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    ...Do you need to add anything else? Is there anything thats recommended to add if its not fitted as standard?

    I remember reading somthing about "Spring Assistants"(?) and spring "Socks"(?)... No idea where I got this from...

    I'm lowering my Signum by 25mm and 35mm, can't remeber which way round at the moment .

    Its the Preface Design model, so its lowered by 15mm as standard I believe, so only going a little lower...

    Any suggestions or comments? Thanks people

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    Contact your local stealer and get the spring modification slooeves/sock's... just a few quid im sure..

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    wot do these sleves do as im getting my car lowered on saturday with new shocks will i need the sleves?

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    Was a modification vauxhall came up with to prevent spring brakages... i dont know alot about it but it seems to get advised to do this ...someone with more know how will be along soon i would imagine

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    I thought it was to stop the springs making a grinding noise when turning the steering. The sleeves go on the bottom of the front springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I thought it was to stop the springs making a grinding noise when turning the steering. The sleeves go on the bottom of the front springs
    I thought this was related to the springs braking? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I thought it was to stop the springs making a grinding noise when turning the steering. The sleeves go on the bottom of the front springs
    Only the fronts get the sleeves? So there's no such thing as Spring Assistant thingy-me-jigs? LOL

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    Only if your gonna be towing or carrying heavy loads and it drops to much at the back. If not then you won't need them

    And yeah only the fronts

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    Neil what about camber adjustment bolts , recommended if a car is lowered more than 25mm.
    Eibach do them cost around £20 from lmf
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    Neil what about camber adjustment bolts , recommended if a car is lowered more than 25mm.
    Eibach do them cost around £20 from lmf
    Camber bolts???

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