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    Angry Ride Height... Broken Spring Rip Off

    Put My SRI Turbo into the Vauxhall garage to get its 30,000 mile service, and on the visual health check, they pointed out that the rear drivers side spring was broken.

    They also quoted me £183 for the spring, so i phoned up my local motor factors and they say that the spring are pretty much all the same apart from the coupe, van & estate.

    So is the spring lenght/ride height on the SRI Turbo the same as say a "1.4 envoy" ????

    Are Vauxhall pulling my bar and ripping me off...??????
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    they are most certainly mate, they quoted me the same for mine when mine snapped, i got a new rear springs for £48 and fitted them meself, dont take long either mate, your need spring compressors but they arent that expensive, that or see if someone local to you has some. where you based?

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    Lower it Nice way to get away with the cost.

    But anyhow, rear springs are an easy swap. You need to make sure you get the right axle weight spring though, the SRi sits 20mm lower than 'normal' Astra's but the spring itself may be different across different engine sizes.

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    Rear springs just fit in, no spring compressoers are needed.

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    Cheers

    Cheers, big help mate saved me £183, live in the north of scotland bit out the way you could say... sure a mate's got a set of spring clamps kicking about... thanks again...
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    Don't need the clamps/compressors on the rear springs, they should just come out and go back in once the car is fully jacked up.

    Change both at once though, the other will be on the way out too!

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    Eibach Lowering Springs £120
    Spring Compressors £20
    Swan neck spanner £10
    Having your bank account emptied by Vauxhall.....priceless

    Or if you want it cheaper than that, I bought 4 Jamex -40mm lowering springs for £70 off ebay. Gets my motor lowered, fitting them myself so 4 brand new springs total £90 (inc spring compressors)
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    my local garage just replaced one of mine, £50
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    one or both?

    As mentioned above, they should be replaced in pairs as they settle over time and you might end up with them being uneven.
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    one, but the other broke 4 months later lol
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