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Build another van was beconiirg too hard to resist. 'After building the white van and fitting the kit and big wheels, I really wanted to do another but this time I wanted to do it like Vauxhall would have-done GSi van. I really wanted to concentrate on the engine this time and I thought about a turbo Vlk4 van.' In early 2010, Dan started looking for a suitable base to begin the build with and as luck would have it, the perfect van turned up in tie ciassitieds, complete with a Z20LET engine and...

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The Vauxhall Owners' Network (VxON) started over five years ago when the members of Cavweb, a forum catering predominantly for the Cavalier, decided that a new broader reaching website was needed to ca.er for the expanding members who were moving to the newer breed of models. In late 2005, the VxON Club was launched in order to assist in paying for the increased hosting fees that came with the new, larger site. It also meant that the group could become eligible for affiliation with the VBOA,...

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Ampera To Cost

A heavily revised VXR8 based on the new Holden HSV E3 GTS is available to order now There's 431 bhp, new 'Magnetic Ride Control' and a host of styling revisions inside and out. Prices start at 49,500, which is a lot more than the old version, but Vauxhall reckon you're getting a lot more in return. Vauxhall has announced that its Ampera will cost under 3ol< when it hits UK showrooms in early 2012. After taking advantage of the 5000 Plug-In Car Grant, customers will pay just 28,995 for the...

Antara Becomes The Car Of Choice

As many will have experienced over the last month or so, winter is well and truly with us. Here in central Scotland in particular we were hit pretty badly with the snow, to the point that some sections of major motorways were closed for three days. While this had a detrimental effect on us here at the garage with customers not only unable to bring their cars in for servicing and repairs, deliveries of new cars were also abandoned until the situation got better. As the saying goes though, every...

Astra 4 Coupe Turbo

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Bodywork

Chances are, you'll Find it somewhere on a second-hand Nova. You may find loads of the stuff, and possibly enough to warrant a trip to the scrapyard. It's essential to look everywhere for corrosion. Start at the fionl, checking off the front panel, wings and under the arches, especially around the suspension towers, headlamp mounts and dirt-trap rear corners, which potentially lead towards a rotten floorpan. Sills can rot out in spectacular fashion, inside and out, so be careful to check...

Channel Computing

If you would prefer a 1-to-l feel free to call me on 01207 299596 QBc gentle here as I'm new to all this stuff, I've only just passed my test in summer so this will be my first winter driving and I'm a bit nervous I've got a little Corsa 1.4 which is great and passed its MoT in june but lim not sure what I should be doing before the weather gets colder. I don't really have anybody to help me and I think a garage will try and rip me off, so any advice for a beginner Thanks. Alice, email BE...

Convert it

Hello and welcome to the first issue of 2011. It's a big year for us, as it'll see us celebrate our 10th anniversary. It's also the 10th PV Show, so we'll be enjoying a couple of big birthday parties This month's issue is devoted to engine swaps. This is one of the key parts of the Vauxhall scene. If there was never a model built from the factory that you'd like to see, well, just go and build it yourself From immaculate OEM+ replicas that look like they've just driven off the pages of a...

Corsa B

After destroying the original 1.4 engine following some Dukes of Hazard antics, apprentice mechanic Daniel built himself a 1.6 16V and complete with ARP bolted bottom end, high-flow inlet system and a DIY ported cylinder head. Once fitted, the suspension was uprated with a mix of G-Maxand Bilstein but as it's built for driving, it's not too low. The brake are 256 mm items from a Cavalier 16V and inside it's a sparse, function-over-form job that isn't just show car-spec. Top job. 2004 Astravan...

Corsa D Turbo

Despite only owning the Corsa for a couple of months, Ashley has wasted no time in bringing it up to scratch. The first task was to buff the bodywork, which was in pretty poor condition, along with colour-coding the grille and removing the rear wiper and badges. Next came the mechanicals, a subtle suspension drop will tighten up the handling while the Scorpion pre-cat pipe frees up some power but there's more to come with a remap, front-mount and a dump valve all planned for the New Year. SEND...

