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    My Insignia 1.8 vvt SRI arrives later next week and I wanted to do a couple of mods and wondered if anyone had done these already.

    Firstly, I am going to fit the Corsa VXR indicator surrounds, not because they do anything , they just make it look a bit more sporty.

    I wanted to fit the Insignia VXR front grille and colour code it. The dealer said it would not fit but others say that it is a direct swap. I know of someone who has fitted the Irmscher grille to their car and they said that they had to hack the standard grille to bits to fit the Irmscher one. Looking at pictures of the complete VXR grille it looks as though it comes complete with the surround so I hoped that I would simply have to remove the standard grille and fit the VXR one without any 'adapting'. Anyone done this yet ???

    The car as far as I am aware comes with no visible tail pipes. I would like to fit twin exit pipes just for appearance. I do not want any noise, too old for that. Does anyone know if this is an easy mod on this model and what parts I would need. I presume all the different models use the same shell so the exhaust mounting points 'should' be already fitted ????

    The car is a 2010.5 model so has the upgraded stereo ( CD400 ) This has the option to upgrade to a USB plug which I did not specify. Does anyone know if this is a simple job of fitting a lead to the back of the stereo and feeding it to the centre console ??

    I know the older 1.8 engines did not respond well to remaps. Can the Insignia 1.8 vvt engine be mapped with any decent results and has anyone had this done.

    Not many questions for a newbie !!

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    hi m8,,,
    ive done the vxr surrounds on mine,looks good,,,
    dont think you will get alot from a remap,,,
    maverick is the man to speak to,,fella knows a fair bit ,,,,
    grille (vxr) does fit according to maverick
    from what ive heard the insig doesnt respond to well to retrofitting bits

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    OK, to answer your questions.

    VXR Grill

    Yes it does fit, a friend and myself fitted one to an early December 2008 SRi and it was a direct fit. So whether Vauxhall have changed the bumper since, I don't know, but I doubt it.

    Irmscher Grill

    Much easier to fit than a VXR grill, yes you have to cut out the centre of the standard grill and the Irmscher grill bonds it it's place. It's pretty easy and you can't really **** it up. But my advice is don't, they look horrible.

    Corsa VXR Indicator Surrounds

    Yep, nice idea and they should look good! Again, very easy to fitand should take only a couple of minutes. Will suit an SRi.

    But you will have to move your SRi badges.

    Exhaust

    Yes your right, you won't have any visible tailpipes on MY10.5 as Vauxhall do not make an Insignia with a single exposed tailpipe anymore.

    Twin Exit conversion


    Mine is going in tomorrow morning for this very conversion.

    The Insignia does not come with the exhaust hangers for the right hand silencer.

    So here is what you need.




    1) The Twin Exit bumper trim. You simply remove this and buy the twin version, it retails at £47+ VAT.

    2) You will need a right hand silencer. There are only two available, the 2.0T Petrol and the 2.8T Petrol. The Twin Turbo diesel A20 DTJ right hand box is listed but not available. The silencer retails at £216 + VAT

    3) Y piece, this is from Irmscher and they are available for each engine, so you can buy one for a 1.8 VVT. This retail at about £120 + VAT

    4) Right hand exhaust hanger, this simply bolts to the back chassis leg on the right hand side. This actually comes with the Irsmcher Y peice along with the bolts.

    You will also need the left hand silencer as yours will be the hidden type, so budget for another £200 for this.

    If you buy the 1.8 Y peice, then your left hand silencer will match perfectly, but the right hand side will need a little modification to match up.

    I'll have pictures of mine done tomorrow.

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    I like the sound of the Corsa VXR indicator surrounds.... if anyone gets it done please post some piccies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wise1 View Post
    I like the sound of the Corsa VXR indicator surrounds.... if anyone gets it done please post some piccies.

    bit dark now....but it looks good very m3'ish i think,,,i wasnt sure at first but i think its spot on ,,,,,looks original i think,,,i didnt need to move my sri badge's,went straight on,,,

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    I know they will fit without moving the badges, but I thought that it made the badges too close and I thought it looked odd when I say one with them a few months back.

    May even try it on mine!

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    I am removing the SRi badges, got a plan in mind, watch this space

    Thanks for the tips guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    I know they will fit without moving the badges, but I thought that it made the badges too close and I thought it looked odd when I say one with them a few months back.

    May even try it on mine!


    its close,about 5mm gap ,not terrible though,,,maybe my badges were placed lower than normal,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by iang27 View Post
    I am removing the SRi badges, got a plan in mind, watch this space

    Thanks for the tips guys
    Let me guess..........................

    Putting the SRi badges on the black section of the VXR surrounds

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