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    anyone help? I have an 08 vectra 1.9 cdti, the suspension is soft, making it bounce around corners, my kids get sicker than a sailor in a storm. Plus I tow a caravan.

    I want to stiffen up the rear suspension, for handling and taking the weight of the caravan. I know there are kits to lower it completly, but thtas not an option as it is a company car and it won't help with towing.

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    Put some SRI Springs on the Rear £191 for two at the staelears(mind you they do pull your pants down at this price)

    Or you could buy two of me for £40 collected

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    If you load the caravan correctly, you shouldn't need to uprate the rear suspension.
    I made sure that i had between 75 to 100 lb's weight on the towball.

    Try www.towsure.com/category/6781-Noseweight_Gauges

    It WILL make a big difference to your towing.
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    I thought Vectras had a max towball weight of 60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I thought Vectras had a max towball weight of 60
    Sorry just checked my handbook and it says 78 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraggs View Post
    anyone help? I have an 08 vectra 1.9 cdti, the suspension is soft, making it bounce around corners, my kids get sicker than a sailor in a storm. Plus I tow a caravan.

    I want to stiffen up the rear suspension, for handling and taking the weight of the caravan. I know there are kits to lower it completly, but thtas not an option as it is a company car and it won't help with towing.
    If You have a look at my posts here, I have found a producer of springs that make reinforced rear for the Estate, who is not lowering, only thicker/stiffer springs. Have just changed all springs / absorbers / etc on my Vectra, and are very happy with the suspension in rear, perfect for caravan. I changed to some autolevelling shock absorbers from KYB, who also do a very good job, especially with heavy load.
    I have a issue with to soft shock absorbers in front, but waiting from answers from KYB about this.
    Youll find links for UK distributors in the above mentioned tread.

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