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Discussion Starter · #42 ·
So far the list of pending modifications are as follows:

Airtec FMIC
Enhance Performance decat downpipe
Enhance Performance catback (retains 2nd cat, minimal restriction so not worth swapping) 3" stainless steel exhaust (non-resonated)
RSS Air Intake
Red JS Performance Coolant Hose Kit + Intake Pipe
MTech Short Shifter
Black VXR Badges for bootlid and front grill
Gloss Black Vinyl for dechrome
LED Headlight bulbs
LED DRL Bulbs
LED Numberplate Bulbs
LED Side Repeaters
Red Door lock pins
New Custom badges to replace Vauxhall emblem front and back
Red VXR Tyre valve dustcaps
Red Brembo Logo for brake calipers
Red Battery Cover
Red Rocker Cover

Parts to swap from my older GTC:
Pioneer stereo and surround
Corsa VXR Indicator Surrounds
3SDM 0.08 20" Alloy Wheels
Tinted LED rear light clusters

Still to sort out:
Sunstrip
Roof/Mirror caps wrapped or painted black
Maxton Design front, side and rear extensions with a custom twist
Cascada Bonnet with Jaguar F-Type vents cut in
Zunsport custom lower grill
Window Tints rear and side (legal only)

Still debating:
Raspberry Pi in dash computer
Underbody "Neon" LED lighting
Interior colour code
 

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Ah, never noticed that. Looks good. A bit like the extra bonnet hump on the BMW M3 vs standard 3 series.

Wonder why that never made it to the VXR.
My guess is it was an afterthought chucked on to the Cascada to try and distance it slightly from the GTC and make it stand more as it's own brand rather than another "Astra Twintop" type vehicle. The fact it's a straight fit on to the GTC just betrays the fact it was quite clearly robbed and reshaped
 

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Oh and the worst part is, my decat exhaust turned up today! So that's a full stage 2 package I have sitting in my living room waiting to go on and no car to modify...

I've never wanted to benefit from, and void a warranty so much at the same time.
think you should just seel it to me lol

i need s secondary decat lol
 

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I was just thinking that the last time we had a thread this long about a new purchase that spends more time with the dealer than with the owner was also a red VXR. Just don’t follow his lead and swap it for a Burg. I dont think @AND181 can cope with rebuilding another one on his drive
 

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Jamie, so sorry to hear about your GB troubles, and hope you have it covered, love your projection of mods, love the bonnet replacement too,

I'm sure everything will turn out ok.

B
 

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I was just thinking that the last time we had a thread this long about a new purchase that spends more time with the dealer than with the owner was also a red VXR. Just don’t follow his lead and swap it for a Burg. I dont think @AND181 can cope with rebuilding another one on his drive
I came out in a cold sweat when I read this :couch:
 

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How's you think I felt, got enough projects to be keeping me busy without taking on anotyer

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They don’t rush do they?
Nope, and in this case actually didn’t bother coming out at all! So I picked the car up and drove it back to where I bought it. Told them they could keep it and that I’d be getting my money back.

To be fair to them they weren’t the cause of the delay, but have offered to pay my fuel, for a new gearbox and have the car delivered back to me within a week so we’ll see how Thurlow Nunn compare to Bristol Street.

I will say even with the dodgy gearbox noise the VXR is an absolute treat to drive, I’m in proper love with it.


1.4 Turbo Astra J GTC || 2.0 Turbo Astra J VXR
 

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Discussion Starter · #57 ·
So far the list of pending modifications are as follows:

Airtec FMIC
Enhance Performance decat downpipe
Enhance Performance catback (retains 2nd cat, minimal restriction so not worth swapping) 3" stainless steel exhaust (non-resonated)
RSS Air Intake
Red JS Performance Coolant Hose Kit + Intake Pipe
MTech Short Shifter
Black VXR Badges for bootlid and front grill
Gloss Black Vinyl for dechrome
LED Headlight bulbs
LED DRL Bulbs
LED Numberplate Bulbs
LED Side Repeaters
Red Door lock pins
New Custom badges to replace Vauxhall emblem front and back
Red VXR Tyre valve dustcaps
Red Brembo Logo for brake calipers
Red Battery Cover
Red Rocker Cover

Parts to swap from my older GTC:
Pioneer stereo and surround
Corsa VXR Indicator Surrounds
3SDM 0.08 20" Alloy Wheels
Tinted LED rear light clusters

Still to sort out:
Sunstrip
Roof/Mirror caps wrapped or painted black
Maxton Design front, side and rear extensions with a custom twist
Cascada Bonnet with Jaguar F-Type vents cut in
Zunsport custom lower grill
Window Tints rear and side (legal only)

Still debating:
Raspberry Pi in dash computer
Underbody "Neon" LED lighting
Interior colour code
Add to that list now:
12mm Eibach Hubcentric Spacers
VXR Tailored Mats

My living room is almost more modified than my GTC at this stage :lol:
 
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