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.
We recently had the job of improving the stopping and handling on an Astra H. This included supplying and fitting a D2 6 Pot 356mm front brake kit, complemented by a rear 292mm brake upgrade with vented rear 8G discs and new calipers. Additionally a Premium Suspension package was also supplied and fitted: B8 dampers […]
Another Astra J VXR in for our increasingly popular Stage 1+ tuning package, comprising of front pipe fitting, ecu remap and rolling road set up. This car made a respectable 320bhp and 339 lb 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.
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 […]
This Meriva VXR had visited us before for a remap, and came back to have some further improvements carried out. We removed the pre-cat and fitted a straight through pre-cat replacement pipe (downpipe) to remove the restrictive first cat, fitted a set of NGK iridium plugs and a high flow Courtenay Sport panel filter. Then […]
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 […]
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 […]
Another M32 gearbox from an Astra H in for bearing replacement and upgrade to the later endcase with larger endcase bearings. This gearbox had covered some 90,000 miles before need to have the bearings replaced, and whilst the box was off the car for overhaul the later endcase which features additional oil galleries and larger […]
Some pictures for reference, in gallery form and in no particular order, showing our braided rear brake hoses fitted on Astra H VXR. These should offer some help with installation of the rear braided brake lines. The brackets from the factory brake lines can be reused to accept the new braided brake lines. Remove the […]
Some variety in our workshop. The Renault Clio is a very popular option for a trackday car. This car came to us for some routine service work including a new alternator, R888R tyres, rear brake discs and pads and a check on the rolling road.
Another M32 gearbox overhaul, this time on an Astra H 1.9 CDTi 5 Door. Once the engine subframe and gearbox had been removed the gearbox could be stripped down, cleaned and inspected and then rebuilt with full bearing replacement (all 8 bearings) and new driveshaft oil seals. Do not forget, even if you are unable […]
This Astra J VXR came to us for a Stage1+ conversion. This was a lovely low mileage example which had covered under 4,000 miles and was finished in Buzz Blue paintwork. The first part of the process was to check the vehicle on the rolling road and benchmark it. This car made 278 bhp and […]
Astra H VXR Stage 3 Upgrade and LSD (Limited Slip Differential). This car spent a couple of days in our workshop and had a full 3″ exhaust system, CSRacing intercooler and a Quaife LSD fitted. Then it was onto the rolling road for mapping, datalogging and full rolling road set up making 290bhp and 350 […]
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 […]
Another Astra H VXR brought to us, this time to have a full 3″ Courtenay Piper exhaust system fitted. Where customers choose not to have a full ecu remap, part of our fitting process includes programming the ecu with factory spec software with the P0420 DTC (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold) error code deleted, to […]
We do not just work on performance cars! During routine servicing a knocking noise was identified on this Vectra C 1.9 CDTi which was only evident when the clutch was released. The noise was diagnosed as play within the dual mass flywheel assembly. Before it got too bad the customer asked for the appropriate repairs […]
Here we have a couple of Astra H VXRs in for upgrade. The black car has had a K Sport 8 Pot 356mm front brake kit, CSRacing intercooler, full 3″ exhaust system and inlet plenum fitted and will be mapped and set up on the rolling road. It is also having a rear cage fitted […]