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    Default new to vxrs

    hi guys am after info on what problems these cars have and what power can they run car has recent engine rebuild

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    Gearbox bearings and cracked exhaust manifolds would probably be the most common problems. Standard engine internals will go to around 340lb/ft 330bhp before they need steel rods. Beyond that your wallets the limit.

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    Watch out for stem seals too tell tale signs are blue smoke on cold start and also after idle when pulling away from traffic lights etc
    2009 Astra H Vxr arden blue uprated gearbox endcase with bigger bearings, 3" cobra catback non res with toyosport 2.5 double decat, mtc crossover delete and tophat

    Planning to go stage 3/3.5 eventually

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    guys said hes had full rebuild new uprated stem seals and gearbox rebuilt what mods will i need for 300bhp+

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie123 View Post
    guys said hes had full rebuild new uprated stem seals and gearbox rebuilt what mods will i need for 300bhp+
    Stage 3 should get you to 300bhp easily enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offender View Post
    Stage 3 should get you to 300bhp easily enough.

    Direct Route
    Front Mount Intercooler
    Full turbo back exhaust with sports cat/decat
    remap
    Of course leave some extra for a RARB and diff, Just makes the car so much better
    Astra VXR GTC, Summit White, Aero Pack, Performance Seat Pack, AFL's, Sat Nav, Climate Control, Tints! SOLD

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    whats the best place to get it tuned

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie123 View Post
    whats the best place to get it tuned
    RnD or Courtenay

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    any idea how much to hit 300+bhp

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    If you've got the necessary hardware for stage 3 already fitted then you will just be paying for the map; £350-500 I'd imagine.

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