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    Default Lowering... What else is worth changin while at it...

    Debating getting PI's F45/R40 soon, I already get a creaking from the front, mainly - if not only N/S front when dropping down the back of a speed bumps...

    Not sure if i have the spring "mods" in place at the moment but its on standard set up and only done 48k so.... but will get them anyway.

    Would anyone recommend changing anything else while the suspensions off, someone mentioned ARB bushes, anything else? cheers...

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    Looking back on things I wish I had fitted bilsteins at least on the front as the shockers are off anyway when you change the springs. The rears can easily be done at a later date

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    good question i would like to know this too as i am putting these springs on as soon as we get a nice day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Looking back on things I wish I had fitted bilsteins at least on the front as the shockers are off anyway when you change the springs. The rears can easily be done at a later date
    apair of b6's are only 190 delivered for fronts on ebay the now

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.sessions View Post
    good question i would like to know this too as i am putting these springs on as soon as we get a nice day..
    Well i've made a small list of stuff i've found in search... just need to know wether its worth it or not... cheap stuff consider ordered, but the more expensive would rather not TBH. at least straight away anyway...


    13178463 - Spring Sleeves "mod"... £1.35 each
    13178464 - Spring Sleeves - larger sized... £1.35 each

    24460832 - ARB bushes... £2.15 each

    90538496 - Spring pad strut top... need a price really???

    13270705 - Strut Top Bearings.. £20ish pair

    90538496 - Front Drop Links... £30/40 pair by looks.


    Is there anything else other then these...


    As for Shocks, sticking with SRi's for now till can afford B6's or similar... I know people get B4's, but dont see point as there standard sized?!?!

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    You will also need camber bolts 1 per each front leg
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    You will also need camber bolts 1 per each front leg
    Really, thought it would only be the rear that would suffer as its already set up for the 15mm drop? will def be getting everything alligned once fitted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Really, thought it would only be the rear that would suffer as its already set up for the 15mm drop? will def be getting everything alligned once fitted...

    to do it right the car will need the geometry checked/setup.

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    what do you need the camber bolts for then? can i just not get away with swapping the springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Well i've made a small list of stuff i've found in search... just need to know wether its worth it or not... cheap stuff consider ordered, but the more expensive would rather not TBH. at least straight away anyway...


    13178463 - Spring Sleeves "mod"... £1.35 each
    13178464 - Spring Sleeves - larger sized... £1.35 each

    24460832 - ARB bushes... £2.15 each

    90538496 - Spring pad strut top... need a price really???

    13270705 - Strut Top Bearings.. £20ish pair

    90538496 - Front Drop Links... £30/40 pair by looks.

    Is there anything else other then these...


    As for Shocks, sticking with SRi's for now till can afford B6's or similar... I know people get B4's, but dont see point as there standard sized?!?!
    Don't worry to much about the top bearings its rare for these 2 wear,you could also do the drop links at a later date aswell,the rest are all fair prices and worth the job...Good look

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