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    Club newbie

    Hey guys, I spent about 5 hours reading practically everything on the site the other night, so decided to join up! You all seem like a decent enough lot - which is rare on the internet!

    My astra mk4 saloon is my first car - my Dad has the 2.2 sri with a body kit and lots of mods which he only recently told me about lol (chipping and such) and after sitting in his, I knew I wanted one! I prefer the saloon look to the hatchback, although, after having to ferry my girlfriend around in her new micra (ptooey!) I quite like the ease of parking a smaller car with no boot on! (I was about to upgrade to a coupe, but I really fancy a new astra ) I'm currently planning my latest mods - just choosing new alloys now actually. Getting bits is a pain tho - I'm originally from manchester and now in between york and hull, so I dont know where anything is really, (aside from halfords) and my plan is to enjoy my mk4 for a little while longer, then buy myself a nice new red sports hatch and get lambo doors on if its possible!

    I've a little bit of experience with photoshop and I've been having fun 'modding' my car over the past few days whilst deciding what I want - I'd recommend everyone do that before buying stuff - its rather nifty!

    So anyways, just thought I'd say Hi to everyone - and maybe find out what I come under to you guys - there's no east yorkshire!

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    hi and welcome


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    Hello mate, welcome to AS, any pics of yours and your dads car ?
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    Hi mate and welcome to AS
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    welcome to the site bud

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    hi and welcome aboard
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    Welcome mate, most of the modded saloons we see on here are from abroard, be interesting to see what you have in mind

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    All I've done so far, is put the coupe spoiler on (I'm currently keeping an eye on a smallish EVO one for 39 pounds on ebay - although I dont think it'll fit my boot...well it will, but I wont be able to open it lol), added some lexus lights, whacked in the kenwood 9527 with a 10 cd changer, added kenwood dual mags, 6x9s and an amp for ICE, though I'd like to add a reversing camera with TV/DVD. I've also got the irmscher heater rings in, a nice gear knob and a brushed steel handbrake handle, also got the CD holder that goes in the little tray and I swapped the seats with ones from my Dads' SR/XI (He upgraded to bucket seats)... and thats its so far (oh, bonnet lifters, but my engine isnt really worth looking at ). I havent even got any decent alloys as my insurance company wouldnt let me when I first bought the car - and now they want £80 pounds this year, if I put some on that are worth £250 or less! But... I've got a slow puncture and my tyres are a little mismatched lol, so Im just going to get a good deal and pay the 80 quid - because my hubs were rubbish when I got them and they arent doing my car any style favours!

    This is what I want to do on the sides



    And this is a rather garish work in progress - I just fancy like sprucing the colours up a bit really, there's only so much black and grey I can take lol



    And this was me messing around with what a carbon fibre bonnet would be like




    Back of car - I was thinking of getting some chrome trim and playing with that - I like the bar of chrome on the coupe (but not the price)




    And here's snaps from my last holiday... Im kidding lol ;-)

    Any suggestions would be welcome - I dont think I'll being getting a bodykit tho, unless I find somewhere to do it for me - I'm better at planning than actually getting oil on my hands (so to speak

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    Whoa, pics are a bit big mate, can you resize to 600x450 please
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    lol yeah already done - I only noticed when I posted - thats what comes from working in photoshop with poster sized pics! :P

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