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    Question Replacing The Standard Suspension Help

    Hi

    My dads 55 plate 1.9cdti Club Hatchback needs the rear shocks replacing soon as one is starting to leak. Few questions regards doing this really. Now the car started out as a company car as my dad was a rep but he bought it when he retired. It goes back and to to france as they are moving there soon and currently has 60k on the clock!

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    1. Are there any Other Vectra C's in the range that have slightly stiffer suspension that we could fit. Dont want to lower it, just have a stiffer rear end.
    2. What sort of job is replacing the rear shocks - can me and my dad do it on the drive?
    3. Should we look to replace anything else at the same time as the shocks?
    4. Where will be get to get the parts?

    Many Thanks

    Kev

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    iv repleced mine with bilstein b4 shocks which are standard height but alot better than the vauxhall crap.

    it took me (and seriously) 35 minutes, its only 4 bolts, its easy mate.

    there is a how 2 on it some where mate

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    Thanks, what sort of cost are the B4's? reason i ask is my old mans on the wrong side of 50 and would rather standard stuff over aftermarket as hes past the tinkering days really. Plus hes is only doing the rears

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    yeah the b4's are standard but they are of better quality...proven to outlast the ones vauxhall will supply you with. Thats all i have changed on mine, mine is not lowered or anything like that. from memory i think they were £100 for both of them, i will have to double check it.

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    yep £49 each heres a link and if you do go for these mine were actually black when they turned up not bright yellow, so you wont be able to see them


    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=2285&page=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat100edt View Post
    yep £49 each heres a link and if you do go for these mine were actually black when they turned up not bright yellow, so you wont be able to see them


    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=2285&page=1
    Fantastic - many thanks

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    your welcome bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat100edt View Post
    yep £49 each heres a link and if you do go for these mine were actually black when they turned up not bright yellow, so you wont be able to see them


    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=2285&page=1

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! LOL

    LMF buy them from Euro Car Parts - you can do the same and save the mark up. www.EuroCarParts.co.uk

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    i didnt say buy them from there was just showing him what ones they were

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat100edt View Post
    i didnt say buy them from there was just showing him what ones they were
    Ok


    But you did tell him they cost £49, when www.eurocarparts.co.uk only want £34.

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