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Pridzz
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18th Jun 13 at 19:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been meaning to make a progress thread for awhile - Always fancied a toy to put in the garage and have for an evening/weekend car - Again I have always fancied having a 'Let Corsa, Albeit it being a C20LET Or Z20LET.

I bought this off a freind who had really bought it too make a profit - But as he hadnt had a clue about it I made him an offer to take it from his hands, I knew abit of history on the car as the engine is out of a freinds old Astra GSI which was on sub 20k When he had it - Here is the current spec list

SPEC
Engine & Gearbox - 2.0 16v Turbo Astra GSI 37000K
ECU, Engine Loom, Chip & Transponder, Fuel Pump, AFM, Gearstick with selectors

-FMIC With 2.5" Aluminium boost pipes powder coated satin black
-Silicone Crossover delete with K&N Cone filter
-2.5" Tophat adaptor with 45 degree custom hard pipe with inline DV Port
-Custom Map sensor hard pipe
-Toyo Sport stainless 2.5" downpipe
-2.5" Full Exhaust system with sports cat and diesel style rear hidden tailpipe
-Forge Dumpvalve with correct spring rate
-Thermo Inlet manifold gasket
-Rear BoostControlSolonoid Bypassed
-Custom gearbox mounts
-F23 Gearbox and Astra GSI Driveshafts with 4Stud Corsa Turbo hubs
-Custom Rad set up with twin 12" fans and LMF low temp Thermostat
-Custom Oil breather set-up
-Anthracite powdercoated Rocker cover with VXR Spark plug cover
-A/C Removed
All the engine parts where painted before being installed so it looks factory fitted and new

Suspension & Brakes
-GAZ GHZ Coilovers with custom 270lbs Front springs and 180lbs Rear springs
-Corsa VXR Front 308mm Front brakes redrilled, with spigot rings and Meriva VXR Carriers
-Corsa 1.8 Rear disc set-up and the rear beam being powder coated at the same time
-Custom braided hoses all round
-Dust shields removed
-Polybushes have replaced every bush
-Rose jointed suspension arms
-Adjustable Anti roll bar links
-2" Rear stainless strut brace
-x5 16" Speedline Turini's powdercoated in Gloss black, Toyo Proxies all round

Bodywork
-Facelift front bumper bump strips removed
-Facelift rear bumper bump strips removed
-Smoothed tailgate & Petrol cap
-Facelift Smoked headlights with 4300k HIDS And LED bulbs all round
-De-badged grill

Interior
-Corsa VXR Front Recaro seats
-Boost gauge replaced MFD
-Astra GSI Gearstick and Handbrake lever
-Custom buttons for boot & petrol release

Now for the pics - These are pics when I first collected it.









[Edited on 04-08-2013 by Pridzz]

[Edited on 04-08-2013 by Pridzz]

[Edited on 06-10-2013 by Pridzz]
Pridzz
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18th Jun 13 at 19:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I ran it around like this for a couple of week - To get a feel for the car and just to make sure nothing was wrong

It was only boosting to about 5psi and running pretty rubbish, Changed the Spark Plugs for some Astra VXR NGK Iridiums which cured it,

Also changed Spark plug covers as the fake carbon was abit tatty



I then lowered the front end down a tad as it looked abit silly so high - These pics where taken at a local car show



Generation
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18th Jun 13 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks good, but going to have to do some mods to
Make
It stand out.

So many black modified c's with zlets in them now
Pridzz
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I forgot to mention my future plans for mods:

-Airdam front bumper with FocusRS Front splitter
-Morrette headlamps
-Full Rear cage
-Different wheels cant decide what yet
-Corsa VXR Rear diffuser with Centre VXR exhaust exit
-Quife Diff
-VXR Turbo, Injectors, AFM etc.
*CorsaCal*
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18th Jun 13 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This looks mint. I love the vxr seats in a c!
LukesCorsaSXi
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That is bloody lovely! The little bit of lows made a huge difference aswell.
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nice
Pridzz
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quote:
Originally posted by *CorsaCal*
This looks mint. I love the vxr seats in a c!


One of the best parts of the car for me

quote:
Originally posted by LukesCorsaSXi
That is bloody lovely! The little bit of lows made a huge difference aswell.


Yeah its really made such a difference - Guna drop the rear a tad too next

quote:
Originally posted by willay
nice


Cheers mate
BenC1985
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I remember the last thread with pics of this in and thinking " that is sexual " lol would love a z20let corsa but now im using my car for work id worry id be using too much fuel.
1.0 12v povey
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looking good
Pridzz
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[Edited on 10-07-2013 by Pridzz]
corsadonk
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CVH Turbo.
Pridzz
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quote:
Originally posted by corsadonk
CVH Turbo.


