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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 pm 
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Car Models: 9-3 V6 Sportwagon Hirsch
After thinking about all of the possibilities I've come to the conclusion I've wrongly matched the lowering springs and shocks!?
The 'weaker' standard aero shocks are obviously traveling too far and that is causing the spring coils to make contact at some point!?
Now I have the dilemma what to do next: fit standard aero springs or opt for the more expensive route of fitting Bilstein B8's.
Surely I can't be only person who has done this? It really is s horrible noise!

Just had new front & rear Sachs Aero shocks fitted including all genuine Saab/GM/Meyle top mounts, drop links, bump stops etc etc.
I also had Eibach pro kit lowering springs fitted as well. Now to the really frustrating part; It seems that the front spring coils are hitting eachother over harsh bumps and potholes. It almost sounds like the shocks are bottoming out but I'm 99% sure it's not the shocks. The spring coils do look very close together!
Has anyone else had this happen?
As soon as I noticed the noise I went straight back to the garage and they double and triple checked over everything but everything is fine. Just looks as if the spring coils could well be hitting eachother.
Also wondering whether the heavier V6 engine is not helping!?
Any thoughts or previous experience of this will be greatly appreciated.

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