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  1. J

    Aftermarket Flash Drive Upgrade

    Was given this by a friend, as a product of Envious Customs., ans was wondering what people have has experience in its usage?
  2. B

    Buying Recommendation.

    G'day people of JustCommodores. I am thinking of purchasing a 2005 VZ Auto Executive Commodore, it is rather cheap and has some nice bodywork done to it. It is priced at $3500 (negotiable), and only has 97,000 kms. I was unable to determine the low price, and when questioned on the issues of...
  3. T

    Clever or Cooked

    First time here so hope I’m doing this in right place, I like many like to tinker into wee hours on my car (ve ss) thought it would be interesting/funny to see other people’s diy hacks and mods in a light hearted way to see if there’s any untapped brilliant minds out there or if we just...
  4. N

    I need some urgent front bumper fascia advice!

    I have a vr ute, this is my second car but my first to holden makes an models: I bought a vr wagon front bumper and the fascia sits nicely but i cant screw in the 3 screws that go above the license plate holder because of these plastic notches. What i was thinking was to sand down these...
  5. N

    Need help with VY Executive Instrument Cluster.

    So, long story short... I attempted the dash light mod on the cluster, changing out the green LEDs for blue ones. I managed to pull this off successfully, with the exception of the cluster resetting all its programming. Everything was working fine last night, but I've gone to drive off this...
  6. fatboi

    [QLD] Where to learn fibre glassing for body kits?

    Hey Guys and Gals! :beer chug: Firstly i would like to say thank you for letting me join the forums, being a first time user and poster i did my best to find the right place to post my thread (if i got it wrong please let me know so i dont annoy any Veteran members :spot on:). About 12 months...
  7. H

    Cold Air Intake, is it viable to make your own?

    Im no mechanic, but looking at some of the off the shelf products already available, they seem to be just a few pieces of pipe and a pod filter on the end. These usually go for $250+ which isn't out of the budget, but it's also at that limit where I think to myself "Well I could build one for...
  8. P

    VS series 3 Cruise control

    G'day, I'm looking to put cruise control into my vs series 3 ute but I'm a bit of a spud with electrical thingys so I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to tell if my car already has the cruise control loom (so it's easy to install) or if I'll need to put a loom in. I just need to know...
  9. ONROADYNO

    Fixing small split in VY bumper

    I have a small crack that can be pushed back on my bumper. What is the best process or glue to stop it opening up please? The crack is 30mm long and has only lifted one side a few mm. Thankyou. Not scared of giving it a go
  10. O

    Vx dash conversion

    Hey everyone, I've got a vr v6 ute, I'm putting vx ss seats and centre console in it and would also love to put a vx dash in as well. Does anyone know anyone thats done it, or have any tips to help? I'm wondering how hard it would be to do a conversion. Also if anyone knows of a trimmer that...
  11. D

    Exhaust diy vu ss

    hi, so i've just gotten a VU ss 5.7ltr and im looking at putting an exhaust system on but to save on labour im looking at ordering the parts myself. i just had a few questions about catbacks, cats and headers would a 2.5" catback bolt onto the stock cats? are the flange sizes different...
  12. C

    getting my VZ serviced next week any tips to save money??

    Hi everyone, im getting my car serviced next week and would like to know if theres anything i could do before i take it in to reduce the cost of it. I know chaning the oil/oil filter but i want to leave this to the mechanic its a 2006 SVZ alloytech, and just hit 200,000, i drive lots :)...
  13. C

    help, getting my SVZ 2006 serviced

    Hi everyone, im getting my car serviced next week and would like to know if theres anything i could do before i take it in to reduce the cost of it. I know chaning the oil/oil filter but i want to leave this to the mechanic its a 2006 SVZ alloytech, and just hit 200,000, i drive lots :)...
  14. K

    [Ecotec] Making it last!

