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    Hi all . I have to renew my rear shock absorbers in my vectra 2.2 dti sxi as one is leaking and feels like im driving on baloons. Is this a fairly easy job to tackle myself or is it best left to a garage?

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    Fairly straight forward job mate , have a look in the how 2 section of the forum there is a guide there.
    If your replaceing with like for like dont buy vauxhall shocks but get the bilsten B4 units will last a lot longer than standard.
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    Is it okay to have standard shocks on the front and B4's on the rear? (got the same problem and dont want to get the rubbish vauxhall ones again!)

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    Thats what i've just done,the rear shocks were shot so replaced with B4's,its rides fine now,will repalce the fronts in due course,hth..........

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    many thanks guys!

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    Bilsten B4 are equal to vauxhall shocks in every way except one , they are made a lot better
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