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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by mike0169, May 11, 2005.
hey guys... i have $2000 to spend and just wondering what do i need to gain extra kw??
depending on the mods u already have is to what u can go for, a new full zorst will set ya bak about $1000, then u could whack on a CAI new plugs leads k&n mabe some high ratio rockers, mabe a small tune there goes ya grand. thats a good start i surpose. u can always jump straight into a cam and chip package which depending on the cam is the price or a really really small boost
hey man...dont know if its what you wanted to know but if your cars stock i put the first lot o money i had into handeling for my vp...and it makes a serious difference.....im going into power now but in the time thats passed ive had a many instances (most due to my own P'plated'ness) where ive been thankful for the extra traction and handeling....now i know when i get my scarger and rest that i wont be all over the place...........to much
go with what mark said. zorst leads.coils.rockers.minispool.pod. 2 gs wont get u far. power wise.
after 4 years he may of figured that out
dude what is your car VP what 4 6 8? asuming it's an australia car its an 6 or 8 and seeing as you haven't told us I what it is I wont surguest any engine mods.
-try this 1 out rebuild your diff with 4:11's it will fly
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Up to you of course. But if i had that sort of cash lying around i would hit up a mild street cam, sports exhaust, high ratio roller rockers, and performance valve springs. $2000 wouldn't cover labour if you were to have someone put all of that in for you of course.
first thing i'd be doing is a 3.45 or 3.7 ratio swap in the rear, if your 2Gs will cover it.
Doesnt give you more kW, but multiplies the shit out of all that torque going to the wheels, which is what you want.
I ran 16.3 @ 82.3 mph in my wagon at WSID with a cat-back 2.5 mandrel exhaust. Then went and bought HM headers $450, installed a nice smooth metal intake pipe (already had it, but $150ish usually) K&N cold air panel filter $80, super 6 intake snorkel $65, and was running a "straight through" Cat (shh, tell no one!) that cost me $50. This was all installed by me, so no labour costs.
Initial "snap" off the line was no better, and with all this in place i ran 16.02 at 85.4mph. So, the gains were there for mid-top end power, but the stock 3.08 ratio was killing me off the line- 6oft times were still in the 2.3 range. I would have run easy mid 15s with a set of 3.7s
For what its worth, i'd go the diff swap firstly, then some extractors and a redback 2.5 exhaust (minus the rear muffler of course), and then later on maybe some Yella Terra 1.8 ratio rockers (which apparently are really good for all over gains!)
Do people read other members posts anymore? Specifically the one that pointed out that this thread is 4 years old?
It doesn't matter people still have V6's wanting to go fast for cheap. WN wagz post was full of information and facts unlike the stupid ones of people whinging about thread diggers and telling people to search. Those are 100000000 times more anoying and usless and so is this one
i dident think you could make a v6 go fast for cheap. i drove my VN around thinking was quick for wat it was with all its bolt on mods, then i drove a BA F6 typhoon and a few days later a 335ci twin turbo beamer and i realised what a tool i was to think a v6 could go fast for cheap lol.
I hope it doesn't sound like I'm whinging (well, I at least try not to seem like I am, cause I'm not ), sometimes the ones that are a little more obscure and more offbeat are good for a laugh though. I guess the search thing is more of an "it's been asked to death already" kind of thing. I guess at least when I tell people to search I put that Buick and Ecotec performance thread along with it! :rofl2:
I guess it's good that people want to help the OP no matter how long ago they were active!
even when the OPs last time online was 08-12-2005
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