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    Talking Hey all, A New Astra 1.6 SXI TwinPort (06) Owner!

    Hello everyone, I'm a new member of AOC and also a proud new owner of an Astra 1.6 SXI TwinPort 2006 Model, just wanted to make a thread to say Hello and ask a few newbie Questions.

    i have just bought the car and after a few days of reading AOC Forums i'm already itching to start making my car uniqe!

    just wanted to know some really basic places to start, im usualy a technical kind of guy but tbh other then being able to drive it and do Basic maintanance at the moment, i dont know much about aftermarket.

    i was reading allot about people adding some BHP Engine tweeks like Air filters and Induction Kits. so im thinking along these lines of Basic and "Not-so-crazy-Begginer" upgrades/mods.

    I was hoping someone would perhaps elaborate on these light/easy? modifications. dont really know what products or mods would be right for my car, so hope to learn more and become a pro!
    (having a TwinPort seams to be of some concern regarding some engine upgrades, certain mods make the TwinPort system obsolete?)

    Thanks!




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    hi, another twinport owner!
    i think pics are required

    if you change the inlet manifold then you will loose the twinport yes. cant remember if anything else would... probably if you change the head as well but not total on that

    i have put a decent airfilter on, removed the resonator box by means cunning and bodgery and shuvved on a larger di exhaust on

    engine is so much happier to rev then before, only downside is after removing the resonator box thing, the car rocks in the gears just after a downchange unless im hooning it or i aid the change with throttle

    i was thinking about cams as well but im not sure yet
    anyone cammed a twinport?

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    Hi, and welcome to the AOC

    Pics from noobies are an absolute must, so get that camera out and get snapping!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Ahh yes! i forgot about pic's in all the excitement lol










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    So if a Sports Air Filter and Induction kit wont effect my TwinPort system what ones would you recommend?

    (Dont really want the BEST one there is but a decent priced good quality one)

    Thanks.

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    Exactly the same as mine, except mine's black, and only a 1.4, lol

    Think it definately needs debadging!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Yeah gonna look into debadging it, i also wanted to get a plain black front grill but those things are expensive! the cheapest one was £60-ish and the good looking ones £120+
    Vauxhall Astra MK5 1.6 SXI TwinPort (56) Silver.

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    Why a black front grill?

    I want to get this for mine:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASTRA-H-5-DOOR...item518af5d50e

    To go on the following:


    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Yeah, that's the one i was talking about the "£60-ish" one, i really liked the debadged "Irmscher" grill but that thing is way out of my budget for a grill tho lol.
    Vauxhall Astra MK5 1.6 SXI TwinPort (56) Silver.

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