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Vectra C - Cheap tuning mods - under £100

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by louisturfrey, 19 June 2016.

  1. louisturfrey

    louisturfrey Newbie

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    From:
    England, Lichfield
    Car:
    MG ZR 105
    I have a 53 Vectra C 2.2 Auto. It already manages 158 bhp / 0-62 in 8.8 on a rolling road test. I got it a couple of months ago, I uprated the springs, but the shocks were new and already have been upgraded well beyond standard spec by the previous owner. It isn't lowered as it is already quite low and I don't want it to appear modified. I think the gearbox has been modified or has been re-tuned because it revs and changes quickly, but runs out of top end - at about 1500 revs under the red line, in 5th gear. It makes 115 mph. Its got a perfect service record and anything that has needed to be done has been done.

    I would like to get it to 8.5 secs on the rolling road, or modify the top end without losing low end grunt. It has a Pipercross air filter and no other mods that I can see that have not already been mentioned.

    I have a birthday coming up soon so I am looking for some cheap mods, or a cheap mod, under £100 that will boost the performance that bit more.
    It has the 17 inch alloys. It is the elegance model.
     
  2. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    15,384
    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    You're not going to get much at all for sub £100. If it was me I'd blow it on a couple of meals out.
     
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  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings Louis and welcome to our TorqueCars forum :)

    As the car is not too old, I would suggest getting the ECU remapped by a reputable company. JF Automotive who advertise on here would be a good company to approach with regards to what can and cannot be done with regards to a quick performance upgrade. Realistically I would budget up to £300 for a remap and with our discount you should get quite a sensible quote all being well. Don't be in a hurry for speed, do it right and you will be rewarded, do it wrong and it will feel like the wallet has just been assaulted by a most unsavory character ;)
     
  4. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    From:
    Rugby (expat Preston lad)
    Car:
    Merc C220Cdi Elegan
    If it hasn't got a good cold air feed from the grille to the airbox spend some of your cash on some decent length of pipe and put one in.
     
  5. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    From:
    gostivar, macedonia
    Car:
    Opel Corsa B X14XE
    welcome mate. fellow opel owner here. that is a nice car. I would do as T9 man said.
     
  6. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    The 2.2 is a DI petrol engine - it's possible that altering the air intake could lead to problems unless you remap as well.
     
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