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

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    Yeah Na don't give the government $200 a year for a plate. GO RVZ364
     
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    Quick before and after

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    So after a couple of months working on it here and there when i had time, it's nearly finished :D

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    Looks good you not going to bother with the rear park assist.
     
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    Probably not at this stage. I've spent so much time trying to get everything nice and perfect (still a bit more to do) i just can't bring myself to now drill holes in it haha. I do have a spare set of sensors though if i choose to do it later on.
     
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    I installed a catch can tonight. Pretty straight forward job, except the bracket that you're supposed to use for the LS2 didn't end up getting used. It's supposed to sit the can right behind the thermo fan but because i have an OTR and the radiator has been leant back i had to use the LS1 bracket and bend it, so it sits next to the battery now :)

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    Looking good mate, that's pretty much were my catch can sits to! Although my engine cover tends to cover it when on. Iv always been keen to do the twin exhaust on my clubby to, I recon it gives it a nice look :) but until I need to respray the rear bar I probably won't bother, are you going to paint the hole rear bar gloss black or have the matt black in the Center like standard still?
     
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    I've tossed between the two for a while, all gloss black would look good, but then matte black in the middle makes it looks a little bit more genuine. It's still a while away before it gets done, the rear bar that i bought had a cut out for a tow bar which i also had to weld up and it been a pain in the arse trying to get everything around the centre plastic bit nice and sharp and square again. I know it needs to be perfect because it'll stick out like dogs balls once it's painted. Then there is also the issue of hacking up a perfectly good and quality exhaust to get the quad tips done haha.

    Oh, cheers for the facebook add too ;)
     
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    Yer I think it looks better all gloss black tbh, I'd most likely get it all painted like the senator rear bars if I was to do it hay! My old Calais (clubby mock up) was all black n it looked cleaner I recon, I don't mind the black bits on other colour clubbys but having a gloss black one Iv always kinda thought it would just look nicer with out the dull matt bits personally hay, haha yer cutting up n getting the pipes run neat n even would be a pain specially if u have a ss system u paid good money for!

    To easy champ! Idk how I found u but u popped up on a Paige n I recognised that perfect front lawn of yours with the clubby parked on it from this page ;) haha
     
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    Hears a pic of my old car to show how it looks all the one colour in gloss black [​IMG]
     
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    Just a small update. Finished off the rear bar and had it painted all gloss black and then had my exhaust modifed to suit :D

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    Love it looks very neat and tough.
    Any pics of the exhaust mods underneath.
    I added walkinshaw left side tip to mine a while back.
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    I wanted to do a modified rear bar but different to yours.
    I wanted to remove the whole bottom section (between your exhaust outlets) and have a center section modified like the Holden Coupe 60 show car like an under aero section.
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    I'll try and take a photo tomorrow, but like most quad tip conversions it isn't super pretty, the Y pieces aren't what you would call aesthetically pleasing, but it's not like they need to flow evenly either.

    Have you photoshoped up any mock ups with the rear diffuser in between the exhaust tips? I'd like to see what it looks like. I don't think it would be impossible to do, but it would definitely be easier to add in an already existing product that making something from scratch.
     
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    No I gave up on the project and haven't done any photo shop mock ups but I think it would look good.
    The section below the main part of the bumper just lends itself to removal and replacement with that aero style under tray.
     
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    I managed to take a couple of photos of it today once it stopped raining, some are a tad blurry as it's not the easiest thing to take a photo of haha, and yes i've already lost the exhaust hanger from the right hand side. I might need to cable tie it on when i get a replacement one!

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    It looks fine and you can't see it from outside the car anyway.
    The connection of my Walky tips is way rougher than that because after removing the old tips one pipe was only just long enough to go inside the rear of the Walky tip.
    Does the exhaust sound any different now,with the right being a lot longer than the left side?
     
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    Yeah, the exhaust note has changed a bit, 1) because you can hear it down the right hand side more, and 2) i think it sounds a bit different because of how the right hand tips are made. It's just a simple "Y" piece so it has changed the note slightly because of how they made it. Would probably be better if that first tip was slightly rounded, but i think the time and effort to do that probably isn't worth the money? who knows :p

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    So you see how it's made to distribute the airflow to both tips so it doesn't all just rush the the far right one, and so it actually makes the exhaust burble a bit more. It's hard to explain lol, I'll have to get an audio clip soon.

    Oh and now i have tips on both sides, it's close to impossible to get up my driveway without something scraping :D There is a fine crack above the right hand tips already where they have pushed hard into the bar. I mean, the tips probably hang about 15 to 20mm below the bar, and i've managed to scrape the bar too, so it's forced the exhaust up around 20mm where there is no 20mm to fit.
     
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    I know just how you feel with regards to problem driveways.
    I hate it when parked cars make me have to drive out straight as I have to go at snails place and still lightly scrape both ends.
    Much easier if I can attack it an angle.
     
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    looks good mate. Get some plates those stock ones dont cut it :)
     

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