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    Vehicle : Vectra GTS


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    just woundering how the overall ride is afected
    i like the way my signum handles and i dont want to loose any comfort i just want it to look lower, i was thinking 30-40mm would it be comfortable still?

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    The suspension on the Elegance/Elite is very soft so not inspiring when you're cornering. Lowering it 30mm will make a big difference, adding matched (shorter travel) dampers (shocks) will enhance it even more. I put the Irmscher full kit (-30mm) on my Elite and it completely transformed the handling.

    There's no getting away from the fact that you will end up with a firmer ride - that's the nature of lowering - so it just depends how much firmer you are happy to have compared to now.

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    Mines lowered 45mm on sri shocks and its made the handling much better. it was pretty good with the sri springs but the lower springs do make a difference but as duncan said it is much firmer and can be harsh especially on bad roads

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    harsh ride is what im used to so driving the vec (standard) is like floating its still handles well but i want it stiffer and lower what are the kit options? and is someone in here local to me wanting to earn some money? lol

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    You can start with just springs but if you going lower than 30mm i would recommend getting shorter shocks(sri ones at least) or you could get the bilstien b4 shocks and they pair nicely with eibach springs but again no lower than 30mm. your other option would be coilovers.

    You could get airbag or hydraulic suspension but unless your going to do your car pimp my ride style then i wouldnt bother

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    ive lowered my signum approx 35mm on cobra sport springs and the ride is spot on ideally id have changed shocks too but tbh i do not fling the car round corners so for me the looks and stance of the car were far more important than handling worth noting that the siggy design comes with sport suspension so lowering springs along with the sport shocks will give slightly better results on these models,ive noticed no adverse effects from lowering my car well apart from the back seat leather rubbing lol but highly recommended mod imo

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    see i want the look and when little one and mrs aint in the car i tend to chuck it about abit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigbarlow18 View Post
    see i want the look and when little one and mrs aint in the car i tend to chuck it about abit more.
    id recommend the full suspension then mate and after being in duncans signum i can say it handles very well indeed

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    harsh as hell. 50mm all round on springs and u sure feel it when u hit bumps or holes. as for cornering mines is pish in the wet but i recon it more the tires.

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    Well! it's great on the handling front.but it does drag it's arse over speed humps

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