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Gaiter's 06 VZ SS Thunder

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Gaiter, Sep 13, 2015.

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  1. Gaiter

    Gaiter Member

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    Odo :
    95,000 (when purchased)
    Colour :
    Impulse Blue
    Engine Type :
    L98 6.0Lt V8
    Transmission :
    6 speed Manual
    Engine Mods :
    - 4-1 Extractors (unsure of brand)
    - Exhaust (unsure of brand)
    - Duspeed OTR CAI

    Wheels :
    - VE SSV 20" Gloss Black
    Suspension :
    - Front: Stock?
    - Rear: Pedders 2643 & KYB Excel G Shocks

    Interior :
    - Factory Black Leather
    - Phreddy Dash Re-colour (White with blue needles and morphing tacho needle)
    - Phreddy Aux Input

    Other :
    - Shortened shift
    - Blackened badges (Plasti Dip)


    Story so far:

    Hey fellas first ride posting, been lurking for few years. I have only owned holdens, most been Ute's. First was a 1982 Holden WB with a blue 202 and four on the floor, second was a 1998 Holden VT executive, third a 2004 Holden SS ute and now this. I bought the 2004 SS because I couldn't find a 06 thunder in a Sydney car yard when I needed a new car and so settled on the 04 SS and spent the next 3 yrs waiting and watching.

    Picked this up Saturday 5th Sept 2016 from a Gosford dealer and was pretty stoked.


    To Do List (Constantly being added to on my phone):

    - New Hard Lid locks
    - Tint
    - Tray Compartment
    - Sound Deadening
    - Tune
    - Upgrade Brakes
    - Cargo Catch
    - Number Plates
    - Exhaust
    - Speaker upgrade + Bluetooth + Permanent MP3 with cut off button
    - LED Interior lights
    - HID/LED Fog lights
    - Suede Interior
    - Envyous Customs Bluetooth OBDII
    - Coilovers
    - Dashcam


    Photos (Sept 2015):
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    Updated Photos (Aug 2016):
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  2. lowndes8

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    Very nice mate
     
  3. Gaiter

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    Thanks, not sure about the height of the rear myself.
     
  4. Gaiter

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    Well, finally made a suspension purchase. Bought some Pedders 2643s second hand on eBay for $77 and plan to fit them this weekend. Ill edit this post on the weekend with height. Hoping to get some better ride quality than the bags but not sure on height/brand so thought I would start with some second hand Pedders and see how they go.

    Before(30 psi):
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    After:
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    I also took pictures at different psi levels. Sorry about poor phone images. In order; 0psi, 20psi, 40psi

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    Overall happy with the level, see if it sinks a bit more. Rides so much better. No more bounce. Would have to have it at 40psi for it to be comfortable as a daily, 40psi is too high.
     
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  5. Gaiter

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    Also fixed the footrest pedal which wasn't a matching SS pedal and had broken. Bought a VY footrest and pedal cover off eBay. Had to drill into footrest and super-glue the cover on but looks good.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. DevilDRake

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    Very Nice ute mate - I've always wanted to get a VZ Thunder with the 6L in a Devil yellow since before I could drive.

    I haven't seen it until the last picture, glad it's a manual :D
     
  7. Gaiter

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    Only way to go. And updated original post, hadn't realise I left the Transmission type out. Cheers

    Yea took me awhile to find one I liked. But always loved them, and the fact they got IMO the best 6L holden had to offer makes it sweeter.



    Slight update - got rear-ended today on the way home from work:

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    But success of the day is got Phreddy booked in to do Headunit, AC and Cluster + Aux input!! It is awhile away, but still!
     
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  8. Risky

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    Bugger! not a nice thing to do to your new ride. That's a pretty hefty whack. Still, you can get a new tailgate & parts easily enough. Finding a decent spray painter might be a different story.
     
  9. Gaiter

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    Insurance job. They got me booked in for an assessment tomorrow, get the quote / details Monday. The spray job / colour matching is the biggest concern I have right now. Ugh
     
  10. Trayner

    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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  11. Gaiter

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    Anyone know what the piece between the side bumbers and under the tailgate is called. Can't find any prices etc, just for interest's sake. Found the bumpers to be $195 each and the tailgate at $295. But cant find that middle bit where the number plate attaches to.
     
  12. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Mines flat, no groove/ditch where number plate goes. Saw that one
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Was more for reference. It's called the infill panel by some it seems.
     
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    Oh yea cheers mate. I'll keep looking. Thank God for insurance
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Pretty much. Be glad it's their problem. Can't really even find the bit your talking about.
     
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    Hopefully your tow-bar wasn't hit hard, can bend the car's chassis and write it off. Should be safe though, looks like a slow hit with like a 4wd :/ Shattering though

    Ah well new respray! Going back to silver or blade badge :p? I prefer silver ;)
     
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    That feeling of getting rear ended. Happened to me yesterday. Not a happy moment lol. Other bloke has no insurance so hes up for a big bill.
     
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    He's also going to be hard to get money out of, I hope you've let your insurance company know. I'd honestly pay your excess and get them to sort it out with him, then you get your excess back when he pays.
     
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    already called the insurance company. They said I dont need to pay excess as I had all his details.
     

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