Well im completely new to the Vauxhall scene so lets start with the basics.
I bought a 2000 Astra Bertone Coupe on an X plate not to long ago with the intention of keeping it standard as i quite liked the way it is anyway, but that soon changed as i got browsing through AOC and kinda liked what i saw.
So here goes...
Its a 1.8 16v, no modifications under the bonnet.
Silver with boot spoiler and rear bumper extentions, other than that its standard.
Full Black leather interior with heated seats, no mods to the interior...even got original head unit!
First job was to give it a full service and new cam belt.
After reading up on the air box de-restriction and veccy air intake i decided to go down that route instead of keeping it standard. But me being me i bought the wrong veccy intake pipe (got 9177098 instead of 9177099) turned out to be much larger than the standard pipe and a pain to fit as it wasnt a simple swap, had to adjust a few bits and cut other bits apart! Also put in a K&N panel filter. But all went well in the end.
Next job was the brakes. All the pads were ok but the front disks looked a bit poorly
So the wallet came out again and now they look much better
Stumbled across this whilst browsing ebay, thought i might as well get it to see what it looks like.
Then got these pressed metal plates from good old ebay too, but need to get some irmscher plate holders as i really dont want to drill them.
Really dont like standard lights, and definately going down the HID route when i have the money but currently sorting out getting a house so saving as many pennies as i can. Meanwile i can still play about with different bulbs i had for my previous cars.
Then theres the Amber 5 SMD bulb...
And finally a Bright White 8 SMD Bulb...
Im thinking im going to stick with the bright white to match HID's (when i get them) also i purchased some matching bulbs for the rear number plate, boot, interior and glove box. Im really struggling to find LED SMD Festoon bulbs to fit the Passengers vanity mirror in the sun visor, if anyone knows where to get these please let me know!
Also to do with lights, i didnt like the amber glow of the front side repeaters/indicators when they wernt on so i promptly bought some silvertec bulbs to replace the originals.
Thats pretty much it so far but hopefully lots more on the way (when i have some money in my pocket again!) including coilies, HID's, Cupra front splitter, and maybe a GSI front bumper.