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My 2006 VZ SS 6L Manual ute! (never dial-up friendly)

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by DevilDRake, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. DevilDRake

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    Hi all,

    Well i've finally upgraded to a V8 after all this time, unfortunately I still have 2 1/2 months left of my P's but I'll be doing this up a bit before I can actually drive it.

    Currently I've been driving this nugget around, fully decked out stereo to keep me sane:

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    But what you came here for:

    Name: Kyle
    Model: 2006 VZ SS Ute
    Colour: Impulse Blue
    Engine Type: L76 6L V8
    Gearbox: 6Spd Manual
    Kilometers: 183,xxx
    Stereo: See below

    Firstly, the car has the 6L badges and the SS badge on the tailgate already removed from previous owner. All of the remaining badges were plastidiped in black which wasn't my style. I think i might refit the 6L badges and get some double sided 3M tape from bunnings as I like badges on cars.

    I went through and took off the plastidip on all the badges (which was quite lengthly process) but I only got one pic before/after.

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    I plan to slightly lower the car as it's high as a kite right now (i want it dropped but due to my driveway it's not going to happen);

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    Then i gave it a wash, put my plates on and that's how it'll stay in the garage until I can drive it pretty much.

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    Service Log:
    Differential oil - 183,000klms
    Gearbox oil - 184,000klms
    Engine oil - 184,000klms
    Spark plugs + leads - 183,000klms



    Mods/Wishlist List:
    Legend
    D = Done
    O = On Order/already have but not installed
    C = Changed/Replaced

    X = Coming up next!


    Engine:
    [D] OTR Intake - 24/1/17
    [X] VCM480 Camshaft 224/228 .580" .600" @ 110LSA
    [X] VCM Pushrods
    [X] New Valve springs, retainers, seats, seals
    [X] Rollmaster LS3 4 Point Single Row Timing chain set
    [X] Possible new oil pump on inspection
    [X] ARP Cam Bolts
    [X] ARP Balancer Bolts


    Drivetrain:
    [D] Exedy HD Clutch kit w/ Flywheel - Previous Owner
    [D] Reconditioned Diff w/ 3.9 Gears - 20/1/17
    [D] Differential Nolathane Mount insert - 20/1/17
    [D] Short-Throw shifter - 17/2/17


    Exhaust:
    [D] Hurricane Headers - 24/1/17
    [D] Hurricane 3" Exhaust w/ 200CSPI Cats - 24/1/17
    [D] Oxygen sensor extensions - 24/1/17


    Fuel/Ignition/Tuning:
    [D] Iridium Spark plugs & Leads -24/1/17
    [D] MAF tune - 24/1/17
    [X] Mafless tune


    Body:
    [D] Removed Plastidip from badges - 12/11/16
    [D] HSV E-Series 19" Wheels - 14/12/16
    [D] Soft tonneau cover (for motorbikes) - 17/12/16
    [D] Bottom honeycomb grill for front bar - 17/12/16
    [D] Slimline tinted weather shields - 18/1/17

    [O] Re-fit 6L Badges under Flutes

    Stage 2 Paint correction + protection
    Paintless dent removal for 2 small dints
    Replacement Slimline Number plates
    20" wheels


    Suspension/Brakes:
    [D] Slotted front rotors/pads - Previous Owner
    [D] Shortened Front KYB Struts - 23/12/16
    [D] New Strut top bearings - 23/12/16
    [D] Munroe GT Shortened rear shocks - 13/1/17
    [D] Low Lovell rear springs - 17/2/17
    [X] DBA T2 front rotors + QFM A1RM pads
    [X] DBA T2 rear rotors + QFM A1RM pads
    [C] Super-Low Lovell Springs (equivalent of King-Spring Ultra's) - 23/12/16


    Interior:
    [D] Reverse Camera - 25/2/17
    HSV Blue Binnacle Gauges
    New Gearshifter boot
    Phreddy Conversion
    Silver stereo/climate control surround (clips broken)

    Stereo:
    [D] Double Din Kenwood DDX4016BT - 20/11/16
    [D] Harness kits + Facia - 20/11/16
    [D] Wiring kit - 20/11/16
    [D] Polk MM1240 Slimline subwoofer - 20/11/16
    [D] Dynamat Door kit - 20/11/16
    [D] Pioneer GM-D9605 5 channel amp - 20/11/16
    [D] Polk MM Splits - 20/11/16
    [D] ANOTHER custom subwoofer box - 30/1/17
    [D] Rca In-line Amp remote knob - 30/1/17
    [C] Slimline box - 20/11/16
    [C] Fibreglass custom subwoofer box - 1/12/16
     
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  2. Risky

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    Very clean & tidy ute. The colour sets it off well.
     
