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My old Corsa VXR

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Models' started by coreythorny, Mar 15, 2013.

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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    Firstly I appologise as I'm gonna copy this straight from another site!

    I'm now in a S3 and could not be happier, although this corsa will be missed alot.

    Not much yet but heres it all so far;


    My first day, couldn't have been happier (still feel like this :lol:)
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    After a few weeks I wanted to start playing with it and started basic.
    A debadge;
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    I then ordered myself another :vxr: badge for the front;
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    At this time I ordered quite a few little things :D
    Tinted side repeaters;
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    White inlays;
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    Update: fitted my cool running thermo stat;
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    I must say this is such a worth while addition. Took her out for a test run and she never hit more than 88degrees.


    Update: Fitted Silvatec rear indicators and got my private plate through;
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    See if you can work out what it says...
    Hint, my name is Corey Thornton...


    Finally my Mtec bulbs have finally arrived aswel as my LED sidelights. So I went ahead and fitted them aswel as my Silvatecs on the front.
    Silvatecs;
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    Normal lights;
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    Mtecs;
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    The pictures don't do them any justice. I honestly can't describe how good these bulbs are and how amazing they look. Best mod so far by miles. I would Reccomend to anyone!


    Update: Got my wind delfectors and White VXRonline stickers through;
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    As you can see in the picture the window decided to start playing up and wouldn't shut so had to disconnect the battery for 10 mins but is good now and looks awesome IMHO! ;) Many thanks to Ollie B for wind deflectors and Brokenpencil for the White VXR inlays and White VXRonline stickers.


    Update: Fitted my forge DTS bar;
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    Is is amazing how different it handles from this little addition. Its a must buy in my opinion.


    Update: Fitted some bling in the bay. Blue conduit and some shiny covers;
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    Also got my Eonon fitted. Love this thing!
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    Update. (filmed orginally for Stefler88 ) some videos of my exhaust running and sitting still. There both filmed on my phone so quality isn't brilliant however you can make out most of the burbles and pops. Be reassured that it sounds 100x better in real life!
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    Update: Jetex Racing Cone filter and Courtenay Cold Air Feed;
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    Review here: Little Review Of My Cone Filter (Jetex Racing))


    Update:
    It's been a while and since then I have been a very busy bee!
    I now have Dap R springs, White boot brace, chrome sprayed engine bits, forge intake hose, some forge decals, forge recirc valve, forge header tank, Remus centre piece and number plate LEDs.
    I was also on the Forge stand at TV live this year so here's some pictures of my car at the show showing my mods;


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    Number plate LEDs;


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    Remus centre piece;
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    Again not the best video quality but you get the idea, especially when you compare it to the 2 piece video.


    Updates:
    My larger Jetex Racing cone, Forge coolant hoses and White Rocker, wiring and Cam cover;
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    Also gave my car a good detail, shows the car in her current state;
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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    Ok so LOTS has happened since this last got updated. I planned on keeping it all quiet and then update but things dragged out longer than expected but here we go! :D


    I enetered 2011's Thunder Road VXR power Event which was immense. My little car did very well as to what I expected.
    I reccomend this to all VXR owners. Best day of owning my car yet! Here's to 2012s!


    Here's some pictures from the day
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    I had a dyno run done running the mods above and managed to make a very tidy 215bhp
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    Was very very happy with this considering I was till on standard software!


    Next I bought myself a burg splitter! Luckily this was before the price hike and paid a mere tidy £30 ;)
    I decided to paint it gloss black which I did myself.


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    Finished
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    I was very impressed with how it all came out and sets the car off so nicely!


    Here it is fitted and posing at night in a car park ;)
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    I then decided to start on my own SMD conversion. Admittadly it's not even half finished still but it passes the time on those days where I get bored :lol:
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    I also ordered new interior lights (white LEDs) and set about wrapping a couple of bits inside


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    For a while my car went back to completely standard! :( It had a few running issues and problems which needed to be sorted out.
    Luckily everything is not tip top and shiny! :D


    So back to the mods!


    Time to remove all that **** out the exhaust
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    This was replaced with a Scorpion second decat and my Remus 3rd piece making a full straight through exhaust with just backbox. Loud and poptastic! :D


    Here's some videos





    Deffinately not for the faint hearted or those with sensitive hearing :lol:


    Now **** was getting serious!
    I picked up a Forge cooler of Ruddy for a absoloute steal (he's a top bloke!) which I set about cleaning up, painting the Forge logo on and also cleaned all my hoses and chrome parts up.


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    Now time to fit them! :D


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    Fitted :D
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    I decided to run without the mesh/grill at all as that's how I want to lol. Also I think it looks much better on show.


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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    As you may be able to tell my Astons numberplate covered it all up! :(
    So I had a custom numberplate made up which was shallow but with legal width and lettering (still illegal technically as the border top and bottom is wrong :lol:)


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    I much much prefer it now as it's fully on show!




    Now it's the big one. Stage 3 baby! Since day one this was my main goal and it was time!
    So I started stocking up the required parts as I was getting fueling upgrades also


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    I also ordered some Prosport Stepper motor gauges with programmable warning which I had fitted into a ADDVXR double pillar pod but not wired up yet


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    I also changed my gearbox oil to some high quality Millers CRX 75w-90 which 100% is amazing. Gear changes are so much smoother! Also should help that chocolate gearbox's life span :lol:




    So the day arrived. Shaking like a leaf me and a good friend (Matt-) headed off to MPG for the fueling upgrades fitted and the map!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here's the before dyno run and print out


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    227 bhp on standard map! That's impressive :D




    Another update:


    Fitted some 23mm Bonnet raisers:


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    Here's the results!
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    247bhp and 286lbs/ft. This car is a abolsoute animal! Picks up speed like nothing i've been in :D


    My mate filmed my first reaction :lol:


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    Then I cleaned up my engine bay and added a few new stickers :lol:


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    Now finally I have my gauges wired up and working - SWEET!
    They look the dogs and are soooooo goooooodddddd!
    I'll let the pictures and short video do the talking!


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    Well that's about it for now but this car is always getting upgraded! :D


    Small update:
    Fitted my EBC turbo groove discs and Tarox Strada pads :D


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    Also lowers the front for a more aggressive look ;)


    Also a small video of my speedo:


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    Few pictures i've found from Thunder Road 2012 and PVS


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    Ok guys, here it is!!
    The uber super duber secret mod!!




    Many thanks for Js_VXR for the transaction and seats - yes they're POLE POSITIONS!!!!! :D


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    A few pictures from the VXR Power Event at Rockingham 2012


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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    These are the final picture's of my Corsa modified, they were taken for Total Vauxhall magazine.

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    Here she is at the dealer when she got traded in (standard)

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    And here's my S3!

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    I'll get some proper pictures once I've had a play with her and given her a good clean.
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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    You know what I think of your corsa mate and I'm sure you know what I think of the S3s...

    both stunning cars... Enjoy it mate. :)
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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    Cheers Nath.
    Hopefully well actually catch each other at a meet this time round! Lol.
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    [Mar 16, 2013]
    Some serious time and effort on the VRX, will be interesting to see what you have planned for the S3!

    Both very nice cars mate :yes:
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    [Jan 7, 2014]
    looks smart that vxr matey - my mate used to have a similar vxr even had blue forge stickers on side lol vxr.jpg doublt youll miss it now having a s3 though lol
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