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stubbsy05
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Right heres how it goes.
I have a Corsa 1.4 16V Sport, and wanna 2.0 16V engine in it.
My girlfriends bro wants a Astra GSi look-a-like, but insurance would be a killer at 17.

I have suggested that he could buy a Astra 2.0 GSi, and we could swap engines. This way he would have all the Gsi kit, interior e.t.c. and have a decent size engine for insurance.

Heres the question.

I know my insurance would go up quite a bit. (Corsa Sport with 2.0 16V). HOWEVER, would his insurance decrase much? (1.4 16V Astra GSi)
Anyone done an engine transplant but decreased the engine size?

My dad would do the work, as he owns a garage specialising in Vauxhalls.


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So your going to put the 1.4 16v lump in his Astra?????? LOL!!! good luck!
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i went from a 1.4 8v 60bhp corsa to a 2.0 16v corsa and my insurance increased by loads 49
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or buy a cheap astra with a small engine in it and replace parts with astra GSI parts (whatever is different i dunno)
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i suggested this to a m8 and he thought wtf.......
willay
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and while we are on the subject, making a car look faster then it is by using parts from a higher model is GAY! like red_sxi shoving on SRI badges, but i believe he has seen the light and is getting rid of them
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suspect as it sarted off as gsi, it would proly still be high
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insurance would probably see the astra as a gsi and book it for same engine as standard, as its been registered and undoubtedly insured previously before as a 2 litre and not many people do engine decreases..Im just clutchin at straw's like but i'd recon he'd be better makin a low engine astra look like a gsi...but that leave's you with the engine problem
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Insurance is based on the car the engine came from, not the size of the engine.

And why not have a 1.4 16v in a mk3 Astra? They come as standard on the later model mk3's.
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quote:
Originally posted by willay
and while we are on the subject, making a car look faster then it is by using parts from a higher model is GAY! like red_sxi shoving on SRI badges, but i believe he has seen the light and is getting rid of them


My SXI has SRi badges - they look well good so
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I want to buy an Astra GSi and put Merit badges on it.
Dan-P
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Dont see much wrong with em either.

Tam the diesel man
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yes i have gti-6 badges on my diesel 306 nothing wrong j/k
think its gay!

[Edited on 16-07-2003 by Tam the diesel man]
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quote:
Originally posted by Tam the diesel man
yes i have gti-6 badges on my diesel 306 nothing wrong j/k
think its gay!

[Edited on 16-07-2003 by Tam the diesel man]


So you nicked them off my mate's car then? You thief!
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Dan-P 1.8 sri or painted calipers urself?

I got a slow 1.4 with drums at back
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your mate got a gti-6?? need to have a looky at the engine. might be lined up to buy one soon.

[Edited on 16-07-2003 by Tam the diesel man]
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its just stupid, like that lad who had 2.0ltr badges on his black 1.0ltr corsa. its just stupid. ITS NOT COOL ITS NOT BRIGHT ITS JUST HOMOSEXUAL!
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quote:
Originally posted by Tam the diesel man
your mate got a gti-6?? need to have a looky at the engine. might be lined up to buy one soon.

[Edited on 16-07-2003 by Tam the diesel man]


Yeah! Did you not see it at Hemel mate?

I'll ask him if he's online later, for a pic of his engine for you?
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didn't see it mate. yeah if you could get a pic that'd be great
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I can just about bare stuff like SRI mirrors, SRI wheels etc (waste of money might aswell get a decent set of alloys) because they may just about look ok but SRI badges, ET OH
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quote:
Originally posted by willay
I can just about bare stuff like SRI mirrors, SRI wheels etc (waste of money might aswell get a decent set of alloys) because they may just about look ok but SRI badges, ET OH


i cudnt really giv a shit - they look good so whats the matter??

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That is a fcuking stupid idea. PGTF with your stupid ideas.

This should be in 'Off Day' forum.
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personal opinion mate,

wolf in sheeps clothing = fun
sheep in wolfs clothing = homo.
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each to their own
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quote:
Originally posted by willay
personal opinion mate,

wolf in sheeps clothing = fun
sheep in wolfs clothing = homo.


Its just a badge dude!!!

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