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    VXR rear box on a mk4 hatch?

    Firstly, how much is a second hand VXR rear box worth??

    I'm looking to try a vxr centre exit rearbox on my mk4 astra hatch and wondered if anyone has tried to or has succeeded in fitting one??

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    No I dont think anyone has ,as the spare wheel well is in the way and the backbox would almost be on the floor , unless you have planes to mod the wheel well ?

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    it has been tried before, cant remember which magazine i seen it in, looked great, but as said above the spare wheel well will be a problem

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    would work out better to get a custom system with a VXR tip through a cut out in the centre of the bumper, the back box would still be in the original space, but the it would stem off to the tip via hangers,


    have a chat with longlife or powerflow, they should be able to pull it off, no idea on cost tho.
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    Cheers for the info...

    problem is the previous owner cut into the Irmscher lower skirt to fit a towbar... I want to remove it but instead of repairing the skirt, I thought a centre exit would utilise the wound the previous owner inflicted on the car.

    So... how much is a second hand vxr box or tailpipe and bend?

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    it'l be a normal or custom backbox, there would just be some stainless piping connecting it to the backbox,


    have a look for a local custom exhaust, powerflow or longlife dealer mate, they'l give you an idea of the cost,


    imo should look spot on if pulled off correctly
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    why would the wheel well be a problem? The Astra VXR comes with the biggest wheel well I have ever seen, you could bath your kids in there it's so big. Unless you try it you won't know. If anyone lives in Sussex and wants to offer my old back box into place to see how it fits I am happy to help out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jalfrezigazee View Post
    The Astra VXR comes with the biggest wheel well I have ever seen, you could bath your kids in there it's so big.
    .........and then Vauxhall's have the cheek to give you a can on Holt's Tyre Weld
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    .........and then Vauxhall's have the cheek to give you a can on Holt's Tyre Weld
    If only, the stuff they supply is £25 a go at trade price,

    Back to topic, the man is asking how much a back box is worth? I would like to know too as I might sell the one from my VXR, took it off 2 days after getting the car and it is just gathering dust in the attic
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