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    Default Suspension choice??? Irmy/bilsten,eibach's/other makes

    Heya all, sooo at last ive got the money to get the handling sorted out on the vectra. im not after the boy racer look and obviously with it being only a 2.0 DTI im not looking at top knob stuff. also nothing thats going to break my spine just driving over a grate lol (i do alot of motorway miles)

    so here are the options ive looked at so far.

    1) Bilsten B4 shocks and Eibach Pro Springs £391 gives a 30mm drop
    2)Bilsten B4 shocks and Irmsher Springs £532.95 gives 30mm (are you paying for the brand here?)
    3) Irmscher Suspention Kit £662.95 30mm drop
    4) Spax RSX Coilover kit £675.62 35mm to 65mm drop
    5) no.1 and 2 but with B6 shocks (but i think these may need a bigger drop than 30mm)


    ta for any reviews or opinions about any of these or any ive not said, these just seem to be the popular ones.


    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by redraptor_141 View Post
    Heya all, sooo at last ive got the money to get the handling sorted out on the vectra. im not after the boy racer look and obviously with it being only a 2.0 DTI im not looking at top knob stuff. also nothing thats going to break my spine just driving over a grate lol (i do alot of motorway miles)

    so here are the options ive looked at so far.

    1) Bilsten B4 shocks and Eibach Pro Springs £391 gives a 30mm drop
    2)Bilsten B4 shocks and Irmsher Springs £532.95 gives 30mm (are you paying for the brand here?)
    3) Irmscher Suspention Kit £662.95 30mm drop
    4) Spax RSX Coilover kit £675.62 35mm to 65mm drop
    5) no.1 and 2 but with B6 shocks (but i think these may need a bigger drop than 30mm)


    ta for any reviews or opinions about any of these or any ive not said, these just seem to be the popular ones.


    Will
    Ok buddy i'll help you best I can

    1) Bilsten B4 shocks and Eibach Pro Springs £391 gives a 30mm drop

    This is a good set up and will still give a very smooth comfortable ride. B4's are just an OE replacement (arguably better though)

    2)Bilsten B4 shocks and Irmsher Springs £532.95 gives 30mm (are you paying for the brand here?)

    You are exactly right as the only differences between the Eibachs and the Irmscher springs are A:The extorsionate price and B:The colour. (Eibachs are grey and the irmscher ones are red but they are both made by Eibach) Not worth the cash IMO

    3) Irmscher Suspention Kit £662.95 30mm drop

    As above really can't see how irmscher shocks could be any better than Bilsteins.

    4) Spax RSX Coilover kit £675.62 35mm to 65mm drop

    What did you say about your back breaking lol. Unless you want a really low ride or are going to be racing I can't see much point in this. Also (not bein funny here) I have a 2.2DTI and wouldn't even consider spending that.

    5) no.1 and 2 but with B6 shocks (but i think these may need a bigger drop than 30mm)

    No you'll still get the same drop, the only difference is that the B6's are an uprated sport shock (compaired to B4's) and will give a stiffer ride. In saying that the ride won't be as bad as B8's and unless you don't like your current posture i wouldn't bother with them.

    Remember the springs give the ride height and not the shocks.

    Now for my personal choice (i am half way there already)

    I have eibach's fitted and plan to fit the eibach pro-shocks. Also with the money you will have saved you could then go and buy a strut brace to tighten the front up. Also may be worth fitting new anti roll bar bushes at the same time.

    Here is a link for the eibach pro-dampers http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1

    Hope that helps

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    I'm currently waiting until I've got enough cash to do your option 1, although the pricing up I've done comes out at £329 including delivery!

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    Having lowered my SRi -45mm (or 30mm on an SRi) it has lowered it really well, I would be wary of Eibachs on a SRi *IF* you want it lower, as if your springs have sagged/snapped it may not look any different (maybe even higher on diesels).

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    the full IRMSCHER setup is basicaly b6's and eibach spring's but they have the irmscher name colour and price, most folk i know have gone for b4's and the eibach's as a good combo....
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    Just done bilstien/eibach job on 2.2DTI,.. from eurocarparts 310 for bits, went to garage i wanted to fit them told them my price,.. they got them in for 295,.. just to beat my price.. which is good cos if something goes wrong it's on them.. not really able to comment on the ride as yet.,, but lookin good. seems to be the preffered set up with reference to voxpop here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Having lowered my SRi -45mm (or 30mm on an SRi) it has lowered it really well, I would be wary of Eibachs on a SRi *IF* you want it lower, as if your springs have sagged/snapped it may not look any different (maybe even higher on diesels).

    I wouldn't say that mate. As long as you order the correct ones (weight) then it will drop the car just right

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    I wouldn't say that mate. As long as you order the correct ones (weight) then it will drop the car just right
    That seems a bit hit and miss too, some people have the 1060kg+ and find them fine, others find them too high and had to plump for the upto 1060kg ones, so its a bit of a faff really.. ... not dissing the quality of them as I know they are very good, but the weights can be misleading.

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    i went for a koni fsd set up exc kit if a tad hard on ride at times with the state the roads are in

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    what about the bilsten b12 kit has any body used that?

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1

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