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    Newbie from Norwich

    Hello im Dan from Norwich,
    I bought a Astra 1.8 Sri about a year ogo as a practical faimy car. I really like the Astra but as our little girl is a bit older now i thought id change it for something a bit more fun. I looked in to tuning the sri but for the power i wanted was really expensive so i got the GSI, Ive never owned a turbo before so i dont really know what to expect from it. Ive ordered a DV26 baily dump valve and a few cosmectic bits. Any one got any advice on simple engine tuning or what to expets from a zlet?

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    Now then fella...

    Welcome to the club. On the whole the site is very helpful and we have a pretty good bunch on here, so if you have any problems or queries simply holler.

    Have a look in the regional forum and find your region, if you are looking for meet information, local suppliers or friendly faces, then it can be found here...

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=28

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    Good choice on the tubby power front. Standard you are looking 190-200bhp usually, although can be more. A few mods can see you hit 220 fairly easy. Things to watch for is the smokey turbo. Once it goes (they do tend to) most people fit a astra VXR turbo. But your standard turbo back/cat back exhausts, airbox mods and of course the DV should keep you happy for a while. Another common failure is the AFM.

    275ish is fairly easy to get fitting intercooler, more VXR goodies - AFM and injectors and a quick remap.

    After that I believe it is gonna get more expensive and you are looking at changing engine internals etc.

    I certainly will be happy at 275ish.

    One of my fav mods is a Rear Anti Roll bar - RARB, stiffens the car up at the rear and is great fun...

    Hope that helps, and welcome.


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    welcome to aoc, any pics of the gsi?

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    Hello and welcome to AOC mate.
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    Welcome.
    I live near Norwich too. There arent too many GSi's around here that I have seen.

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    Get over to Courtenay @ North Walsham and they'll advise you how to tune up your GSi.
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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    Welcome fella, get some pics up..

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    Excellent, the Norfolk crowd grows by 1 more. Welcome to the club, maybe see you around.
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    Thanks every one for the welcome.
    I will get some pictures on here very soon.
    I have decided to go for just the dump valve and air box mods as going from 124bhp to 200bhp is enough to keep me happy for a while

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    A few pics...



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