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    performance mods

    what can i do to up my performance on my astra 1.8 16v 127bhp model is it worth it ? just wana know what will give me the biggest gains i already have a full zaust system and a k and n gen 2 thanks for any help

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    Probably not what you want to hear m8 but the best thing you can do is sell it and buy a 2.2 or a turbo. For the amount of money you'd need to spend now after what you've done already to get any serious power gains (i.e. cams, turbo charge it etc) it really wouldn't be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy
    Probably not what you want to hear m8 but the best thing you can do is sell it and buy a 2.2 or a turbo. For the amount of money you'd need to spend now after what you've done already to get any serious power gains (i.e. cams, turbo charge it etc) it really wouldn't be worth it.

    would do but ive only had the car 2 months its all paid for but i dont really wont to sell up so soon pluss im only 18 so insurance will be high on them models

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    Nos Nos Nos
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    Chip, Cams and manifold I would say. Would start with the Manifold first though as there very restrictive

    Think about a sports CAT, they free up a far bit of BHP and make the car more responsive.


    I know what you mean about needing more ommph, my 2.0 SRi G had 136BHP as standard, not sure what its makeing now with a filter and de-restricted airbox, but will be thinking about a sports CAT when I have the money.

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    there is a super chip place near me wots ur veiws on them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8_sxi_andy
    there is a super chip place near me wots ur veiws on them ?
    save your cash for a proper mod

    your lucky if you will see 8bhp
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    k cheers for the info i think im gonna hold out for 2 years and get summat faster. 127bhp its not all bad

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    That sounds like a sensible thing to do mate, i'm gonna get my 1.8 and keep it standard engine wise for a year or 2 then sell it and get a GSi, SRi T or coupe turbo (when they are a lil cheaper) you won't have too long to wait, the insurance isn't bad on them compared to other cars of similar performance, i was quoted £1300 fully comp on a GSi, just haven't got the £8-9k to buy one at the mo though.
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    I had my old G 2.0 sri chipped along with a derestricted airbox i felt the car drove much better,it felt a lot quicker also better mid range torque, all for under £340

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