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    Default VXR Newbie!!

    Hi there!

    I thought I'd introduce myself - I'm Martin, I live in Nottingham and am the proud owner of an 06, black Astra VXR with the following spec:

    Xenon lights
    Rear parking sensors
    IDS+
    Cruise control
    Climate control

    It's covered 62k with one previous owner and is a standard car. After a long history of Fords (RS Turbos and Cosworths) I've also owned 2 x Calibra turbos and I've now had my Astra for a little over 4 months and I love it!

    I look forward to chatting to you at some point

    All the best

    Martin


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    Hi Martin welcome to the forum, car looks really good, nice and clean. Any plans for this or leaving it stock all the best!

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    Thank you!

    Body wise I'd quite like to put some gunmetal 19's on, I like the way they set a black car off - although I've heard from some people that the H chassis is better suited to the 18's...

    Engine wise I'll be going for a turbo back piper exhaust, FMIC, enhanced performance direct feed air intake, pre cat de cat and a remap (probably from Courtenay Sport) when my turbo gives up the ghost I'll stick a K06 hybrid on too. That'll all be after Xmas though or the wife will kill me! Lol

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    Yeah 19s look good but I'd have to agree, I have the 19s on mine and they look good but I have ridden in an Astra with 18s and the ride did feel better on the 18s. Good luck with the plans looks like you got a cracker to work on!

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    Thanks mate, I held out when I was buying. I was originally looking for Arden blue but when this one came along I fell in love with it.

    I did test drive a couple with the 19's and the ride did feel a little harsher - it's not my daily driver though so I'm wondering if the ride quality will be outweighed by how good they look lol!

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    Looks ace mate! Love the AFLs
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks bud!

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    Yeah Arden is the best colour but I may be biased yeah mine is just a weekend toy and I find that the 19s are fine for weekend use but I think they would annoy me for a daily

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    welcome to vxr online ,looks similar to mine although I have the 19" wheels,nice clean car and my fav colour

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    Thank you mate

    It's a pain to keep clean, but when it is clean it looks like a mirror!

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