Corsa Rss Upgrades

DBILAS KU4 CONVLHSION MANIFOLD AND PARTS 1200 This Dbilas conversion manifold allows the Astra VXR turbo to be run on your Corsa VXR. The result is 265hp on a standard bottom end, potential for 30Cbhp+ with a strengthened bottom end. 80MM MAF INC. SAMCO INTAKE HOSE 280 80MM MAF INC. SAMCO INTAKE HOSE 280 and fuelling kit are recommended upgrades. With 250bhp on tap tnis is a great track set-up. EDS INTERCOOLER KIT WITH HARDPIPES 420

Corsa

With the updated Corsa on sale now, the original version of the VXR makes a great buy on the used market. ubtle is not a word that can be used to describe the Corsa VXR. Even in Black Sapphire, i. still stands out in the car park. Ei en almost four years afler its. launch, it's hard not lo look at the extrovert design. Deep front and rear bumpers with vents, a rear diffuspr and rpntral triangular exhaust, unique mirrors, huge side skirts and roof spoiler grabs your attention. This VXR also has...

Cutting It Fine

Hole at front of sill had to be cut out. 33,000 miles on (bearing in mind it's spent half that time parked up so it's worked hard). So, I had a poke round and found a hole in each sill. The car had been off the road since April, so it was no surprise to find a couple of placeb in need of work. F'iend and Staff Cars regular Grant Riddick was happy to weld both of tho p up, and wp uspd a sprtion of a sill replacement panel to sort the front out, where the car had fallen off a jack last winter (in...

Dream Car Favourite Modification Whats Next

Bastuck cat-back system and dBilas Flowmaster. That's as near as dammit the same as the 1.7-litre CDTi lump, which is fair performance from the little i.25-lr.re motor. Wayne rec< ons that's mainly down to the remap. 'Arno EDS's clever man, who works closely with Regal on their software upgrades spent a lot of time doing the remap to get more power and counteract the power to the amount of smoke coming out the back. They worked on it for about a week, trying different maps, dyno-ing,...

Early Days

Thp f nrsa B has now been out of production for 10 years, with the last examples appearing on an X-plate. It's arguably the last of the 'old sciool' generation of Vauxhalls, sharing much of its underpinnings with the Nova. It was constantly updated during its production run, with the first base-model Merits coming with a four-speed gearbox and the final range-topping CDX having air con and leather. There are stilt loads out there so our advice if you're looking for one is to buy the newest you...

Engine

1998CC Z20LET DOHC 16-vatve, Z20LEH VXR turbo, injectors and airflow meter. Red Dot Racing remap, GReddy boost controller, Ford RS Cosworth plugs, TX Autosport front-mounted intercooler, silicone hoses, reverse alrbox with K& N, recirculating valve, enlarged top hat and twin core alloy radiator, TX Autosport boost pipe, custom fabricated cold air feed with cone filter, custom-made 2.5 inch exhaust with enlarged downpipe, colour-coded rccker cover, polished heatshields and covers, 300 bhp....

Engine Ecu Remap

Let's keep this pretty short and sweet as the option are endless, only limited by the depth of your pockets. A standard engine in a good state of tune will see 200 bhp but is heavily restricted as standard so allowing the engine to breathe better will make a world of difference. For relatively little outlay, 260 270 bhp is easily achievable. Beyond this you will be starting to approach the (sensible) limits for the standard components and will need to start looking at VXR injectors, urbo,...

Engine Essentials

Everything you need to know about Vauxhall's new breed of turbocharged engine, words Daveiphotos various The Z20LET can face its roots back to the dark ages. With its predecessor the C20LET being killed off in 1996 due to ever increasing emissions standares, Vauxhall were left without a flagship turbo engine for almost five years. In 2000 the Astra Coupe Tnrhn was launched and became the first car available with Vauxhall's new generation 2.0 16V turbocha'ged engine and continued to power...

