User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: I think Vauxhall are missing a trick

  1. #1
    Regular Member James C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Essex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.8 Turbo

    Year : 2006

    Default I think Vauxhall are missing a trick

    We've got the Vectra VXR and EDS have the 340bhp Vectra under development, surely a 4wd version would've been a good idea. With the power levels those cars are pushing out it's really testing the limits of the fwd layout, but 4wd would handle it with ease and it would give them the option of taking on the Imprezza WRX and Lancer Evolution. With 340bhp you're aiming for the M3 as well.

    Think about it, Subaru performance and handling but with BMW luxury. Makes sense doesn't it.

  2. #2
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Yep, and they've had previous experience of 4x4 in a car with the Calibra so you'd think they could develop it for the Vectra C. Can you imagine that 888/EDS VXR with 340bhp and4x4!!

  3. #3
    Regular Member yorkshireborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Rotherham SouthYorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : saab 95


    Engine : 2.3t

    Year : 2006

    Default

    keep bombarding GM they might give in

  4. #4
    On a Sabbatical
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Failsworth, Manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    If rumour control is to be believed the development of an all wheel drive system for GM cars was near completion, but it was axed in favour of the Saab 93 sportwagon development.

    In my humble opinion, the introduction of the Vauxhall/Opel Antera (Frontera replacement) will open new doors for all GM power hungry drivers

  5. #5
    Regular Member Green Growler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by James C View Post
    We've got the Vectra VXR and EDS have the 340bhp Vectra under development, surely a 4wd version would've been a good idea. With the power levels those cars are pushing out it's really testing the limits of the fwd layout, but 4wd would handle it with ease and it would give them the option of taking on the Imprezza WRX and Lancer Evolution. With 340bhp you're aiming for the M3 as well.

    Think about it, Subaru performance and handling but with BMW luxury. Makes sense doesn't it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Yep, and they've had previous experience of 4x4 in a car with the Calibra so you'd think they could develop it for the Vectra C. Can you imagine that 888/EDS VXR with 340bhp and4x4!!
    Very true, but Vauxhalls last 4x4 system was finicky blooming set up to say the least, the transfer box was very fragile, you had to go as far as keeping ALL four tyres at the same level of tread, or it trashed the transfer box !!!
    So one puncture can mean four new tyres !!!
    If you look around a lot of the Calibra and Cavalier turbos that are still in existence, they have been converted to run front wheel drive only because of this very issue.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    York
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Growler View Post
    Very true, but Vauxhalls last 4x4 system was finicky blooming set up to say the least, the transfer box was very fragile, you had to go as far as keeping ALL four tyres at the same level of tread, or it trashed the transfer box !!!
    So one puncture can mean four new tyres !!!
    If you look around a lot of the Calibra and Cavalier turbos that are still in existence, they have been converted to run front wheel drive only because of this very issue.

    got to agree, the 4WD fitted to the cav and calibra was a nightmare. Most of them are as GG says FWD or the transfer box locked out and set to permanent 4WD, both have their problems though.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Maverick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    What you have to bare in mind is that the 888 Vectra 340 is not a Vauxhall model, it is product of a tuner. The standard Vectra VXR is perfectly capable at 280PS with it's FWD, this fits the criterea for Vauxhall.

    Opel have built prototype Vectra C 4x4's but due to the design of the floorpan, the system could not be used in a Vectra C package.

    At this time in it's life, no major change will happen with vectra C, but from sources I know Vectra D is being built on an all new floor pan which apparently is designed to take, FWD, RWD or 4x4.

  8. #8
    spoons
    Guest

    Default

    430 bhp Rear Wheel Drive Vectra D.... Hmmmmm

  9. #9
    Regular Member Paddy2bsure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    430 bhp Rear Wheel Drive Vectra D.... Hmmmmm
    Drifting... drifting... drifting the night away....

  10. #10
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder Bainie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    60 Degrees North !!
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Pedal trick
    By 123ashleyp in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20th June 2010, 03:47
  2. And for my next trick..........
    By vectra 120 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 9th February 2010, 21:05
  3. fantastic trick
    By yorkshireborn in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 23rd March 2009, 20:39
  4. Trick or treat...
    By AndrewTi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 1st November 2007, 21:45
  5. Toothpick Trick
    By Orka The Porka in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22nd November 2006, 14:30

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra c 2006 tricks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •