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Bye Bye A4

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ukmayhem, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. ukmayhem
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    [Jan 22, 2007]
    The Audi has gone, After a year of owner her i just got abit bored and wanted to go back down the old school route. Cant complain no major problems with her even with 141k on the the clock

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    but ive now moved on and in its place i now have........


    A Mint Courtenay Built Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 2000 16v

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    Courtenay Built engine with forged pistons
    Chipped
    Bigger Throttle Body
    Courtenay Power Cap
    Full Stainless Piper System ( Except Manifold )
    Courtenay Pannel Filter
    Fully Spax Adjustables
    17" Alloys

    180bhp
    0-60 = 7sec
    Top Speed = 150mph

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    Bloody Love It!!

    Matt
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  3. Soupie69uk
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Looks nice.

    Not too keen on the wheels or rear lights but other than that smart, especially the engine.
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    Rich Rollin on boost mother hubbards

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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Are you mad?
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  5. Caesium
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Not my cup of tea but nice all the same.

    Get the discs changed for bigger ones though, they look tiny behind those wheels.
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Cool ! Cav just need original wheels and original (or turbo) back lights and rebadging, for old skool cool !
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  7. ukmayhem
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Lights, Breaks and new badges are on my list but new Radiator is top
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  8. A4 Quattro Sport
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    are you going to badge it as an opel?
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    hiltoa VAG erfahren

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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Sorry, but I'm very confused.

    Each to their own and all that, but I cannot equate replacing a very subtle quality motor (that can be modded to 180bhp pretty easily) with a brash, average quality chav magnet...

    I do admit that the engine bay looks very nice, but why not do similar to what you already had?:shrug:
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  10. ukmayhem
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    No it is Opel Made but still classed as a Vauxhall by DVLA as its a UK car. I want new rear GSi2000 and Vauxhall Badges as mine are real faded.

    Chavs have replicas not the real deal. Theres only 937 left and dropping fast so the value will only start to go up. The A4 are just commen mine was 170bhp and this Cav ate it for breakfast even with the Audi chiped i dont think there would be anything in it. my mates Golf 1.8T is 193bhp at the wheels and cant pull from me then i take him top end. There reliable engines and its only done 60k and there easy to work on not like Audi's. Im not disputing the Audi was a great strong car but you cant beat a good old Red Top. Like when i had the Cosworth a GSi is a car i always wanted when i was growing up and now i have a minter, i well chuffed.
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    goodluck with your vaux not too keen with white, also speed isnt everything
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    :busted_cop::busted_cop::busted_cop::busted_cop: :sos:
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    [Jan 24, 2007]
    Very much a Q car.

    I too would try and source some standard wheels.

    I'm not a badge snob, i've had a Porsche, Merc, Audis, i like what i like and i think that looks sweet. :thumbsup:
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    [Jan 24, 2007]
    Apologies, I guess I am a badge snob these days. :tapedshut:

    I'm glad you are happy with the motor - enjoy! (after all, that's what it's all about.) :racer:
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    [Jan 25, 2007]
    Ah cool, I had one of them for 21 days a few years ago! (What haven't I had) Was a 4WD one, I was skint, swapped it for an RS Turbo (idiot - it was 204bhp and clean as a whistle)
    It turned out to be a bit of a lemon that one, oil leaks, badly worn tyres and dodgy noises from the diff and bubbling rear arches, so I outed it. But not after caning a Saxo chav and loving roundabouts @ 70 in the wet! He He. And I made a killing on it.
    Enjoy it, they are a pukka engine, I had 2 Mk2 GTE's and a Calibra along the way, love the Red Top also, ca'nt beat the way they rev out!
    But I must say, it has to be German or Swedish built for me these days. Each to their own.
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  16. Dan Gliballs
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    [Jan 25, 2007]
    Lovely GSi dude, but it won't do 150mph ;)

    I've had many red top lumps in many different Vauxhalls in many different states of tune, and have dealt with Courtenay many times and used their products BTW.

    Even if you had a thousand horsepower, you'd still be sitting on the limiter at about 141mph with the F20 gearbox.

    Oh, and the clocks are notorious for over-reading by 10% or more.

    I'm pretty sure I know that car off VXON though :)
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    [Jan 27, 2007]
    Very Nice, the colour will be a git to keep clean, but I would replace the rear lights with the Cav Turbo ones.

    Why did you not go for the turbo or even the Calbria Turbo, these version also cam with the 6 speed as standard. I had the GSi for just over a yr and replaced it with the Cav 4x4 Turbo which I had for 4 years and had Courtenay do a few minor things.

    I think these are great cars and I think better fun compared to my Audi, but the up keep was getting high. These cars even came with sunroofs as standard which I miss not having on the Audi.

    But the build quality, the ride is no match on an Audi, very thing on the Audi is just more solid and is much better built.

    - it's a nice car, good to see the life is still in the Cav GSi/Turbo.

    just some info for you :

    obviously Courtneys website which I am sure you already have
    http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/

    One of the forums I used:
    http://cavweb-forums.co.uk/

    Some info on the C20LET engine, I know this is for the Turbo but may help abit:
    http://www.max-boost.co.uk/max-boost/

    Others I used, but, just checks and seem to have shut down:
    http://www.cav-turbo.co.uk/
    http://www.turbovaux.co.uk/


    wish you good luck with the GSi...
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    [Jan 27, 2007]
    Well the gearbox must be different as it was clocked at 152.8mph at Brunters is May 2006 when my mate owned it.

    Yeah i put it on VXON when i registered great site friendly people.

    I chose the Cav as it was my mates for over a year then his mates before that so we know the car inside out and how much work has been done to it and i basically fell in love with it, but my mate would never sell it, but good me me his family is growing so no longer practicle :)
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  19. Dan Gliballs
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    [Jan 27, 2007]
    Duff clocks and timing gear I'm afraid chap :( Do I know your mate from VXON? (where I usually live ;)).

    I had a Cavalier Turbo aswell, and even THEY don't generally crack 150 in standard form (booked at 149mph), and they have the F28 6 speed box and 200+ bhp and torque.

    Mine..

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    I've owned modded GSi's too, aswell as this V-Tuning built SRi 16v (including SBD manifold and EDS Motorsport chip amongst many things,............and THAT didn't do 150 even in hatch form).............

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    [Jan 27, 2007]
    Now an official club, offiliated to the VBOA, and now known as VXON (Vauxhall Owners Network) :)
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    Dan

    Same colour as my 4x4 I had, nice

    Just had a look around to see if my 4x4 was still being looked after, but couldn't find it
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    Smoke Grey :beerchug:

    Very similar to Mistral Grey as with the Astra....

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  23. EnzoS4
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    very clean, obviously done a few things to it
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    Aye, though sadly I had to sell it 5 weeks ago towards funding a house extension :sorry:


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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    Looks like someone's just stuck a left hander on that ginger bird!!!
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    That's a ghost I think.

    She looks photo-shopped LOL!!!
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    Well, she does look quite scary.

    Definitely a ten pinter.....
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    you're harder than you look, lol
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  29. Dan Gliballs
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    You're obviously fussier than I am LOL!!!
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    it may have been someone tell her to get out of the bl*** way..


    what the ??? are you racing agaist, its like a Vectra with the back hood cut off...? and did you bet it.
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    It's a 600bhp supercharged Holden HSV Maloo ;)

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?s...:2005-28,GWYA:en&q=maloo&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    I ran a 13.9 (roasting hot day, FMIC too small, and me as a complete newbie-novice to this dragstrip lark), and he ran a 13.4.........................with a slipping clutch LMAO!!!!
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