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    MK4 Estate Suspension Question

    My estate seems very bouncy over the bumps, and seems to dive heavily under braking. My pal seems to think that's how they are, but I'm sceptical of this.

    Now my last car was an M3 so I think I am expecting a bit too much as I'm used to my car being rock hard, but its really bouncy so thought I'd ask on here if anyone has the same car/experiences

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    sounds about right tbh

    but why the hell go from an M3 to an astra estate?
    G t c

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    Sold my M3 because it was:

    A) costing me a fortune to run
    B) have credit card to pay off
    C) split up with G/F and she kept the house (long story) so lack of dosh

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    For the suspension - I dont know how many miles, or how old your car is...but might be time to renew.

    For the braking - There is a "Brake Load Sensing" device that often rusts up completely, If thats knackered it might be whats causing your problems....

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    Car is a W reg (2000) and its done 130k.
    Not sure if they have ever been renewed.

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    you can get replacements cheap enough from a motorfactors or ebay

    or you can uprate the suspension for not alot more

    new shocks/springs

    coilovers

    airbags and hydros if your feeling flush
    G t c

    soon!

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    Hey,

    My Mk 4 Estate is quite bouncy at times but it depends how I drive it. Mine is an R reg diesel with 124k on it. It has been like it since I bought it but I don't think the shocks/suspension are dead as I can load it right up and it doesn't seem to struggle. Maybe that is just how they are?

    Probably not much help to you, I know.

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    Its just a bit scary when I brake hard, I'm just so used to my car pulling up like its got a 'chute out the back, maybe its just the way it is!

    Thanks guys

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    Mine is the same. I went from a VRS to my Astra estate and straight away I noticed the difference. Driving the Astra was like driving a boat!! However I got used to it pretty quickly.
    1999 Astra CDX 1.8 16v Auto Estate

    14th December 2012 - 200,000 miles

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    If its any help I have got a W reg 2000 1.6 estate and I don't have the problems you're describing, Mind you I only have 42,000 miles on mine.

    Try pushing on your front shocks with the bonnet up, I can barely get mine to move. I suspect that your shocks are past there best.

    Also if you have rear drums they have self adjusters that can be problematic and you may have worn rear shoes, HTH

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