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    My car reborn, Warning - pic heavy

    So I haven't posted much here on this forum, but I felt that I should share what I have done so far. I live in the US and imported a bunch of bits from the UK. I will let the pictures do the talking. Comments welcome, but please don't be too negative on the constructive criticisms!

    I apologize for the duplicate thread - I feel this section will give my ride a little more exposure.

    Enjoy!

    Here is how she started:












    Side skirts now installed.



    Minor details









    The closest thing I can get to a VXR motor



    Rear end paint complete, center exhaust hung.



    19" wheels installed



    Out with the old, in with the new. The one on the right feels so much better!



    Latest photos:










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    welcome to the club

    you have done a great job of creating a vxr rep there!

    what engine size is it?

    as far as mods go, you wanna drop in down a little now
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Wow looks really good mate, how many vxr's / rep vxrs are in the US? Not sure what your next mods are but I would say lower it, biggeer breaks and then seats

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    That looks great,
    No need to lower it at all, but look out for the vxr suspention,and please don't go for cheap coilovers, but get the most expensive ones to suit if you like, lol
    it looks as though you already have the vxr front brakes/dicss(i could be wrong)
    ya needn't bother with the rears (there is not much difference the caliper piston bore is a little larger tho)
    Change the brake hoses to Stainless steel 6 line kit (Hel)

    All in good time though,
    Car is superb, try to keep it in the shade as much as possible, reds often fade in time from sunlight, friendly advice only,If i were you think about obtaining the half leather interior, often on sale on ebay,and maybe if poss the vxr gearknob,

    I have a few parts myself lol
    Cheers
    ps OH welcome to the club we're not a bad bunch

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    Liking that chief, looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatfire6 View Post


    That picture is brilliant, car looks fab


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    You should have badged it Opel
    Opel Astra 1.8 Elegance Saloon '02 233k miles
    Opel Astra 1.8 Sport Caravan '99 225k miles
    Opel Astra 1.6 Ultimate Wagon '10 87k miles Click

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    nice work there mate, i don't suppose you see many of them in the states

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    love it, looks like you have done a real good job there How come you went for vauxhall over opel?

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    Prehaps a silly question from a newbie, but what is it sold as in the states?

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