Well the time has come my friends to write my memoirs and share with the world my moddifing mayhem and trials and tribulations.
It all started with a humble 1.6SXi which after about a year of ownership really took off and ended up looking like this:
It had 19” Fox RS6 Wheels, A full Rieger kit, Morrettes, lowered 40mm, Scorpion Exhaust etc etc and various ICE goodies.
Then after a blast in Coupe_turbo_jon’s silver coupe turbo I was hooked on more power.
What should I see driving round town for sale that very same week but a Flame red Astra Coupe Turbo!!! It was low mileage (27K) full leather interior, unmodified and I bargained him down to a lovely price. It looked like this:
A few days later and most of the parts were swapped onto the car except for suspension and wheels which I swapped for Koni adjustable coilovers and Team Dynamic 18” Zetas.
A quick trip to courtenays only weeks later to fit CS1 and a rossi sports cat I was making 247 BHP!!!!
I had a few decent days out of it namely a rolling road day at well lane in Batley Leeds. Pride of place at Astrasports stand at the North East Motorshow:
Then came the biggest change to my modding life yet, I got married!!!! I knew financially it would be tight so instead of selling the whole car I decided to just sell the parts and attempt to keep the car.
Thankfully I kept the car and here it stands today!
It has -25mm springs, resprayed lower grill, the Courtenay engine mods still pushing 243BHP and a DVD system.
Future mods will be a stainless steel Scorpion Backbox and the wheels refurbed.