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    Vans Vans Vans... 2.0dti? How Good?

    I bought a cheap escort van, but its far too slow.

    I'm selling the Astra, but it looks like i'll have to put ther back to Standard to get any decent money for it.

    So, I'm looking at Astra Van Sportives, 2.0dti ones, and I've got a couple of questions.

    Will my GTi brakes fit? Do the vans have rear disks?

    Will a Hatch Irmsher Exhaust fit?

    What are the 2.0's like to drive, what will a tuning box give me? How do they handle?

    Cheers!
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

    Cheap and Chearfull!

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    I have a 2.0dti astravan sportive. Very good on fuel and comes with 100 bhp as standard. De-restrict the airbox and fit a performance filter and you'll get maybe another 5 bhp. Can be remapped up to 130 - 140 bhp.

    They do have rear discs. I have lowered mine 40 front 30 rear and fitted 17" alloys and it handles pretty well it already handled quite well b4. It's not super fast but no slug either.

    I don't know about the exhaust or the GTi brakes though.

    Overall I'm very impressed with mine.

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    GTi brakes? The 2.0DTi vans are essentially the same as any other 2.0DTi, which is pretty much the same as any other 5-stud Astra, so yes 308mm brakes will go on no bother using the caliper carriers. You'll need 16" wheels for the 308s, obviously. Rear discs are standard, same size as the GSi.

    You'll need a coupe or estate exhaust, and tuning boxes are a fiddle to fit as they need hardwired in. Remapping isn't an option on 2003/2004 models as they use the Vectra C engine so have a wierd ECU that can't be remapped via the OBD cable.

    As for driving, they go well especially on motorways. Handling can be a little strange due to the weight of the engine, you'll find understeer is common especially on narrow tyres. ABS and TC standard does help lots though.
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    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Hi ZS,

    Is that true that they can't be remapped? Is there anything I can do to get more power!

    I thought they could be as it is listed in engine models on regal or courtenay's website. I think?!

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    Apparently superchips do one for this engine. See link:

    http://www.superchips.co.uk/models.p...t=419&return=1

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    Pre-2003 ones can be remapped no problems. Mine's a Jan 03 and it can't be remapped.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Balls! Mines an 03 reg

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    Cheers Guys, GTi, sorry GSi! Bloody ford is corrupting me!!!

    I'm going for a testdrive a 1.3t, 1.7t and 1.9 t on Saturday, just out of sheer bordom to be honest. So, I'm looking for a 02 or 52 2.0dti. Great! Cheers Chaps!
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

    Cheap and Chearfull!

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    Mine's a 52-plate.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    ive got the sportive van 2.0DTI 04 reg i get between 50-60 mpg took it to over 130mph once got a plug in module and performance air filter took it to a rolling road got a figure 148 bhp and 340 Nm of torque

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