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    Astra-Sport Virgin

    Hi all,

    I'm from Wolverhampton and have recently brought a 5 door 2002 Astra SXI 1.6 16v. Having driven a 1993 106 before I am well impressed with my astra, and am pleased to have found a website with other astra owners on

    I hold my hands up now and admit I know nothng about modifying cars, so I was hoping a few of you could help me out and maybe recommend some places in the area to have mods done . Everying in my SXI is standard at the mo but have plans to do it up.

    I wanna start off by havin my windows tinted and have my SXI lowered bout 30-40mm. Eventually I want bigger alloys on but the standard ones will do for now.

    Heard alot bout window tinting being illegal, and your motor can fail the MOT if you have it done? Any of this true? Know you can have windscreen tinted to 25% and front sides 35% but wondered if it was worth the cash? Dont wanna shell out a few hundred quid for the effect of the legal tints give you to be rubbish. Anyone had the legal tints done? Is it worth the money?

    Looking at lowering springs as I cant afford a new suspension kit. Anyone recommend a good kit for astras? A mate said spax were a good brand.

    Anyone know of anywhere in the area I go can to have these things done? Any possible prices?

    As I've said I know nothing bout modifying so would need places that sell and fit the products. Any help would be much appreciated

    Cheers

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    Welcome to the site

    As for the tints -
    To be legal you need:
    75% VLT on the front windscreen
    70% front sides (driver and front passenger doors)
    Do what you like to the rear sides and rear screen

    VLT means vilible light transmission, so 70%VLT means 30% tint. The lowest you can buy is 50%... so ur not actually allowed any on the front sides.

    However, "my mate" has paid £200 for tints on a 3dr Mk4: 50%VLT front sides, 35%VLT tint rear sides and 20%VLT on the rear screen. No problem with cops, passed mot etc. DO IT!!
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    Hey mate welcome aboard. FIrst of all check out the thjread about the meet qwe got later in the month, woudl be a good chance to meet every1 and fask questions

    About the tints, its illegal to have the front sides a certain amount (cant remember) but it realy isnt worth it, hardly any difference. Alot of people to have darker all round, if youg et pulled up by police you may be asked to peal them off or they will let u off with a warning. I know a few people who have had them 5-7months and have not been done. Your thinking about 16-180 quid to get all round done proffessionaly.

    Suspension, u can get some new springs for around the 160 mark, to lower upto 40mm safely. Buy Total Vauxhall mag, theres tonnes in there.

    Places to get done. Theres riceboy bodywork in brierley Hill, by merry hill. Theres a place in walsall where nick sxi is havin his work done what he says is brilliant, Will have to check with him about details though.

    Dont worry about not knowing nothing, u'l be welcome here.

    Urg sorry about the essay, hope i helped abit, and welcome

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