Volkswagen Mark IV Forum banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
837 Posts
Good cars Vectra GSIs. They started life as SRIs and then Vauxhall shipped them to an external company that then tuned them and sorted the bodywork and suspension.

Okay, they may only have 197bhp and are normally driven by pillocks, BUT, they do actually handle ! I know it's rare for Vauxhalls but I even seem to remember EVO had one on their fleet a couple of years back and rated it highly.

I believe www.vectra-sport.com is the site to try.

EDIT : Just spotted someone already posted the vectra-sport site ! Doh!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,934 Posts
Quote: posted by blazedoobie on 18/02/2005 11:25:32

Does anyone know of a site like this for the above car?

Cheers

Try this link too;

http://www.breakerlink.com/index.php

Most Vectra GSi's end up smashed or broken beyond economical repair. That Vauxhall V6 is not the toughest around and when it blows look at around 2 or 3 grand fixing it.

Not that fast and very gutsy. Not reliable either. See JD Power surveys. Also, bank on 1000's to make it noticably faster. Chipping makes little difference and the exhaust and filter route only add to the noise which is the best thing about the GSi.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
DJhorace,

GSi luimp can be taken to about 240bhp with not too much spent on it. After that it does get expensive, best option is the Supercharger kit. Again, they are only as reliable as they are looked after. DOnt look after it, dont do cambelt changes etc and its gonna go pop. Look after the engine, drive it hard but maintain it, and it'll have no problems.

Theres also about 10 different V6 engines ranging from 2.5 V6 to the 3.2 V6. So also depends on what engine you get.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,934 Posts
Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 21/02/2005 13:35:48

So you like them then Horace?!

I love them with a passion dude! [:eek:)]

Always laughed at the drivers of GSi's who thought they had a fast car and had a crack at my 300bhp Impreza! Funnily no GSi was faster than the Scooby!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,934 Posts
Quote: posted by Daimo on 21/02/2005 17:55:36

DJhorace,

GSi luimp can be taken to about 240bhp with not too much spent on it.

One of the local pool players with us has a 2.5 Vectra GSi and would love 240bhp. What is required?

He is under the impression a remap and bolt on stuff will take him to around 215/220bhp.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Quote: posted by djhorace on 23/02/2005 10:43:13

Quote: posted by Daimo on 21/02/2005 17:55:36

DJhorace,

GSi luimp can be taken to about 240bhp with not too much spent on it.

One of the local pool players with us has a 2.5 Vectra GSi and would love 240bhp. What is required?

He is under the impression a remap and bolt on stuff will take him to around 215/220bhp.....

Thats probably about right, does he also run the 3.0 cams (assuming its the 2.5 V6 he has)? Lightweight flywheel also help acceleration (but no gain on power obviously)..

Ask for Mystery Machine on

http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums

He used to own a 2.5 V6 that was running 232bhp, wasn't too shy when running.

There will also be other people available on mig and vectrasport who will be able to assist you and your friend on tuning the V6.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,934 Posts
Quote: posted by Daimo on 24/02/2005 12:58:42

Quote: posted by djhorace on 23/02/2005 10:43:13

Quote: posted by Daimo on 21/02/2005 17:55:36

DJhorace,

GSi luimp can be taken to about 240bhp with not too much spent on it.

One of the local pool players with us has a 2.5 Vectra GSi and would love 240bhp. What is required?

He is under the impression a remap and bolt on stuff will take him to around 215/220bhp.....

Thats probably about right, does he also run the 3.0 cams (assuming its the 2.5 V6 he has)? Lightweight flywheel also help acceleration (but no gain on power obviously)..

Ask for Mystery Machine on

http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums

He used to own a 2.5 V6 that was running 232bhp, wasn't too shy when running.

There will also be other people available on mig and vectrasport who will be able to assist you and your friend on tuning the V6.

Yes it is a 2.5 GSi. Cheers. Will pass it on.

Don't the above mods costs a fortune though? My earlier point was that these cars cost a lot to tune for the minimal amount of power gain. My mate is considering a Scooby to replace the Vectra and I would back him 300% as my Scooby made mincemeat of any GSi that tried its luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Depends what you call a fortune. Around ?1k will get 220+bhp at least im sure..

Scoobys are not all that, off the mark they will kill an 2.0 16v Corsa/Nova, but when running say from 30mph, most UK spec scoobys WILL loose out. Even the scooby boys agree.

Advantage is though that the scoobys (UK) have a turbo, so its always going to be easier to get power from them. I've got a friend adding a 2.0 turbo with the F28 (6 speed) box into his SuperTouring Vectra, so that should be a beast. Then there is the tuning options.

Veccys can be nice :)

Posted Image


This is the car that LET is going into. Wheels are black now...

Posted Image


This is his previous car. A LET Mk2 Astra GTE Champion.

Posted Image
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,934 Posts
Quote: posted by Daimo on 25/02/2005 19:33:37

Depends what you call a fortune. Around ?1k will get 220+bhp at least im sure..

A Scoob has that out the box. ?1000 is a lot for 20bhp.

Scoobys are not all that, off the mark they will kill an 2.0 16v Corsa/Nova, but when running say from 30mph, most UK spec scoobys WILL loose out. Even the scooby boys agree.

Depends on the spec of the UK Scooby. Mine had 300bhp but I agree that a small car with 220bhp will beat one of similar power and more weight on a rolling start. Of course, again, it depends on the car. Lots of Nova's etc get good times on 1/4 mile drag racing.

Advantage is though that the scoobys (UK) have a turbo, so its always going to be easier to get power from them. I've got a friend adding a 2.0 turbo with the F28 (6 speed) box into his SuperTouring Vectra, so that should be a beast. Then there is the tuning options.

Still has the 2wd issues though. 200bhp through the front wheels is a lot to ask of a car although widely done and very possible. Tuning that to 250-300bhp is a different matter though. Lots of extra work will be needed to make it nice to drive.

Veccys can be nice :)

I know some people love them but I ain't one of those people. My least favourite car of all recent UK cars. I hate them with a passion. Sorry [:(]

Posted Image


Now that is a really really nice car. Always had a soft spot for the GTE Astra. I wanted a red one after the Red Arrows ad years ago! The digi dash and the note from an 8 valver with an inductin kit was ace!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Aye thats furry muff, everyone likes different things.

Yeah, 2wd traction is awfull. My other half has a 2.0 16v Turbo (Again, with 6 speed, converted to 2wd :D). Getting the power down in 1st n 2nd is ummmm, fun, but once it gets grip is a damn monster.

This is why i want to convert to the turbo. Its just that much faster. If anyones got any webspace i've got a couple of small 400kb movies of her litterally whooping my ass. And mines not too bad!!!

Heres Spankee's astra engine. :) Helped me start my chroming fetish ha ha..

Posted Image


PS, i mean a nova/corsa with a 2.0, minimal mods (closed air filter, exhaust) is good enough to take on a scooby when rolling.. 4wd tranmission loss is a killer ;)
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top