Engines

Having trouble deciding what engine to use for your project We've put together a list of the best engines for transplanting into different shells. Words Dan Williamson I Photos Various Astra GTE 16V, Astra GSi Mkl 11 (92-95), Cavalier GSi, Cavalier SRi 16V, Calibra 16V Anything Nova, Corsa B and C, igra, Astra Mkl, II, III and IV, Cavalier Mkl I and III, Manta, Chevette, Escorts, Caterhams, Minis and more Easy. It'll bolt onto the gearbox in place of lesser big-blocks and conversion kits are...

Essential Check Points

Check the gears are precise and smooth. Notch gearchanges could be down to a lack of oil, worn cables or worn gearbox internals. Listen for any gearbox whine, or rattling as you press or release the clutch. Ensure the power delivery is smooth and progressive. Check for any flat spots or hesitation. The turbo should spool from around 2500 rpm. Listen for excessive whining and look out for erratic power delivery, v hich could be c defective boost control sensor, map sensor or...

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Eurovaux

Allan and Maria, who formerly ran CavalierCrazy, have set up a new dub called Eurovaux. Allan tells us, 'Our aim is to provide an informative and enjoyable forum for all means of Vauxhall life from the earliest to the most recent Insignia VXR, we have an easy to manage and well laid out forum for everyone to use, with 5 years of forum running experience this one will hopefully be one of the greats. 'The forum will be starting off for general registration only then once the active user numbers...

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Eye On The Market

Regular readers will have seen on several occasicns that the Vectra C GSi has featured on Eye On The Market as with current prices it offers 3 lot of car for the money and in the last year 01 so has started to appreciate in value (yoc haven't just bougit one or anything have you Dave - Dougie). Well after tentatively looking around for the last few months I've decided to take my own advice and have just recently bought a 2004 Vectra GSi. As luck would have it I've known this particular car...

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Gareth Davies

It might look like it did when competing more than a decade ago, but this Vectra has been painstakingly stripped and restored, complete with bare-metal respray. Owner Gareth says, 'It'd had a hard life before I got it five years aso. Derek drew me to the car - he told me It was on eBay, and the rest Is history.' Gareth used to build Honda Civic rally cars, but seems to have found his true calling keeping the 2.5 SRi as precise as possible. He says, 'For me, it should stay exactly as it was...

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Owner Rich Law has owned this rare saloon since he was 18 years old back in 2000. At that age, it was a cool car to own, and he started off by tuning the 20SEH engine, doing the usual things such as cam, manifold and K& N 57i filter. I raced my mate Dan in his Mk2 Golf GTi 16V though,' remembers Rich, and it was then I knew I needed a 16-valve engine.' A C20XE was soon fitted, but this blew up and was in turn replaced with a reconditioned unit. This provided fun for two years until Rich...

Sports Models

Until the merger with Opet in 1981, Vauxhall really didn't do 'sporty', yes there was the Chevette HS and HSR but they were hugely expensive homologation specials. The Droop Snoot Firenza only sold in tiny numbers and although there was a Viva HB GT, it was never followed up. Your top choice was a '2300' power Firenza or Magnum and there wasn't a buckct scat in sight. Contrast that with Ford, who had the Sport, Mexico, RS and more, all of which are worth a fortune now. You have to wonder if a...

Total Vauxhall

New figures published today by the BBC reveal that more than 600,000 cars on Britain's roads have been clocked so they show lower mileages increasing their value when then offered for sale. This figure increases to 716,291 when vans and motorbikes are included, highlighting the need for consumers to protect themselves from unscrupulous sellers, says HPI. Joining the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Trading Standards, HPI calls for stricter enforcement of regulations to protect consumers and...

Identification

There is no difference in the engines, regardless of their age and model they originated from. Power difference is governed by the ECU map and with the first step in tuning being a remap, this is npgligihle. The pnginp nnmhpr is difficult to see but can be found stamped into the block on the right hand side. With many engines having a shady history, we'd recommend you don't buy an engine on a pallet. It's far better to buy a complete car to break or at the very least, see the engine in its...

