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    Hi all, i'm new here. I have a MK4 Estate in black. Its the 1.7DTI. ( I need the space for my drums, they dont fit into a hatch back)

    I've just got a coule of questions.
    Does anyone know of any speciffic back boxes for this model?

    Will 18s and a 30mm drop on springs result in rubbing?

    Will the astra GSI bumper fit straight on? and does the coupé or GSI leather trim come with split rear seats? Does anyone know of where i can find these bits cheap?

    I've got some new front angel eyes and rear LED lights comming this weekend But is there anything else you guys would sugest to make it look a little bit smater? I was thinking of a rear lip from Irmisher and rear spoiler too.

    Last thing, Ive seen a company in Derby who fits dump valves to TDs. I know its not gonna do anything to the performance but its still the WOOOSH noise. Has anyone else done this to thier 1.7s?

    I'm gonna get the windows mirror tinted as black on black is too much and eventually drop a 20LET in her once i've got my no claims up.

    Will post pics as the work comes on.

    Cheers guys,

    Jason

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    Hi Jason and welcoem to the forum....

    I like the look of mofified estates, and love the OPC Estate that unfortunatly was not availible over here.

    As for your questions....

    I shouldn't see a problme with the lowering and wheel size, but depending on the offset and rim width you are going for.

    Interior wise, the coupe doesn't have the split fold seats but the hatch does, so you could go for the seats from a hatch and get them trimmed to match.

    The GSi bumper is a direct fitment too... Go for the Coupe side skirts, GSi front bumper and try and get either an OPC estate rear end or even just the Irmscher rear skirt...

    Have a search for IrmscherEstate's car


    Look about on the interior and styling and also the wheel sections on the forum for ideas, inspiration and advice.
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    Welcome to the site!!!

    Post some pics up when you can.

    Im not sure on the estate side of things or diesels to tell you the truth but im sure someone will be along to assist you!

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    As for the angel eyes I recommend putting in a set of HID's in them as there not that bright TBH. Thats pretty much the only thing to add.

    Take a look at www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk phone them up if needs be they will be able to help you. Plus discount as well if you talk nicely to them and tell them your from AS.

    DV's on TD's stall the turbo from what I remember causing them to knacker the turbos quicker. So I'd stop away from it for now. Until you get the LET in

    Eye brows actually look ok on vans and estates in my opinion.

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
    I was also thinking of removing the roof bars or painting them satin silver as this will make the car look alot lower.
    I did enquire about the HID but was told they would melt the plastic lens cover on the angle eyes and if i really wanted HId then id have to go for morettes but id have to paint them and i dont want the car to look to black. Im not a drug dealer lol So im gonna go for the brightest H7s i can find with a blue tint.

    My cars on a 52 plate but is on 4 stud so what offset would u sugest?

    Cheers again,

    Jason

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    You should have at least ET35. I'm running on 8x18 ET35 and they're lookin' mean

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    Hiya mate heres some pics of mine from my Beds Feature, anything you wonna know give me a bell

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.p...474#post849474

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    Woah! Tasty!!

    What size are your wheels? What components did you use to lower it? do u get any scrub?

    Thats the sort if look i want to achieve. Modded but subtle

    Jason

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    215/35/18 7.5inch ET38 i think its got a set of irmscher shocks and its got PI 40 front 60 rear id go for eibachs if i was you but i run PI because we do work on there show car so i get them really cheap

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    Here's mine on 8x18 ET35 with 215/35 shoes, old pics I'm sorry to say. 40mm drop all around.






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