New to tinkering

Smudger88

Newbie
Points
3
Location
East Midlands UK
Car
Astra G Z16XEP
Hi there.

I'm new to the forums and I'm looking at modding my Astra mk4 1.6 16v twinport port ( Z16XEP)

I want to ignore the boy racer mods ( induction kit and big exhaust) and focus more on the stuff that will be more benefits ( I know at some point the exhaust and air intake will be changed but its wayyyy down the bottom of the list)

Just looking for advice and experience from other people who have similar cars

Cheers
 

Eddie208

Tuner
Points
72
Location
Bedford, England
Car
Peugeot 208 Style
Hiya, I'm pretty knew to tinkering as well

In regards to the Boy Racer stuff, assuming your engine is powerful from what I know the exhuast and air intake mods are were you start, its as if the car is breathing with a respirator and you finally take it off allowing it to breathe fresh air, if you don't want that ricer image just get a box around the intake that stops the noise coming out ;)

And of course, welcome to the forums :)
 

Smudger88

Newbie
Points
3
Location
East Midlands UK
Car
Astra G Z16XEP
Already de restricted the filter box just need a decent panel filter for it now.

Looking through the receipts I got with it, it hasn't had a decent service in awhile, so will do full service with engine flush then look into more.
Engine swap sounds good (apparently a 2.0 will fit in it)

But again it's cash for the engine plus other stuff to make it work lol
 

Yugguy

Torque King
Points
507
Location
Rugby (expat Preston lad)
Car
Merc C220Cdi Elegan
Howdo.

I always recommend changing the brake discs and pads to uprated ones. If you've not done much before these are a good place to start as they are relatively easy but give you a great sense of achievement once done. And they look good too.
 

Smudger88

Newbie
Points
3
Location
East Midlands UK
Car
Astra G Z16XEP
Howdo.

I always recommend changing the brake discs and pads to uprated ones. If you've not done much before these are a good place to start as they are relatively easy but give you a great sense of achievement once done. And they look good too.

Was going to get bigger discs better pads but need to find new wheels to fit them, currently have r15 and bigger discs won't fit lol
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
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1,157
Location
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Hello and a very warm, welcome to TorqueCars from me the admin!

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