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j0hn
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   26th Jun 04 at 13:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all, just wanted to post how my crappy corsa is looking and how u lot wud suggest fixing it up! Its a 1.2 LS with X Race induction kit, brand new CAT+middle pipe+backbox with a squared tailpipe, eyebrows (cheers Ed), red side indicators, custom made parcel shelf with 300w JBL 6x9 and Sony mp3 head unit. Had car about 2-3 months and is first car and really jsut want to say WHY IS IT SO SLOOOOOOW??? Honestly iv only ever got it to 99mph down a hill on M25 and usually maxes out at 90 anyway if im lucky, whilst taking ages to get there! ANy ideas for makin it better? thought of painting rear black boot key area to red, hav sanded it down nearly ready..lol!

Cheers lads ur cars look quality!
John

Heres a few pics;










[Edited on 26-06-2004 by j0hn]

[Edited on 26-06-2004 by j0hn]
Ally
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AK
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26th Jun 04 at 13:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a 1.2 8v is never going to be fast without major expanse
j0hn
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sorted the remote linking lol
j0hn
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26th Jun 04 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got some tinting spray am smoking front and rear lights!!!
Tom J
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26th Jun 04 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

alloys and lowered
j0hn
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   26th Jun 04 at 13:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh wot u think about 16" bright white touring car syle rims and gmax 35mm drop? wud i stil need to roll it? stil not going to make it faster tho is it! Anyone else got same engine but go faster? Feels like somethings holding it back cos m8s peugot (seen in 3rd pic in distance) is so much nippier and 1.0L and does 105mph!!! wot u (all) think of removiing black side strips? Need Gsi bumpers but seems no corsas in general are ever at the scrapyards?!?!

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j0hn
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26th Jun 04 at 14:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

love the colour coding of bumpers, was this hard to do? Looks sooo much better! Cud u explain how u did the filling and why? Iv tried getting the vauxhall badge plastic bit off but its properly wedged into bumper!! I cant eblieve how little air gets to the engine bay as the plastic thing stops it all!!
how u do this then?:::

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26th Jun 04 at 14:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

rite, i took a saw to the grill cutting it off at the sides, then cutting at the lowest point on the vauxhall badge thing in the centre. i then used filler to fill the hole left by badge and to smooth the edges off where the grill was cut away.
it would probably be better if you could pick up a post 97 corsa bumper, as the grill is removed easily without cutting and then have that colour coded and an aftermarket grill fitted
Tom_1.216v
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26th Jun 04 at 15:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Getting wheels and the car lowered will not make you go quicker. But you can go round go corners quicker, so you come out of the corner at a higher speed! so in away you can go quicker
j0hn
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26th Jun 04 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will post 97 stil fit mine? actually wudnt mind a chromed V grill
j0hn
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26th Jun 04 at 19:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone kno if i can take the gril out of my bumper?
j0hn
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Just a little update for 2day, decided to take off front bumper for first time to get the big plastic thing off vent adn it came out with a bit of brute force and ignorance lol. Tried cable tieing a hose I found to dirct air to filter but in the end it melted LOL! Also took off manifold cover, not sure why but mate said mite keep it bit cooler... anyways heres sum pics!






^_^ this melted around the manifold area lol...

[Edited on 27-06-2004 by j0hn]
j0hn
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ttt
mike_1.2LS96
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27th Jun 04 at 16:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Change the engine now
j0hn
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27th Jun 04 at 21:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol why?
mike_1.2LS96
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27th Jun 04 at 21:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You complained it was slow, change it to something bigger.
j0hn
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27th Jun 04 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no money and yes its slow but m8 thinks a breather wud make it faster and reduce petrol consumption cos hav to rag it to make it nippy n hear induction lol
Anton2K3
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27th Jun 04 at 21:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will add approx 0.0001 bhp
James_DT
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27th Jun 04 at 21:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The induction is there to let more air in, not to hear it.
It's a bit expensive to fit one just to hear it.
Record the sound a decent engine makes, copy it onto CD, and play it inside your car
R Lee
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no matter what you do to that engine, it will always be slow.
get a bigger engine to solve your problems.
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27th Jun 04 at 22:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is i was u i would buy a 1,3 nova exhaust system including manifold as they r better then the one on your corsa trust i did it to mine and was a lot fatser
R Lee
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quote:
Originally posted by astravanman
is i was u i would buy a 1,3 nova exhaust system including manifold as they r better then the one on your corsa trust i did it to mine and was a lot fatser


but when you say its a lot faster, its still slow...
Ian
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27th Jun 04 at 22:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bodywork is expensive to do properly. I wouldn't even consider modifying the grille, just lower it, throw a set of nice 15s on it and stop wasting time and money on engine and wacky body mods.


Corsa B lap belts required
j0hn
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28th Jun 04 at 09:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol what 'wacky' body mods lol

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