Info

I Chevette's 1256CC lump is pretty J hopeless even when running as it should. As a result, the engine overheated and threw its coolant all over the motorway, meaning the AA had to tow the car the rest of the way. Once he got back to Eastbourne though, James sorted out the spark plugs and drove the car all the way to Liverpool to get the ferry back over to Ireland. As mentoned, james bought the car just for a laugh, but there's nothing funny about a standard Chevette. James though, is a...

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Ad a few while the Cavalier was being built, including a V6. Can I menticn my Jetta GTi 16V That was a brilliant car. fast as anything, until I rattled the big ends out it at 7000 rpm in 4th. Having had various ICE installs over the years, he decided to make sure the Cavalier was ready to accept his latest. The whole of the inside of the car is Dynamatted, a painstaking process that took Rich months - the boot, wheel arches, inside doors and floors are all covered, and the result gives the car...

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Lesser Spotted Sports Hatch

I used to own a Mki Cavalier Sports Hatch, similar to an Opel Manta. It had a 2-litre CIH engine, four-speed gearbox, modified camshaft and twin-choke Weber carb. There seems to be no information or phctos etc on this car in any of your magazines. How rare was it (as I can only find reference to the Manta versions) I have alv ays had Vauxhalls and now own a Vectra B GSi 2.5 V6 on a late 52-plate. I've read every issue of Total Vauxhall since it launched, keep up the good work. Barry Harman Hi...

Mk4 Astravan

It's probably safe to say there are probably more modified Mk4 vans than standard ones these days and when they're this good, it's easy to see why. Starting oft life as a lowly Envoy, Stuart has fitted an Astra VXR engine and gearbox along with a front-mounted intercooler, custom exhaust and remap and elsewhere, converted the van to full GSi-spec including a flawless respray in Arden Blue. The wheels are standard 17 inch GSi items painted Anthracite whilst internally the seats are from a Vectra...

News In Pictures

The popular Combo van will be built by Fiat in Turkey, and is based on the new Doblo van. It's expected that 250,000 vehicles in total will be built. The Doblo has already been awarded International Van of the Year 2011, and Fleet Van of the Year. Interestingly, the range-topper has a 2.0 diesel with 135 bhp which will hopefully make it into the Combo. Meanwhile in the USA, the first Chevrolet Volt offered for sale (their version of the Ampera) has been bought at Charity Auction by Rick...

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Serious Headache

I left off last month having removed the head from the van, and then sending it tor a skim and pressure test. It came back OK, so I set about building it up in my freezing lockup. It kicked into life no problem, but there was oil pouring from the front of the engine I did some investigating and the only solution was that the head would need to come back off. I picked the van up on my truck and took it to the work lock up, which is warmer I took the head off (again) and discovered I had in fact...

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Top Marks For Insignia

96.1 fault-free Insignias, the Opel flagship achieved the best result of all tested cars. This is the second consecutive year an Opel vehicle took this honor following the Corsa's victory in the Best Individual Ranking category in 2010. The DEKRA generates its annual faults report by conducting precise type assessment h eight The Opel Insignia is the vehicle with the fewest defects according to the results of the DEKRA Faults Report 2011. With an index of 96.1 fault-free Insignias, the Opel...

Total Vauxh All 169

'I THOUGHT I SHOULD BUILD AN ODD OPEL WITH A RETRO LOOK AND FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE' all right and looking good. I li spent lots of tirre sanding down the welds.' You can already see from the pictures that this is a no-compromise build. We won't get bogged down here with what's been done to the engine -just look at the spec list Karl outsourced the machine shop work and then built the engine himself over winter. He offers some sound advice when it comes to buying parts if you want the best, don't cut...

