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  • My Trip to the VXR Performance Centre!!

    Now the car has 3500 miles on it, I decided to head down to the VXR Performance Centre for the 1.9 CDTi re-map yesterday.
    Very impressed with the results, since it was done yesterday afternoon I have done about 400 miles down on the south coast and back, so on the way home, I headed off to the rolling road for a power run as the ECU should have 'learned' during the 400 miles covered.
    Result.......201.8bhp and 328lb/ft.
    I have found now, that to get some rapid road coverage, I need not really go much above 3500rpm where as before 4000-4500rpm was required to get the same performance. It's power delivery is very factory like but on an amplified basis.
    There was a question over whether the 19" wheels would take the edge off the performance, but looking at the maths, I don't see this being an issue, if you look at the four Vectra C optional tyre size's below, you will see it is quite interesting.
    Tyre Size Over All Diameter
    215 50 17" 646.78mm
    225 45 18" 659.70mm
    235 40 18" (VXR) 645.2mm
    235 35 19" 647.08mm
    So the 235 35 19" and standard 215 50 17" are pretty much identical where as the optional 18" tyre WILL blunt the performance, maybe the 235 VXR 18" tyre is the way to go.
    A couple of pics of the afternoon. With a litle cosmetic under bonnet add on !!!




    Also had a little chat with Tom Chilton who was also there, top bloke!!!
    Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi XP Sporthatch in White plus extra bits.
    Land Rover LR2 HSE

  • #2
    Thats looking good, whats the spread of torque? Have you got any graphs from the RR and how many miles have you done since getting it.!!! I do like the hweels they look very nice.

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    • #3
      Great result!!
      Great experience as well, meeting a driver and 888's attention to detail with official VXR upgrade plate and 888 on the engine cover. Very impressed!!!
      Insignia VXR, quite nippy!

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      • #4
        Very Nice review
        I bet it was great to meet BTCC Driver
        Glad your enjoying the upgrade whoz your Fuel comsumption???
        In the Astra's although the 200BHP increase fuel consumption is also better. Win Win.....

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        • #5
          hmmmm, VPC going backwards in numbering now
          glad u enjoyed it when i went for my map i met Gavin smith,lol x quite a good experience really to have when ur getting ur car tuned :wink:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dougie
            Very Nice review
            I bet it was great to meet BTCC Driver
            Glad your enjoying the upgrade whoz your Fuel comsumption???
            In the Astra's although the 200BHP increase fuel consumption is also better. Win Win.....
            So far the mpg appears to be a little better, I am hoping the trip computer is still accurate (This is where my figures are based) due to it being a proper map and not a tuning box, which really screws up the TC!!
            It was nice to meet Tom, but a good set up!!
            Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi XP Sporthatch in White plus extra bits.
            Land Rover LR2 HSE

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LouiseVXR
              hmmmm, VPC going backwards in numbering now
              glad u enjoyed it when i went for my map i met Gavin smith,lol x quite a good experience really to have when ur getting ur car tuned :wink:
              Not exactly, I have a thing about putting specific car details on the web so I did a little photoshop to the numbers.
              Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi XP Sporthatch in White plus extra bits.
              Land Rover LR2 HSE

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zafira VXR
                Originally posted by LouiseVXR
                hmmmm, VPC going backwards in numbering now
                glad u enjoyed it when i went for my map i met Gavin smith,lol x quite a good experience really to have when ur getting ur car tuned :wink:
                Not exactly, I have a thing about putting specific car details on the web so I did a little photoshop to the numbers.
                hmmmmm, lol x

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