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#60330 - 24th Oct 2004 8:45pm Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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About time I started mods threads for the Jeep and the Astra!

I got the Astra back in November when I realised the Jeep wasn't going to be roadworthy 100% of the time, and it was due to go to Yorkshire for a few months for the conversion work.

It is a 1994 M reg Mk3 Astra 1.7D hatch. Here it is as standard:



First was the sound system, I got hold of a Kenwood 4x50 MP3 player, some kenwood 220watt front door speakers, and kenwood 160watts for the rear. All direct replacements.

Some better alloys fell straight into my lap after joining CW, They're broomys old TSW Pace 15" rims.



After that I decided that I was getting too used to my head unit, so sold it and got another 4x50w Kenwood MP3 player, only with a flip down face.

After that was an upgrade to the facelift mk3 rear lights which are slightly tinted and blend in well with the colour of the car, also some clear front indicators and smoked side repeators.

I have also had performance brakes fitted. These are Brembo max discs and Ferodo DS pads on the front. They've made a massive difference in the stopping distance.

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#60331 - 24th Oct 2004 8:58pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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My latest mod is the rear shelf. Including: 2x 10"JBL GT4 1000w subs, 2x Splx 200w tweeters, and an Splx 450w amp.




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#60332 - 27th Oct 2004 3:15pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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Looking good Jim happy

You have done well mate, sweet laugh

Any more plans ?
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#60333 - 27th Oct 2004 4:34pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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I never intended to mod the Astra, it just kind of happened! ICE has been sorted coz I like music and this is the car I use the most. The alloys were a bargain so had to get them, and after that the modding bug began, only it's not quite as strong as the bug I've caught with the jeep!

I do have a few plans ahead, although I'm not entirely sure if/when any of them will happen. These include:
40mm lowering kit
Colour coded late model bumpers with front fogs (GSi?)
Remove rubbing strip
Dehandled rear doors and delocked front
Limo black rear 5 windows and light smoke 2 front sides
Gold flake over original paintwork
Back box or trim (looks stupid at the mo!)
Debadging and smooth over disc left on back door
Open front grill and fit black mesh

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#60334 - 8th Dec 2004 6:39pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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also a sweet car!!!!!want an exhaust 4 ur astra hatch???? i no a man whos got 1 4 60 dtm!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Roll around the floor laffin]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions065.gif" />
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#60335 - 19th Jan 2005 5:25pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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No more mods to be done to this car. Am saving to make way for a new one. If anyone wants it in the next couple of months make me a sensible offer and I'll keep you in mind. It'll go up for Sale properly sometime in late feb/march (hopefully) laugh

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#60336 - 19th Jan 2005 5:38pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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why??????dont sell it!!!!! happy
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#60337 - 19th Jan 2005 5:49pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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I hope your staying with vauxhall
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#60338 - 19th Jan 2005 5:50pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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Nope he's seen the light! (Granted its not Ford but its better than GM aka Girlie Motors)
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#60339 - 19th Jan 2005 5:59pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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ford - Ha Ha
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#60340 - 19th Jan 2005 6:06pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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#60341 - 19th Jan 2005 6:47pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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r u bein serious!!!!!!fords more of a birds car than vauxhall!!!!ford
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#60342 - 20th Jan 2005 1:59am Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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Sorry team GM, but I hope you can forgive me as I'm going Jap! Next car is to be a Civic coupe, got plenty planned for it too! laugh

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#60343 - 11th Feb 2005 1:36am Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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Before I sell this it needs new tyres all round and a front top suspension mount. Will be booking it in with scoob tomoz, but it means I won't have the money for my civic for another month frown Anyone wanna lend me the money?? tease

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#60344 - 27th Mar 2005 10:53pm Re: Jimbo's :Vauxhall Astra
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This car is now for Sale.
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