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    Hey folks,

    As you are probably aware, im new here. Just bought a 53 reg black 3.2 V6 Gsi vectra - I'll get pics up soon. Its only covered 46k, and 1 owner, so should do a while.

    Ive been looking already at new wheels, and after much debate, ive gone with a brand new set of 19" Vauxhall Snowflakes - which i have got for a very good deal from a vx dealer (£810 inc vat).

    Im awaiting delivery of these wheels this friday (I Hope) and now im looking for lowering ideas ??

    I dont think im going down the lines of coilovers, but i wouldnt mind just getting a set of springs on the gsi shocks (or a shock / spring combo). Problem being - i dont know what to go for. I want the veccy to look smart, but not stupidly low - and i would like it to sit level.

    Im used to having 19s on my old r32 golf, so ride isnt too big of an issue, as im used to it

    What do you all think i should go for?

    Any help / pics would be greatfully recieved.

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    i have just bought these ones (fitted today)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PI-Lowering-Sp...1%7C240%3A1318

    they look nice and level on the car and it feels 10 times better

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    ive just picked up my car today which i had lowered using spax supersport kit ( shocks and springs).

    i luv the way it looks and drives, im picking up my new 18" wheels at the weekend so ill email u with pics so u can see ride hight etc.

    full spax kit is reviewed in this weeks total vauxhall mag. it only cost £260 from LMF.

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    Thanks for that, i seen those springs earlier on ebay - did you also purchase new shortened shocks or use standard shocks?
    Last edited by pjjohnst; 20th January 2009 at 19:20. Reason: Forgot to say who i was replying too - lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra666 View Post
    ive just picked up my car today which i had lowered using spax supersport kit ( shocks and springs).

    i luv the way it looks and drives, im picking up my new 18" wheels at the weekend so ill email u with pics so u can see ride hight etc.

    full spax kit is reviewed in this weeks total vauxhall mag. it only cost £260 from LMF.
    That would be great, im going for 19s for looks, but that kit sounds very reasonably priced. You say your car is lowered by 35mm, would my car have the same affect?

    Ive read somewhere on here that my gsi may already be 15mm lower than other vectras??

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjjohnst View Post
    Thanks for that, i seen those springs earlier on ebay - did you also purchase new shortened shocks or use standard shocks?
    standard short sri shocks m8...

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    mine is a 1.9 cdti sri so i think its like yours and is 15mm lower than the standard vectra.

    i can defo see a big change in ride height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra666 View Post
    mine is a 1.9 cdti sri so i think its like yours and is 15mm lower than the standard vectra.

    i can defo see a big change in ride height.
    yeah they look much better tbh,

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    do you have to replace the drop links for shorter one's when lowering ????


    o and pics please when you get the car,wheels,lowered it's the law

    mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark the hat View Post
    do you have to replace the drop links for shorter one's when lowering ????


    o and pics please when you get the car,wheels,lowered it's the law

    mark
    Hi there, dont think i need shorter drop links, although maybe someone on here can clear that up?

    Yeah ill most certainly getup pics once its done, once i decide what setup to go for

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