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    hi....

    i used to have a 57 reg 1,9cdti sri 150.. sold it... an now few cars later have bought a 55 reg (facelift) elite 150 cdti...

    i hate look of elite an want looks of sri but luxurys inside of elite..

    so here it goes...
    am i rite?

    what im gonna change to get elite looking like sri....

    * front headlights
    * side skirts
    * rear lights including boot light
    * rear bumper
    * back box exhaust
    * add a little lip spoiler
    * alloys

    and my most important question is... do they share same suspension... and is it same height....
    if not how many MM (millimetres) difference is there...
    and if its not same is it easy to change over to sri suspension?

    many thanks

    also have i missed anythink?

    is there a front splitter?(black plastic)

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    As far as I know the suspension is different, and a different height but i'm unsure of the heights. someone will be along to give you the numbers

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    SRI's are 15mm lower than the standard suspension found on the other Veccy's. However, GM SRI springs are very expensive and it would be far cheaper (and better quality) to buy a set of Eibachs which would lower it about 30-35mm which makes it sit just right

    You could go for the XP front splitter to tartan it up a little. (And i'd suggest colour coding the V grille too )

    HTH's

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    Elites can look very nice with a little effort



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    i was hoping you would of come back an said no there same.... ouchhhh thats a ball acke

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    Not a big deal do a bit at a time and you will get there in the end

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    ill be honest id rather just put a genuine set of sri on... buy low milege second hand set... i used to like the ride on my last vec.... not to hard... but nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy_C20 View Post
    ill be honest id rather just put a genuine set of sri on... buy low milege second hand set... i used to like the ride on my last vec.... not to hard... but nice..
    Even with the risk of them snapping like so many have?????
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    go for eibachs mate cheaper and better made and at least you know there new and have warrenty

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    Do the Eibachs make it handle differently ? I can pretty much guess they are going to be better but will they be less comfortable ?

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