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by Elite75
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6t vs 1.4t
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: 1.6t vs 1.4t

The 1.4T would probably suit most people more, nippy enough with better fuel economy and cheaper insurance. I think the gap in performance is wider than the figures suggest though, once you floor even the newer 1.6 in 2nd gear with a quick change to 3rd at 5 thousand revs you're doing well over 60 b...
by Elite75
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6t Remap
Replies: 11
Views: 5132

Re: 1.6t Remap

Torque steer would be problematic I imagine as the standard 200hp can be a handful with the current chassis set up. The chassis set up can handle it fine, the extra torque would be good to save fuel too when cruising and not having to change gears as much. But for pretty much a 10% gain and the dou...
by Elite75
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6t Remap
Replies: 11
Views: 5132

Re: 1.6t Remap

I got a quote for a remap, nowhere near those extra power figures though! Your looking at the following gains: Original BHP 200 Tuned BHP 220 BHP (Increase) 20 BHP Increase (%) 10 % Original Torque (Nm) 300 Tuned Torque (Nm) 340 Torque (Increase) 40 Torque Increase (%) 13 % I don't think I'll bother...
by Elite75
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Would you buy an Astra K again?
Replies: 35
Views: 3538

Re: Would you buy an Astra K again?

No chance, I only got this one because it ticked the boxes for the minimum I wanted price/performance wise.
I don't think I'll be buying another vauxhall after this one but who knows though, an Astra L VXR is rumoured for next year that might tempt me.
by Elite75
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6T performance curiosity
Replies: 20
Views: 4597

Re: 1.6T performance curiosity

Thanks everyone for your input, I am still curious as to which cars rival the 1.6T petrol for acceleration, Golf GTi, Octavia VRs, Focus ST, Corsa VXR etc? Those are faster, the Astra K 1.6T doesn't really throw you back in your seat, it's more smooth acceleration and revving too high will only was...
by Elite75
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Shades
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Shades

They'll do the job. I have a set of sonniboy ones fitted although they were a bit more expensive, I prefer that the rear window is in one piece with no line down the middle.
by Elite75
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability
Replies: 62
Views: 24784

Re: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability

I expect no problems engine wise, just usual wear and tear and replacement of other components for the next owner!
by Elite75
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New Engine Cover Decal.
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: New Engine Cover Decal.

Looks good.
by Elite75
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Fog Lamp Front Bumper Wing Kit - Brushed Aluminium
Replies: 0
Views: 2418

Fog Lamp Front Bumper Wing Kit - Brushed Aluminium

I have a pair new in the box if anyone is interested.
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by Elite75
Sun May 31, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Some photos of my new Astra SRI 1.4T 150
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

Re: Some photos of my new Astra SRI 1.4T 150

Looks nice in red, I'd have preferred one if it had been available at the time really.