5 ways to make your Vauxhall Astra VXR better

The 237bhp Vauxhall Astra VXR makes a great base for performance tuning. And here’s how to make it even better…

Astra VXR Tuning Guide

1. Suspension
There are definite improvements to be made here, but only if premium equipment is fitted. A simple stage one upgrade is to fit uprated springs – DAP-R and Eibach are both popular options. Coilover kits are available from the likes of KW Automotive, but if you don’t need fully adjustable kit, Bilstein and Koni offer top-quality uprated shock absorbers. A Whiteline rear anti-roll bar is a popular upgrade for many owners, too, with good results reported. Poly bushes are the final worthwhile upgrade.

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