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Old 08-13-2008, 01:35 AM   #21
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Coilovers and sway bar are going on soon, so I figured I better at least get some before pictures:




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Old 08-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #22
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AHAH YES I LOVE IT!!! wow me and you have same taste.... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3129027 This is my car. I was thinking of blacking out the chrome bar at the back too but i think ima gana either carbon wrap it or get white and wrap it. Also I plan on getting lowering springs with new bushings and sway bars. But parts for this car cost a grip so itll have to wait a little bit.
Yeah, I thought that the chrome against the white looked pretty awful, so I actually smoked the chrome. In person you can see that it's still chrome, it's just got a black candy-coat over it to make have a sort of 'piant-black' look to it. The lower center part of the rear bumper was also begging to be blacked out, so I did that at the same time.

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #23
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forgot to post pic of the suspension:





too bad it's just an expensive paperweight until I can find someone to help me install

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:55 PM   #24
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what is the goal of installing this new suspension? will it lower the car? better ride? performance? how much does it cost?

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:57 PM   #25
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what is the goal of installing this new suspension? will it lower the car? better ride? performance?
Yes, not really, and yes

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how much does it cost?
these coilovers cost around $1100

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:18 PM   #26
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how much does it lower the car? Isnt it true that the XR is lowered 5/8 of an inch? doesnt look like it to me

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:22 PM   #27
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how much does it lower the car? Isnt it true that the XR is lowered 5/8 of an inch? doesnt look like it to me

no idea about the stock XR setup, but the new setup is adjustable between 30 and 60mm of lowering.

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Old 08-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #28
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Update: installation of all the new hardware occurs tomorrow. I'll try to take as many pics to show the process as possible, for those that have never taken suspension off any other car before

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #29
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Take lots of pictures and notes if you can...I know the value of a good write up and since you are looking like the first in this community to tackle a major mod, the information you get would be invaluable.

PS Do you have a part number for the coilovers by any chance?

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:21 PM   #30
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part number 10260030 for the setup I ordered

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #31
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how much does it lower the car? Isnt it true that the XR is lowered 5/8 of an inch? doesnt look like it to me
the Astra 3-door XR is 15mm lower than the 5-door XE

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I'm looking forward to the pictures

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #33
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Sorry to say, but you will probably never see any pics here.
I believe mdcclxxvi sold his Astra 2 years ago.

There are some pics of his car in various places around the site. It was one of the most modified Astras in North America at one point.

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