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so as i was requested to upload some more pictures of the car, i thought i take a few sneaky ones earlier without looking like a tool in public.

few more slightly different from last time as small changes are going ahead.

so for those of you who are interested this is my car.. hope you like!

This picture was taken by (Valley cruise) i went to a meet in Pembrey about a month ago, didnt enter my car in it but they was kind enough to upload it to thweir facebook and website page!
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This picture i quite like, mainly due to the griffin being off the Insignia.. took a little bit of fiddling, mainly by taking off the clips and putting on double sided sticky,
and sticking it on the car, likely on the slant but as good as i could get it! :)
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Took this picture, as i recently put on the black strips down the side of the door, still got to tint the front windows, but so far good!
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Hekos!! :D... make all the difference!
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And because i had to get the front bumper resprayed due to stone chips and cement stuck flies! i had the opportunity to take picture of this also!

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changed the discs, 280mm bremobs, and EBC pads :)

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This is how i baught the car....

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This was my photo shop idea to how i wanted to get the car looking...

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Slowly progressed!

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And suceeded in getting my photo shop look! :)

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and to what it is now!....

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sooo.. just the stages here..

as i baught it...
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complete to how i wanted it...
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and what it is now!
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thanks for looking!! :D
 

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Looks very nice (Y)

Orange not a favourite colour of mine in all honesty, but looks really good on some cars.
i agree lol. i have no idea where orange came from. however i think it suits the astra, but can be over done in way of not complementing the orange. :)
 

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Loving the orange :)

any more plans?
Yes mate, ive put deposit down on some Vxr wheels, so will be picking them up on the 29th (day after payday) :p, already booked them in for a powder coat,
and depending on how well it sits i may think about lowering it a little more, only 45mm atm.

not going to bother with the exhaust system, as i know i will be putting a Vxr engine in it next year, so rather save the pennies! :)
 

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Liking this lots. What else u got planned for it?
other than wheels and an engine next year buddy im not too sure.. obviously the othe rlittle touches that every member on here has done, like the 7th speaker and insignia jets etc, not too sure though.
what do you think? :)
 

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Matty whats your insurance like on a 1.8 for a 19 year old? mines £988 a year in my own name with no, no claims discount just 2 and a half years driving experience..?
Be just under a g in november. 1yrs no claims, 2 years driving, no claims with my mum on as a named driver. All mods declared and thats all 6 choices of boxes ticked on confused.com lol
 

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Be just under a g in november. 1yrs no claims, 2 years driving, no claims with my mum on as a named driver. All mods declared and thats all 6 choices of boxes ticked on confused.com lol
wow, that is'nt half bad, still stupid expensive for us.. but yours is under a grand is it? is that the 140bhp version? :s
 

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haha thought you was going to say dont bother with the start button lool.. and the fornt tints are only %35 so not to bad, but thank you! :)
but its already on the legal limit as standard, so by the time you add more on top of that it will be too dark and Mr Plod wont like you ;)
 

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but its already on the legal limit as standard, so by the time you add more on top of that it will be too dark and Mr Plod wont like you ;)
oh are they really... didn't realize they were already tinted haha, well it would save me money if i sit down and do some deep consideration lol.
 

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wow, that is'nt half bad, still stupid expensive for us.. but yours is under a grand is it? is that the 140bhp version? :s
Aye man. Would be about £920 without any mods so 50 odd to be legal, aye please lol

Also i was cheaper for a 1.8vvt sri than my old 1.6twinport sxi. £200 cheaper for a vxr over a 150cdti. bigger the better you see ;)
 
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