It goes and handles like a boss tho. Rosejoint/Polybushed throughout - Gaz coilovers, AD08's, Cossie turbo etc, Goes very well indeed!

Been doing abit of tidying up on the wiring side of things, Also added a black oil fillter cap as I though the yellow always looked abit out of place!



Also managed to snap a bloody bolt holding the Engine mount to the Mount on the chassis leg which ended up having the engine sat on the chassis leg

N7 THD
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oh dear, gonna drill out the thread or buy a new mount?

This was Winston's car (WAJ27) which was feature in fastcar and used to be on banded G60 whie steelies...

The whole Z20LET conversion, etc was done to a very high standard!
Pridzz
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quote:
Originally posted by N7 THD
oh dear, gonna drill out the thread or buy a new mount?

This was Winston's car (WAJ27) which was feature in fastcar and used to be on banded G60 whie steelies...

The whole Z20LET conversion, etc was done to a very high standard!


Going to drill it out but buy one aswell as aparntly its quite common for them to snap, Yeah its Winston's old car - Managed to get in touch with him aswell and hes a top bloke. Helped me out quite abit too! Yeah was awsome when it was featured in fast car.

Yeah everything is so tidy - My plan is to just go ocd on it.
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Re the CVH they are crap. It might go very well but for how long?
Pridzz
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quote:
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Re the CVH they are crap. It might go very well but for how long?


He has had it for about 4years now. Not touched a single gasket or rebuilt it. Taken abuse after abuse and its still fine. Was out of his old car which he had rolled. My mates got. 350bhp 1.6cvh he has for 2 years. Granted the engine has had about 5k+ planted into it but its realiable and gets abused and have had no probs..
N7 THD
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quote:
Originally posted by Pridzz
quote:
Originally posted by N7 THD
oh dear, gonna drill out the thread or buy a new mount?

This was Winston's car (WAJ27) which was feature in fastcar and used to be on banded G60 whie steelies...

The whole Z20LET conversion, etc was done to a very high standard!


Going to drill it out but buy one aswell as aparntly its quite common for them to snap, Yeah its Winston's old car - Managed to get in touch with him aswell and hes a top bloke. Helped me out quite abit too! Yeah was awsome when it was featured in fast car.

Yeah everything is so tidy - My plan is to just go ocd on it.


Good to hear it mate!
corsadonk
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Fair enough. With a big money build I'm sure it's ok.
Pridzz
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Took the car for abit of Drag racing at a local Drag strip yesterday - Never done it before and it was a great test just to see what the Corsa could do...

Great day out - Managed to beat quite a few cars which I didnt exspect. MI16 205, 350z, RS Turbo's - My old Starlet which is 300bhp just had the upper hand on me.

Here are some times, Best I managed was a 14.08 in the wet and 1.60 60ft time which was quickest throughout the day.





Here are some vids, Excuse the quality..

Against a modified CTR



And against my old 300bhp Starlet



This was also my first attempt at using a GOPRO which I forgot to use in the day :-(

Pridzz
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Cleaned her for the first time, By that I mean put a layer of wax on the body and wheels and used tyre foam!

Also lowered the rear slightly just so it sat abit more level

Pridzz
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Cars now off the road to repaint everything, Try to de-clutter the Engine bay and go all out...







Was having boost issues, Wuddnt hold boost and a lot of chatter from the air filter, Cuddnt run my forge DV as it used to run shite... Discovered the problem





Spring had been removed and someone had DIY blanked the o.e valve. Time to replace with a forge goodie..

I also bought a half rear cage from Atkins, I mock fitted it
as it still needs spraying along with the strut brace..





LukesCorsaSXi
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Cage and seats look good mate!

What you having painted? Can see the front bumper has a few marks on it, but what else?

[Edited on 06-10-2013 by LukesCorsaSXi]
Pridzz
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quote:
Originally posted by LukesCorsaSXi
Cage and seats look good mate!

What you having painted? Can see the front bumper has a few marks on it, but what else?

[Edited on 06-10-2013 by LukesCorsaSXi]


'Front bumper redone with an irmy splitter smoothed in
'Rear bumper repaint with some sort of rear splitter
'Boost pipes redone black
'Rocker cover redone same colour
'Odds and sods sprayed silver like manifold heatsheild etc,
'The inside floor sprayed gloss black
'Cage and brace where guna go grey but prob pink
'All interior plastics flocked and complete dash done too
'Headlining sprayed black
'Need to respray roof rails black
'Paint subframe black again etc

LukesCorsaSXi
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Steiny rear splitter with VXR tipped centre exhaust IMO.

Rest of plans sound good though mate! Will look lovely when its all done.

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