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    hey guys and girls i am new to here pretty obvious and was just after some information as i just bought a astra estate 1.4 16v petrol on a t reg
    (1999)



    I was wondering what things can be done to these in the ways of modifications. It is bog standard and still has original radio cassette in with 87000 on the clock.


    I am wanting to do :-

    Tint windows
    New stereo and sound system
    Alloys (but what size will go comfortably)
    Gill irmsher
    May be some side skirts
    Exhaust back box
    Headlights/tail lights
    Suspension
    In future drop a 2 litre in it but which one best ? c20let? z20let? turboed already


    any help is considered i like this one off here


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    anyone? ideas

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    www.lmfvauxhall.com for your irmscher bits, and headlights

    i know alot of people reccomend the Raceland coilovers which you can get off ebay

    and if you search car audio in google im sure you'll find something to suit your music needs

    Backbox's you can pick up from most places, but depends what make your after such as milltek, blueflame etc.

    and Z20LET in my opinion.

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    cheers bud how do i go about removing the roof racks ?

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    under the roof lining you will find the bolts just pull it down a bit. You may find that the roof rails have holes where the bars come through in which case go to the scrappy and buy some from an estate or van which doesnt have the bars.

    Z20let is easier to fit as they come in Mk4 astras anyway. C20let will fit but you will need to buy the correct brackets they dont just bolt straight in. Mk5 astra engines can be used but take a bit more knowledge of wiring because they use a completely different system called canbus.

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    Another point worth making is before you buy alloys buy a set of 5 stud hubs and rear disc brakes. It will make some engines slightly easier to fit depending on what you go for and you will need the extra stopping power. If you dont want to change to 5 stud you can still buy a set of rear 4 stud hubs and disc brakes from a 2.0dti.

    Alloys size - most people go 17" for a good compromise in looks and performance. You can fit 19" in the arches but they will need rolling, they will also sap performance. 15" or 16" will give you the pest performance but can look a but small when on the car unless it lowered a lot.

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    cheers bud

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