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    Ideas for Mods

    Hi, Recently got myself a 2.2i Bertone and i'm looking to tinker with it, looks and spec. But wanted some ideas on where i should start, did the air intake mod i've seen most people have done.
    What would people recomend i do next as i will be getting my 2 years no claims in a couple of months (touch wood) and wondering what sort of mods i can make without the insurance companies pulling my trousers down.

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    if your concerned about insurance then id say do the cosmetics first. most insurance companies will only increase your premium by a few quid.
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    Wheels...... something unusual that you've never seen on an astra before...

    will win you 'instant' respect.

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    As above, a nice set of wheels is where I'd start
    Shouldn't bump up your insurance by too much tbh mate.

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    Yup, agreed...... Wheels and maybe suspension....

    If you're worried about insurance, try a quote from Chris Knott through the insurance forum on here..... You normally get discount through the club

    I have a 2.2 coupe with some cosmetic changes but I'm going for engine mods this year

    Get some pics up of your coupe

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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    Cool, cheers for that people, already had my eyes on some wheels. What size alloy should I get without needing low profile ones.
    I'll be sure to check out the insurance and will get some pics up either on this thread or in auto biography section.

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    Well here are the pictures i got of the car on the day i got it, cleaning it tomorrow so might put some new pictures up then.


    not bad for £1800, 11 months MOT and 67k on the clock,

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    Alloys and lower it imo.
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    how much can i drop the car by before speed bumps become a hazard instead of just annoying?

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    Depends, i know people on 17's with coily's that are on bottom setting (prolly bout 60-70 mm drop at a guess) And obviously they have to go slow over bumps, but whenever ive been with them they've never not been able to go over the bumps cus its too low.

    Personally i reckon 40-50mm is a nice drop on 17's and 30-40mm on 18's and with these drops it shouldn't be too hazardous.
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