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    First Turbo... What Mods?

    Hey,
    Just got my 1st turbo engine and i am loving it. (astra convertible turbo)
    Whats the first mods i should look at doing to the engine to improve performance?

    Many thanks

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    pre-cat decat would be my 1st mod followed by full exhaust system

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    Full exhaust
    hard boost pipes
    decent plugs (if not already)
    precat/decat
    airbox mod

    FMIC if funds allow

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    Personally for me performance was fine to start with. I would look at handling first!

    I would look at lowering, uprated shocks, rear anti roll bar, struct brace.

    Dump valve is always a nice one in my book.

    And maybe uprating brakes in line with the power increases.

    And with winter coming I would check your tyres. I have really trouble in the winter with summer tyres, such as Toyo Proxies.

    HTH.


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    Stage 1 Remap
    You Can Sleep In Your Car But You Can't race Your House!

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    sod the performance mods - do some servicing now so when u do the mods later it wont blow up!

    Full service including timing belt, tensioners, rollers, water pump. Change all filters, get some decent oil in there.

    Get some decent discs and pads on there, fresh fluid throughout and some braided hoses.




    THEN

    look at performance parts

    sort out the handling.... Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, Whiteline rear anti-roll bar

    decat precat, cat back or full exhaust if u can afford it


    front mount intercooler

    consider remap


    DONE

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