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    Dewis Motorsport's supercharged Astra coupe 2.2

    Well the time came to finally buy myself a decent car instead of bombing around in cheap ****ters msl:
    All though my last work bomber was a £100 Calibra 16v cost me £40 in bits to get it through an MOT and i've had a years hassle free motoring out of it only having to replace a CV joint and a couple of gaitors so not bad at all
    Here she is in all her glory:



    I took her for her MOT knowing she'd fail but on how much i wanted to know 3 pages later it was concluesive she was destined to be stripped and weighed in :cry:
    Shame really as it was such a confortable car to drive and sat happily at 90mph on motorway (private one ) but now i'll be having her hassle free engine out as it's a DIS as well and things like equal length shafts etc out and selling any other bits before weighing her in and probably still get £100 back for her :clap:
    So here's my new daily driver it's a 51 plate Europa blue 2.2L Bertone SE1 has done 72K and has FSH and 12 months MOT and is mint inside and out bar a broken filler cap catch but thats an easy fix, it's standard bar a tinted rear screen, matching alcantara handbrake and gear gaitor, some custom mats and full blue LED's which look really good tbh.


    And my favorite part the black leather and blue alcantara interior


    Planned mods are gonna be cosmetic to start with:
    De-badged grill and boot lid
    HID's (possibly, not driven at night yet, but anything like calibra definatly will)
    Paint wheels (anthraite)
    Fit coilovers and slam on it's arse
    Fit some 19" snowflakes or BBS style rims (at a later date)
    Back box or i'll make full system
    not gonna touch engine as it's a daily driver (famous last words msl: )
    although would be tempted with a super charger kit
    Gonna look after this unlike the calibra, I'll even wash it unlike the one wash the calibra got in a year msl:

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    see there's no porno's lying round in the new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra2004 View Post
    see there's no porno's lying round in the new one
    lmao nah this owner cleaned his car out, found all sorts in the calibra

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Couldn't resist buying myself a few bits, after some bastard tried scamming me (VXR888, Samgsi, Frog or whatever you wanna call yourself), i went and spoke to Turbo Chris at CS autos and dragged him out of bed early on his day off (sorry mate) and bagged myself a genuine gsi bumper, Irmscher rear spats and a new fuel cap as mine doesn't lock properly



    added bonus is there all in europa blue so don't need painting, will fit them when i shake my new years eve hangover off msl:

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    the bumper will make a big difference, was planning on getting one for mine but havent got around to it yet.

    Link: humbucker's Mk4 Astra Coupe Linea Rossa Edition

    look forward to your progress!
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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by humbucker View Post
    the bumper will make a big difference, was planning on getting one for mine but havent got around to it yet.

    Link: humbucker's Mk4 Astra Coupe Linea Rossa Edition

    look forward to your progress!
    Your right it does mate here it is

    Bumper off


    And new one fitted and washed, need to order the tinted number plates to finish it off, still waiting on head lamp eye brows and grill to turn up as well


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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Looks good mate, coupe's look very nice gsi'd up on big wheels looking forward to progress in the future, especially if a charger sneaks into the bay lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc View Post
    Looks good mate, coupe's look very nice gsi'd up on big wheels looking forward to progress in the future, especially if a charger sneaks into the bay lmao
    Yeah I heard somewhere they were meant to put that bumper on the coupe originally but put it on the gsi to sell them better, coilovers and 19's coming soon, and charger possibly when corsa is finished

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    dont forget to check the oil feed valve thing that lubricates the chain; on the earlier models the feed hole wasn't big enough for the required amount of oil meaning that chains are prone to snapping prematurely. i think you can get the replacement part cheap, although vauxhall did a product recall to rectify the problem. worth checking to see if yours was affected. bumper looks ace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humbucker View Post
    dont forget to check the oil feed valve thing that lubricates the chain; on the earlier models the feed hole wasn't big enough for the required amount of oil meaning that chains are prone to snapping prematurely. i think you can get the replacement part cheap, although vauxhall did a product recall to rectify the problem. worth checking to see if yours was affected. bumper looks ace.
    Have heard that I'll look into it, don't want it snapping as I'd be forced to throw a Z20LEH lump into it lmao

    Cheers for the heads up though, and your coupe is very nice love your seats as well, only thing I find is the driving position is a touch too high even when fully lowered down on the adjuster May have to look into modifying the bases somehow

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    got the car down to work and had a look around it on the ramp all seems fine, while it was up there i fitted the irmscher rear spats


    then removed the Bertone badges from the sides as i'm not a fan of them

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    looking good, needs some wheels + lowered then it will be sorted

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    love the car
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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    how do bud. looks nice see why you wanted bumper now. i want one!

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Cheers guys few more exterior bits to do, de badged grill, headlamp eyebrows, some smoked side repeaters and tinted number plates and tbh that's it really as they don't need anymore really look better without trying too hard

    Coilovers will be next month and wheels soon, thinking 19" BBS LM's black split rims with polished lip, will suit it a treat I think! Can't spunk all my money on this too soon as I have the corsa to finish

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    BBS Lm or Ch??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    BBS Lm or Ch??
    not seen the CH before will have a look on ebay now

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Small update as i'm still waiting on other bits to turn up but my grill arived today and was litrally a two minute job to fit, looks a million times better than the standard V grill


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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Love the seats dude.

    I dare any of you to tell me you wouldn't let this upstanding young citizen slob on your knob like corn on the cob.

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    Love the seats dude.
    yeah there lush, main reason i bought the car, would look sweet in your nova

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Couple more parcels turned up today, one had the irmscher heater dial surounds and traction control switch panel, still need to buy the loom for this though, all fitted


    And the other had the tinted number plates in



    Looks moodier with them on I think

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Fixed another small fault from when I bought the car, one of the check straps on the glove box had snapped off and it's the one that's meant to turn the light off, so it's permanently on which ain't good

    Ordered these off eBay there the newer type (top one, old one bellow) with two positions


    Vectra C intake pipe turned up today, is a fair bit bigger than the original and a lot less restrictive


    Was a bit of a tight squeeze to get the old one out but much swearing and brut force got it out, while i was at it i derestricted the air box as well, amazing how much ****e they put in it


    Decided to change my CD player as it came with a crap Sony one, and the areial had come out the back so had rubbish reception, so i nicked the DVD head unit out of the corsa, the old one put up a good fight on the way out, i also removed the whole console as i droped my screw driver down the back :cry:


    Made a hole in the bottom of the tray so that the ipod jack can come through


    no photos of it all fitted as i forgot and was too tired

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    Re: dewismotorsport's MK4 Astra Coupe 2.2

    Ridiculously small update msl:
    Fitted the smoked side repeater much better than the clear ones


    also got a photo of new head unit fitted up and as you can see previous owner did a full blue LED conversion

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    Called in at Taunton on the way home from work to drop an inlet off to Chip and while I was there got Leslie to mix me some paint up for the car as you can't buy it off the shelf :cry:



    Can finally get round to painting the headlamp eye brows now, just wanna say a massive thanks to Chip and Leslie for treating me to the paint :clap: Nice one mate

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    Finally treated her to a decent set of wheels, bought these VXR wheels today and couldn't resist fitting them, 19's plus no coilovers is not good, so come pay day they'll be on order, and a set of shorter drop links


    Also wasted £5 on a crap illegal immigrant car wash, car was still dirty so will do it again, serves me right for being lazy

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