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Forum: Astra General 10-13-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I had the old wheels and tires in the back thats probably why.
Forum: Astra General 10-13-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Thanks, I think lowering springs will be next!
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Forum: Astra General 10-13-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Just went with the stock 18 size, 225/40/18. Also hows this for a happy accident, Opel center caps fit with just a little heat and expanding of the tangs. More pics when theyíre all mounted up.
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Forum: Astra General 10-12-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

They fit! Getting them mounted and balanced this week. Just waiting on the hub centric rings and wheel bolts to come in. Theyíre 18x8ís.
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Forum: Astra General 10-08-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Theyíre regular wheel bolts but they have a floating washer that allows the offset to be slightly different and still allow the wheel bolt to sit properly. This video shows it really good:
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Forum: Astra General 10-08-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Well the 18 inch xr wheels are a no go. The site I ordered them from cancelled on me because they only had 1 in stock. All over ebay is the same story with the exception of one seller that has 3 NOS...
Forum: Astra General 09-26-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

So the Astra clicked over 70k this week and its time for the 3rd oil change. I’ve decided to stick to changing the oil every 5k, so it’s easy to keep track without an oil monitor or sticker. I’ve...
Forum: Astra General 09-26-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I grabbed it on ebay. Just kept trying multiple search terms for Astra coil cover. It looked correct from the photo so I just took a gamble on it. Cost 150.00 with shipping:cry:
Forum: Astra General 07-22-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Got the struts swapped out today and man they made a huge difference. Aside from the heavy rust they did feel pretty worn. The passenger side would compress very easily until about halfway down when...
Forum: Astra General 07-20-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I was eyeing those same wheels! Iím gonna keep an eye out on facebook marketplace in case some pop up for cheap. I just put those new tires on not too long ago so I can wait a little. One other thing...
Forum: Astra General 07-20-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Got to work on the paint correction today. Whoever owned this car for the past 12 years never put a coat of wax on it. The paint kept soaking up the compound it was so dried out. Just need to put a...
Forum: Astra General 07-16-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Got the car back from the body shop today, bumper looks great. Added a finishing touch that I paid waaay too much for.
Forum: Astra General 07-14-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Ahhh ok. I was considering removing it but being it was exclusive to the xr trim Iíll leave it be. Dropped the car off at the body shop today, should have it back Friday.
Forum: Astra General 07-12-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Finally had some time to get back to work on the Astra. For the control arm I ended up just getting one from autozone. Unfortunately it’s a dorman and has no grease fitting, so we’ll see how long it...
Forum: Astra General 04-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Just a little update, Iíve driven the Astra a little over 4,000 miles since I got it. Iím averaging 28-30mpg, about a 50/50 highway city split. Just did the second oil change on it, and for the most...
Forum: Astra General 01-25-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Just a little update! I found this website carnaviplayer.com that offered a stock looking head unit for the astra that is totally plug and play while retaining the infotainment screen and steering...
Forum: Astra General 12-30-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Video is up! Next project is the exterior.
https://youtu.be/rCssb7yHotc
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Also the interior is pretty much complete. Video is rendering and I should have it up late tonight.
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Thanks, it feels really high quality as well. Does anyone have any experience with this headunit? I like the fact it looks oem, just not sure how good it is....
Forum: Astra General 12-28-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Mad Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Yea here it is:
https://www.eastdetailing.com/collections/fiat-alfa-romeo/products/copy-of-2004-2015?variant=31149557710951
Forum: Astra General 12-28-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I’m finally just about done with the interior resto, and I just finished swapping the airbag cover today as well as installing a stitch on cover. I absolutely love the quality of this, I just hope it...
Forum: Astra General 12-09-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Yea its a 2004 Tahoe. 236,xxx and counting!
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Scored a jack set with the missing pieces on ebay. The listing says the nut wrench is missing, but it looks like its in the bottom of the foam in the photo. Either way I needed the foam housing more...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Ok it looks like Iím missing the piece that sits inside the wheel and holds the jack. The flat piece I have looks like the piece underneath the part Iím missing in the video. You can see it when he...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By Mgg4591
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Can anyone tell me if I’m missing pieces of the spare tire kit? I can’t find a place to mount the jack, and looking at the manual it seems there is suppose to be another piece of styrofoam. This is...
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