Bought my Astra Vxr around September 2008 and was saying to myself that I would not spend any money on it........... well that didn't last long
It already had plenty of extra's on it..... auto light, auto wipers, folding mirrors etc etc but no cruise control But got it fitted for £20 anyway, what a bargain!!
First mod carried out was to get the Full Remus exhaust system fitted at VXR Performance Centre. Best £850I think I've ever spent!!
Next mod was to spray the standard rocker cover arden blue. Came up perfect.
Then I bought some genuine Nurburgring wing mirror covers just to make it a little different from all the other Arden Blue Astra's
Had it on the rollers at the Lakeside RR day (late 200 and it managed 251.7bhp on standard spec which I was over the moon with!
But it wasn't enough
Took a trip to Thorney in Milton Keynes and purchased a Bluefin handheld unit. The offer from Thorney was free stage upgrades for life (well until I sell it lol) and got it at a very very very good price!!
Nice bit of kit and easy to use and the results from the stage 2 upgrade were amazing!! Boosting now at 22psi and holding 18psi all the way through to 7k revs It also has the facility that with the sports button "off" it runs on a lower boost setting, only 11psi. This is great for most day to day use........... could of done with this on my old mk4 sri turbo lol
Bhp at the moment is around 290 but still need to get it on the rollers.
Few more pics for you to enjoy..........
Next mod will be LSD, booked in at Thorney Motorsport next Tuesday...... I cant wait!!! For those that have a vxr they will know wheelspin and torque steer is a nightmare Fingers crossed it will be able to put the power down out of a corner now!!
Few more mods for the future include spraying the 19's darker, black rear diffuser, remove the chrome strips below the windows, black rear strip (spray the current chrome strip) and maybe stage 3 soon
Thanks for looking guys!!!!