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  • Stick with Stage 1

    7 20.59%
  • Go to Stage 2

    7 20.59%
  • Go to Stage 2 +

    3 8.82%
  • Go to Stage 3

    17 50.00%
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Thread: VXR Power - Upgrade Time

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    Default VXR Power - Upgrade Time

    Ok,

    So Courtenay Sport have published their Vectra VXR stage upgrades today.

    http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/vect...g/info_87.html

    Here it is in summary...

    Stage 1 (Remap)
    £590 = 300 BHP

    Stage 2 (Remap, Insignia VXR Turbo)
    £1745 = 320 BHP

    Stage 2+ (Remap, Insignia VXR Turbo, Water Radiator)
    £2562 = 325 BHP

    Stage 3 (Remap, Insignia VXR Turbo, Insignia VXR Injectors, Water Radiator, FMIC, 3" Downpipes, Sports Cat)
    £4470 = 340 BHP

    Now the thing to remember here is they publish only peak BHP increases. However, through each stage massive BHP increases through the rev range can be had, at some points 60+ BHP over a Stage 1 map. The Rolling Road graphs are in the link above.

    What do you think?

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    TBH stage 2 yeah but stage 2+ seems to be alot of money for not much more power

    Just my opinion

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    Impressive figures.....and prices Do the prices include the bits as well?

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    TBH stage 2 yeah but stage 2+ seems to be alot of money for not much more power

    Just my opinion
    Stage 2+ is the introduction of a much larger water radiator (double the size of standard)

    This means the internal engine temperatures can be reduced and maintained at higher boost.

    So although the peak BHP doesnt increase much... the power can be held for longer up the rev range... and then recovery temperatures are much quicker. So the benefits are hidden slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    Impressive figures.....and prices Do the prices include the bits as well?
    Yep.. prices are everything.. Parts, labour, vat... job done

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    I've voted stick with stage 1, altho I know you wont do that (buts that i would do cos i couldn't justify all that money for such small gains)

    But if i had the money burning a hole in my pocket then i suppose for value it would be stage 2

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    If your gonna do it, might as well do it right. Voted Stage 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    If your gonna do it, might as well do it right. Voted Stage 3.

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    First I would wait for a couple of others to be the donkeys (I remember the VXR TMS thread) then I would go the whole hog Have you looked into sourcing your own parts? Injectors shouldn't really be a problem even if you ship them over from the US.

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    I voted 2+, as the hidden benefits should make it more reliable and leave you scope to do more at a later date.

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