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    Another busy day for the astra

    Well as I had my first day off in a bit today it was time to give the Astra some more attention. So it was up early and off up to Stirling to MMV to have the new exhaust fitted......2 hours or so later and she rolled out with a nice shiny cat-back system with a nice 3" outward rolled tailpipe (exactly the same as I had on my previous GSi). I did think about a Milltek system but 2 things put me off 1) my previous experience of the Milltek system I bought, and subsequently returned for my last Astr, 2) when I called Milltek the woman on the phone wasnt overlly helpful end just pointed me int he direction of Thorney motorsport.....who subsequently never answered their phone (although their answer phone message states taht they are at the tuner grand prix.....maybe they;re getting there early for next year to get a good space), so thought bollocks to that then.

    Also came back to find a nice brown box.....thankfully this time (or perhaps unfortunately), it didnt contain porn, but some rather nice blue samco hosing from Courtenay. Kit contained the following 1. airbox to AMM hose (piss poor fit same as the previous) 2.amm to crossover 3. crossover to turbo 4. Astra H inlet to intercooler hoses with the stainless centre section 4. 2nd intercooler to turbo hose ( I already ahve the FMIC kit sitting with the rest of the hoses). So got on and fitted thehoses and also de-restricted the airbox.

    Ontop of that I also fitted some Irmscher chrome heater rings and INNX bonnet lifters and Irmscher i badge for the grille and silver tec indicator bulbs the other day..

    Over Christmas I should also be fitting the following:

    HID kit (8000k), which has arrived
    Eibach springs, need to collect
    Courtenay pre-cat replacement pipe
    Courtenay FMIC
    Bilstein dampers - hopefully arriving tomorow
    Irmscher tinted rear lights - ordered them today so not sure when they;ll turn up
    I also want to get the wheels off and get the calipers painted, currently trying to decide between red or silver hammerite, and at the same time put another couple of screws in each of the mudflaps as whoevers fitted them has left them a bit loose. So hopefully by the time that done christmas will be past.

    Took some pictures so will post them up later.

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    why not blue callipers?

    out of the silver and red i would go for red
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    just a few mods then for this one over xmas

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    thats what i'd call extreme modding. Like going round tesco's in a free trolley shopping dash... sort of lol. And yes... we need some snaps

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    well pimp my ride

    at least you've got something productive to do over Christmas dave, didn't think you were go so mad with this car when you first said you were changing from the EVO

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    Dude... either you've won the lottery, or you didn't buy an xmas pressies for anyone else and spent the money on the car.

    Nonetheless... looking forward to seeing some pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoman
    well pimp my ride

    at least you've got something productive to do over Christmas dave, didn't think you were go so mad with this car when you first said you were changing from the EVO
    Decided to finish what I started with the last GSi Next mission is wheels, either a new set of 18;s or refurb/replace teh current wheels (all 4 need refurb)

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    Did you sell the big brakes you had?

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    some xmas mods there...need to pics or al stop ya the nest time to get a proper look at it

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    Get some BBS LMs Dave! Dig deep into your pockets!

    Sounds like nice plans there. So glad you got rid of those nasty Lexarse lights. But, I wouldn't expect any different from you, a man with taste.
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