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    turbo 1.6 16v

    heard a wee rumour you can get a turbo kit for the z16xe

    so i phoned regal and they confirmed this, its made by dbilas, costs £3900 + £400 to fit it, should take it upto 210bhp !!

    obviously youd need to upgrade the brakes,

    seriously considering about saving up for this, cos i like my car becuase ive had since it was only 1 year old, so i know everything that has been done to it has been done at a vauxhall dealer and it has been well looked after and id only get rid of it for a turbo, so this is the ideal solution for me

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    Yeah heard about that. Wee bit mad. Two things that concern me are reliabilty and insurance

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    i think it would be pretty reliable if its done by a professional company like regal

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    thing is its no as easy as it seams! Turbo engines have all the parts to match the power where as a N/a engine doesnt have the same build setup...
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    It would be the reliabilty of the original engine that would worry me.

    I cant see 1.6 pistons and conrods etc etc that are built for about 100BHP (ish) taking about twice power for long

    Thats IMO tho

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    One thing worth mentioning here....they are german kits (dbilas) .

    Remember how strict the germans are when it comes to kits for cars (mechanical and bodyparts).

    Sop i think it would be as reliable as much as the onwer

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    Mines 1.6 aswell, i'm also considering it. You're not alone!

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    It's fair enough if you reeeeeally want to keep the car you have. But trading your car in for a turbo model will mean some guarantee in the reliability plus it will be worth a lot more when it comes to the resale. Would also be easier to insure.

    Just depends if you have money to burn though as it would be different.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    I meant I'm concerned about how reliable the car would be after such a conversion, rather than how high the quality of the new components are.

    It's what you're asking the 1.6 to cope with that worries me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dbilas Website
    Which parts does a dbilas dynamic turbo-system consist of?

    A turbo-system of dbilas consists:
    a Flowtec inlet manifold,
    Flowmaster air filter box,
    Flowpipe air intake,
    exhaust manifold,
    turbocharger with all hoses,
    intercooler with mounting plates and pipework system,
    larger injectors,
    software update for the engine control electronic,
    racing metal catalyst
    complete stainless high-grade steel exhaust system.

    In addition 2 years engine and performance guarantee.
    ..as I've said, german parts/kits are very good....only possoble concerns would be the state of the engine it's going on.

    http://www.dbilas-dynamic.de/dbilas_eng/faq.php

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