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2004 was the cutover to the VZ. As said no VY had a Alloytech
Nice work resurrecting an old thread. Your first post to is a reply to me. I'm honoured.
Then people bitch and moan why the cars are so expensive. Can't imagine they would be making much profit off them with the hours involved.
It's a matter of whether you can handle the no doubt numerous low ballers and time wasters and if it's worth any money you get.
I am not sure of your point? Stock motor means untouched not all the mods you just listed. Pretty obvious you would notice a gain after mods and tune.
Stock motor is never going to be amazing even after a tune. Joe has also been good to me. Did way better then another big name tuner.
None of them came out with factory 3rd row so chances of them having mounting holes are pretty silm. There are a few companies that do 3rd row...
Mounting points need to be added. Looking at a few thousand to do it properly/engineered.
Look at something with a turbo already on it.
Not possible unless you have big pockets. Will be a lot of custom fab work and wiring.
Joe does good work. He sorted out my clubby when Greenfoam couldn't.
Parts availability and upgrade cost is the main determining factor.
For 32K I would imagine you would be up closer to GTS. 32k is a lot of money for an older car.
Cheap knock offs. No idea what the guy is on about sounds like BS to me.
Not even close
The later models seem to have dual pass coolers. My VX does. Trans goes in one side out the other. Then there is a hard line tying the bottom...
Are they 18's? If so you just need a more suitable tyre. Something like a 235/40/18. Don't forget the proper wheel nuts.
I was kidding :P Guess the sarcasm wasn't obvious enough.
This sounds like slander which is illegal.
Not if you plan on driving it on the road legally.
HSV cold air intake is pretty rubbish anyway. VN bonnet is different so doubt you will fit it without butchery anyway.
Would want to be real cheap given it hasn't moved in 10 years. Can bank on just about everything needing to be given the once over.
Bowties been in Australia for years mate. Just look at all the "Chevy" commodores.
Louder noise = performance
OTRs used to be pretty effective back in the VT to VY days with their some what restrictive piping and MAF. Most of the gains to be had were...
Touch wood hasn't needed replacing since. The locksmith rekeyed the barrel to my key. The transponder is actually the metal strip around the key...
Cheap for a reason. Get quality or don't bother. From memory The1 on here does injectors.
Does it have factory or aftermarket speakers? What headunit was in it originally? It might be the previous owner had an amp etc and took it when...
Probably because the coil pack is in a slightly different spot.
An air filter will give you zero performance on a stock N/A V6
Well there you go. Didn't have that when I did the swap I don't think
Funnily enough I found a text file I left myself years ago with that info yesterday. Hopefully it's right.
Brake booster was 1/4 inch NPT...
So take it your going EFI?
Just a note we got TP to drill out the boss at the back for Manifold Air Temp sensor. It's hidden in your photos but...
I did it on my VR because the lip was a bit bigger then a normal steelie so looked a little better. Main reason though was because I was a tight...
I believe some even had 15x7 heavy duty with extra welding on the barrel to face. I had a set.
Why bother? Nothing wrong with the factory setup. If your after the whine then they only do that if they are tensioned to much.
What's done to your car to warrant a manifold swap? Not entirely convinced it's worth it given it's still the bananas they have just lopped a bit...
At least being a V6 you won't be inclined to want to mod it. The VE isn't too bad I drove my father in laws for 6 months and his was V6 but...
Hope the timing chain is good. Not really a fan of the early VEs but then again I'm not a fan of any sludgetec. Least it looks tidy enough.
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