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    My Wife's Signum is a 2.0T Elegance model, and when I go to buy parts at a Vx dealer for it, they mumble to themselves that it has the "sports chassis". Anyone know what's different about the sports chassis to the "normal" one? Is it just ride height, or disk size?

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    Never heard of the chassis being different. On the Signum Design with it having the lowered stiffer suspension, that is referred as sports suspension on EPC. Did the car come with 18/19" wheels from the factory? If it did then it will also have the sports suspension as well. If not then being an Elegance it will have the same sloppy suspension as the Elite.

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    The term "sports chassis" is usually found on the EU Conformity Certificate, and only applies to those Vectras with the lowered and stiffened suspension
    The term was then broadened to include all such models, irrespective of manufacturing country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas1 View Post
    Not sure why they refer to the term Sports Chassis relative to front discs as it's the engine size that determines what size discs are on the car, not any type of suspension.

    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    The term "sports chassis" is usually found on the EU Conformity Certificate, and only applies to those Vectras with the lowered and stiffened suspension
    That doesn't tally up with the description, as an example, of the parts in the link above. i.e. the 302mm discs are what's on the 2.0T and that comes in versions with and without Sports Suspension as standard. Whilst the very early GSi's came with 302mm discs that entry states Signums from 2003 - so it has to be the 2.0T it's referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Not sure why they refer to the term Sports Chassis relative to front discs as it's the engine size that determines what size discs are on the car, not any type of suspension.
    very strange that

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    had to buy some coils springs when one broke for my Vectra B, the guy on the parts counter asked me if it was a sports chassis or standard. i told him i didn't have a clue, so he had a look at a plate under the bonnet and found out from that.

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    Yep, that would've made sense as obviously the springs are different on the models with the sports suspension i.e. SRi/SXi, GSi

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