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Offline retromania

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se9 front spring
« on: March 16, 2017, 14:55:03 PM »
Hi all ,i know its been asked a 1000000 times but i cant get a straight answer and really need help.I bought my calibra last year and the front end sits about 1cm above the standard 16 inch BBS wheels the back is a good 6 cm above. I know the Guy i bought the car from had fitted cheap lowering springs which obviously cant cope with the weight of the v6 so its terrible to drive as the shocks cant do there job its so low. I cant get standard springs anywhere and would like a slight drop over standard anyhow but all i can find are people trying to sell 2,0 spring as fitting all calibras which of course is not the case.My question which spring will do the job i want and where can i get them please before i go in sain lol cheers James a newbe here .

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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 11:33:19 AM »
Well you could find someone scrapping a V6 or maybe go for something aftermarket all round like -40 GMax etc.
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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 14:26:38 PM »
Hi, thanks for getting back, yes after market is way to go its just i cant find anyone listing for a V6 and dont want to end up buying springs that give me the same problem i have now  stuck really ,does anyhow else know of anything please ?

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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 22:29:51 PM »
Any springs will be bouncy... what you need is stiffer shocks or a set. My car literally jumps off the road at any hole because it has old worn shocks and some lowering springs on, definately needs stiffer shocks. You can find plenty for decent money on the internet/ebay... I am looking into getting AP suspension kit for 280€, or Lowtec, Eibach/Bilstein...

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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 01:39:12 AM »
Hi, thanks for getting back, yes after market is way to go its just i cant find anyone listing for a V6 and dont want to end up buying springs that give me the same problem i have now  stuck really ,does anyhow else know of anything please ?

https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/apex-suspension-kits/vauxhall/calibra.html

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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 18:21:28 PM »
i too am having trouble finding front springs for my v6...... i dont want lowered so i guess i gotta look at scrapped v6s....any ideas?

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Re: se9 front spring
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 19:42:08 PM »
Think I have some v6 front springs I stripped off some v6 suspension legs, as I matched the legs with my C20let springs to have the later hubs to fit a 308mm brake upgrade.