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    Default Hello, recommend some mods/upgrades for a newbie

    Hello, I'm new here, and would like some suggestions as to what I can do to improve my:
    2008 Vectra Club Estate 1.9CDTI (RHD Opel).
    My car's pretty standard, has no mods or upgrades other than Opel 16" 5 double spoke alloys (the car came with "structure" wheels as standard), and has no roof rails.

    First priority on my list, and something I would like advice on, is:
    Rear parking sensors.

    Other things I would like to do, but won't be doing immediately due to cost would be:
    Bigger alloys (I think the current ones look too small for the car).
    Rear spoiler (as per factory option).
    Built in GPS/stereo to replace bog standard CD30 (Kenwood DNX5220 would be nice, but it's far too expensive).
    Leather steering wheel.
    Rear electric windows.

    So, suggestions for anything to add to my list woud be appreciated. However, I don't want to do anything other than subtle stuff to the exterior of the car, as I'm not into the heavily modded look. Also, I'm not exactly loaded, so the more cost effective the better.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Also, forgot to mention, this is my second Vectra C (fifth Vectra in total), my previous car was a 2005 GTS 1.8 hatchback.

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    Welcome mate some of the things are allready in the how2 section (rear windows) other bits can be bought.. we mostly look in the for sale section or ebay.

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    can give loads of suggestions. All depends on personal choice though (and budget!!!) I'd suggest looking through the forums, get some ideas.
    Last edited by Ben999; 17th March 2009 at 14:55. Reason: because i cant spell

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    hi bud

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    What about a BSR Re-Map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben999 View Post
    can give loads of suggestions. All depends on personal choice though (and budget!!!) I'd suggest looking through the forums, get some ideas.
    Low budget at the moment I'm afraid.
    I have been looking through quite a few threads, particularly in the excellent "How To" section. What I specifically looking for is a few suggestions from owners that have done a few upgrades, for fairly immediate, easy and cheap thrills.

    A first few steps to improving my Vectra, if you will.

    For example, although it's not an upgrade or mod, I found instructions for changing the lock functionality (holding down lock on remote and lock button on door panel), which is pretty useful. Even little suggestions like that would be great.
    Last edited by FinnRolo; 17th March 2009 at 15:36.

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    Hi de-restrict the airbox is cheap to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morephun View Post
    Hi de-restrict the airbox is cheap to do
    Quote Originally Posted by gregc View Post


    What about a BSR Re-Map
    Thanks (to all) for the welcome.

    Please tell me more.
    Will either of these affect my warranty?

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    try these for a start very easy and cheap

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54505

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15122

    replace filter with K&N will see good difference in response


    BSR expencive but puts sucha big on your face its worth it

    this is basically a tuning kit you can turn on and off very easily so when car goes in for any work doing turn it off when you get it back turn it back on, I have it on my car and it is brilliant

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