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    NEW Astra GSI

    Hi People this is my first post on the forum and just sayin hi really.

    Just picked up a Astra Gsi on a 03 plate (made up). I used to own a Ibiza Cupra that i had Chipped and it was a little rocket. My Main problem is Ive found that the car just doesnt get the traction i was hoping for. (Any Quick Fix`s) I used to have a MK4 1.8 Sport a few years ago and i lowered that on PVD springs and it handled so much better. Will a 30mm drop help the traction too.

    Im definatley going to be Getting it Chiped, air filter and exhaust within the next couple of months but im just wondering what they`ll take the 0 - 60 times too.

    Any advise on where to find loads of astra pics would be great too. Looking for some inspiration. Cheers

    Mark P

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    How about the tyres? I've heard the ones that GSi's arent quite all they're cracked up to be.
    Nova Merit: 2000-2003 // Irmschered Astra SRi: 2003-2005 // Leon Cupra R: 2005 - 2006 // Linea Rossa Convertible Turbo: 2006-2008 // BMW 840Ci: 2008 - 2012

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    I find the Dunlops ok but not as good as the eagle F1's so that could help your case a bit, it also tends to want to spin the inner wheel when cornering. Just had mine lowered and that reduced tha effect.

    As for mods mate, get your filter and exhaust first then get it over AmD for a remap, this lot are producing the best results at the mo as their maps are custom not generic

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    I think spinning the inside wheel is an issue on all Astras. Even my feeble 1.6 8v does it on 185 rubber (stock is 175).

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    Welcome to the site

    Check out the Astra Sport gallery and click on members cars, theres a few lovely gsi's on there. Also check out the tunning section of the gallery. Has loads of pics of different styles of modding from wheels to bodykits.

    As for 0.60, you should be not far off 6 seconds now. I think the only thing you can do to improve traction is get a LSD fitted.

    Also maybe think about AMD for a remap,

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    welcome to the site mate ,and welcome to the gsi club lol,what colour gsi you got ?

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    Yeah sorry, i forgot to say welcome!

    Got any pics of your pride and joy then?

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    Nova Merit: 2000-2003 // Irmschered Astra SRi: 2003-2005 // Leon Cupra R: 2005 - 2006 // Linea Rossa Convertible Turbo: 2006-2008 // BMW 840Ci: 2008 - 2012

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    Welcome mate
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    re: NEW Astra GSI

    Why cant i attatch pictures ?!

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