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  1. Z20LEH conversion in a Astra H 1.6 Turbo (Z16LET)

    Astra H
    Hey guys, I own a Astra H 1.6 Turbo. Thinking whether to forge the Z16LET or do a Z20LEH conversion. If I have the full engine and gearbox, is it a straight swap or an easy enough conversion ? If not, what else would I need
  2. Swap with a rear vxr bumper with splitter in the middle for your spoiler urgently South Wales

    I am going pretty well with my vxd project astra h 3 door black colour and the 150bhp edition that I am really in love with, but I just feel a vxr rear bumper is a bit of what I'm not quite sure about liking, so I will be happy to be in the receipt of the vxr spoiler or similar swap straight...
  3. Difference between eibach pro-kit and sportline springs in the rear

    Astra H
    Hi, I’m thinking about lowering the rear of my Astra VXR. The front is from what I can tell already lowered, or atleast it can’t get any lower without any scraping with my current wheel setup. I’ve found a set of 2 springs from eibach for the rear axel only. I know that the sport line set...
  4. Breather box in drivers wing fuel system?

    Astra H
    Performing an engine swap, pulled the engine, found a box which looks like a breather inside the drivers wing. It has 1 pipe going to the filler neck and the other going to the back of the engine. Is it needed? or can I replace it with something a little nicer?
  5. Spacer advise for the H VXR

    Suspension, Handling & brakes
    Hey, thinking about getting some spacers for my astra h vxr (2006). Currently thinking about getting 18mm in the rear and 15mm at the front. It isnt lowered more than standard. I dont want any regular rubbing, so im interested in hearing your experiences on what works and what does not. Would...
  6. Swapping 1.4 engine for vxr engine any tips!

    Astra H
    Hi all I have a 06 1.4 at the minute and my engine has blown, I’ve had the car for quiet some time now and I’ve always wanted to drop a vxr into it, I will buy a full car for my conversion, anything I should be looking for in a donor car in relation to making my swap as straight forward as...
  7. Keyless entry...

    Astra H
    Hi all. I know the subject of keyless entry has been flogged to death on here, I’ve read most of the threads, however I’m having an issue that I’ve not seen discussed. This is on a Astra H VXR. So earlier on today my fob stopped working. Out of the blue. Changed the battery to no avail. The car...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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: