hi all. i was just wondering if any of you guys could help me with a question i have been trying to get answered for a while now. i dont have any engine modifications at all, mainly ICE but am now looking for more power. i understand that a full engine replacement would occupy my needs but i dont really want to do that just yet. are induction kits any good in improving a bit torque or bhp?? and if so would this have to be declared on my insurance??? if induction kits are a good option which would you recommend???
have to decalre all mods, well you dont HAVE to, but it is a legal requirement.
Cant go wrong with an exhaust and filter, its the basics, and always helps. piperX do a nice filter, lots of cold air piped to it. can get a nice mild steel full exhaust for under 200 sheets too, a janspeed for my old 1.6 cav was less than 200.
I have the same engine (unless your's is a SPi), all I've done to the performance side is to add a performance filter, it's not one for the astra but it looks a lot meaner!! Sounds great, don't think the performance has increased, but if you add an exhaust system then you'll see some action!!
Let me know what you're planning on doing!! You avoiding the turbo/engine transplant route??
where are you based anyway??
I'd love to have the money for a transplant.....my aim is for the 3.0 v6 Turbo option, but will probably end up keeping mine as it is (engine wise) and saving for a 2.5 v6 vectra!! So what type of astra you got....hatchback/saloon/estate/cabrio, what spec (Si, LS, CD etc)??
So what have you done with your astra so far then?? got any pics??
i have got a hatchback 5dr. its a 1994 limited spec Diamond. i have maily gone for ICE more than styling. although i wanted a 3dr astra this 5 door came along as a good deal and they can look good if style properly.
I personally prefer the 4-door, but the 5-door is better than the 3!!
So what's the Diamond spec then?? anything special?? gone for ICE.....I've still got the original factory fitted speakers, got a nice Sony headunit, but that's it!! Only got 3 of 6 speakers working, not an ICE fan....trying to deal with cost of running the car and saving for some bodystyling parts!!
Best thing you can do with yours is to take inspiration from the South African Kadett 200ts......!! the Astra 200ts is what I want!!