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    Any Mods 4 The 1.4 Sxi? Need Some Ideas

    Hi there, im Luke.
    Its my 17th bday on the 22nd of this month and im gettin my Astra
    I have already got it @ my dads garage but havent seen it yet since its meant to be a suprise
    I'll post the pics soon as i got it.

    Its the 1.4 Astra Sxi Sporthatch (Mk5) in Red.
    Im getting lowered about 30-35mm and going to get some new 18" alloys.
    Then tinted windows, sound system etc.

    But are their any other upgrades/mods i could fit or get fitted soonish before im on road? Nothing difficult or longterm for now, just need some ideas 2 make it look gd.
    Plus are their any performance upgrades for the 1.4? I doubt there's many but list them if their are.

    Any replies would be great, cheers.

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    I know you're 17 and want a "cool looking car" and fair play, but remember to declare all the mods u do, don't think "I'll get away with it!".

    As for performance mods on a 1.4, no not really unless you want an engine conversion or spend ALOT of money. Exhausts & Induction kits will prob take bhp away from you.
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    Without trying to sound condecending, pass your test and get used to the power you have before chasing more. TBH theres not a great deal you can do to a 1.4 to get any real gains without spending a lot of money.

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    I have the same car in Red, My first car.
    I'd just keep the power as is for now.

    I've lowered it 30mm all round.
    lowered

    My alloys are on order pick them up Tuesday or Wednesday:


    I'd recommend changing you grille, As the chrome V shaped grille takes the look of your lovely red car!!
    Grille



    Althou I wouldn't Tint my windows as I've been stopped by the police few times. But then in northern Ireland we have to put up R plates so I'll get mine done after they come down have to keep them up for a year.

    Tints and R plates = attendion for police.
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    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    Cheers 4 replies, i wasnt expecting their to be anything performance for a 1.4, plus i doubt it'd be worth the money anyways, i guess ill have 2 wait for my 2nd car.

    & Joe, can u post some more pics of ur car from the front with that grill, if u see this again. Is that an irmscher grill?
    Nice alloys by the way, i was thinking of getting it lowered 30-35mm then putting 18's on but i dont want too low profile tyres.

    & i see what u mean about the Tints attractin attention, but isnt it legal having the rear 3 windows up to 80%?

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