BEFORE I HAD ANY PLANS......
Brought my astra in december 2004, a standard MK4 Astra G 1.8 sport
at this point i had no real plans for it except to make it look nice!!!
Before i even owned the car i had brought the hella front zenon headlights, the hella rear afterburners an grill, i had fitted the irmscher grill within 3 hours of actually owning the car!!!
however i found astrasport.co.uk and soont he mods started coming, a very good GSi spoiler rep and plans for bigger wheels (thats all i wanted i told the missus!!!! )
a piccie i took after a few good polishes and a few mods......
back to those alloys!!! my clio had 17"s so i had to go one bigger and match my dads BM, took months of deciding but i knew as soon as i saw the Kei Force 10's in hyper silver that their chunky spokes would compliment the chunky lines of the MK4 perfectly!! and imo i think they still do!!
couple of pics of the alloys being fitted at 'wheel worx' in mansfield, top guys and very cheap
decided to have them wraped in some toyo sticky stuff!!! 215/35/18
then the sterio started to annoy me! out went the CDR500 and in a sony mp3 HU, and then when all the speakers popped i decided to uprate everything, out came the credit card and some serious hagling with the guys at bass junkies in yardley and managed to pic up some alpine components for the front, and a kenwood sub and amp for the bass
(trust me this is a tempory setup )
I still didnt have a set plan, but if something was available at a good price i had it, managed to get a set of H&R coilovers of a AS member for £300, massive saving i thought, well when it all arived turned out a strut top bearing was missing!! could i find one??? searched all local suppliers as they were different to standard vaux ones, eventually a comapny (http://www.bearings2you.com/index.htm) managed to find me some froma german supplier (suprise suprise) £25!!! oh well i had £1ks worth of suspension for £325!!! and it performes well!!
At the same time i was fitting some small 'attention to detail' bits, like number plates, blue LED dash conversion.....
Irmscher alluminium dash bits, pedals mats, all the individually cheap bits that always add up and cost a fortune!!!!!
and a pic of the car eventually lowered