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    VXRed
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    Default Picking up my Corsa VXR tomorrow with luck

    Hey all,

    I'm Nick and have been looking around the site in preparation for buying my first VXR hopefully tomorrow. Not even seen the car yet but it's at a dealership and they have provided photos etc. Pretty excited tbh.

    Anyway, looks like you have a great community here and I will enjoy reading about your experiences.

    Last Corsa I owned was a SRi and I dropped a recon 1.6 8v Astra engine into it, loved it until she died horribly (electrical issue I suspected, couldn't find the issue and after a few sensor replacements it starts getting a bit silly).

    Let you know when I pick up the car and post some pics (y)

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    VXRed
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    ps. It's a 2012 Arden Blue on 18s, debadged, some induction kit (unknown as yet) and she's had a lowering kit put on her.

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    Are you VXR enough? ARCTIC MARK's Avatar
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    Enjoy it and post some pics
    Opel Astra Burg #686, Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, Whiteline adjustable rear anti roll bar, Turbo smart actuator & recirculation valve, Brembo 4 pot brakes, DNA Performance FMIC, Enlarged top hat & pipework, 3" Turbo back stainless exhaust, 6k AFL's, Smoked side repeaters, Silvatec indicator lamps, Heko wind deflectors, Insignia washer jets, Crossover delete, Piper cross cone filter, SM Tuning Stage 3 - 296BHP / 340ftlb Torque.

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    VXR enough Woody's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard VxrO mate and good luck with the new motor
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    Quote Originally Posted by MunsonVXR View Post
    Hey all,

    I'm Nick and have been looking around the site in preparation for buying my first VXR hopefully tomorrow. Not even seen the car yet but it's at a dealership and they have provided photos etc. Pretty excited tbh.

    Anyway, looks like you have a great community here and I will enjoy reading about your experiences.

    Last Corsa I owned was a SRi and I dropped a recon 1.6 8v Astra engine into it, loved it until she died horribly (electrical issue I suspected, couldn't find the issue and after a few sensor replacements it starts getting a bit silly).

    Let you know when I pick up the car and post some pics (y)
    B or C SRi Corsa?

    I was always tempted to try an Astra 1.6 swap when i had my Z14XE 'C' but didn't know if it'd work out.

    Did it all run ok under the SRI standard ECU?
    Corsa SRI Turbo (SOLD) and Facelift Corsa 1.4 SE (SOLD) - Now Ecoboost Fiesta 140 and Suzuki GS500

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    The only slow captain on vxro CaptainSlow's Avatar
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    Enjoy it pal!

    Any pics as of yet?
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    VXRed
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    Quote Originally Posted by u33db View Post
    B or C SRi Corsa?

    I was always tempted to try an Astra 1.6 swap when i had my Z14XE 'C' but didn't know if it'd work out.

    Did it all run ok under the SRI standard ECU?
    No I had the engine loom complete with the recon Astra engine and put that in...basically turned the SRi into a Nova GTE (8v 1.6). Loads of torque but over the the long haul the 16v would have done it. Really fun car it was, it was featured on AllCorsa.co.uk. January 2008 possibly if I recall correctly.

    Anyways, here's where I am at now

    https://imgur.com/cw1gulh
    https://imgur.com/fTPQceG

    The bonnet vents I was hoping weren't just decorative like those ****** things on Ebay but they serve a purpose I'm relieved to know.

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    VXRed
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    I'll post more pics soon, I've got her stashed at the moment until I get the Cobra alarm fitted on Tuesday, checking the window every 5 mins otherwise.

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    VXRed
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    ps. Was a Corsa B, 1993

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    This was my old motor (I lowered her after this pic was taken)

    https://imgur.com/12pwphf
    https://i.imgur.com/WWJMe2S.jpg
    Last edited by MunsonVXR; 30th December 2017 at 01:00 AM.

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