Ok then were to start, well i first got my Astra back in 2007 straight after i passed my test. When i got the car it was a 1.4 16v polar blue ls had 56,000 on the clock and was completely standard.
Unfortunately as i have now had the car almost two years, i do not have any standard pictures due to a recent computer crash. I have been doing small modifications and a few big ones since ive had it and still have many more i want to do, when funds allow it.
As i don't have many pictures of my mods i will have to post once ive got them. So to start of with the very first thing i did was change the standard cd player for a kenwood cd, mp3 player. (will post pics)
after this i decided that the next thing i was gonna do was get a descent sound system. What i went for was this unbelievable offer on ebay i got a jbl set up which consisted of a 1000w sub, two 350w 6x9s, a 4000w 4 channle amp, wiring kit and sub box for £150. best of all it came next day lol.
i had it set up in a few different ways before the way it looks like in the following picture and by this time i bought a new power capictior, new audiobahn 6x9s and another amp to run the 6x9s of. Oh and yes i know 6x9s arnt the best but at the time i didnt know better.
Im planning on redoing the boot install soon. Maybe something with a bit of fiber glass or something.
After this i believe the next thing i got was a new after market grille it wasn't any thing special, just a cheap budget one from belgium.
(pic coming soon)
As i don't want to bore you all ill just list the other mods and will post pictures once i have them.
So my other mods are as followed:
New head and tail lights.
New sport exhaust.
Crappy cheap air filter, which im hoping to change soon.
Handbrake and gear stick gaiters.
Smoked side repeaters.
Brake pads and discs.
M3 style wing mirrors.
LED conversion and chrome dial rings.
Foot well neon's.
Then all mods came to a sudden stop when i lost my job and obviously my money towards modding. This was around the time i discovered this site. (which i have been on everyday since) Shortly after i began to have a problem with my car. One night it was working fine and then out of no where it lost its power and began juddering the car. As i dont have that much of a mechanical background, i put the cars symptoms down on hear and asked for some help. Thanks to a great bunch of people on here they narrowed it down to a multicylinder misfire and i was recommended to change the spark plugs. This solved the problem for about two days and then something else went wrong. Not knowing what the problem was and with my computer being down i decided id give it a service, which admittedly did help the car but didn't fix it.
it was now Christmas and all my money went on presents for family and gf so the car was of the road for a bit as i didn't feel safe driving it tbh.
So now it was Christmas, although my car was broke. I felt like i was having withdrawal symptoms from modding so asked for a few bits for my car for Christmas.
Over christmas my meet up with an old school mate who happened to be a mechanic now and insisted to put my car on there computer and just like that all my problems were solved. All it was was a new coil pack.
With Christmas now out the way and new parts for the car went on.
New strut brace.
sunglasses holder (from a corsa)
i can safely say that lowering the car was a right b*tch to do. That top bolt wouldnt budge but like a joiner i am, good old hammer and chisel came in hand lmao.
Thats it so far. A few things im looking to do in the next year are: Alloys for a deffinate colour coded bump strips and new gsi bumpers.
Will keep you updated with any changes and should be posting pics of all the mods on monday.
Cheers for looking. Any comments or questions feel free to pm me.