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VZ SSZ Ute.... Whipple Install Underway

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by SSZ666, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. SSZ666

    SSZ666 New Member

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    Model:

    05 VZ SSZ Ute

    Colour:

    Quicksilver

    Body:

    Lower bumper mesh insert
    Dual exhaust bumperette cutout
    Infill panel
    Colour coded roof molds
    Chrome exterior door handles

    Engine Type:

    5.7L LS1

    Engine Mods:

    2.9L Whipple Supercharger
    W2A Intercooler
    25% underdrive pulley kit
    180* thermostat
    60lb injectors
    9mm leads

    Power:

    274rwhp, 204.3rwkw (16/5/12, Standard)
    286rwhp, 213.2rwkw (21/6/12, Full Maf Tune)
    314rwhp, 231.1rwkw (6/2/13, MAFless tune)

    Exhaust:

    Pacemaker 1 7/8" 4>1s
    100cpsi Ballistic cats
    Twin 3"
    Flowmaster Outlaw mufflers
    Rear hotdogs

    Gearbox:

    4L60E
    Electronic shift kit

    Diff:

    3.73 Borg Warner gears
    Truetrac centre

    Brakes:

    320mm front
    286mm rear

    Suspension:

    Pedders XA Xtreme Coilovers
    Pedders bushes throughout vehicle
    4 way camber kit
    30mm Whiteline adjustable front swaybar

    Wheels/Tyres:

    20" W427s

    20x8 front 245/35
    20x9.5 rear 275/35

    19" VZ Clubsports 245/35

    Interior:

    Standard SSZ Leather Seats
    SSZ volt/oil pressure gauges
    Leather console lid
    Black Suede door trims, glovebox/ fuse panel & side trims
    Autometer Sports Comp air/fuel gauge
    Autometer Sports Comp boost gauge
    Chrome door handles
    VY GTS floor mats
    Black door vents
    Piano black console
    Black center console compartment

    Other Mods:

    Uniden UH7740NB UHF
    Stick on antenna
    LED globes
    Chrome bonnet struts
    Revshift polyurathane engine mounts
    Relocated ECU

    Stereo:

    JVC KW-AVX836 7" DVD/MP3 player

    Build Period:

    Continuous

    Cost:

    A pretty penny

    Future Mods:

    * Tune (done)
    * Exhaust (done)
    * Coilovers and re-bush (done)
    * 3.7s and truetrac (done)
    * Rims (done)
    * Stereo
    * Supercharged (install underway)

    Contacts:

    * All my mates that have helped
    * Leon at Awesome Automotive
    * Anthony & Paul at Sprint Auto Parts Hectorville
    * Daryl & Justin at Everlast Mufflers
    * Paul Cushway at Pedders Modbury
    * Graham at BOSS Differentials
    * Jake at Lonsdale Competition Tyres
    * Daniel at Obsession 2 Detailing

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  2. Trayner

    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Cheers

    How she currently sits awaiting few parts

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    Still waiting on braid fittings to arrive. Its getting annoying as hell, wanna get these steam ports plumbed up already.
    Looking at an adrad alloy radiator setup.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    What power are you expecting from the charger ?
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    shit yeh, looks angry on those rims.
     
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    Not sure but enough lol

    Yeah not bad for 19" aye lol
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    looks tops.

    going to love that charger when its all up and running.
    any issues with it fitting with the bonnet though where the pulley is?

    keep it up. will be good to see the finished result.
     
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    Cheers

    They give you 20mm k frame spacers in the kit and im not a fan of spacing the frame, so putting a reverse cowl on to help clear it.
     
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    Was able to score some LS2 coil packs and loom off gumtree for $120. Looks at home on the black holley covers :)

    And finally got my new plates
     
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    have you thought about looking into having a forged bottom end in the future?
    seeing its such a big charger I have been told that with more cubes and with a really strong bottom end this particular charger (2.9L whipple) will see its proper potential.
    its more along the lines of, the charger being able to produce a lot more boost (pulley setups and so forth) then what would be running on a relatively stock bottom end, and is able to cope with more cubes, whereas the smaller units are more "maxed" on a stock sized engine.

    also if you do a lot of freeway driving with it youll be loving it.
    they go surprisingly well with fuel with the charger on top.
    although, you don't build one of these for fuel economy afterall :p

    still looking good. will be good to see where it does go.
    keep the updates coming
     
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    Do want to do a forged 408 LQ9 block when this ones a tired. Matt at yella terra said this particular setup will still provide enough puff to handle it. Its rated for approx 450-500rwkw (so they say) but im not really fussed what it makes, im just fulfilling a really expensive dream lol
     
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    Love the ute man, those rims look awesome.
     
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    Looking good Rick. Love the sound of a whipple.
     
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    Not bad for 19s aye lol

    Cheers Nick, dying to get it running
     
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    Mounted up blower pressure gauge. Yes i can see speedo clearly before anyone asks.

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    New black holley covers. ARP bolts and new gaskets. Gotta clean up the coils and give em a lick of paint.

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    And made my first piece of braid ever. Starting to plumb up the steam ports.
     
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    So got all the steam ports braided up. Clears the blower and cooler plate.

    Chucked on some black holley rocker covers and ARP bolts & new gaskets. Also chucked on a black lokar dipstick aswell
     
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    So few bits have happened

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    A/C was turfed for the new 2 120 A/C...... 2 windows down at 120. Not a daily so can afford to loose it

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    Swapped the supplied valley plate bolt (left) to some high tensile longer bolts. For $4.50 dunno why they didnt do this insted of the pissy little ones.

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    And then two became one. Triple checked all the AN fittings behind the cooler plate and then torqued it down. Chucked on the whipple and had a beer

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    How she's sitting now.

    Radiator has been ordered. ADRAD are making a 56mm alloy rad with a -4 AN fitting for the steam ports and deleted condensor tabs. Should keep it cool. Pick it up in the new year :)

    Finally got the fecking crank pulley off..... what a c##t. Now to do the crank pinning kit from Harrop.

    Getting there slowly
     
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    Awesome mate good to see another nice ssz in SA. PS i was going to get the ssz666 plates when I got my car but decided to get the cc plates but now I wish I got them :(
     
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    Cheers. Yeah all other numbers were taken. 346, 057........ 666 avaliable :) plus the works a little with the beast under the bonnet lol

    Hopefully my ADRAD 3 core alloy radiator gets put on the production line by friday. Nothing goes to plan lol. Was put on back order few weeks ago but alot cheaper than a PWR alloy rad
     

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