Ok well i have just upgraded from my vl to this vy and i picked it up from the dealer on thursday
Model: Holden Acclaim Series 2
Engine: 3.8L V6
18" csa wheels (not sure on the type as they came with the car)
PaceMaker Extractors through a stock cat into a 2.5" Lukey Catback
Blue and White led dash mod (done by ASR Audio)
Satin Silver Handbrake and Gear shift
Lowered on king springs with Monroe GT Sport Struts
VZ SS Tail lights
Factory Strut Brace
Mace Engineering 25mm Manifold Spacer
Mace Engineering 82 Degree thermostat
Mace Engineering Cold Air Intake
Mace Engineering 69mm Throttlebody
Mace Engineering Tune
Double din JVC headunit with better speakers(then factory) and a sub
Last edited by Jezza; 14-10-2012 at 08:52 PM.
Looks pretty nice and clean
definately a nice upgrade from the VL. looks tidy dude :
haha i got a vy after my vl as well, how much different and better is it? haha although i do miss her sometimes :P
not a fan of those wheels but looks pretty clean bud.
i dont mind the wheel but i wont complain as it came like that from the dealer with Dunlop sp sport 3000a with fairly new tread so until they are nearly gone im gonna keep them on there, and i still can believe how much better it is than the vl and i wont miss mine as its been a money pit of problems. Im planning on upgrading the stereo soon and i would also like to do a dash light conversion that ASR audio and electronics do but would need to wait for a roadshow to adelaide
Nice Ride Mate. Any Other Mods Planned?
2 Hole Mod and 2.5" Catback would be a good start and cheap too.
thats heaps nice way betta than my car =)
If it's had dealer service or has good log books find out when the fluids like brake, power steer, coolant and auto trans were done and get them done first of all. As a rul eI change the power steerign fluid about every 12 months. If you can't establish when they were done best to do them now especially the brakes and coolant.
I doubt the 2 hole mod does anything except make it noisy and the standard exhaust shoudl be fine.
well on thursday i got some redwalls put onto my tyres and i really like the way it looks now
body looks clean, just needs some low
red walls are a bit ... imo
mmmm nice car mate but i gotta agree with dmar i think the red walls are a bit .... odd especially in that last photo with the blue lights, but if you like it thats the main thing
the last shot was a exposure shot and im still experimenting with the camera
but i do like the red walls but am yet to take a photo that makes look like how i see it
Slam it on it's Guts and things will look different...
I like your VY, but don't like the wheels with the car so high, it's not funny.
I believe that the Body Kit is an S-Pac Kit, not an SS Kit. The SS has Fog Lamps Factory, where-as on the S-Pac, you had the option to install them.
i bought some DRLs during the week and got them installed yesterday and i think they look better on the vy then the ve e2 clubbys
they do look better - aLot better on the vy
Car looks good mate very clean, don't really agree with the red walls...they only work if the rest of the wheels are spotless and thats practically impossible to achieve, still though, very nice for an acclaim good luck with it!
nice vy i love the led lights on the front, they look amazing
thanks and im not gonna be keeping the redwalls when i get my next set of tyres because they dull quickly and then slowly fade and to stay bright red it would take redoing every 3-4 weeks (which i havent done)
EDIT: i forgot to add that i have now got a 2.5" Lukey catback system on the car now and here is the video for it YouTube - VY Acclaim Lukey Catback Exhaust
next mods will probably be:
1. vy ss headlight and removing the leds when i change to them
2. vz ss tail lights
3. Extractors and high flow cats
Last edited by Jezza; 12-01-2011 at 08:04 PM.
looks pretty tidy mate,
Does the Lukey give you any drone issues?? as im wanting to throw an exhaust on mine but I will go insane with any drone
well when i first got the exhaust on with no tip it droned a fair bit but then i bought a after market tip from autobarn and cut some of the pipe back and welded the tip onto it and that has reduced most of the drone but there is still a bit at certain points (like windows down)
i can try and get a video of what its like in the cabin with windows up and down but i wouldnt be able to get one till the weekend
well a quick update as i have changed the black plastic handbrake and gearshift cover with some Satin Silver ones that the ss has
well i finally got around to putting the FE2s i bought late last year in and replaced the shocks and struts as it seems they were the originals and were stuffed so i replaced it with some Monroe GT gas shocks and struts and its amazing how much better it handles
its only been a few days since they have gone in and it looks like it is sitting about 10-15mm lower now
well i now have ss headlights on the car and it looks so much nicer now
well i now have some vz ss tail lights and im lucky i have a series 2 because the lights didnt need modifying to fit only the globe holders did
and i went for a drive today i took some simple photos