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    SRI-T VXR Upgrade

    After a spate of arguing with vaux about the breakdown of my original turbo, and there £1200+ original quote to fix it.... I booked it in at Courtenays for a vxr turbo and remap.

    The results arent too bad, given its a totally standard car + vxr and the stage 1 map and bits, running commonal garden jungle juice.

    Torque is essentially a flat 250ft/lb after 2.8krpm, and
    230bhp even at 5.6krpm.

    The overall driving result is impressive, the performance and pickup in 3rd gear feels very similar to what 2nd used to be, although putting your foot down with it being wrong wheel drive does really unbalance the car.

    The only real problem with it is the traction control, in second gear with your foot down the instant the turbo spools up in any road conditions the wheels just spin, then the traction contol throttles and you then dont get any real power back on the road till past the peak power point.

    Money well spent.

    J.

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    so how much did this cost u from courtenay ?
    click here for quality used vauxhall parts

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    Nice results John.

    Don't worry about the traction control thing - I get that on my dirty diesel and it's only got 100hp and 160lb/ft or so.

    Maybe time for an LSD?
    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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    £770 for the turbo fitted, £495 for the CS1 package.

    Not too scary i thought considering the turbo is £449...

    J.

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    A good result mate, car pulls like a train right round to the red line, feels far more progressive that the majority of simple remap upgrades. Graphs back it up as well.

    For anyone with a knackered turbo this has to the way to go if you have the cash

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