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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by JoshlikesCalais, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. JoshlikesCalais

    JoshlikesCalais Member

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    Hey all so I've been inactive for a few months due to work and me being lazy so I though I'd update.

    I sold my Vx SS about a month ago for a number of reasons. I was kinda getting bored of it as it was auto, it had piston slap that was quite noticeable most of the time so I wasn't too keen on rebuilding it. Here it just before I sold it:

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    I only got $5500 for it in the end, had it up for sale for a couple months and I really thought it would sell fast but turns out no :/

    But here is the replacement:

    MODEL: 2004 VY S
    KMS: 163,000
    COLOUR: Cosmo (My favourite holden colour besides Delft Blue)
    ENGINE TYPE: v6 Ecotech with le gas
    POWER: NONE!
    SUSPENSION: FE2
    WHEELS: Stock Vy S rims (SSV's soon)
    INTERIOR: Stock purple S/SS cloth interior (very comfortable)

    Its a duel fuel 2004 Vy S (S for slow) in cosmo

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    Enjoying it so far, this is my fourth commodore and fourth car. The interior is such a nice upgrade over the VT-VX ones which I am used to

    I searched for a while before buying because I am very picky, I wanted Black or Purple and wouldn't consider any others which made finding a decent one difficult.

    I got it from an older guy in Mawson Lakes who looked after the inside well, its near perfect. The outside is a bit rough but doesn't bother me too much. It had loads of swirl marks and tiny scratches in it when I bought it but I soon fixed that with a cut and polish then some wax and it came up great.

    It is like having a black car where everything shows up and is near impossible to keep clean :/

    The first thing I did was order some VY SS headlights and tail lights and they make it look 10x better. Other than that I haven't done anything to besides a full service.

    I did buy some 19" Axis rims but I didn't inspect them properly when I went to look at them. It turned out they had buckles in all of them so there was no way I putting them on my car ($450 down the drain) I sold them to a bimmer guy for $200 and told him that they had to be re rolled by a wheel shop before they were road worthy. Wish the guy I bought them from had said that in his ad (C#nt) not "good condition" but hey my fault.

    I bought a VZ Calais rear bar for $50 the other day and I am in the process of prepping it to be painted, will be buying some VZ Calais tail lights if I can find a set at a decent price. Then I will ditch the spoiler.

    Having the gas is great because I can get 1000K's out of both gas and 95 before needing to fill up again, so I get petrol when the price is down then run gas the rest of the time.

    Only had one break down which is why its on a tow truck in the above picture, broke down 1km from my house when I was leaving to drive to Second Valley so luckily it happened there not an hour later. Was a broken ignition relay which was $16 to replace, also required a new battery as the old one was shot.

    I do miss the sound of the SS but I can live without it for now, Im trying to find a decent BMW E30 to get as a project but having no luck currently :(

    Cheers for reading :)
     
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  2. Risky

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    Not a bad pick up there. Any interior pics to put up?
     
  3. JoshlikesCalais

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    Sorry thos pictures are way bigger than I expected, Yes ill get some soon for yas
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    I've always liked that model/colour combination, overall it looks quite nice, it'll be cool to see what you'll do to it
     
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    Here is some Interior shots

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    I just bought some Calais chrome strips for around the windows, looks a lot better now as it breaks the purple up

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    Installed a double din headunit which made the stock speakers sound really good so I won't be needing new ones

    Painted front air vent surrounds in quicksilver, turned up great!

    I took the new bar to be painted today so that should be done by next week

    I also bought some new wheels from interstate, some SSZ/CV8Z rims. They're black but I will paint them myself, come with good tyres too.

    Just need to find some VZ S2 Calais tail lights, the Ebay ones are $170 EACH which is absurd, can't find any locally unfortunately, hopefully selling the SS lights will balance it a bit

    Also considering some SL springs but not sure if I need a camber kit or not, I will consult a mechanic when I get a wheel alignment soon.


    Thanks for reading, Josh
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Nice and clean in the inside, looks new

    Keep up the good work

    Nice work done to it.
     
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    Ordered these on Tuesday and they arrived on Thursday, all the way from Geelong!
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    So here they are, came with Continental tyres with lots of tread and correct profile tyres: 235/40R18
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    I am repainting them as the paint is full of cracks which suggests whoever painted them black put wayy too much paint on. They will be Quicksilver

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    Sanded them back today which wasn't fun, prime and paint tomorrow :)
     
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    Just clear them like that :smoking:
     
  11. Risky

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    That interior is super clean. That purple interior sets it off so well.

    If you're after Holden parts such as the rear lights. Check with your local Holden spares first before you hit eBay & alike. I found that buying from my local dealer was easier & cheaper.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words folks :)

    Yeah Risky I found some locally for an ok price, VY S2 tail lights as I wasn't prepared to pay for VZ ones

    So the bar will be done on friday, taking the wing off tomorrow and putting colour on the wheels, then clear them the next day.

    So hopefully I cant put it all together on friday

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    Looks mint with those wheels :yahoo:
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Looks awesome , makes me want to paint my thunder rims
     
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    So it looks better than I had hoped :) The exhaust tip looks ridiculous so I might just hack it off will the angle grinder and put a duel tip on

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    Sooooo I bought a thing today.........
     
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    Please elaborate. ;)

    How much did you pick the chrome Calais window surrounds for and where from?
     
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    soon ;)

    From a local Holden spares for $120, the prices vary alot however
     

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