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    Default Opel Corsa B 1.2 16V first car (Vauxhall, Chevrolet Corsa)

    Hey,
    my name is Tom, im 17 years old & from germany. Ive been addicted to cars through my dad. He´s working in an Opel Dealership as mechanican for 24 years now. At the moment iam making the driving license for accompanied driving. And finally a good buddy is selling his corsa now. I was looking for an Opel which is cheap and has not much rust (Opel problem). Specs:
    - built 1998 ( one year older then me
    - 140tkm on the clock
    - 1.2 16v engine with 65hp
    - K&N filter
    - KW V1 Inox coilovers which are very low for a corsa ^^
    - other radio with usb and cd
    - 6 speakers instead of the normal 4
    - fake mid silencer (illegal) and sport rear muffler which is a very very loud combo
    - black Hella headlights
    - air condition (rare in a corsa)
    - 13 inch steelies with winter tyres
    - new tailgate + a GSI spoiler for changing the rusty original tailgate

    Heres a photo on winter tyres:


    What I wanna do:
    - got probably other rear headlights (maybe the ones from the brasilian chevrolet corsa, well see)
    - put a active subwoofer in it (at the place of the spare wheel which I dont need either)
    - put a speedometer with rev counter in it (the normal german version has no rev counter)
    - get a legal stainless steel catback with 63,5mm pipe
    - 15 / 16 inch wheels ( I dont know which)
    - put the ne tailgate with gsi spoiler on
    - polish the paint for simily red on the whole car

    For the wheels I have a few options:

    - first, 6x15 inch Astra G wheels: https://shop.auto-scheuermann.de/images/916dscf7675.jpg

    - 6x15 inch BBS RA375 which are originally from a volkswagon golf MK2: http://thumbs4.picclick.com/d/w1600/...1025-6Jx15.jpg

    - or I get 6,5x16 inch steelies

    Yeah, and now a few pics with different wheels:

    Original 5x14 inch (the orange corsa is my dads gsi):



    6x17 Fiat (too big):


    or which I like most, 6,5x16 inch steelies with mercedes caps:


    So let me know what you think, and I you have any ideos fro wheels

    Greetz Tom
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    ha! Those MB wheel covers suit the car surprisingly well!

    Ps. If you want to make the wheel arches black again easily, put some heat on them with a heatgun. The ABS plastic will eventually reach a point where it starts to 'sweat'. The sweating oil will make it black again in a natural way (as long as you can speak about natural with plastic haha).

    CAUTION though, because if you heat it up too much, it can start to melt and deform.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks, but the MB wheel covers are from the former owner of the car, he sold this complete wheels already. I try to get another set oft these with 16 inch steelies and 165/40 R16 tyres.

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    I like it, any plan for the engine?

    If you want to go with 16s i may have the perfect set for it...

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    We have a X16XE with 103tkm here, so I think next winter its going in.
    What for a set do u have?
    Its weird to write english with an german and as an german

    A thing I would do to is to upgrade the speedometer lightning to white leds.

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    Maybe im buying a set of these next week:

    original Opel Intra 6x15 ET49 from an Kadett.

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    I send you a pm.

    Engine should be fun, a lot of potential for further optimizing.

    Also, it isn't that weird at all. It gets weird when you mostly visit websides where english is the main
    form of comunication and have trouble remembering the german word for something car related...

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    i love fun little hatchbacks! Can't wait to see what you do to it!
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    Thanks, we pick it up tomorrow.

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    So im home, we have picked it up (sorry it was dark):

    It was scraping while driving onto the tow truck.

    Now its sitting in the garage and my dads car is outside :


    And it has already a nice keychain:

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    Heres an Bild how its looking right now:

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    Today Ive looked and it has only 133.000km on the clock (previous owner said 140.000):


    And I got the speedometer with rev limiter (I put it in in the next weeks):


    And here is how its sitting in the garage:


    I need to take of the 79, its from the previous owner...
    And Iam buying wheels today, but they get shipped next year to me I think.

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    So today Ive purchased an StanceWorks windshield-banner, 2 other stickers and a set of philips colorvison h4 bulbs in yellow for the headlights. At the moment there are xenon-look bulbs installed which look like cold white but I like a more warm white / yellow look. How theyre looking now:


    And an picture from the back so you can see how the red is getting brighter but my detailer says that he can fix that with polishing so that its all looking in the original red like the back bumper.:



    On the roof is the GSI spoiler which is painted black and I think im leaving it black because it will also look good with the red.

