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    Bouncy suspension!!!

    Im getting ready to fix my astra's suspension, the camber is way out on both wheels, as is tracking.

    The car bounces alot and bottoms out easily, the suspension is at the moment standard, this bounciness is due to shocks or springs or both??

    So my question is what should I spend my little money on? I have around £120 so would like prices etc, I have been considering gsi shocks on the front for now and some new bushes maybe??

    any help appreciated!!
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    Sounds like the shocks are guff from that description, and not controlling the bounce from the springs.

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    so what do you reccomend and what are prices for sport/sxi/sri/gsi shocks or mayb some other ones you could recoomend
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
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    Do a bounce test first to check if it is the shocks - give the corner of the car a good shove downwards and then see how much it bounces up and down.

    Anything more than one bounce and they are buggered or on their way out. do both side too.

    As for recommendations, I'll leave that for others to adivse you

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    have done the test and they are definetly gone, so what shall i spend my budget on, any prices plzz??
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    buuu mmmmmm ppppp
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    someone was selling some std suspension & shocks in the for sale section. Maybe worth a PM to see if they have gone or not.

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    na i dnt want nething used, any gen on prices plzzzzzzz
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    buy soem eibach sprigns and koni dampers will be arond teh 350 mark but well worth it. will work aout the same if not cheaper than new standard suspensin.,

    Think two springs were 200 or so fitted
    Gav Coup'e se2

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra coup'e
    buy soem eibach sprigns and koni dampers will be arond teh 350 mark but well worth it. will work aout the same if not cheaper than new standard suspensin.,

    Think two springs were 200 or so fitted
    have you not read the question? 120 pounds to spend, how much are the gsi shocks, and am i ok changing just the fronts??
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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