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Polyurethane Exhaust Mounts

Added to the car to help further reduce any exhaust system  movement are these PowerFlex uprated polyurethane exhaust mounts. Stiffer with much less give holds the exhaust more solidly with less movement. Ideal for track use where the tailpipe can move and touch the rear diffuser, often melting it in places where it touches.

The Piper 3″ system uses 6 of these mounts.

Powerflex Exhaust Hanger

Powerflex Exhaust Hanger

Astra VXR Trackday Car

I bought this 2006 Arden Blue Astra VXR to use as a track day car. It has covered 85,000 miles, but has had regular oil changes over and above the suggested service schedule. A new VXR turbo unit was fitted to it at about 72,000 miles in May 2011, and it had a cambelt and water pump change plus a new uprated clutch and lightweight single mass flywheel at 83,000 miles.

When I bought it it had already been fitted with the following upgrade parts:

  • Courtenay Sport Lightweight Single Mass Flywheel
  • Sachs Uprated Clutch Cover and Helix Uprated Sprung Disc
  • Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential
  • Courtenay Piper 76mm (3″) Full Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust System,
  • Uprated Courtenay Sport VXRacing Full Height Intercooler (Original Spec with 50mm outlet)
  • 18″ Revolution Millennium Alloy Wheels
  • DAP Road Springs,
  • Whiteline Rear Adjustable Anti Roll Bar
  • Alcon 4 Pot Monoblock Front Calipers with 345mm Single Piece Discs
  • Courtenay Sport Direct Route Hose Kit and Airbox
  • Lower Arm Brake Cooling Ducts
  • Foglight Delete Brake Cooling Ducts
  • Remapped by Courtenay Sport to 290bhp

which makes it a very good base car to begin with and to improve on.

Foolishly however, I did not many photographs when I first got the car (obviously I was keen to make a start on further improvements!) but here is one (admittedly not a very good one) I do have:

Astra VXR

Astra VXR

Astra VXR Sprint.....

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