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Reading through the Forum us Antara owners have made various improvements / personal touches to our Antara's. Some owners maybe considering improvements but unsure what to do. Lets share your improvements and mods so others can learn from any problems that may have had to be overcome.
I have had my Antara since October and carried out a few improvements, tow bar and mud flaps fitted by dealer:

1. Side steps
2. Stainless steel sill covers with Antaraetched on them ( I think SE has them? )
3. Sat Nav unit with bluetooth replacing the CD 30.
4. Dog guard
5. Boot tray
6. Boot cover that covers the whole boot area
7. Replaced reverse bulb (led)
8. Rubber floor mats (easier to clean)
 

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I had mudflaps, a boot liner and mats fitted by the dealer before I collected the car.
I found an old dog guard in my garage, from a Cavalier or Vectra I had many years ago, and it fits the Antara perfectly. So didn't need to buy another one.

I replaced the puncture repair kit with a proper spare wheel and jack

I didn't like the tyres that came with the car, so I fitted a new set of all seasons tyres.

I replaced the aerial with one of those tiny Bee Sting things.

I find the sat nav difficult to use andcan't get used to where itis located, so I bought a new Garmin Nuvi 2595 instead.
 

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Genuine antara mats and mud flaps fitted by myself

I have also replace the standard aerial with a little bee sting style gloss black was going to get silver to match the roof rails but decided on black

I'm still undecided on side steps - anyone know if you need to tell the insurance? Also someone at work told me that you need to be careful with different metals reacting and impacts could damage chassis..... Any thoughts on this?

Probably going to get a new tomtom as I don't like the vauxhall system and probably the only let down on the car, would also like a reversing camera and proper DRLs
 

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Side steps , tuning box, new sat nav DVD head unit , daytime running lights L shaped on the bottom front valance and to come 20" alloys
 

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Just fitted side steps from jsg,bit of a pain as one of the brackets was a bit off,but never mind they look stunning when fitted...whats next she`s asking
 

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From EBay Wilma. There actually heavy duty decals that stick on but very effective. Just type in ...Vauxhall Astra VXR Corsa VXR Zafira VXR SRI CDTI VXD Vinyl key sticker decal. (sorry I'm on my fone and can't post a link at the mo').
 

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I'VE HAD GENUINE MATS/MUDLAPS AND PARKING SENSORS FITTED TO MY EXCLUSIVE BY THE DEALER. I BOUGHT CHROME FOGLIGHT BEZELS THAT ARE FITTED TO THE SE MODEL. THIS CHANGES THE FRONT END LOOK IN MY OPINION. THEY ARE A BUGGER TO FIT THOUGH AS THE FRONT BUMPER NEEDS TO COME OFF BUT WELL WORTH IT. I ALSO CHANGED MY HEADLIGHT BULBS TO OSRAM NIGHT BREAKERS AND FITTED LED SIDELIGHT BULBS AT THE SAME TIME
 

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I fitted LED SIDELIGHT BULBS and they look fantastic.....till i turn the headlights on! Do the nightbreakers match ????
 

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Fitted mine with:- front and rear parking sensors
- tinted the rear glass, wasn't on standard :(
- custom made seat covers (black/light grayish to open up the interior, didn't like the all black interior).
- gray rubber mats (see the comment above :)
- boot rubber mat
Next thing: improve the exterior lights (light source), if possible change interior lighting on the dashboard (yellow is a bit dull :)
 

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Hi,
Side steps s/steel great when clean,boot liner,mud flaps all round don't do much to keep the back clean,front chipped side lights bulbs well pleased match headlights well bright white as they should be on a newish car,tow bar ,window deflectors on front ,Next up is ecu upgrade need more mpg only getting 30mpg on a good day .
 

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Only added a tow bar and electrics so far but going to fit side steps to protect my car from other doors etc,rang insurance company to inform them and they said that would not be a problem,Chris.
 

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HI I have owned my antara for about 9 months and have fitted quite a few after market extras ;1)stainless steel side bars
2)rear boot spoiler
3)Mud flaps
4)front bonnet guard
5)rear bumper guard
6)chrome bee sting arial
7)silver coloured Irmscher number plate surrounds
8)silver coloured wiper spoilers
I was thinking of fitting a front bull bar as I had one fitted to my previous 4x4 but was told it would make my front parking sensors inaffective so didn't bother
I quite like the look it has given my antara and will try and upload some photos and see what other people think
 

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Guys if you have made a few improvements remember and post pictures either here or post them in the Gallery section

Keep posting

Thanks
 

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So far...

Added chrome door handles, similar to SE type
Rear parking sensors
New Antara branded VX mats
LED headlamp side lights
Sonachi DAB
Black be sting aerial
USB charging plugs to cigarette lightersockets
Micro USB phone charging cabled to right of driver window

On my wants list...

Front fog light DRL fitting
 

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Stainless Steel side bars fitted
Racechip one fitted
sidelights led bulbs fitted
 

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Racechip one is normally hidden between front panel and air filter
 
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