Does exactly what it says in the post title!!! A useful guide to EBC brake pad compounds and their uses. Click on the image in the post below to open up a PDF file detailing the EBC brake pad compounds. You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe or similar to view the file.
Category: Courtenay Sport
Another Astra J VXR in for front pipe fitting (shown centre front), followed by mapping and rolling road set up. After mapping and set up, on 97RON fuel, this particular car achieved 324bhp and 357lb ft torque.
This Corsa E VXR came to us to have a full turbo back 3″ exhaust fitted, followed by map optimisation to suit the exhaust and full rolling road set up. Once set up the results were an impressive 241bhp and 244 lb ft torque. We also carried out our own unique hardware fix and software […]
We recently had this lovely Astra H 888 CDTi (Z19DTH engine with M32 gearbox) in for a lighter single mass flywheel (removing the dual mass flywheel) and sprung clutch assembly due to slight clutch slip on the factory clutch. At the same time we also overhauled the gearbox fitting new bearings throughout and the later […]
This Insignia VXR came in to have our high flow front pipe (which removes the pre-cat or first cat) and Euro V compliant high flow sports cat fitted. Once this was done in the workshop, the car was into the dyno cell for mapping and full rolling road set up.
A change to the more common Astra J VXRs we see in Arden Blue, this time in the much less seen but equally stunning Power Red. The car had already been fitted with a full 3″ Piper turbo back exhaust system and an Airtec cooler and induction kit when it arrived with us and when […]
This car had previously been in for a full engine rebuild with forged pistons and steel rods, strengthening the factory Z20LET engine and was running a K04 Z20LEH VXR turbocharger, Milltek 63.5mm exhaust system, Pro Alloy chargecooler and VXR injectors. It returned to us to have some further enhancements which included a full 76mm Tullett […]
We are seeeing an ever increasing number of Astra J VXRs in for remapping and rolling road set up. As with Astra H VXR, blue seems to be a popular colour. This car came to us with a pre cat removal pipe and Evoms kit already fitting. After mapping and rolling road set up the […]
Early in testing the Astra J VXR it was discovered that the original factory airbox simply would not cut it even with the usual modifications. Porting it simply could not flow the required air, so some kind of induction system was required. During initial induction testing it soon became apparent that a straight/parallel air MAF […]
Another Astra J VXR in for a Stage1+ tuning package, which is proving to be a very popular option for many owners. The first stage is to benchmarck the power of the standard car. It had already had a generic flash map installed via a well known hand held tuning box, so we first ran […]
Another returning customer coming back to us this time with his 7,000 mile Insignia VXR for mapping, having previously has his Vectra VXR mapped by us. Latest spec and an otherwise standard car, and a little under a year old we carried out the mapping, map optimisation, datalogging and full rolling road set up achieving […]
Courtenay Sport Stage 3: Remap, Front Pipe, Free Flowing Cat Section, Induction Kit, Intercooler Stage 3 is the final stage upgrade using the standard factory K04 Turbo. This package consists of pre-cat deletion, replacing the OE factory front pipe and first cat first cat with our free flowing 3” cat-less front pipe (also used in our […]
Another Corsa E VXR which was brought to us for mapping and rolling road set up. This car had already had a Cobra 3″ exhaust system and Airtec intercooler fitted to it by the customer and had previously been mapped. Prior to mapping we benchmarked the car on our rolling road to establish its base […]
In our workshop today was this 7,000 mile Corsa E VXR with the latest version of the 1.6 Turbo engine, B16LES. The first job was to remove the restrictive pre cat (first cat) and fit one of our straight through downpipes (pre cat removal pipe). Once fitted it was round into the dyno cell for […]
The owners of these cars which we have mapped and supplied parts, help and advice to have had them featured in the latest April/May issue of Performance Vauxhall magazine. Jason Anthony’s Astra H VXR Sprint, began life as a Triple8 modifed car at around 295bhp and since his ownership Jason has made a lot of […]
Astra H VXR is still a very popular vehicle for modifying, whenther it is a mild upgrade or something far more major. This particular car came to us for a Stage 2 tuning pack. We fitted a full 3″ stainless steel turbo back exhaust system and it was then round to the dyno cell for […]
As part of our M32 gearbox repair service, we are now able to offer a new revised M32 gearbox endcase. This later revised end case, introduced during 2012 for production vehicles, features additional oil galleries for improved lubrication of the end case bearings and also the end case bearings are of a larger diameter (62mm […]
Another fabulous conversion on an Astra H VXR. This car first came to us for mapping to Stage 3 (hardware requirements are a full 3″ exhaust system and uprated intercooler). The car was fitted with a Forge lower front mount intercooler, but on the exhaust side only had a pre-cat removal pipe, and a Piper […]
Astra J VXR’s are becoming more and more popular for tuning now and here is another example. White seems to be a popular choice on this model. This car was brought to us for a Stage 2 Tuning package which consists of a replacement 76mm downpipe to remove the restrictive pre-cat, a revised silicone inlet […]
Returning after the Christmas and New Year break to work on more Astra J VXRs.