My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

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My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 10:47 am

As the topic says it's not a Vauxhall, but an Opel! Dynamic is the top range model in Sweden which is like a mix of SRi and Elite. I did post some initial photos here, but now it's time for some new ones!

Day of delivery:
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The weather was lovely that thay, so I started with a 150 mile trip around the Swedish west coast
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Also, here is the reason I had do wait for MY 16.5, the 40:20:40 rear seat!
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But even though the car is great, some modifications will be required ;)
1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 10:50 am

So first up, mudflaps!
I did first order the genuine mudflaps, but I thought they were to big (especially looking at the cars profile) so I ordered more generic rally mudflaps:

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And suddenly I saw the letters on the back of the car jumping around ;)
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And suddenly the car was partly de-badged, I kept the black Turbo-lettering so far.
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Now you can also spot my Speedster/VX220 at the last picture :)

But isn't the car a bit high?
1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 10:54 am

So then I had to order these!
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Eibach 30mm lowering!
I always preffer Eibach before H&R, mainly for comfort reasons. Eibach and Irmscher are the same, and Irmscher/Eibach ride quality is a lot better than H&R in my opinion.

So, back end first!
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Then the fronts
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Easy to do work on a car that only covered 600 miles :D

So, how big was the difference?
First, at the rear before/after:
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Then the front, before/aster
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So, moment of truth!
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A lot better! A bit like the Alfa Romeo Gulietta when looking at the car from the rear now.

Also, while I still had the VX220 out of the garage I did some paintwork protection with proper 2k Nano paint seal, result was hard to catch on camera!
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Couldn't look at the car without sunglasses... speaking of that, where are they?!
1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 10:56 am

Speaking of sunglasses, found the great How2 about fitting sunglass holder here at the forum, so I ordered the holder right away and went to it!

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The place to be!
Also, with this spec of car you do get black headliner.


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The new sunglass holder :)

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In black!

I removed the passenger side handle (my car is LHD) to be able to measure
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Then it's just to cut... what could possibly go wrong ;)
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Then it was only to attach the sunglass holder with the attached screws, perfect!
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1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 10:57 am

So what is the spec of the car then?

Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic is what the spec is called in Sweden, that has a mix of the options from SRI/Elite and more, such as for example:
-IntelliLux LED (yes, standard in highest spec version)
-2 zone ACC
-Rain Sensor
-PDC front/Rear
-Sports button
-Lane assist
-Pre-crash assistant/braking

Then I found the options list and ticked:
-18" bi-color wheels
-IntelliLink 900 Nav
-Leather interior
-AGR drivers seat incl electric adjustment, memory, massage, ventilation and heated rear seats (Winter pack 1 and 2)
-Parking pack with reversing camera, folding mirrors, blind-spot warning
-Tinted windows
-Flex adapter with phone holder
-Velour floor mats
-Rear seat package, armrest in the back seat, back seat folding 40:20:40
1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby otj » Mon May 16, 2016 1:10 pm

Great looking car! Planning to do the same sunglasses holder mod, as soon as I'll get mine.

How is the ride with Eibachs? Do you find it comfortable?
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby andy666 » Mon May 16, 2016 3:32 pm

Is it difficult to install the sunglass holders?
Are they large enough to fit in any type of sunglasses?
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby Figgz » Mon May 16, 2016 4:37 pm

otj wrote:Great looking car! Planning to do the same sunglasses holder mod, as soon as I'll get mine.

How is the ride with Eibachs? Do you find it comfortable?

Thanks!
The sunglass-mod is really good, the car doesn't have any other great storage place for them.

I find the Eibachs really good, to be honest the ride quality is almost as good as stock, I'd say 99% as good as stock. That could not be said about my previous Astra J on Eibachs (even though it was good aswell), I think the lighter weight of the K helps alot. The springs does not have to be unnecessary hard.

andy666 wrote:Is it difficult to install the sunglass holders?
Are they large enough to fit in any type of sunglasses?

It's really easy, only thing worth mentioning is that, on my car at least, the holes weren't threaded. So either you take a tap and thread them or you use one of the new bolts. The metal in the brackets were really soft so easy to thread with a bolt without damaging it.
The mod does not take more than 30 minutes if you are really careful when cutting.

I'd say that the holder will fit most models, maybe not the largest ones on the market but most of them. If they are a bit too big you can still use the holder as it's spring loaded and will try to stay closed either way :)
1.4T/150 in Summit white. 18", IntelliLux, Leather with AGR seat, Parking pack, Winter pack, IntelliLink 900, Rear seat pack(!), Tow bar etc
Speedster/VX220 2.2 #0004 in Silver with 7½+9x17", GAZ Coilovers and 2000+ laps on tracks
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby andy666 » Tue May 17, 2016 5:30 am

thanks for the answer! I think I'll try it :-)
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Re: My Summit White Opel Astra 1.4T/150 Dynamic

Postby kingairpilot16 » Tue May 17, 2016 10:04 pm

Figgz,

What are your thoughts on the ARG seats? I've added them onto my Astra due July 7th. £545 so they best be good?

Mainly the massage bit and venterlation bit.

Thanks, Jake
Sky Blue, 18" Alloys, Rear Tints, IntelliLux Lights, LED Rear Lights, AGR Seats w/ massage, Sunroof, Flexbar, Keyless and everything else :lol:
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