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    ive always been a sucker for chrome and colour coded hoses, so i plan to make the vxr engine bay a little more interesting.

    is anyone awar of any parts that are available?

    im aware of the cheaper heat shields and stuff on ebay but i really want to stick to quality stuff on this car. im gonna get some vxr silicone hoses as soon as the performance centre has them back in stock, but after that im pretty much stuck as courtenay and regal dont seem to be making much in the way of cosmeics for vxr just yet.
    stage 2 vxr

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    regal do a chrome strut brace and courtenay do some wicked turbo and air hoses and soon coolant hoses also
    Astra vxr mk2 with stage 1 EDS remap

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    • #3
      i got some coutenay hoses on wednesday and fitted them today really good fit and looks good aswell

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      • #4

        www.courtenaysport.co.uk/ For all your tuning needs

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        • #5
          I think VXR Dave says it all! Awesome

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          • #6
            i like that do they do it in Blue and how much is it ??????

            Dave how much did you pay for the Pipes if you dont mind me asking mate ????

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            • #7
              Originally posted by M1-8hav
              i like that do they do it in Blue and how much is it ??????

              Dave how much did you pay for the Pipes if you dont mind me asking mate ????
              Does it matter for that eye candy?
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              • #8
                http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/default.htm?page=28

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                • #9
                  ive already sourced some hoses, just waiting for stock.

                  its chrome stuff im mainly after, like heat sheilds and covers etc.

                  heres a pic of my last car so yous get the picture
                  stage 2 vxr

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                  • #10
                    what is that a zvh conversion m8??

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                    • #11
                      no its a nova with 350 bhp calibra turbo engine.

                      i know i know its a nova but it was a light car(750 kilos) and it held together well on the drag strip.

                      it was my drag racing car but i sold it as well as my jeep to make way for the vxr.
                      stage 2 vxr

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                      • #12
                        if you took the head coversoff and took it down to a local sheety, im sure he'd knock you something up, whether he'd have the facilities to chrome it, but ally polishes up pretty well with a big dollop of elbow grease .

                        there was a guy near where i lived in the south west, he would manufacture just about anything you wanted if you gave him enough info....and dosh

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                        • #13
                          only thing is with fabricating a rocker cover is that it needs to be a perfectly flat mating surface to seal where it meets the head. also it would have to be a pretty **** hot job as the holes for the plugs are part of it.

                          i was gonna get some red hoses (or maybe blue to contrast, not sure yet)
                          get the cross over pipe powder coated to match
                          chrome turbo heat sheild
                          chrome plug cover
                          chrome battery cover etc
                          then maye get the orcker cover painted a chrome effect silver or shadow chrome.

                          the vxr engine bay is pretty nicely set out and i think it would look fantastic as above.

                          what do people think about blue hoses on a red car then? would it look wrong?
                          stage 2 vxr

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                          • #14
                            it wouldnt look wrong, it would look different.....

                            thats what personalizin a car is all about. as long as it doesnt look shonky

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                            • #15
                              it would match the blue calipers i suppose lol.

                              (of which i WAS gonna paint red :? )
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