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    Smile My Arden Blue GSi

    Hi everyone

    I have acctually had the car since june last year and have never got round to putting any pics up or any of my old car aswell

    My old astra before i got rid or it:

    Its a 1.6 16v Twinport Sport



    What the kid who owns it has done to it now:



    lol, like or dislike????

    Here is my current car when i first brought it:


    It had done about 40K full service history, was a showroom car so it has, sunroof, full leather (heated seats) and climate control, one lady owner used it to cart her kids to school every day lol bit impractical if you ask me she had taken really good care of it spent money on it when it needed it, pretty much all the seats except the drivers seat look brand new, and it was only 5700 bargin

    But....(quite a big but) after a week of having it the water pump seized
    up and pissed out all the water, and she said it had had a cambelt changed which it had done but the garage did not offer to do the pump which they would normally do, so i got a new pump fitted and cambelt, everything was fine for a few weeks then the engine made a weird sound when it was revving above 3000 rpm which we eventually found to be the cambelt going tight then loose !!! and vibrating against the cam cover, the fault was the cambelt tensioner which was also broken and had not been changed, so another cambet and tensioner set later everything is fine Bloody crappy garages

    anyway this is how the car looks now :













    Mods:


    • Gloss Black Alloys
    • Yellow Calipers
    • 40mm Gmax Lowering Springs (wanna go lower)
    • Bonnet Lifters (would recommend these)
    • Gloss Black standard Grill
    • VXR cam cover
    • 8K HID's
    • 2.2 Airbox Conversion
    • Boost Gauge

    Future mods:

    • Exhaust
    • Stage 1 courtney map
    • Uprated intercooler

    To be honest i dont really know what sort of things to do to start of with as i have mainly just changed some of the looks of the car, if anyone has any advice please tell me

    Thanks for looking

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    I think that sits quite nicely bud.. only thing Id change appearance wise would be the front grill..
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    I'd leave it standard, they're lovely looking cars... each to their own though
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverSmitten View Post
    I think that sits quite nicely bud.. only thing Id change appearance wise would be the front grill..
    what sorta grill you thinking?

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    lovely gsi there mate

    .think you should get another opc opel grill
    .tints for rear windows
    .collies can have it to what you want then
    .go for the 1.9 cdti airbox loos so much better imo
    .and go for stage 2 your only want it after stage 1

    or just sell it to me and ill have loads of fun with it i sold mine but want/need another best car i ever bought

    hope this was a little help
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    Tidy example very clean, don't get the whole Black wheels fad myself I think the wheels lose all definition of the shape when sprayed black but that's just IMO. Nice car though
    Sapphire Black GSi - Modified by Griffin80 - Mapped by Sean T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz550 View Post
    what sorta grill you thinking?
    Im a fan of the Irmy with the chrome grill (check my garage for mine wearing one) but I think the opc one what was on your old astra suits the front bumper honeycomb section down to the ground. Better when the blitz is blacked out aswell.
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    Very nice,I would pretty much leave it looking like that now and go for some power
    Arden Blue gsi Turbo 267bhp/282lbft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz550 View Post
    Its a 1.6 16v Twinport Sport



    What the kid who owns it has done to it now:
    If it aint broke .... don't break it.

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    loventhe first picture. WTF has that kid done
    REP BLACK SAPPHIRE GSI

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