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    im looking at replacing my suspension
    would ebacih springs be ok with standered shocks or would i need to replace these as well
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    Replace the shocks before the springs on a Vectra. It's the crappy Sachs shocks that let the car down. Assuming you want performance rather than looks.

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    i have 40mm drop koni springs on elite shocks with no problems at all , so you should be ok.
    100% improvement handling wise.

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    Go for the Eibachs mate. That's what i'm having when i've got the money. They will be fine on the standard SRI shocks. It's true though that the shocks are not the best in the world but the springs are worse (people have had them snap easily).

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    i want to fit the eibachs but need to know if the standered sri shocks will handle this
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    Apparently I have Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks, I have yet to confirm this as I didnt get any receipts with the car.

    Any way the handling is amazingly smooth, firm and forgiving enough for everyday use.

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    ive heard good comments about eibach springs and am looking into these but would the sri shocks handle them
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    Yeah they would be fine to start with, depends on how many miles they have covered though. Over 60/70k I would change them as well as they would be getting tired.

    The change of use i.e shorter springs would probly upset the seals/valves and maybe cause them to seep over time.

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    Yes mate you shouldnt have any probs if your shockers are in good order.

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    i'd like to have more of a comfy/softer shocky on mine. as i like the more, smoother, elegant ride! lol


    does the elite have different shocks to a design?? cos i member my Omega elite's ride was nice and smooth
    then again, with it weighing in more than a tank i think it actually smoothend the roads out hencce why it felt comfier! haha

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