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Vesta
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14th Apr 10 at 10:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm not too active on here, but do love reading the projects so i thought i'd post mine.

My names Danny, mostly reffered to as Vesta on forums, some of you will know me from CCUK and AON/AOC. I'm also on a few other forums such as ClubLupo, ukmkiv's etc (there should be one big car forum for us all ) I'm 17 and live in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. You might see me in Wakefield on a Sunday night

I had this corsa:



If your interested in seeing the progress i made with it this is my timeline video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWXfRrmM9Zw


Anyway i got bored of the corsa (as much as i miss it) And i went to buy a VAG Diesel

I came home from a Garage with an Astra 1.8 3door

These are the pics from when i picked it up:





For some reason i instantly plummeted into a kind of depression with the car, i was sure i had made a big mistake and thought about selling it :/ I don't know why i just felt like i had. Had a good chat with the rents and few friends and i have decided to keep the Astra atleast until i'm 18 and a few weeks after that i'll have my second years no claims bonus
Most of this was not researching the Mk4 before buying, i just bought it :/ So i ended up with an early model without cruise control etc but oh well! Its happened now.

Let the modding commence!

So far i've done :

Vectra Intake:


Piper Backbox with a Remus Cat-back (really happy with the sound it makes the car produce)


Irmscher Rear Lights


Irmscher Replica Front Grille


And a Bit of ICE:

Rockford Fosgate Ftw Alpine HU also..



So thats how she stands! Just looking at getting coilovers now, and some GSi headlights.

Going to look at some Second hand Janspeed ones tomorrow, priced at 120. Tempted to get some brand new budget ones from ebay though? We'll see.

Thanks for reading, any input will be gladly appreciated.



Vesta
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14th Apr 10 at 10:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh, one more thing, i'm going to spray the plastic rub strips on the Astra this weekend. I've sprayed before but never this kind of plastic. Do people just sand the bumpers away or do you smooth them? Thanks,
Firestate88
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14th Apr 10 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if your going to get coilovers the Raceland ones on ebay for 150 are the best option imo, alot of people have them, my friends have them and they say there very good
Bonney
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14th Apr 10 at 20:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking good so far, Only gripe i have with mine is i should have opted out for a 3 door
Mark.W
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14th Apr 10 at 20:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Very good base mate,needs a spoiler
Vesta
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15th Apr 10 at 07:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Bonney
Looking good so far, Only gripe i have with mine is i should have opted out for a 3 door

Yeah, although i did rush into buying it im glad it was a 3 door

quote:
Originally posted by Firestate88
if your going to get coilovers the Raceland ones on ebay for 150 are the best option imo, alot of people have them, my friends have them and they say there very good

I think im going to then, for 30 quid more may aswell have brand new ones!
quote:
Originally posted by wooly101uk
Very good base mate,needs a spoiler


Gsi spoiler hopefully in the future


cheers lads!
Pete_vxl
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15th Apr 10 at 08:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sri-t wheels would look nice too. Debadge is always a good free thing to do. Another astra thread to keep an eye on.
Vesta
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15th Apr 10 at 08:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Pete_vxl
Sri-t wheels would look nice too. Debadge is always a good free thing to do. Another astra thread to keep an eye on.


SRi T won't fit Corsa C SRi will though!

In two minds whether to debadge :/, im kind of proud owning a 1.8 at 17 and not fronting
belton
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15th Apr 10 at 11:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

debagde it!
this may be a really stupid question but can you not get an astra gsi kit for it? or even just the front bumper? i kow they go for mind
vaux.dan
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15th Apr 10 at 11:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my mate had the gsi kit on his 2.2 sri
Pete_vxl
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Gsi kit is straight swap i think. Never even noticed it was four stud, that sucks
Firestate88
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15th Apr 10 at 20:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah you won't be disappointed with them
stick with 4 stud, wheels are alot easier to get then for the 5 stud i've found =(
Vesta
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16th Apr 10 at 08:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Pete_vxl
Gsi kit is straight swap i think. Never even noticed it was four stud, that sucks


aye tis crap ey imo anyway! cant get any of the sexy vectra/signum/astra h wheels
Vesta
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quote:
Originally posted by Firestate88
yeah you won't be disappointed with them
stick with 4 stud, wheels are alot easier to get then for the 5 stud i've found =(


for after market i suppose its better, but i prefer oem+
scoob
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16th Apr 10 at 09:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my 5 stud one was a pain in the arse to get wheels for! some pics in my garage mate if you want a look, started out just like yours
scoob
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ahh wait no there isnt lol theres only one

Vesta
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16th Apr 10 at 10:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gorgeous that pal, might colour code my strips over the weekend!
grubz172
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same vesta off runner.net?
Vesta
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16th Apr 10 at 12:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by grubz172
same vesta off runner.net?


aye thats me pal !

never had a runner tho haha

 
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