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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by RiCeY, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. RiCeY

    RiCeY F O R U M W A R R I O R

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    2005 VZ SV8
    6spd Manual
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    VE-SSV 19s Wrapped in 245/35R19s
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    Looks nice mate
     
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    Cheers mate :D
     
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    what the hell did u do to the headlights in the last 2 pics lol
     
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    those front head lights look black as lol
    looks good to!
     
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    Nice clean ride you got there mate, looks good with no rear spoiler and with the VE SSV rims on it.


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    Yeah they look pretty dark in those pics as it was an overcast day :D

    Rear spoiler is back on at the moment due to the Police warning me for having no eye level brake light :/

    Cheers for the replies
     
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    wtf @ having to put spoiler back on ????
    what about the executives that dont come with spoilers??
    wata load
    + theres brake light rear window
     
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    I think because they have a spoiler, they put the brake light on the spoiler instead of having one in the rear window, hence the warning from the coppers. Correct me if I am wrong :p
     
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    The brake light in the rear window is deleted when you have a spoiler, you cant even install one because the glass is blacked out where it normally shines through.

    Execs have one in the rear window, its law that you must have one since about 1991 or thereabouts...

    Chilly is correct.
     
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    even earlier i think, dads nineteen-eighty-something? pulsars got one too and i think he said it was regulations
     
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    looks mint mate! whered u get the tinted headlight covers? the coppers have anything to say about them?
     
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    Cheers.

    I got normal Aunger headlight covers then sprayed the insides with Night Shades tint spray. You have to take your time and do light coats then let each coat dry so it doesnt run. The more coats the darker they look.

    I only have them on during the day and havent been in trouble for them yet....
     
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    I can't check on the blacked out rear window statement at the moment but the wiring for the high level brake light in the rear parcel shelf is still in my senator.
    With a globe fitted it still works, but haven't looked to see if it shines through the window.
    Might check tomorrow.
    BTW the car looks awesome all black without the rear spoiler.

    Cheers SW
     
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    That sucks that you have to put the rear spoiler on, the sedans looks so much cleaner without them i think.
    Maybe Check if the wiring is still there like what surfwagon said.

    Have you got lowered shocks or a camber kit?? How do your tyres go with SSL's, dont wear to much?


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    Yeah the harness is probably still there and maybe even the light (havent checked) but the glass itself is blacked out I doubt it will shine though :(

    Yes I fitted short travel struts and shocks when I fitted the springs. No camber kit so it does wear the insides of the rears, and due to me running a bit of neg camber on the front it wears the fronts on the insides as well.

    Car corners very well but the tyres suffer unfortunately.

    Cheers.
     
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    Yeah, im looking at putting SSL's in the rear of my ute to even the stance out. I am going to put new lowered shocks in but im not sure about the camber kit, some people say there tyres are fine and some say they get chewed out real quick so im not sure, all comes down to $$$.

    What is the height of the rear from the center of the wheel cap to the wheel arch?? would like to know.


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    With regards to the rear camber have you had the toe links wheel aligned.
    Most suspension shops reckon the VZ's the VX2-VZ don't need rear camber kits in fact Slammer on SC forum says that rear camber kits and the toe links actually fight against each other.
    http://forum.****************.com.au/showthread.php?p=2338188#post2338188
     
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    Yeah I have to run a bit of toe so the tyre doesnt hit the wheel arch, VE offset with 245s doesnt work that well on VZs haha

    When I run neutral toe it scrubs.. throw in some toe and it doesnt.

    Will roll the guards one day and that should fix it.
     

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