Total Vauxhall 1125

Well this month started off fantastically for me but didn't end quite so well. I've finally got the Nova up and running on the Saab engine and hai e at last taken it for a drive around the block while it still had a couple of days MoT left on il. I'm gelling Lo Lerns with the mapping software and although it's been a bit clunky during updates it's fantastically well fpaturpd and I think that it is going to give me good results in the longer term. The engine itself seems to work pretty well,...

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Transmission

XE-converted Novas are generally fitted with a tough F20 or close-ratio F16 five-speed gearbox, which is weaker but better suited for track days. Occasionally they will feature a Vectra-sourced F18 or six-speed F28, the latter of which is unnecessarily heavy and needs many modifications to fit a Nova. As usual when buying a secondhand car, listen for gearbox rumbling or whining and rhprk fnr oil Ipaks. Othprwisp, there's little to report. On the flipside, XE'd Novas tend o break driveshafts and...

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V6 Challenge Cars

Paddle clutch plate with standard cover. A standard PAS rack was transformed with rose-jointed steering and suspension, with remote reservoir dampers tha were fully adjustable for height, bump, rebound, camber and caster. The driveshafts stayed standard, and soon became the only real weak point. Chunky AP 4-pot callipers and 330 mm discs were relieved of Vauxhall's over-sens tive ABS system, providing immense stopping power. They were housed behind 8x17 inch Speedline five-spoke alloys and a...

Vauxhall Memorabilia For Sale

This is a unique opportunity to buy historic Vauxhail memorabilia at very good prices. I have collected from the early 1970s to 2003 Vauxhall leaflets, photos, race reports, press information sheets and loads more, and I would like to offer Vauxhall fans this chance to buy some of my collection. Some of the items I have are very collectible and rarely seen on eBay or other market places. At present I am offering items from the period between the early 1970s to 2003, and I plan to have more...

Vauxhall Norge

Over in Scandanavia, Vauxhall cars have a great following. Roy Aadalen got in touch to tell us about the club he is involved with. 'Hi Total Vauxhall. Just wart to inform ycu that we have a club for all Vauxhalls (and Bedfords) here in Norway. Our club is a member of the VBOA. Can you please add this information link in your next magazine The website address is www.vauxhallnorge.com. The club started in 2006. By the way, my car is a 1998 Vectra 2.5 V6 CDX estate with auto gearbox and sunroof....

Vectra Estate

We still maintain that the Vectra B offers serious value for money plus there's loads to choose from, however this one's a wee bit rarer a 2.2 SRi estate which owner Jason has upgraded with numerous OEM upgrades such as the GSi alloys, bumper and Irmscher rear valance. Less obvious are things like the leather door cards, Omega auto dimming rear view mirror and cruise control. Mechanically, some extra powers comes from a sports cat whilst handling is improved with a subtle drop. We like this a...

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Mlop

Friends for 2o-odd-years, Brian and Richard must be on amazingly good terms to resist falling out over who's behind the wheel of their carefully restored Challenge machine. 'We share the driving,' the guys agree. 'Before this we raced MX-5s, then bought the Vectra as a wreck about a year ago. It'd had a hard life of racing. It was horrendous.* The lads restored their car to its original spec, with rebuilt Quaife six-Speed gearbox (for which It's hard to find parts) full body respray and the 2.5...

Winter Testing

When Vauxhall was solely responsible for the engineering of its range of cars, a major part of the development of any new model was real world Leslirig. Holwealher work would be done mainly in Morocco around the A las mountains. Cole weather would be up in the A'tir Circle near to Rot aniemi in Finland (where the 1000 Lakes Rally has been based for many years). The Chevette shown here is a very early M-registered vehicle with an XE element in the number plate, denoting a Luton based car.There...

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Antara Gets A Make Over

Sticking with the Antara theme, now halfway through its initial life cycle, the Antara has had a makeover for 2011. The major, and most important changes, are mechanical rather than cosmetic. The first major change to be introduced is the introduction of a front-wheel drive model, sold in Exclusiv trim, you now no longer need to opt for a full four-wheel drive version. The next change is something the Antara has been crying out for in m opinion, and that is the introduction of a six-speed...

