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My 2002 VY SV8!

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by skappascrap, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. skappascrap

    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    For the few people that have followed my previous build logs, here you go!
    Test drove the beauty yesterday and instantly fell in love with it.

    Name: Nick
    Model: 2002 VY SV8
    Colour: Close matching shades of red.
    Engine Type: LS1 5.7L V8
    Gearbox: Automatic
    Kilometers: 246,XXX
    Stereo: Pioneer 80PRS head unit.
    Audible Physics NZ3A wideband drivers in the A pillars.
    Morel Elate 6" drivers in the front doors.
    Hertz HDP4 4 channel.
    All OFC power cable and speaker cable.
    (everything besides head unit to be installed).

    Modifications:
    HBD front lip rear lip and side skirts.
    Hurricane 1 7/8" 4 into 1 extractors.
    Hurricane high flow catalytic converters.
    Redback twin 2.5" catback exhaust.
    Chrome exhaust tips.
    OTR air intake.
    VT 5.0L radiator (to delete garbage VY overflow).
    VY clubsport 330mm front and 315mm rear brakes.
    HBD J series wheels resprayed in Quicksilver Metallic 2 pack with Kumho 235/40/18 tyres.
    KYB front struts, rear shocks and FE2 springs.
    STP Gold sound deadening in the front doors, STP Silver sound deadening in the boot and Shok Mat sound deadening on the rear doors, parcel shelf and behind the seats.
    Roof lining re trimmed in Stinger dark grey, all pillars trimmed in Stinger black material.
    Heavy duty tow bar.

    Here is a sneak preview of the car and I will write a proper log when I pick it up during the week.


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    Pretty clean mate! Being an SV8 it shouldn't have been too expensive on the bank either.
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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  4. skappascrap

    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Wasn't too bad on the bank account, only modifications that are planned are a Calais cluster and changing some interior bits.
    With everything pretty much done already there isn't much left for me to tinker with lol.

    Thanks mate, there definitely will be more pictures Sunday when I pick it up.
     
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    Sandman Challenge Accepted

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    Famous last words right there haha
     
  6. skappascrap

    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    What else do you think could be modified then?
    Went to see my mate Tuesday and got a full vehicle inspection from the mechanic next door to his business.
    Minor power steering weep, rear tyres on wear markers (lol) and center bearing rubber on the tailshaft is split, easy fixes.
     
  7. skappascrap

    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Okay, got the keys yesterday and what a bundle of fun it is!
    Standard plates on the car and drove it for about 5 hours yesterday to get a good feel of the car.
    When my mate purchased it the car was already tuned with the full exhaust and OTR but he never got power figures, so the first thing I done is put in on the dyno haha.
    It has been running this tune for the last 5+ years, looks like it is running quite rich (could be a worn out o2 sensor, who knows).
    Instant fuel usage shows around 2.4-2.6L/hour which seems a bit excessive and around 3L/hour with the A/C on.
    Also has standard LS1 lifter noise, engine currently has Nulon 10W40 full synthetic in it, should I go a bit thicker for the next service due to the age and high kilometers?

    Some pics of the dyno sheet, not sure if it will show or not but the figures are 217kw and 392nm of torque at the rear wheels on a 30 degree muggy Sunday arvo, there's a fair bit of head room for the tune he said. Rev limiter is set at 6,500rpm!:eek:

    Also purchased a VYII Calais cluster and had that programmed too, just need to revers the fuel sender wires so the fuel gauge works properly haha.

    It's dark and has been quite wet today, thankfully no effort went into washing the car before buying it! I'll take some pictures of the interior and engine bay tomorrow, loving the LS1 life. :)

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    valve springs,3.9 gears & 2800 stally will do + big trans cooler

    That would be enough to take it to next step up remain drivable & turn tyres.

    Wouldnt really worry what rwkw says as long as tune is good & car hauls arse.
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Lifters will be done eventually, valve springs will be done at the same time.
    3.9:1 diff gears with an auto? Not very good for highway use I bet haha.
    It has a A4 paper size transmission cooler and separate power steering cooler.
    It was more just curiousity to see what power it makes to the wheels as my mate never got figures when he bought it. It's enough to put a smile on my face!

    More pictures, car is dirty thanks to whacky Adelaide weather.
    Side shot, looks pretty high but it has FE2 springs and KYB struts.
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    Clubsport brakes look small with these 18" HBD J series wheels IMO.
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    Plenty of satin black under the bonnet, there is 25mm thick heat insulation that rubs on the OTR and strut brace.
    Battery terminals cleaned up, the 0G cable is hydraulic crimped with lugs to the factory 4G runs in the loom not too far from the battery.
    Does not affect voltage whatsoever.
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    Interior shot.
    Some of the plastic trims have been painted gloss black and the rest of the center console has been wrapped in a dark brushed aluminum vinyl.
    HVAC, head unit, headlight switch and mode buttons have red LED's.
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    All round it looks pretty dam mint for it's age, glad to see your mate took care of it :)
     
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    The power is made is pretty much what they get anyway - i'm sure it feels so much better to drive!
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Thanks! I plan to take the same care of it :)

    Much better than a VX V6 wagon and G202 3 cylinder Charade LOL.
    More power and less torque than we both guessed.
     
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    Love the SV8 pic of mu aug 04 build VY

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    always found magnatec 10W 40 the best oil for LS1's not ticks or oil burn
     
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    Ls engines love to rev shorter gearing,particularly after get valvesprings done even moreso.

    If spending the coin go 3.9 if on budget try to find 3.46 diff off scumtree cheap or wait for golden egg 3.7 gears.

    Got an overdrive for the highway!!!!
     
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    Being an auto I personally wouldn't go higher than 3.46 but that's my opinion.

    If you're looking for one I have mine for sale for $380 since I put 3.9s in my manual
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Would the 3.46:1 diff gears affect highway economy much? I do several interstate trips to Victoria every year and I know this car already gets 8-9L/100km on the highway which I think is still fairly decent for what is done to it.
    I plan on taking it to Mallala this year for legal fun too, the car is pretty much ready for that type of punishment lol.
     
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    If you let me know what rpm and what diff you got now at 100kpH I can tell you
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    The car has the standard 3.08:1 LSD diff and does roughly 2,000RPM at 110km/h.
     
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    Well from that info, you'd be doing 2250rpm @ 110 instead of 2000rpm.

    Autos are high reving jeez - my manual with 3.9's does like 1600rpm
     
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    3.46 will barely make any difference to fuel economy,usually improves it a tad easier takeoffs etc unless complete leadfoot.

    We went 3.7 on brother's vs maloo 5litre..economy actually improved lol

    Ls bit sluggish down low & do like to rev so gears help wake them up.

    Lol old m6 vy ss ute would creap into 7ltr/100 on cold nights in 6th gear
     

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