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Old 04-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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I've been reading this Astra forum for about a year now, finally decided to join. I have a 2009 Saturn Astra XR hatchback. Black, manual transmission, sport package. Bought new in September 2009, absolutely love the car (except it needs more power). I have since tinted the windows, had a cat-back Stebro exhaust installed and then installed a cold air intake. Next improvement will be the stereo, something as simple as adding connection for iPod, possibly upgrading the speakers. Lots of info on this forum, great resource. Cheers.

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, and we might see each other driving around ottawa at some point. You may have already seen my brother, blue 5dr with carbon fiber emblems

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! I'm interested to hear more about your mods. You'll need 15 posts before you can have links/pictures [Hint, Hint]. Don't be afraid to ask questions, we are all here to help!

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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What phatfire is saying is, ask him everything, cause hes done everything. Literally.

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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Thanks, I always notice other Astras, I'll keep an eye out for you and your brother. Do you know if there are many Astra members in Ottawa?

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:23 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! I'm interested to hear more about your mods. You'll need 15 posts before you can have links/pictures [Hint, Hint]. Don't be afraid to ask questions, we are all here to help!
Thanks. Exhaust is cat-back, installed by Stebro (have had their systems on a few past cars as well). I didn't want it too loud, asked for something a bit louder than original, but not something that would wake the neighbours or attract the wrong attention Very happy with it, it's been about 2 years since that was done. Air intake was done around the same time, will be making some changes to it, probably getting too much hot air from engine bay. Saw a few threads describing various ways to improve air intake. Although mine may need some improving, I'm still pleased with it. These 2 mods gave me the sound I wanted and I definitely noticed an improvement in performance. Would still like more HP, will be checking the threads for ideas!

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Thanks, I always notice other Astras, I'll keep an eye out for you and your brother. Do you know if there are many Astra members in Ottawa?
I don't know many in Ottawa, I know more in Toronto. Mine is quite easy to recognize, white 3dr with vauxhall badges all around and soon to have a sharkfin

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