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Not everyones cuppa tea but here are some pics of my GSI

its now running approx 250bhp and 290lbf

anyway this was my job for the day

washed it
used the clay bar on it
then polished and waxed it

although it still needs some scratches and stone chips dealt with, front end respray maybe

anyway here is the results

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Not really my cup of tea but it does clean up
well. I bet it flies too! How does the chassis compare with the golf?

Peter
the Golf hardly has a good chassis to compare to anyway... its most
probably streets ahead, however compare it to a 306 gti and it will be
pants LOl
 

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I really like your car mate, looks great, lately ive been looking at a
lot of the vauxhall astras as in the older ones as my mates got one
with 280odd bhp rr proven has had lots done under the engine and is all
oem in styling wise but suprises a fair few people when he floors it as
the noise it gives off is astonishing considering its a 2 litre iirc.

Sat
 

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Not really my cup of tea but it does clean up
well. I bet it flies too! How does the chassis compare with the golf?

Peter
the Golf hardly has a good chassis to compare to anyway... its most
probably streets ahead, however compare it to a 306 gti and it will be
pants LOl
Yea I know its pants, but if I asked him how it compared to something he hadn't owned that wouldnt get me far would it [:p]
 

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well this one came with koni adjustables and eibach springs fitted so it does handle better than standard but as said before the golf aint the nest in the world for holding the road [:D]
 

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Nice car craig.

My mate has a Black GSI as well and wants to up the power, is that 250hp just from a standard remap/chip.

Any advice on company's and prices would be appreciated.

Cheers

Phil
 

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thats one clean car craig, looks well smart sir, a 50% tint on the windows would look good

will need to get a spin in the new brief.

heard that those Astra can give a r32 a run for its money....
 

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Nice car craig. My mate has a Black GSI as well and wants to up the power, is that 250hp just from a standard remap/chip. Any advice on company's and prices would be appreciated. Cheers Phil
you need some hardware for phase 2 software. this is the larger intercooler, pre-cat removed, sports cat and full system, better plugs, de-restricted air box and panel filter, and a larger intake pipe. If he wants just a map he can get about 240bhp with just phase 1 without the intercooler and zorst

only reason i went for phase 2 was that i had the hardware there when i bought the car otherwise i would have opted for phase1 ;)

courtenay's is based in north walsham north or norwich and do maps

so do regals who are based in portsmouth area

or there is wallace performance in aberdeen

oh and Gerard dont start that one again [:D]
 

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Very tidy, I'd lose the flaps though.
Why? The flaps make it look lower as well as protecting the paintwork, reduce spray and make it safer for following vehicles as a result.

I quite like it. Not keen on Opel badging meself or the German plates, but it looks pretty OEM and must go some too.

It would be interesting if you could do a 0-100mph to compare it against the mapped 1.8T's, TDI PD's and R32's here [y].

Hope it is good to you [:D]
 

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Very nice Craig.  Man I remember Courteny Turbo when I was after a Nova GSi when I passed my test and that wasn't yesterday lol.  As the boy Ger says, a wee blast would be nice lol.  You been giving Marco a run for his money in the Coop S then?
 
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