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    B33fy's Red mk4 gsi turbo

    Well I thought i'd better start one of these up to show the progress so far..

    Bought the car back in febuary,which as standard produces 200bhp and simular torque figures.

    Here's a quick pic



    Plans are basically to push the power from 200bhp to around 300bhp give or take a few ponies

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    Right first thing was to tart up the engine bay with some bling some was bought from Ebay, some from here and some from Samco and Courtenay Sport.

    So first up the hoses...

    Throttle body to IC pipe (Fitted with a Chav valve B) )


    Boost hoses


    Next up then was the shiney bits (Caution contains Bling Bling )

    Heatshield

    Fuel rail cover

    Ecu cover

    Brake Reseviour cover

    Radiator Cover

    Fuse And Relay Box Covers

    Strut Top Covers

    And last but not least a Battery cover



    Still to fit a few things but heres a pic of before and after

    Before

    After

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    Next up was some Breathing Mods (Still Work In Progress ATM)

    Basically the pipe going over the engine is rather ugly and get's rather hot.(Not good when trying to feed cold air to the engine)
    this is the pipe im on about


    So Basically I wanted to keep the standard airbox but loose the pipe.
    So I bought a 2.2 airbox which has the outlet at the bottom of the engine bay, and also creates a shorter,quicker route to the turbo. This then speeds up spool time Resulting in less turbo lag and more turbo noise :sign07a:
    so this the setup I will be sporting in the next few days.


    Also with the new airbox I ordered a Vecta C Air Intake, Which is Twice the size of the standard of the CAI
    Along with this I have ordered a K&N Panel filter so should see some noticeble gains with these mod's.

    anyway here's some pic's

    Airbox


    Cold Air Intake
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    Ohh and forgot to mention I got a VXR Spark plug cover

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    Well today I went about changing my airbox to the 2.2version, so I could lose the ugly crossover pipe, and improve on the route to the turbo.

    First I went about changing the air intake

    Standard is on the bottom and the one on top is uprated .



    Then I went on to de-restrict the new airbox, and removed these to bits



    Here's a quick pic of the engine bay before


    And after




    It's not ideal ATM I bought a 90degree bend with a spout on it to feed the the crank case fumes back into the inlet but it was too big!!
    So for the moment i'm using a breather filter.
    so my thinking cap is back on to sort out something more suited

    Oh and I ordered new brakes the other day still waiting for the actual callipers and carriers but here's a quick pic of the disc's. A massive 322mm



    Ordered a few other bits which i'm still waiting for

    K&N panel filter
    Polished Bonnet Lifters
    Leather Arm Rest
    Carbon door sill plates (to replace the crappy "Ripspeed" ones that came with the car"

    Comments welcome

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    UPDATE..

    Deceided to go for a 1.9 airbox instead

    Here's a quick pic



    It's been de-restricted and is waiting to be fitted, just waiting for my hoses which should be with me tonight.

    This is what it should look like when finished.



    Next up I finally recieved my CF door sill plates. Apperantly they are genuine CF, but i'll never know the difference anyway lol

    Here's a few pic's




    And last but not least my VXR callipers have arrived was planning on fitting these today, but my braided hoses are not due untill monday

    Anyway another few pic's






    Now that i've uprated the Brakes and lines should I uprate the brake fluid??? if so which one. I'm not too clued up on the different fluids, so any help would be much appreciated..

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    UPDATE.


    The box has been changed and I also managed to fit the polished fuel rail cover and tidy the bay up a bit.
    I think it looks 100times better than the last setup.

    here's a few pic's






    Next up will be the brakes hopefully i'll be fitting them on wednesday (Hopefully)

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    UPDATE: My brakes have finally be fitted

    here's a few pics.

    Braided lines


    5.1 Brake fluid


    Before


    Compairing Disc's


    After

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    Had a bit of a mishap pulling in to my drive so had bumper resprayed

    Sooo it's spot the difference time...

    Before


    After

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    UPDATE!!


    Not really much of an update but I had my exhaust finally done yesterday.

    I went for a mid-sport sound with a 3 1/2" outlet.

    Changed my mind twice in the morning then once we got back to Pro-Speed in the afternoon at about 3.30pm I asked again If I could change my mind again lol

    Anyway the system sounds lovely, nice and loud with the foot to the floor, then nice and quiet when not going for it, fair play to Charlie he really is the master of custom exhausts.



    Will try and get a sound clip up later (My computer won't let me connect my phone for some reason)

    On another note i've collected a few bits this month, with 300bhp in mind im gonna need bigger injectors to stop me frying any internals

    so a quick look on the AstraOwnersClub see's me walk away with 4 Brand New VXR injectors these usually retail for around £50 Each I had them for the bargain price of £60 for all 4 of them.

    I can use my fuel rail and fuel regualtor due to my fuel regualtor being larger than the VXR one due to the way the fuel is delivered in the VXR.



    next on the list then is a VXR air flow meter this one is 80mm compaired to the standard 70mm. this was also bought for a bargain price of £120 these retail for around £180 new.



    The injectors an AFM are essential to make 300BHP safely.

    And last but not least a rocker cover this is gonna be rubbed down and sprayed up to match the red and chrome theme in the engine bay.



    Comment's Welcome.

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    Small Update

    Yesterday the car was RR'd and produced a healthy 218BHP and 212.3lB/FT.


    My Graph



    And a picture of the GSI on the rollers


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