Opel Kadett

Opel Kadett Lowered

Duct tape. 'My original plan was to restore it to original condition, which I nearty did,' Karl tells us, then I realised that i.8-litres and 115 bhp was far from enough.' So, he tuned the trusty 8-valver and when that still wasn't enough to cut a long story short as the car has had numerous engines oyer the years - he went out and sourced a Calibra Turbo engine for just 6oo.co Euros. The engine was fitted and tuned initially to give around 300 bhp. Karl ran the car like this for a while, but...

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Devon. EX2 QfiA T 01392 203060 F 01392 i030d5 ne U 5 fead ig cjaom-biM s'ainlsss jioelediousl comcon Forged internals Ported head E AP brakes E Caz coil-overs M62 supercharger M62 supercharger Supertech valves VXR injectors Courtenay remap AP brakes Looking for a car to get your adrehalirTpumping These two supercharged VX220s have enough' power to embarrass Imprezas as they take off into the distance. Words Andy Mills I Photos David Smith t wasn't really...

Total Vauxh

As far as engine swaps go, it's hard to beat a C20LET Corsa B for performance, but few get finished to a standard like this one. Who would care to hazard a guess at how many Corsas have had C20LET engines over the years Hundreds, maybe even thousands It's no wonder really, the base car is bursting with potential and accessible to almost anyone thanks to a wide range of models. Donor engines can be fitted on the driveway between you and a couple of mates thanks to vast accumulated knowledge on...

Evolution

The Z20LET remained uncharged throughout its lifespan, with the only difference being the power outputs. The debate rages on the forums as to the exact figures, but the Coupe and SRi Turbo were reputed to have 190 bhp while the Astra GSi, Zafira GSi and VX o were nearer on hhp, although this was only due to revised engine management software. The standard turbo on the Z20LET is prone to failure on abused and higher mileage engines and it's not uncommon to find many examples with the later...

New Improved Vxr8

Without doubt one of the most exciting products of recent times, Samco's Auto Glym Silicone Hose Wipes are now an sate. The impregnated lint-free wipes, ready for action on the showground, concours line-up, or even just on the driveway on a Sunday m rning. Priced at just 6.98 including VAT, they're a perfect addition to our cleaning kit and available from all SanicoSport retailers. For more details visit www.samcosport.corr The annual VBOA Spring Parts Day amp Autojumble takes place on Sunday...

Window Tinting Service

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Letters

Done some words and sent 'em to us They could be here. Words Dave I Photos Darren Maybury When the right parts come together with the right knowledge and experience, they produce cars like this V6-powered Astra. Here at Total Vauxhall we've witnessed and also been part of the ever changing modifying scene for numerous years. Like fashion, modifying trends come and go and let's be brutally honest here, some of them should never be spoken about again. Fo'getting about the dark days for the time...

Cavalier Turbo

ENGINE C20LET, front-mount intercooler, ad.ustable fuel pressure regulator, Phase 1 chip, custom turbo-back exhaust CLAIMED 240 bhp ACTUAL 219 bhp at 4680 rpm OPERATOR 'It's got a boost contro problem as it's not holding enough boobt. It's probably a faulty was.egate or actuator.' REACTION 'Not too disappointed.' ENGINE 2.5-li re 24V V6 engine conversion, Pipercross induction kit, custom stainless steel exhaust

Nova 1816v

A cheap Nova Star and C18XE has allowed Ryan Fowler to build himself an affordable and fun track toy. Having always waited a Nova, Ryan Fowlpr bought this 1.2 'Star' model back in Ju.y 2009 with the intention of turning it into a track car. 'It was listed as spares or repair, and looked a bit rough around the edges, although it's solid 111 all the right places,' says Ryan. then set about stripping the car out as a hndgpt track toy, with the main aim being to have some fun in it. I already had...