    Hey All, This question relates to my V6 VY Executive. It has 195,000km and so far have had a good run. The Cats went about 2 months ago and had HI Flows put and thought while I'm doing that might as well do the exhaust all up $980. I want my VY to last as long as it can and was thinking about a...
  15. J

    Matte or Gloss Black?

    so... i just bought my VY series 2 S Ute and i want to get it looking okay, lowering and exhaust and stuff will come later but for now i want to paint up those rims... what do you think? matte or gloss black??? need your oppinions.... and yes i know its just a screenshot of the carsales...
  16. K

    Help With Damaged Side Skirt

    I just removed the mud guards off my VX II S-pac and found this pushed in area on my side skirt: Side View: Underneath view: I am guessing that the mud guard has pushed into the side skirt to create the damaged area. What are suggestions for fixing this? I have not had much...
  17. Zerone_V

    DIY Differential Swap for VE Commodore

    Hi Everyone, Firstly, Thankyou in advance for any help that I receive. I am looking at swapping my Differential during the Christmas Break. (I have a second hand LSD Diff I wish to fit to my non LSD VE V8) I have already sourced the Diff, and have had a quick look at the workshop manual...
  18. A

    Don’t be a jackass with jacks during DIY car work

    Getting under a car that is only supported by a jack can be fatal. Nearly 50 Aussies have been crushed or killed over the last decade from getting under a vehicle that wasn’t properly supported. And over 160 Aussies are injured each year with amputations, fractures and crush injuries from not...
  19. A

    DIY safety campaign – tell us what you think!

    Nearly 50 Aussie men have died over the past decade after getting under their car which had been raised for DIY repair or maintenance work using a jack, ramp or stands. That’s nearly five deaths a year, not counting the many other serious and often irreversible injuries people have suffered...
  20. I

    water pump change vs 5.0 ute

    hey guys I really need help with changing my water pump. any advice or help would be much appreciated. I have a vs series 3 5.0l ute and dont have the money to pay some one :lock:
  21. Denno

    Car alarm DIY or go for a Pro?

    Hi guys, I'm just wondering who would be the best people to install a Python 902 car alarm into my 01 VX Commodore Lumina? I bought it from JB HiFi and the guy said they'll charge roughly 150-200. Is it possible to get a better price somewhere in South Australia? (I live down south -...
  22. V

    Need some power ! Help me?

    Hey everyone i got my VY sedan a few weeks ago and ive got some money together any tips on some things i could do to get some more power out of my car ? exhaust seems a good place to start but i was looking for some more ideas short of a turbo. Prices and or places in perth i should inquire...
  23. ads350

    ls1 DIY Engine Oil Change?

    Howdy!! I had a bit of a look around here an on the net, couldn't find any info for a DIY oil change for a Gen III. surely not everyone puts there car in the shop for this?? So i had a crack at the steps involved for my VU series II SS ute 1. Warm car up a bit 2. Jack up car and put on jack...
  24. fanga

    DIY install VE SSV lowering kit

    Gday , has anyone out there lowered their own VE SS at home ? Im chasin some "how to" pictures and instructions . I got a bit of time on my hands so i wouldnt mind attempting it myself , iv got the 50mm lowered shocks and kingspring kit front and back waiting to go on. any help appreciated , chEerz.
  25. barra218

    My first VT

    Hey guys, im new to this site and still figuring it out,, i've been meaning to put up a post for a while but here is my vt. Name: Jonathan Barra Age: 17 Model: VT Acclaim II Colour: White Body kit: Standard bumpers SS side skits Engine: Stock Exhaust: Pacemaker Extractors...
  26. barra218

    My VT

    Hey guys, im new to this site and still figuring it out,, i've been meaning to put up a post for a while but here is my vt. Name: Jonathan Barra Age: 17 Model: VT Acclaim II Colour: White Body kit: Standard bumpers SS side skits Engine: Stock Exhaust: Pacemaker Extractors...
  27. ANL53X

    [VT-VX] Polishing the plenum on your ecotec

    I have never liked the look of the ecotec motors without the engine cover on. It is just plain ugly, with the wires for the injecters and the shape of the plenum. So i decided to have a go at neatening it up by polishing the plenum. As you may know, the plenum on the ecotec's is quite rough...
  28. preston_e

    DIY Window Tint

    Wanted to get my windows tinted, called tint-a-car got a quote for abour $450 wwwaaaayyy too much for only working part-time.. :blah blah: I think doing it your self is the way to go, it cost me about $20 for a 3 meter roll of 15% tint (I got 4 rolls and had some left over)Some of the tips i...
  29. wilso

    DIY Painting your car with rollers

    Paint job almost 4 years old (taken 15-1-2012): http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/holden-commodore-how-tos/76882-diy-painting-your-car-rollers-13.html#post2084085 - See my post The Paintwork 27 Months On: The Paintwork 16 Months On: The Method: Firstly if you bag this method out...
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