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My First Car, Vz Calais

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Vegemite, May 1, 2015.

  1. Vegemite

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    This is my First car I purchased in June 2014.

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    It is a 2006 VZ Calais HBD. One feature I like about the car is that it has the factory Sat Nav. When I purchased the car it had 109,000KM

    Since Purchasing in the car I have put a set of wheels on it.

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    After a few months with these wheels I finally decided to lower it.
    I initially went with SSL in the rear, SL in the front with Monroe Shortend shocks.

    calais lowered.jpg htc 1 008.jpg

    I felt that the rear was too low like that so I decided to go and get the rears changed to KHRL 46HD springs in the rear. It sits a little bit higher, doesn't scrub and the ride is a lot smother compared to the SSL. I also felt that the SSL made the car unroadworthly as I could not even place a coke can under the side skirt.

    htc 1 378.jpg htc 1 379.jpg htc 1 381.jpg

    Currently I dont plan on doing anything else to the car except possibly tinting the windows in the future.
     
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    Munz Right Foot Action

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    Real nice mate, love the colour :smoking:
     
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    Good move raising the rear up a bit mate. Car looks great in Odysey.
    Personally I like the original wheels but I'm getting old.
     
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    yea I agree that it was a good move in raising the rear, I dont mind the original wheels but being a teen I was always going to change them.
     
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    Good looking Calais. Future plans?
     
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    yeh , get those windows done.
     
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    I agree, they don't look the best without any tint.
     
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    Other than tinting the windows in the future I may put a towbar on it.
     
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    I like it with the new wheels some dark tints should make it look mint.
     
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    Yea the simmons are mint. The tint needs to be done but not urgently.
     
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    Are those real Simmons? or those replicas yeah i would say maybe some plasti dip badges if that's your thing...
     
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    Agree those wheels are an improvement. Doing the windows will match them.
     
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    Kiddo You're serious bro?!

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    Yes they are real simmons. There are 2 types of simmons, the 3 piece and 1 piece simmons. These are the 1 piece simmons. The 1 piece simmons go for around $2000 where as the 3 peice simmons go for around $4-5000.
     
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    i cant figure out how to post a picture lol
     
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    A nice little picture =d
    dat fitment doe.jpg
     
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    How much did changing the rear springs from ssl to sl raise your car?
    Currently got ssl in the rear and picked up a set of SL's..
    Got 19" rims on it and can't have any passengers in the back cause tyres rub. Car is at about 75mm clearance.
     
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    When I had ssl's in the car I couldnt put a coke can under the side skirt at the rear. When raising to SL I can now fit a coke can under the muffler of the car.

    This was my car with ssl in the rear.
    htc 1 008.jpg

    Now this is my car with sl in the rear.
    htc 1 381.jpg
     
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    I have to agree, I also had SL front, SSL rear when I bought my car, sitting on 19s. I changed to SL rear, as SSL was too low and scraped everywhere, tyres scrubbed if any weight in the back. With SL it's perfect, SSL does look a bit better but it still sits really nice on SLs.

    The Calais looks good Vegemite, i like those wheels.
     
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    I agree that ssl looks a lot better but it was just impractical
     

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