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    had my pi lowering springs on my veccy c now about 12months but it has gone a really hard and uncomfortable ride from when i firsts fitted them and also bought my alloys at the same time , now the back tyres have gone like racing slicks but front still have about 4 - 5mm tread left can anyone give me any advise on what to do.
    also what suspension do i buy this time a want new shocks and springs this time want to pay around tops of £350


    p.s i know i need to buy new tyres

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    Did you have a full camber adjustment done when you fitted the springs?

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    ?Where your shockers changed when you put the springs on,if not then they might be cream crakered due to the length of your original ones.

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    no i did'nt have a full camber ajustment done where do they do this ?

    and also no a did'nt change the shockes as they where fine when the original springs where on.

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    I don't know where you could have the camber adjustment done in your area. You could do a search on Google i suppose. If you didn't have a camber adjustment i'm sure that would explain why your tyres have worn out quickly. As for the ride feeling harsher...I'm not sure, it might also be down to the camber. Someone else will be along to back me up or shoot me down i'm sure

    Hang in there mate....

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    a will do thanks for the reply there pal at least i'm getting there slowly what to look for by the way have you lowered your car if so what have you done cheers

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    I havn't got round do lowering mine yet mate.

    I'm getting some Eibachs (30mm all round) in the next few weeks. I'm going to keep my existing shocks as there is nothing wrong with them. Then i'll fork out for the camber adjustment/alignment. (quite a bit of money so i hear - £80 mark )

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    so if i was to get replacement shocks and springs what would be the best out there i should buy in your oppinion

    not to sure on suspension as i've only had gmax full kit on my old corsa and they dont do shocks and springs for the veccy

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    I would check the shocks out (or get them checked) if there is nothing wrong with them then just buy yourself some Eibachs and then get the camber adjustment done on it. If the shocks are not so good a lot of the guys on here recommend Bilstein B4's/B6's.

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    as said above with out having full camber ajustments done this can lead to uneven tyre wear

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