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    Question Can't wait for my car!!!

    Hi, I'm new to this place so thought I'd post a thread

    Anyway I haven't got an Astra just yet... put deposit down and picking it up in two weeks and I can't wait! It's a silver 1.6 SXi Sport Hatch - something I've been dying to own for the last two years

    Looking to do some basic performance mods to it - I currently own the 90bhp Corsa 1.3CDTi which felt faster than when I test drove the Astra, but realised it was just the torque that made it feel fast. The Astra is quicker but you don't realise the speed you are doing

    Can anyone suggest some basic, budget perfomance mods to do to my car?

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi and welcome to AOC

    First thing most do is usually derestrict the airbox, fit a Vectra C intake pipe (bigger, lets more air in) and a performance panel filter. Will give you a couple of ponies at best, but it'll help you engine breath more freely, resulting in improved responsiveness and a little more pull if you're lucky.

    And don't forget pics of the car when you get it
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    a warm welcome to AOC

    Will leave the boys to talk mods with you
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    Heh thanks guys, I'm planning to fill a 2GB memory card with photos of it when I pick it up... slightly obsessed with the thing! Missus is worried

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    Get your misses on here

    Tangoid is my other half, and there was a time when I wasnt too happy about work being done on the car... but now my mind has changed and I keep buying stuff for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    Get your misses on here

    Tangoid is my other half, and there was a time when I wasnt too happy about work being done on the car... but now my mind has changed and I keep buying stuff for it
    And it has had me completely baffled for the past 6 months or so
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    never try to figure out how a womans mind works, lol
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    My missus hates cars and doesn't see the need to drive because I can drive... she gets ferried around EVERYWHERE and uses my car as a dumping ground for her make up!

    After seeing the Astra that I'm buying at the garage and having a sit in it etc. you know what she liked the most? The fact that the mirror on the sun visor is bigger than in my Corsa and it has lights around it... Hmm. Not the fact that it's a gorgeous piece of machinery!
    Silver 2008 Astra SXi 1.7CDTi 100

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    Well, perhaps once she sees the gorgeousness of your Sport Hatch (nice choice btw, I love the shape of those ), she will come around to your way of thinking. Get her to a few shows, that might help
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    Welcome to AOC, removing the Vauxhall, Astra and 1.6 badges on the boot is a nice free mod. People leave the Griffin in the middle because it has two holes underneath it.

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