this is all copied from another forum so u'll have to ignore some parts of the litrature..
so i bought another astra a few months ago with the 2.2 z22se engine and ive had nothing but problems.. the first engine had a ****ed head and the new engine i got for £700 spun a bottom end shell last week...
C20XE=cant go wrong
so im here again with another conversion, it will be kind of similar to my last one but i will have to soucre some doner parts as this is a newer astra than the other one, that means a new throttle pedal as this one is flyby wire.. and a f16cr gearbox which has great lower end gears fro the track..
ive found an engine and some smaller wheels to use as the 18's dont help for power ect so ive got some mercedes amg wheels which fit lovely and look cool!
other plans are
remus exhaust system
making parts lighter on the engine (flywheel, bottom pully etc)
toyo T1-R tyres or maybe toyo 888's
polybush the whole car
so watch this space for another build..
a few pics of the car and wheels to start with