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 […]
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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 […]
This Astra H VXR Nürburgring is a well loved and enjoyed example having covered some 110,000 miles, but it always gets regular 5,000 mile oil changes. It shows the durability of the engines as this car has been tuned to several levels, originally starting at Stage 3. More recently it has benefitted from the addition […]
This Astra H VXR has been with us before for mapping and has a K06 turbo, full 3″ exhaust, Courtenay Klasen inlet manifold, CSRacing intercooler, steel rods (plus all the other required components) and achieved a very respectable 329bhp and 350 lb ft torque when last seen in the July heat this year. Previously running […]
This track prepared (and more importantly track used) Astra H VXR came in for mapping to give it a performance improvement in the short term to compliment the other modifications which have been specifically aimed at making a good useable trackday car. Lightweight Team Dynamics 18″ alloy wheels help with unsprung weight and improve acceleration […]
Another Astra H VXR in for mapping that has had a Garrett installation fitted to it. V Band Cast Manifold, Garrett GT2871HTA Motorsport Spec Turbocharger with metal bearing cage, Tial External Wastegate, AEM Dryflow Filter, 90mm AFM, 630cc Injectors, Aeromotive Fuel Pump, 80mm Inlet Pipe, 3″ Courtenay Klasen Downpipe, 3″ Courtenay Piper Exhaust System and […]
Some people are under the impression that we only modify and tune Vauxhalls, but we do also carry out regular maintenance, servicing and repairs. This modified Astra H VXR was brought to us for a full enhanced service which includes a thorough inspection, an oil and filter change, replacement of the air and pollen filters […]
This Astra H VXR Nürburgring came to us for an uprated CSRacing clutch and lightweight billet steel flywheel, due to the fact the factory clutch had started to slip occasionlly. The car had covered a shade over 91,000 miles and was originally modified to Stage 3 in 2008 at around 3,500 miles, virtually from new. […]
We have recently fitted a KW Clubsport Coilover kit to our Astra H VXR track car, which was running a Bilstein B8 set up with Courtenay DAP Race Spec springs. The Clubsport kit is the prefered choice for a track biased suspension for a car that is used predominantly on track (more than it is […]
One of our recent jobs was this Astra H VXR, brought in to have a K06 turbocharger fitted (complete with an uprated recirculation valve), along with our CSRacing Full Height Front Mounted Intercooler. Whilst in our workshop it was also converted to Evans Power Cool 180 Waterless Coolant. Already fitted with a 70mm exhaust system […]
Astra H VXR being fitted with a 3″ (76mm) full exhaust system with non resonated centre section (single silencer system): with uprated polyurethane exhaust mounts:
Street Legal Pagid S Performance Brake Pads. Pagid S Sports brake pads have been specifically designed for high performance brake system usage on public roads, but it is no secret that their origin is the race track and where they truly belong. High friction, low fade characteristics and low pad wear over a […]
Rolling Road mapping session to optimise software settings on this Astra H VXR, which has had some hardware alterations since it was first mapped. Before and after mapping saw gains of between 12-34bhp and 5-20 lb ft torque.
Another one of our more recent jobs was to give this Astra H VXR Racing a much welcomed performance increase. Booked in for a full Stage 3 conversion, the vehicle came to us as a standard spec car. We fitted our full 76mm (3″) turbo back exhaust system, our full height CSR front mounted intercooler, […]
Mark Watts’ Astra H VXRs Trackday and Road Duo, from Total Vauxhall magazine November 2013 issue.
Another K06 conversion, with steel rods, Courtenay high flow inlet manifold, 3″ exhaust and CSR Intercooler being set up on our rolling road – bang on the money power and torque wise, and one of the cleanest and best prepared cars we’ve seen. We have also switched it to Evans Power Cool 180 Waterless Coolant. […]
We have noticed that the universal exhaust rubber/mount used on many many popular Vauxhall/Opel applications including Astra H VXR, is not very strong and over time has a tendency to perish, stretch and split, consequently requiring replacement. Often failure can occur quite quickly, especially on a modified car. Added to this on performance models and […]
Time Attack Promotional Video, filmed during the Oulton Park round and featuring the Courtenay Sport backed Astra VXR driven by Will Watson.