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    My Astra Vxr Log (Pic Heavy)

    Ok Guy's Thought i Would do a project log to where i am at this moment
    in time with my VXR. Brief sentence.

    I got rid of my Astra Gsi And Subaru Impreza to Fund the VXR

    I bought her back in oct 2009 with 43,000 Mile's and with 2 owner's so am the 3rd owner of her.

    She came to me completley standard and no mod's at all with all documentation with her I:E all recipt's for service's etc. as the 2 previous keeper's were in same family which was good to here!!

    Well As i always do when i get new car was to take her for full service at perry's and a good overall.

    once this was done it was time to start Modding .

    Now am very impatient chap and like to get the car luking sumat towards what i want fairly quickly so i can just enjoy it as a want it lol..

    I ordered Thing's In bulk Really when saved money

    So first couple of thing's was cosmetic really

    * Private Reg Fitted
    * Pressed Plate's
    * De-Badge Rear
    * De-Wiper Rear
    * Rocker Cover Sprayed Flame Red
    * Tinted Sunstrip

    Then was to Buy ---

    * Courtney Sport Dap'r Lowering Spring's
    * Courtney Sport Cdti Airbox Conversion
    * Courtney Sport Panel Filter
    * Courtney Sport High Flow Plenum
    * Courtney Sport Large Boost Pipe with MAF Pipe
    * Courtney Sport Breather Hose
    * Pro-Sport Boost Gauge

    At this Point i got the MAF pipe and Plenum Spayed Gloss Black

    I then wanted a Turbo Back Exhaust System.

    So fitted

    * Powerflow Turbo Back System 2 And 1/2 (Mate Work's There)

    Had Dyno and pulled 250BHP 275LBS Torque so was fairly happy with that.

    After Reading site's and forum's gathering Info i decided to ditch my 19" for --

    * 18" Team Dynamic Pro-Race 1.2 Alloy's
    * 18" khumo Low File's Tyre's

    Also -

    * Full Piano Black Interior
    * SMD LED Conversion by Stampede RED
    * Heko Wind Deflector's
    * Painted my Caliper's gloss Black
    * Fitted Ebc Pad's To Front

    At this stage i thought i best make a move on the Red/Black Theme i wanted SO....

    Had--

    * Rear Diffuser - Gloss Black
    * Rear Boot Strip - Gloss Black
    * Front Grille - Gloss Black
    * Indicator's - Gloss Black
    * Vxr Indicator Decal - Gloss Black

    So overall Very Pleased

    I then heard Remus Alot so fell in love with the sound

    SO--

    * off with Powerflow on with Remus Turbo Back

    At this point i Wanted More Power!

    So booked in Courtney Sport For Stage 2

    Prior to this i wanted to fully Prep The car!

    so ... with me hittig 47000 Mile's

    Fitted

    * Oil Filter
    * Oil Change

    Then On Way to courtney in search of more Ponnie's

    Arrived there and had following..

    * Iridium Plug's Fitted
    * Stage 2 REMAP

    Achieved

    * 282BHP 335Lbs Torque







    the car felt immense!!!!!

    After Around a month i wanted more part's

    so fitted

    * White line Rear Anti Roll Bar
    * Smooth Fog#s





    This was a great mod and advice this on any VXR OR GSI

    so with me upping the power and couple handling mods and 2 oil changes and now creeping to 50k i wanted to do more maintanence!

    so

    * Fitted Cambelt and water pump
    * Oil Change
    * Oil Filter










    so this ment i had done nealy 8k and done all the above and had 3 oil changes and done cambelt and pump so i no my car is all above board and healthy!!

    i loved the power and handling but wanted to get my power better and get the power down

    so i had fitted

    * Piper 3" Turbo Back System ( Best system so far and best sound )
    * Quaife Limited Slip Diffiential (LSD) , Uprated Bearing's, New Gearbox Oil.










    i was over the moon stage 2 with lsd, rarb, dap r spings was a dream!!!
    i knew once i had fitted the piper it may be running leaner due to more free flowing!

    so i booked in courtney to adjust my map ( perfectionist and want it right! )

    so--

    Back To Courtney Sport but... milage hitting 54,000 Mile's i did following

    * OIL Chnage
    * Oil Filter

    THEN

    * Adjust map

    Achieveing

    * 289BHP 350LBS Torque






    so this brings me upto date

    Had the car 15 months and had all the above done and covered 12k
    4 oil changes, cambelt and water pump, plugs, filter's etc

    hope u like ..

    pic's of how she is now......

    Throughout my ownership the car gets cleaned at least once a week regardless of weather! as i will do it in my Garage!

    Using

    *Autoglym Shampoo
    *Autoglym Clay Bar Kit
    *Autoglym Super Resin Polish
    *AutoGlym High Deginiton Wax
    *Machine Polisher








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    I WANT THAT CAR!!! Im 19 so the only VXR i'll buy new would be the MK6 maybe mk7 by the time i'll be old enough to insure one :'(

    Still great car mate, well done!! I think mk3 bonnet vents now??
    Irmscher Edt Z20LET Coupe, 2.5" Turbo Back Cobra NON-Res pop and bang with Stage 2 Goodies

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    Perhaps this is more suited to the 'Autobiography' section?

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    Super nice car bud

    Definatly well looked after
    Live in Yorkshire? Click here for meet ups in our area!

    Currently driving Arden Blue Zafira GSi..... Not your average people carrier!

    If speed scares you, try Windows...

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    very nice bud

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    Looks spot on mate red and black goes really well.

    Like the front badge aswell with the red behind the black griffin.

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    awsome vxr jase
    Arden Astra Vxr - Courtenay Sport Stage 2 - 284 bhp 337 torque - 3inch Scorpian Turbo Back - Dap R's - CDTI Converstion - Gloss Black TD Pro Race Alloys ..

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    Really nice car, good work. Looking smart, you're not one to hang about, are you!

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    Thanx everyone for your kind comments, I dont like to mess around no mate lol like it how I want it pretty quick and am lucky enough to get overtime wen I want it lol..

    Mk3 vents or r's vents I's a thought at sum point bud so we shall see I won't rule them out

    Very luked after mate I think it's ur pride and joy so treat her right and she treat right and av had 15months no hassle at all! ( touch wood lol)

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    Lovely car fella!

    Think if I was to own one, it would look very similar to yours!! lol.
    Project Money Pit - Mk4 Astra Sri Tubby!

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