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    astra queries?

    few things guys, hope u can help!

    Firtsly can u convert a mk4 astra sri to electric door mirrors? if so how difficult/expensive is it?

    i put a k & n induction kit on my astra and it sounds shit, when idling it makes a noise which i can only describe as a put put put... noise!

    i think the inlet manafold might also be cracked as there is a ticking noise when she is cold, is this common?

    Does anyone know where i can get bonnet lifters?

    does anyone have any pics of an astra with chrome door mirror covers, not sure how they would look!

    thanks in advance

    William

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    re: astra queries?

    take a look at this website regarding your question on chrome effect mirror covers.

    http://www.irmscher.com/carconfigurator/index.htm

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    i thought al sri's came with electric mirrors i dont think it would be to hard to convert thou,

    as for the bonnet lifters try PVD

    pete has got the chrome mirror covers on his coupe on the home page

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    hey matey.

    1. Electric mirrors. Most astra's have the wiring already in place. You to buy electric mirros themselves, the switch and relay and shove a fuse in the fuse box.
    http://www.astra-sport.co.uk/fitelectricmirrors.pdf

    2. ditch the induction kit, buy a 25 quid PVD panel filter and derestric the original airbox by ripping out the plastic tubing within it. trust me this is better! see here:
    http://madcoo.fotopic.net/show_collection.php?id=41056

    3. Inlet manifold no idea matey... but when its cold my astra tends to 'tick' too a little.

    4. PVD sell the bonnet lifters. www.pvdnet.co.uk or PM kirsty about them as she was selling sets at a good price.

    5. depends on the colour and style of your car about those chrome mirrors. looks great if you have other chrome bits! e.g see ewg_uk 's car as below... looks classy!


    ShaanK. BMW E92 335i Msport and BMW E83 2.5i X3

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    3. Inlet manifold no idea matey... but when its cold my astra tends to 'tick' too a little.
    common fault on the 2.0sri mate, this is v.likely 2 b the problem

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    sri to electric door mirrors cost me £ about £110 all in i got some bits from scrap yard and some from vauxhall mirrors your be better to get them from a scrap or breakers i can get them when they come in :roll: to the breakers i use its very easy to do and takes about 15mins and is better in the cold mornings you can see out of them also use them when your parking as not to fuc? your rims


    k&n panel filter i would say you pay a bit more but thay are worth it

    what car do you have 2.0 sri 1.8 sri ????

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    re: astra queries?

    cheers guys!

    mine si a 2.0 16V sri

    also does anyone know where i can get second hand alloys?

    once cheers for your help

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    EBay is always a good place for alloys.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    i have a k&n on my 2.0 sri and it sounds poo idle but sounds mint when u get goin. But decided now for the pipercross viper. Also think i might have the manifold problem :roll: :?:
    Player to player......Pimp to pimp

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    re: astra queries?

    ok cheers again guys.

    So what is the general opinon? Better de restricting air box and getting panel filter or better sticking with k&n considering all i am looking for is for a bit of sound about town?

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