like that mate,you can buy springs that lower it more at the front to the rear,can't remember the name though........

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    Front is higher than the back on my 1.8 too, so seems pretty normal. Eibach Sportline drop 50 front and 30 rear.

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    if i go for the eibach sportline will this cause problems with speed bumps and such

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    No m8,should'nt have problem....

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    i wouldnt measure the gap between the arches to judge difference in height as the arches are slightly different shapes anyway.
    the way i do it is to mearsure from the side skirt to the floor, once at the front of the side skirt and once at the rear. for me this gives me an idea if the car is level or not.

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    would i have to change shocks if i went for the sportline

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    You wouldn't have to, but it's recommended. Vectra shocks aren't the world's finest.

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