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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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    Yeah that's true car is pretty reliable right now and hopefully stay that way. Car has never hit the limiter either, doesn't need to with a good torque down low. My old supercharged 6 hit it all the time (mind you it hit max rpm in like a second it was ridiculous how fast the rpm went up).

    I'd just love to get some fast Fridays happening and see how low in the 12s I could run with slicks

    I try look after this one
     
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    McLeod RXT :p
     
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    Haha I heard that years ago. Alot of people still swear by NPC and Texrilla(sp?) too.
     
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    there will always be stories of people saying this is better or another is better.
    bit like which is the better icecream flavour. some may have bad experience with chocolate while others swear by it
    just pick one and go with the flow :p

    Occasionally I drive one with a Tex X grip and it holds up fine.
    But it would definitely suck as a daily set up.
     
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    Haha well hopefully my clutch holds up, if it doesn't slip at high RPM then it should last a while. The only time it'd get a actual clutch dump would be when i go to the drags so hopefully it can handle the little abuse.

    Personally i've heard NPC make a clutch which very pedal friendly but holds alot of power, but hope i don't need to find that out for a while.

    My clutch is already pretty heavy, i drove my brothers VS manual for his rego inspection for a day, i hopped back in mine and thought the damn clutch was broken it was so hard hahaha. Just goes to show how you get used it, because it defintely pushes back my legs, especially after gym on leg day :/
     
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    haha yeah, you definitely get used to them.
    remember doing the truck licence with the crash box, Got into the ute later on and was wondering why I couldn't feel the clutch going down. it was already on the floor about to be pushed through into the bay.
    almost be worthwhile seeing if there are a few people out there with the different styles that you could give a go.
     
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    Yeah I suppose that's true, I'd prefer to go for a drive in a car that has vcm7 or vcm713 and take it through traffic for a day just to see if it's alright to handle for the day lol
     
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    Me and Nathvy have them , can hold up to 1000hp and its a duel ceramic clutch , feels almost like a stock clutch and its lighter then my one in the v6 lol
     
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    Well that sounds like the go. I like to have a slight bit of heavy-ness to the pedal though, it just feels more reliable haha! Like I said though, hopefully mine holds the power and is all good!

    In other news, I've never had one in any car and I thought since I've finally got something worth keeping, i'm going to install a reverse camera.

    It's the one to suit my model (Cmos-120 Kenwood), so I will install it this Saturday with my brother.

    Should be simple enough, but very long. I've personally never pulled out the tub liner (I know you just bend it in the middle and lift it out after you take out the screws) but wondering what it's like to feed the wiring through the back wall, gotta pull half the car apart again to plug it into the rear of the head unit... much fun.

    I'll get pics when it's done, i'm not even sure how to wire up the reverse switch tbh but i'll figure it out. I can wire stereos, surely there's a pos/neg on the reverse switch to hook into. Worst case could hook up to the reverse light wire also I presume.
     
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    Yea I have read into this a little myself. You absolutely can just tap into the reverse light as well. Might be easier seeing as you almost run past it when you running the camera wire to the rear anyway.
     
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    Yeah I thought that, I might just do that also then just run the cable all the way to the head unit. I'm more worried about how to run the cable into the tailgate and down the side but guess I'll figure it out
     
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    Okay so a few pictures below but got the reverse camera fitted and working with no issues at all. As i guessed just wired it up to the reverse light and the back of the headunit, my headunit has an option to go into the camera automatically when you hit reverse.

    Tub liner was really easy to pull out, anyway wanting to know just lift it up in the middle and bend it out after you take the 4 screws out

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    Drilled a little hole next to the license plate light so it clips in all snug with the camera wiring

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    For anyone curious, i ran it up through this hole (don't mind the red wiring we used it as a yellow tongue replacement to pull the wiring through)

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    Camera working + the mounting:

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    In other news I found out after my short shifter install and doing the front bolts up really tight it was a long day and forgot to double check the back bolts, they were loose and leaking oil all down the gearbox haha.. But all is fixed now.

    Also was having a metallic sounding issue, found out both of my muffler mounts snapped and was rubbing on the tailshaft.

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    So all issues have been fixed now which is good, went to fit the short shifter in my brothers car today and the rubber below is absolutely cactus. I thought why not chuck a few coins in there to make it better haha - isn't as sloppy anymore..

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    That's it for today pretty much, just need to get the brackets rewelded and get the cam next but be a while before that unfortunately.


    EDIT: well one more thing, I figured I would pull it apart AGAIN and fit my bluetooth microphone and actually start using it since that's one of the features of my head unit. I put the speaker in where the Beeper is in the cluster so it's hidden and apparently still sounds clear enough.

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    I had a look at mine the other day and theres a bit of dust and crud under the tub liner so looks like ill be pulling mine out soon too
     
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    Yeah I cleaned it up after the picture - definitely no rust in mine though like others have had
     
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    I think I might of talked myself back into the VCM480...

    I've researched sooooo much into camshafts and I think i'm going to stick with a mid 22x cam..

    This one is 224 228 110LSA - suited more for cathedral ports as the split isn't that big but still nets close to 300RWKW while running out of puff around 6500RPM. The 110LSA will make it idle like a beast but i'm sure i posted that video couple of pages back.

    Main thing I was thinking was if i got a cam in a high rpm range, i'll want to hit it all the time (obviously) and I don't like the idea of reving to 7K rpm, sooner or later something is gunna give up..

    Hopefully don't talk myself out of this, but people with the same spec cam say very big torque all the way through from midrange with almost no surging.

    With that cam and my 3.9's, it should definitely be a 'seat in the pants' feel i hope.
     

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