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Mark's 2005 VZ Clubsport

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by mark_1000, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. mark_1000

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    Finally upgraded to a VZ Clubsport after owning a VN Commodore for 10 years.

    Make: HSV
    Model: 2005 Z Series Clubsport
    Colour: Phantom Black
    Odo: 99,000
    Engine: 6.0L
    Trans: Auto
    Interior: Cloth

    I've been looking for VZ Clubsport for about 8 or 9 months and finally found one that i was completely happy with.

    It's completely stock at the moment except for a 1080p DVR Dash Cam and i've ordered a heap of SMD's to change all the interior lighting.

    When money permits i hope to get an exhaust done and maybe a cam too. That might be a while away though :)

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    Cheers man, it's a dream to drive.

    Yeah, it's in pretty good condition, there are a few small scratches here that could do with a good polish but i'm not too fussed.
     
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    looks good mate, they are a dream to drive and a new exhaust should get the 6.0L singing nicely
     
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    Congrats on the upgrade!
     
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    Sweet clubby. Looks in great condition. Bring on the mods
     
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    Mate looks awesome love black cars yeh mods sound good
     
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    how can you be happy with an auto .... sorry lol!
     
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    very nice mate! looks awesome, thats for the car and your neat as front lawn! :p
     
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    Gave the car a wash again tonight and while i was at i decided to fix up those dull stock exhaust tips. I don't know if it was black paint or years of build up of exhaust fumes but i had to break out the 320 grit and 1200 grit sand paper to get them clean followed by a nice polish with autosol metal polish. I reckon they look a lot better now :)
     

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    Decided to paint my front wheel hubs today. They looked really ugly and rusted so now they're a nice gloss black! Also installed LED's throughout the interior and did the rear number plates too. It has just made me realise how dirty my front passenger seat it :/
     

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    I picked up some VX Calais chrome window surrounds and gutters this arvo and fitted them tonight so it breaks up the black a bit. Only got a night shot at the moment so i'll get some during the day tomorrow.

    **Added some day photos**
     

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    Classy man
     
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    Calais surrounds top off the black nicely man. Sweet looking ride!

    Also, wished my lawn was that perfect!! Lol
     
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    I decided to install my amp and speakers over the weekend after i was initially going to get someone else to do them but i figured i'd give it a crack first. $120 later compared to the $500 odd i was going to pay and i'm pretty happy with it! :)
    It's all running off the stock head unit for now, but i might get an aftermarket one a bit later down the track. For now its running Polk MOMO MMC650 6.5" in the front doors and Polk MOMO MMC690 6x9" in the rear parcel shelf running off a JayCar Precision Response 4x100W RMS amp. Definitely sounds a lot better than the stock speakers.

    I'll probably end up dynamatting the front doors a bit later on too, just kind of saving for other things right now. Just the one photo for now because there isn't really much else to see, i just need to rearrange the amp and wiring a little bit.
     

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    Hey, just a bit of an update because it's been a while. Not a lot has been happening over the past few months besides washing it every weekend (got to love black cars) and just having to have the aircon fixed because i had a fine crack in one of the pipes and all my coolant leaked out. I'm also pretty keen to get the front bar resprayed at some point because there are a hell of a lot of stone chips in it from the previous owner and it looks like it has been sprayed once before too.

    Now onto the good news, i bought myself a Xmas present in the form of a Manta exhaust from Not_An_Abba_Fan. It took a little longer to get here than expected due to a few little hiccups but i couldn't be happier and i hope to get it installed soon. I managed to get a set of 4-1 extractors pretty cheap off ebay and Naaf supplied the cats and the rest of the system :) Hope to get it installed in a few days and then a OTR and tune in the near future.

    Also, pics

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    You can see a few of the front bar chips and scratches here
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    close ups, i don't know how the previous owners managed to get them up there :hmmm:
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    centre section of my exhaust
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    and the rest all tucked away in my boot. If you look closely below the inside of the right tail light you can see where i scratched the rear bar putting it in the boot. major fail :doh:
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    Exhaust is looking tasty.

    Shame about all that stone damage to ur front bar. A repray will be awesome.

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    man u gotta love the VZ... not sure about you, but i would be keeping it as stock as possible, just a few tastefull mods etc, with Holden gone, there's going to be a cheap v8 shortage in the next decade. HSV's are just too good to just chop up/throw away bits etc. For example, if i were out looking to buy one of these i would want the suspension to be as stock as possible to the original clubbie spec (how do you know that the aftermarket crap thats been fitted to one actually makes it better handling then the original HSV item? etc).
     

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