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    help on sxi(pics)

    hi im new here i want to make my standard black 3 door sxi astra look like a gsi? anybody got any pics of a sxi with 18s on and a gsi body kit?? will it look exactly the same as a gsi? thanks for any help!

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    the gsi has 17's called snowflakes 18s will afferct your speedo and gear ratio too much and gsi conversion = expensive

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    ok ye i suppose it does sound expensive after a little research. any pictures on a 3 door sxi standard just lowered with alloys?? thanks

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    Welcome to AOC mate. Have a read through the diarys and user's garages. Should be able to find loads of pictures in them

    Quote Originally Posted by crimbo14 View Post
    the gsi has 17's called snowflakes 18s will afferct your speedo and gear ratio too much and gsi conversion = expensive
    Difference between 17's and 18's is tiny ( about 0.6%). Speedo's over read, so will make it a tiny bit more accurate.

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    Hey mate are you just wanting it to look like one? or the engine too?

    I would go for the GSi front bumper Coupe side skirts Pro drive rear extension and a GSi spoiler

    That would give you a similar look to a GSi but maybe a bit cheaper

    If you check the link out it shows different style wheels and lowered etc

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ad.php?t=74115

    This one may give you some ideas for you car too

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=132359

    18'' alloys with the right tyres shouldnt really effect your speedo etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimbo14 View Post
    the gsi has 17's called snowflakes 18s will afferct your speedo and gear ratio too much and gsi conversion = expensive
    What

    As buckle said it'll affect your speedo rating my not very much at all and as for gear ratios why on earth would it affect the gears? Your changing the alloy size not cogs.

    If you put 18/17's on and a GSI body kit then guess what it will look like...
    Its a jam thing

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    why go through all the hassle and expense of trying to make a 1.6 sxi look like a GSI? why not spend the same money towards actually getting yourself a GSI or SRI turbo (slightly cheaper, less refined) that way your car will look like a GSI and go like a GSI :-) rather than getting laughed at when you get overtaken by someone in a real hot hatch not one pretending to be one. thats just my opinon mate, hope this hasnt offended

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    maybe you could get a GSI front bumper and spoiler but i wouldn't go any further than that TBH

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    If i personally got the bumper i would have to have skirts etc to match so when you look at it from the side its all level

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