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    As above, looks very nice. Good to have a standard base to start from.
     
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    Looks clean as mate, though I may be slightly biased. Get some leather seats in there also, would finish it off nicely.
     
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    Hey mate welcome to the 6ltr vz club. Enjoy smoking some VE's :D good score!

    Sounds like you have good taste already buddy! Haha will be watching this thread.
     
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    Thanks mate! Definitely has some marks and two very small dints I can't get in photos.

    Cheers! Non molested is a good start

    I'm not sure about the leather seats. These ones are in perfect condition and hug so well

    Haha yeah I don't like blacked out badges I like them to be highlights.

    Can't wait to get it to actually sound like a v8. It sounds like a huge vacuum right now..
     
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    nice your front bumper is missing the bottom plastic insert
     
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    Which plastic are you referring to?

    EDIT - I just looked at yours and i see what you're saying now. I wonder if i should get one or not..
     
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    I thought that too as mine were the same, then got some leather ones and won't go back now. Larger bolsters again so hug you real nicely.
     
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    Yeah well in my last car i converted it all to Leather. Being a ute it's much cheaper for just two seats haha!

    I think something like that can wait though, I want to get it running well, looking goods and i want to get 2 dints on the side of the car removed. Very small but I don't want them there lol
     
  11. Risky

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    If the dings are tiny, you can call Dent Doctor or one of those type to come to your house & do it. Fairly inexpensive to do.

    The old fabric seats in mine are nothing compared to the current leather/fabric ones I have. They are more comfortable. I agree with Sandman & track down a set. Plenty of decent Holden wreckers down your way so there should be something that'll catch your eye. If you do find a good set, get the door inserts to go with it.
     
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    They're definitely tiny, i was going to get a paintless dent removalist to come do them.

    I put SS seats in my old car and they were great, but are driving my wagon these seats are shitloads more comfortable anyway.

    Will see how I go, won't be for months yet. Got a stage 2 paint correction quoted which i might get done after i do the dints (and hopefully before i'm full license).
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    Very clean find dude, I'll also be watching this thread lol, and to be completely honest, that "nugget" doesn't look half bad either :)
     
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    Good pick up man , your bro already told me about it when you got it lol . Deffs need the lower honeycomb grille.

    Whats that box thing on the window wipers ?
     
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    Haha thanks bud - the wagon cleans up nicely considering how old the thing is. Runs perfect too and a bit of power for an ecotec..

    Haha go figure. Soon as he mentioned that lower grill it's annoying me it's missing haha!

    Are you referring to the wipers themselves? I noticed the blades are the same as my old VE. Work amazing, but costly to change.


    In other news, getting a quote on the 2 rear quarter dints hopefully in the next couple of days (not that you can barely see them) and also got a quote on a stage 2 paint correction with a 9 month protection overtop. Thinking while it's in the garage get those both done and it'll be a mirror shine.

    I also need a new slimline front plate as there's a chunk missing from the letter when we were taking the engine out of the VY and the engine crane damaged it. $150 for a replacement plate is abit of a joke though, so in the mean time I've coloured in the black with a permanent marker, might use some whiteout on the letters to cover the silver.
     
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    Yes get it looks silly without
     
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    I agree, it's now on my list lol.

    Updated mod list on first page..
     
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    Yeah they will be a later on thing. Besides they won't fit as I would need to change the top half of my dash to suit.
     
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    So might of jumped the gun a bit but I figured I'd get them over and done with.

    Complete AC Delco plug/lead set for $165. Not too bad and I can fit them this weekend and see if the idle fixes up. I have read that a lot of people have a slight rough idle in their L76's.

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