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    Hi Guys,
    I’m running Koni with I think 40mm spax lowering springs. Iv recently got the car out from being in storage for about 20 years. Now I don’t know if I just didn’t care when I was younger or it maybe it’s just my age, but the ride is horrendous, you literally feel every pebble. I don’t remember it being that bad, but I may have been. So as the title says whats the go to suspension these days. I won’t be tracking and I still want it lowered. Any feed back and links are welcome.

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    from personal experience i think its option one "just didnt care when i was younger"

    as for your question, a tried and tested route for allot of gte owners (and i mean allot !) is mk3 astra gsi eibach pro. they are slightly higher spring rate due to them being designed for heavier car, which means it stiffens things up for us, but doesnt lower it dramatically.

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    • #3
      I have the eibach pro springs and bilstien shock absorber fitted to both the Gte's and they both feel great.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DarrenH View Post
        from personal experience i think its option one "just didnt care when i was younger"

        as for your question, a tried and tested route for allot of gte owners (and i mean allot !) is mk3 astra gsi eibach pro. they are slightly higher spring rate due to them being designed for heavier car, which means it stiffens things up for us, but doesnt lower it dramatically.
        Cheers Darren, I do like the way mine sits, so don’t really want to go higher

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        • #5
          Originally posted by G.TERI.E View Post
          I have the eibach pro springs and bilstien shock absorber fitted to both the Gte's and they both feel great.
          gsi pro springs Terri in the champ?

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          • #6
            Astra f Gsi 16v 91/98 30mm drop front and rear same as this Eibach pro kit on ebay

            https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392739258710

            Or if you want to go lower on the front 45 /50mm and 30mm on the rear then this Eibach sportline kit in the link,

            https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353022242579

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            • #7
              Cheers Terri. Guess I need to try and find some pictures to see how they sit. This for this for the fronts https://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Bilste...21-030260.html and rears? https://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Bilste...19-019956.html

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              • #8
                Does anyone have any experience on the B8 blistein shocks?

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                • #9
                  Any thoughts, experience?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tashyface View Post
                    Does anyone have any experience on the B8 blistein shocks?
                    i have B8, they are high quality mono tube gas dampers, they also have reduced droop travel (how far the shock absorber extends) specifically designed for lowered cars.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Darren, I think I’ll go for them. Just need to decide on the springs.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by G.TERI.E View Post
                        I have the eibach pro springs and bilstien shock absorber fitted to both the Gte's and they both feel great.
                        I need new suspension all round on my 1987 SRi, I've read that a lot of people are using the MK3 GSI Eibach pro springs but can I go for the MK2 GTE Bilstein dampers or do they have to be GSI as well? I was thinking of these, B6 for the GTE:

                        https://www.bilsteinsuspensionstore...._p31026522.htm

                        https://www.bilsteinsuspensionstore.co.uk/bilstein-b6--sport-damper-24264495_p32482388.htm

                        Thanks in advance.





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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dosher View Post

                          I need new suspension all round on my 1987 SRi, I've read that a lot of people are using the MK3 GSI Eibach pro springs but can I go for the MK2 GTE Bilstein dampers or do they have to be GSI as well? I was thinking of these, B6 for the GTE:

                          https://www.bilsteinsuspensionstore...._p31026522.htm

                          https://www.bilsteinsuspensionstore.co.uk/bilstein-b6--sport-damper-24264495_p32482388.htm

                          Thanks in advance.




                          MK3 Gsi eibach springs with MK2 Gte Bilstien dampers will be fine, if you buy MK3 Gsi Bilstien dampers then you will have to change your top mounts and spring seats set up..... 2,3,4,5,6,7 in the diagram to accommodate the MK3 dampers as the front damper pistons are bigger in diameter and won't fit through the holes of spring seat and the top mount....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by G.TERI.E View Post

                            MK3 Gsi eibach springs with MK2 Gte Bilstien dampers will be fine, if you buy MK3 Gsi Bilstien dampers then you will have to change your top mounts and spring seats set up..... 2,3,4,5,6,7 in the diagram to accommodate the MK3 dampers as the front damper pistons are bigger in diameter and won't fit through the holes of spring seat and the top mount....
                            Thank you for the information and confirming that the GTE dampers will work, much appreciated!

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