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    Merry christmas everyone! Yesterday we had a bit work on the car.:

    We changed the closing cylinder because someone tryed to steal the corsa and fucked it up so the key wasnt fitting anymore.

    Then we changed the light bulbs against the philips colorvision which are more yellow and much brighter than the blue-looking china bulbs:


    After that we changed the speedometer against an speedometer with rev limiter (cause the normal german version has no rev limiter but the italian or spain does have one):


    Then we fixed some little things like the mounting of the air filter box, and some wirings.We have a few things to do, but mostly little things like the oil üressure switch which is leaking, or the wiring of the 3. brake light is fucked up which are the next steps. Then I buy a new 2.5 inch stainless steel exhaust with 2,5 inch tip because the exhaust at the moment is illegal because of the mid resonater delete (and its way to loud). So yeah and then we´ll mount the GSI spoiler and buy and active subwoofer and place it where normally the spare wheel is, that this thing gets a little more bass.
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    Today we got fixed the wiring in the back because some cables were broken.
    And then I got to talk with an really crazy guy here... He has the 2 sickest corsas in germany:
    Number 1 which he drives as summer car, on 17 inch BMW rims and STATIC!!!:



    And number 2 which he can only drive on his courtyard cause its illegal as fuck here:


    After te talk I decided that I need camber screws for the front which will bring me -1.75 additional camber so that i have around 3-3.75 degrees. In the back I need camber plates, but they are really rare here so I need to search a lot.

    And Ive buyed a new 2.5inch stainless steel exhaust with a decent 2.5 inch tip, which Is legal here and not so frickin loud.

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    Stay away from the camber bolts, they break very easy...
    I don't know what suspension you want to run but you can get adjustable top mounts,
    that offer the same, if not more adjustability.

    As for the camber plates, not rare at all...
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    Keep in mind if you get a "-1.5° camber plate" that is on top of the about -1° the car already has.

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    Greetings from Brazil!
    I love Corsa b are great cars !!! Here in my country he left manufacturing but still use his platform in "Celta chevrolet" this is mine Celta:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    Stay away from the camber bolts, they break very easy...
    I don't know what suspension you want to run but you can get adjustable top mounts,
    that offer the same, if not more adjustability.

    As for the camber plates, not rare at all...
    Sturzkorrekturplatten
    Keep in mind if you get a "-1.5° camber plate" that is on top of the about -1° the car already has.
    Thanks, so better not to buy these bolts?: http://www.jms-fahrzeugteile.de/Powe...FUqeGwodACkFPg

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    Quote Originally Posted by brat View Post
    Greetings from Brazil!
    I love Corsa b are great cars !!! Here in my country he left manufacturing but still use his platform in "Celta chevrolet" this is mine Celta:
    Nice, I alway watch very nice brasilian corsas on youtube or facebook.
    I want the rear lights from the brasilian corsa and this nice chevrolet grill. But the lights in the legal version are rare and expensive here and you have absolutely no chance to get the chevrolet grill..
    Im searching for a shop in the USA which sells the chevrolett grill so that I can import it, but I havent found one yet.

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    To get the Chevy grill for Corsa in US is Hard.
    Better you find a guy in Brazil (like Brat ) who send you the Parts or know a Shop, Junkyard which send to Germany.
    I always search too for Chevrolet Omega parts.
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    Okay, thanks

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    Got the new exhaust:


    But no time to mount it - yet.

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    By the way, thats how it sounds at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js1ENFpzIZU
    And thats how it should soudn then with the other exhaust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fui...UL2Hg7&index=2

    I hope you hear the difference, it will sound much quieter and less deep, but more powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoapHero View Post
    Nice, I alway watch very nice brasilian corsas on youtube or facebook.
    I want the rear lights from the brasilian corsa and this nice chevrolet grill. But the lights in the legal version are rare and expensive here and you have absolutely no chance to get the chevrolet grill..
    Im searching for a shop in the USA which sells the chevrolett grill so that I can import it, but I havent found one yet.
    What grid model do you like? Could you post photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brat View Post
    What grid model do you like? Could you post photos?
    First - happy new year everybody
    Iam looking for this:

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