Model: 2003 VY Acclaim
Brought: Dec 2010
Engine Type: Ecotec V6 3.8L
Kilometers: 93,350 km
Body Mods: Coming soon
Engine Mods: Coming soon
Suspension: front standard struts, rear standard springs with munroe GT Gas shocks
Wheels: 17" chrome hp rims ( buying new rims soon)
Sound System: Standard
Other Mods: -
To Do list
Wheels = 19" rims looking at these ones http://www.vendettawheels.com.au/v10.html
brakes = paint calipers, new brake pads, dba slotted rottors
exhaust systems = ok I'm thinking - Pacemaker extractors, 2.5" twin cat back and high flow cat converters
lights = hid headlight kit, vy ss headlights, not sure on tail lights yet
body= ssx front bar, moaro bonnet scoop, clubsport side skirts and rear, full cut and polish, chrome ss grille, darkest tint windows
sound system = need to look into getting a new sterio double din with a big screen + amp, sub and new speakers
engine mods = OTR CAI kit, MAFless tune, new plugs and leads,
Other Mods =
Brought the commodore for my first car for about $12,000 with 79,000 kms on the clock Dec 2010, when i brought the car i had little mechanical expierance and didnt know anything about modifying commodores but since than I have started my apprenticship as a Diesel Fitter and work on light vehicles and machinery, so now I've learnt alot mechanic wise and want to start modifying my vy acclaim, I have alot of plans but on a apprentice wage it might take awhile but should be worth it.
any advice would be great especially on the plans I've made for the body work
heres my VY before any mods
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Last edited by Chillyred; 06-11-2011 at 03:54 PM.
Looks good man. I honestly don't like the rims, but it's not my car haha!
You got it a bit expensive, but the k's are low also so i guess it's a gain.
EDIT: BTW, the SSX bar isn't too bad, but it's starting to get more popular.
and yea i like the ssx front just hope the clubsport sides and rear will match it.
Looks good not too many red ones need bigger rims.
Sorry mate if you get 19's you'll still need them rolled.. same shit with 18's depending if you go lower.. If you get the place you buy the rims from to do it, they shouldn't charge mroe than $150 to get them rolled
i have 19s on my vt un rolled there fine and 20s on a vx un rolled.
Sorry, most people go lower with bigger wheels because bigger wheels will make your car higher = not lowered looks funny :S
You'll be fine but if you want it lowered you'll want it rolled. But 19/20's with standard height will look pretty bad lol.
EDIT: It depends on offset and what tyres too obviously.. but I wont get into that.
ok so i've been looking around for an exhaust system and think im going to go for this pacemaker full system
VT VX VY V6 Sedan Pacemaker Headers + Exhaust System | eBay
but with the straight through pipe with no rear mufler, I know abit pricey but its a complet system and would make it easier bits and pieces
what do you guys think ?
WOOOOW No way I would pay that much for an exhaust.. Unless it's an 8 with stainless steel etc..
My opinion would be to get the guards rolled then get your rims, then it's hassle free and you can do it when you want.
But with the exhaust, you can get pacemakers for around $500 on ebay, then i got my exhaust all done with tips etc for $600 or so.. So my exhaust i think was $1190. That was 2 1/2 inch into hot dog into rear resonator (muffler)
You can do alot easier on the price..
Ok thanks on the advice on the exhaust
ok ill buy pacemaker extractors, high flow cats, and a 2.5 cat back
a few people have told me that a single catback system will be better for the V6 than a twin catback ?
@Chilly: No idea on the single catback vs twin, i always thought twin was better with 100cspi cats but no idea. (i think it's cspi.. i know what it is just not the abbreviation)
well I've had my car on carsales.com for a few months now and a bloke rang me today and wanted to buy it so he came around and checked her out
he told me "you can pretty much consider it sold"
getting 10,000 for it
Why were you moding it if you were selling it? 10k aint bad lol.
if he buys it I'll look into getting a Hilux or something