Simon Parker

Rawlins Vectra

Simon's Vectra made it into Total Vauxhall a few years ago, racing'm the LMA Championship at Cadwetl Park. Since then it's been radically improved, with Swindon-built 3.2 powerplant, Swindon cams, Jenvey throttle bodies, Omex ECU, ceramic-coated BTB equal-length manifolds, Quaife ATB and uprated clutch. Simon says, 'Swindon made the original 2.5 Challenge engines, so it was the natural place to take it. Originally it made 330 bhp but now it's running a bit richer and producing 305 bhp. The 3.2...

C20xe M28

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Opel Astra 200ts

Opel Astra 200ts

Seeing as we're talking about engine swaps a lot this month, we thought it'd be good to look at the South Africa-only Opel Kadett and Astra 200tS. The pictures you see here are of ihe only example we know of to make it to the UK and we featured the car almost five ears ago hark in issup 55. Of course, hprp in the UK, there have seen a great deal of Mk3 Astras converted to run C20LET engines, but this is the only factory-built car to receive the powerplant aside from the Cavalier and Calibra...

Astravai

Dan's made good use of the interior of the broken Astra GSi. much but the Red Dot map is so progressive and drivable which means that sort of power is no problem. The most remarkable thing is the way it just keeps pulling right to the line, there's no massive hit of boost then nothing, it's just smooth power all the way and it sounds great too.' With the resultant power being the icing on the cake, you would assume that Dan is happy to sit back, polish the van and announce it as a job well...

Regal Autosport

Corsa Rear Brace Bar Fitting

Corsa VXR dampers and Regal lowering springs front and rear, RSS rear strut-brace, RSS DTS bar. Standard front discs and rear drums. 7x17 inch Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 alloys, 215 45 17 Toyo TiR tyres. 2007 Corsa D SXi CDTi two-door, Glacier White paint, VXR styling pack consisting of front and rear bumpers and sideskirts, Corsa VXR boot spoiler, carbon-style wrap on bonnet, roof and body mouldings, Heko wind deflectors, window tints, smoked repeaters, VXR rear clusters, Irmscher grille....

Autovaux Genuine Part Search

This is a perfect upgrade for your standard clutch with an M32 gearbox. A direct replacement item, this Sachs product is offered with a choice of organic or sintered metal plate. The higher clamping pressure allows this product to handle more torque compared to the OEM item. Most importantly this clutch upgrade, which will give a slightly firmer pedal feel, retains the driveability of your vehicle. In traffic the car remains composed and, unlike some paddle clutch systems, your left foot won't...

Wavetrac Differential M32 Gearbox

When it comes to limited slip differentials, Wavetrac make the Ultimate prcducts. We were blov n away by the performance of Wavetrac and our customer's are equally impressed. Once installed you will benefit from increased traction and improved handling. PRICE OF DIFF 839 BEARINGS 67 The Wav amp trsc removes all torque steer from the car. Crcvability is massively improved - em on fuli-lKiost my Astra VXR is effortless to control and lot less aggressive. It's a brilliant product IAN PERCIVAL,...

Tx Autosport C20let Tubular Manifold

TX Autosport have quickly built up a reputation for quality tuning products at budget prices and the latest addition to their already extensive range is no different. Designed for the C20LET engine, TX's equal-length tubular manifold is constructed from 316-grade stainless steel with a flange suitable for T3 and T4 turbo applications. Furthermore, adaptors are available to suit GT28 applications at an additional cost. Each manifold comes complete with a gasket set. For further details the...

Hid Xenon Kits

SUSPENSION KITS, SPORTS SPRINGS amp COILOVERS We stock a massive range of Lowering spring kits from all the leading manufacturers prices from 9 a set. UPTO 25 OFF RRP ' L fv We also stock coilovers kits at unbeatable Tf f v prices please call for expert advice on your j' . . car and availability. UPTO 25 OFF RRP Lowering Springs with drops of up to 60mm Lifetime warranty for pe lt Ke of mind SPECIAL OFFER Jamex lowering springs UPTO 30 OFF RRP most cars only 75 a set. SPECIAL OFFER Jamex...