Here's my 2005 Holden VZ Berlina, purchased in July,2009
Engine: Alloytec 175 V6
Drivetrain: V6 auto
Wheels: 19" VE SSV alloys with Maxxis MA-Z1 245x35x19 Tyres
Colour: Vespers blue
* Blue and white LED instrument cluster / Climate control unit, Blaupunkt head unit
* Phreddy's low level output to the factory Blaupunkt head unit
* Leather interior conversion (Black / Perforated center blue double stitching with Holden logo on each seat) including door trims, center console and gear stick
* 19" VE SSV alloys with Maxxis MA-Z1 245x35x19 Tyres
Wish List (In order):
* Slotted front and rear brake conversion
* Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening
* Pedders sports ryder extreme XA adjustable coil overs
* Raptor supercharger conversion
* Head unit: Factory Blaupunkt head unit
* iPod integration with factory Blaupunkt head unit
* Fronts: Alpine SPR-17S component 2-way speakers
* Rears: Alpine SPR-17C coaxial 2-way speakers
* Speaker amplifier: Alpine MRV-F345
* Monoblock amplifier: Alpine MRD-M605
* Subwoofers: Alpine SWR-1242D x 2
Last edited by VesperZ; 03-09-2010 at 12:59 PM.
Ive seen ur car around before, 2 houses down from the cnr of old castle hill & tuckwell rd. I drive past ever know n then.
Looks very naice!
Dash looks sweet mate... Nice ride.
"It's not who i am underneath, but what i do that defines me."
My Hothouse VY S
how did ya hook up the monoblock amp from the stock head unit and did ya do it ya self
I got Greg to add the low level outputs. I actually found him from this forum, goes by the name of Phreddy and has his own forum section right at the top called ASR Audio and Electronics. You should check his work out, very highly recommended. All I did after that was as you would with an aftermarket head unit, install wiring, run the RCA's from the back of the head unit and that's it.
Trying to decide what rims to go for was wondering if I could get other people's opinions. I have taken some photos and photo-shopped 3 different rims which appeal to me. The idea is I wanted to keep the rims within the Holden range, I'm not really a fan of aftermarket rims.
Pictures are in order of my preference, however I don't know whether I should go with 18s or 19s. Not sure if 19s will be too big or if I have to get my guards rolled and what not.
Picture 1 shows the 18" VZ GTO Pontiac rims
Picture 2 shows the 19" VE SSV rims
Picture 3 shows the 18" VE SS rims
Yea perhaps, that's pretty funny though, car that looks the same. Then again I haven't added my personal touch yet. I don't live far from you, I actually live in the Castlewood area of Castle Hill. Maybe we should organise a Hills cruise one day? I reckon the GTO rims would suit better too, plus they are only 18" so tyres would be cheaper too :P
Yeah sounds good mate, just let me know what date & we'll organise something!
Hey!!!! ur my twin.. my car was like urs when i got it.. would love to see pics of it now?
also may i ask how would u get the iPod integration with factory Blaupunkt head unit as i would like to do it also
Nice car mate,
Is that Fred Caterson cricket oval? looks very familiar.
Think I may have seen your car around Castle hill to, I'm from Glenhaven.
btw very nice dash lights, did you get that phreddy guy to do it?
Get the ve ssv's ( I want them on mine) and loose the spoiler
hey dude thanks for the links ill look into it
i see some said get ve ssv and lose spoiler
figured i show u mine if its ok then u get a better idea
Dude cheers for sharing your pics ay, I reckon it looks heaps better with the SSV rims. Not sure if I wanna lose the spoiler though, I actually made sure that when I bought it, to have a spoiler on it, I quite like it with the spoiler. But you've definitely confirmed I want the SSV rims now! Lookin sweet dude!
Cheers for the comments, yea I got phreddy to do it. I think he's the only one in the area that does it, and once I saw it I knew I had to get it.
I think after seeing the pics of the SSV rims on a VZ Berlina the same colour as mine has tempted me to definitely run with the VE SSV rims.
What do you drive?
New addition to my car is the iPod integration to the Blaupunkt 6 stacker head unit. This now allows me to control and play my iPod through the factory unit. I think it's a great addition as now I have all my music in the car without having to change CD's, but still allows me to play CD's as the unit is still fully functional. The best part is it still all looks stock so you can't tell otherwise. I wish to thank UDC for this modification and all credit is deserved for the hard work that went into designing and implementing this product.
hey mate, i personally think you should get the ssz 17's, i dont know if you wanna go that small but they look sick with a polish.
VY Calais, LS1, 19's, Lowered, VY2 Front bar.
Yea they do look good, problem is they are so rare. Can't find them anywhere. Any ideas?
Update: Finally got my custom leather interior. Spent all weekend installing it. Basically removed the original factory seat trim and installed the new leather seat trim using galvanized wire and a whole lot of zip ties. I am very impressed with the quality of these leather trims, they fit absolutely amazing, they aren't loose and they wrap around nice and tight. Looks the real deal.
The rear seats were easier than the front. All the seats in the rear are quite easily removable whereas with the front I had to completely remove the seats from the car and dismantle it completely to remove all the plastic trims off it and to get the cushions separate.
The only other issue I ran into was when I removed the seat pockets on the back of the front seats, once you remove it, it snaps the plastic clip which holds it in place. I couldn't seem to remove it without snapping it. However these clips are quite easily interchangeable and my theory is Holden know that there is no way of removing these without snapping them. Went to Holden and picked up 4 new clips for $20.
I'll let the results speak for themselves though.
Last edited by VesperZ; 25-08-2010 at 10:42 AM.
My long awaited VE SSV 19" rims should be coming in a week or 2. Just been waiting for my current tyres to wear down. They are pretty much at the end of their life so once I get new tyres for the SSV rims they should be put on. Hoping they won't raise my car too much tho.
Cheers Adam, you should get it done too
Got my SSV's today. Lookin schmick! Photos to come hopefully tomorrow