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  1. Wheel Nut Caps/Covers for Astra J VXR Alloys

    Astra J/GTC
    I recently swapped my 17" standard alloys for 18" VXR alloys on my Astra J. I'm wondering what wheel nut caps to buy for them as the caps off the original alloys do not suit as they are designed to fit into the deep bolt holes that were on the original alloys. They do fit but they stick out over...
  2. Brake switch/upgrade

    Astra H
    Hi all Been thinking/looking at changing the brakes on my astra H 1.7 CDTI, 110bph for ones off of a 2.0l vxr, anyone know if it's a difficult job, and what I would need besides what I'm aware of. I know I'll need the basics: discs, pads, calipers. I believe I'll also need the hoses. Anything...
  3. A simple Scheduled service question .

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi , I'm from Brisbane Australia and back in 2013 I bought the Opel Astra OPC brand new. The only year it was sold here under the Opel brand. There are very few performance Astra's in this country. In fact, I've never seen another Opel OPC Astra in the six years I've owned mine. Because of...
  4. Gear knob replacement

    Astra H
    Hi all I'm wondering about replacing my gear knob - I vinyl covered the insert with red and a black sticker over the top (with clear gear markers) to match the interior colour scheme I've done up but it doesn't sit quite right, and whilst I really like the look of the VXR gear knob I don't...
  5. Astra J VXR Electric Lumbar support

    Astra VXR - Technical
    Hi i've just bought a 2012 VXR I've noticed that the drivers seat electrical controls for the lumbar support for back and legs isn't working but the passenger seats controls are. Are the two different seats on different fuses? if so where are the fuses located? I've found conflicting...
  6. Engine Swap Mk5 1.6 to a 2.0vxr engine

    Performance Tuning & Modifying
    Hi all I was wondering if anyone has ever done an engine swap from a 1.6 (Z16XER) to a 2.0 vxr engine (Z20LEH)? Or put a vxr engine in any mk5 Astra? Im interested in exactly what is needed to do the swap, obviously engine, gearbox, brakes, Ecu, exhaust etc. But what else (wiring etc) and how...
  7. Astra GTC Spoiler Installation

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi everyone. I want to install a VXR style spoiler on my Astra GTC. However, the small like-triangles beside the spoiler need to be removed prior as these will be blocking the new spoiler from sitting in place. I havr attached a photo of the triangles I'm talking about. Anybody any...
  8. Astra J mods...

    Astra J/GTC
    Hey all, I have had my Astra J for a year now, a lovely CDTI SRi VX-line (apparently 165bhp) in a silvery grey with the 19inch wheels. It was a spontaneous buy, which means I never had a chance to do any research but having driven an insignia for a few months I had no problems. My car has been...
  9. VXR/OPC Astra H Front Bumper in United States?

    Astra H
    I am an owner of a Saturn Astra in the states, and I'm looking to buy a VXR front bumper for my car. Although, I can't seem to find someone willing to ship to the US, or someone with rates that aren't ridiculously high. Any advice? Thank you.
  10. Astra Vxr side skirts

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    Hi Guys, First post and unfortunately it's not under great circumstances. my astra Vxr has been damaged on the side skirt under the drivers door, (was hit by a mobility scooter), how are the skirts removed and can a crack be fixed? Thanks Ben
  11. Astra 1.6 turbo

    Astra H
    I currently have a 1.4 sxi astra H and looking to upgrade to a 1.6 turbo astra H but finding it hard to get a good insurance price (vxr is cheaper) can anyone help me out on what to do i.e. wait another year insurance companies to look at etc, im only 19.
  12. Converting 5 door SRI to 5 door VXR

    Astra H
    Me and my brother think it could be a neat little project to turn the 1.6T SRI into a 1.6T VXR. Its not something ive really ever heard of before but its basically like a low insurance Corsa VXR with more space and five doors. Insurance would be its greatest feature for selling should i ever...
  13. VXR and SRI steering wheel

    Astra H
    what is the difference between an SRI steering wheel and a VXR one if any (apart from the vxr logo on the centre steering wheel spoke):sadwave:
  14. Astra H - Alloy Wheels. Please Help!

    Astra H
    Good day all! Firstly, I apologize if i have posted this in the wrong section, I am a new user and haven't unraveled each area of the forum yet. Please feel free to have the thread relocated if necessary!:look: So, I am after some new Alloy wheels for my Black 1.9cdti Astra H (56) 3dr Sri. ​...
  15. vXR Front bumper damage flipping potholes!

    Astra - VXR Chat
    Unfortunately picked up some damage to my front bumper! First photo seems to be a holding clip that has forced out and snapped as a result of the knock from underneath! Can anyone confirm? The other photos show the crack near the middle of the bottom lip of the bumper which follows underneath...
  16. Vxr air intake

    Astra H
    Just fitted the VXR air intake on my sri, it's huge compared to the standard feed! And it sounds awesome! Little pops and crackles when revved. Can't wait till my exhaust gets delivered!! Just thought I'd let people know it's worth doing as a cheap mod!
  17. Pics of my astra h- 20+ pics-must see

    Astra H
    Here are some shots of my car (my attempt lol)...borrowed my uncles camera so thought id give it a go after a nice wash and wax, polish and shine!!! Let me know what everyone thinks???? :sadwave:
  18. She's back.....again

    Astra - VXR Chat
    So after issues with a cracked alloy, then discovered a break that had came away in the canbus harness Shes back seemingly safe and sound #fingerscrossed A month or so of no problems and work shall commence :) **** i missed my baby...
  19. Astra h - with 30mm spacers - beast looking rear

    3 Door
    Hi guys after much thought, I have finally added spacers to my 2010 Astra H , 30mm hubcentric spacers each side at the rear 20mm hubcentric spacers each side at the front overall the car has been widen at the back by 60mm and front 40mm Current setup- Running on Eibach sport line springs and...
  20. Astra 1.9 CDTI 150+ XP 58 Panaramic VXR INTERIOR AND WHEELS VXD Black Saff

    Cars For Sale - No Gauging Interest Threads
    £6650 Astra 1.9 CDTI 150+ XP 58 Panaramic VXR INTERIOR AND WHEELS VXD Black Saff Hi All, Time has come to sell our Astra VXD 1.9CDTI 150+ XP, Unfortunately we need to sell our toy and buy something bigger. Some of you might recognise the car as it came from the forum a few years ago from...