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    Red face please dont laugh... but

    would it be poss to convert astra mk4 to 4wd if had the time and money????

    i.e maybe get calibra as doner car etc. or is this immposible.

    guessing it would have been done if so...

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    Anythings possible providing you have the money/knowhow

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    Eeesh, Im no mechanic nor have i ever done this...

    But surely it would be easier and cheeper to buy a 4wd Equivilant...

    I dunno..i might be totaly wrong

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    It's already been done to a Mk1 Astra

    It you have the time, money and wherewithall then anything is possible

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    hmmm... thought i was gonna get laughed at...

    just debating somet diff with the astra, relly dont wanna get rid and get a let as mine 98 sri so not going for much...

    thinking of maybe getting calibra turbo 4x4 and combining the two if poss.

    got the corsa still so might have astra off road for a bit then sell corsa after... just an idea for now tho...

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    Would it not cost a fortune? If you doing it for the originality etc I guess the cost doesn't matter though! Someones done a rwd conversion and fitted a v8 to a coupe on here havent they? that looked pretty awesome!

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    ^^^ have they? where? who? ^^^
    Mk5 Astra 888 CDTI No.58
    "you can’t help but drive the 888 Astra hard, everywhere, constantly" - Evo Magazine.

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    there is a guy who lives not far from me who is doing one at the moment, i saw him working on it a few months back and stopped to have a look and had a chat with him. i think he is using a calibra 4x4 full set up and cutting and welding the car to fit it.
    he aims to get it done by next year some time, very impressive stuff though
    so in answer to your question..yes it can be done and it is being done lol
    learning the hard way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moffat
    ^^^ have they? where? who? ^^^
    guy called pete, i think he has been knighted by astra sport now lol. his work on that car is amazing.

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.p...&highlight=888

    click and there are a few hours of reading dreaming and drooling within lol
    learning the hard way

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    Remember that the Cally 4x4 system was never that good and any donor car would be 10years+ old now.
    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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