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2006 VZ SS Thunder 6.0ltr

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by ZOMBIE, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. ZOMBIE

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    Model: 2006 VZ SS Thunder

    Colour: Quicksilver

    Bodykit: Standard SS

    Engine Type: L76 6.0ltr

    Engine Mods: Standard

    Power: 260kw

    Exhaust: Twin 2.5" XForce Cat Back Exhaust

    Gearbox: Factory 4 Speed Auto

    Diff: Standard LSD

    Brakes: Standard w/ Corvette C5 Front Calipers

    Wheels: Genuine VZ HSV R8 19" Shadow Chrome Rims

    Suspension: Pedders Lowered Shocks, Pedders SL Fronts, Pedders SSL Rears

    Interior: Factory Black Leather

    Other Mods: Twin Hump Hard Lid, Tinted Windows, Strut Brace, Lower grill, Debadged Tailgate, Phillips Crystal Vision Globes

    Stereo: Factory 6 CD Stacker Double Din Head Unit

    Future Mods: OTR CAI, Extractors, High Flow Cats, Mafless Tune, Mild Cam, Valve Springs, Lower Springs (DONE), New Shocks (DONE), Darker Tint, Sound System.

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    Hey guys,

    So i've been a member of the forum for a little while now and thought it was about time that I show you my ride. Its my first V8 and I love it! When I first saw it I joked about getting it and within a few weeks I was driving it home. There are some future mods that I would like to do to it but I want to keep it fairly standard, saying that I'll start and wont be able to stop with the modifications like so many people. I plan to keep it for a long time because I love seeing old commodores in mint condition. It gets washed every week and I try to give it a full detail every month so its always looking its best.

    Hope you guys like it.

    Let me know what you think.


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    Hey mate yes it's a very very nice ute. All of your mods and ute remind me of mine except mines the kids version haha. Damn P plate rules....

    You should put a sound system in it aswell. A touchscreen can fit in really nice which looks good and also because of the small area in a ute the sound is good aswell. If you would like I can get a picture of my head unit for you and show you if it will help convinve you!
     
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    Hey mate,

    Thanks, yeah love my car. I couldn't wait till i got off my P's to get a V8.

    Yeah, i've been thinking about a sound system, what have you got in yours?
    Put some pics up of your head unit and your system.


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    great ute mate! bought one of these myself in black . .
    love the look of the r8's, can i suggest getting the lower front bar mesh (bout $60 from holden)
    makes a real differnce to the look of the bar
     
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    Thanks ssmate,

    Yeah love the thunder and yeah ive looked at those lower honeycomb grilles. They should of come out as standard i think.
    How hard are they to install?? do you just take the front bumper off and clip it in??

    The R8's set the ute off for me, love them in the shadow chrome!

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    yea piss easy mate . . 15min job clips are there just pops on (although my bottom 4 clips were broken off from the previous owner?) so just used a bit of silicon to hold it in place
    how much was your cat back and were was it installed if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    Ah ok, i should look into getting the lower grille. As you said, it just finishes the front bar off.

    I got mine from the "Exhaust Shop" in Frankston (03 8774 0900) for $520 installed. Apparently they are the wholesaler for the performance shops in the area like chevs, APS, MC Auto etc. They stock everything.
    I really like the sound of it, nice and throaty/burbly how a V8 should be. I couldnt stand having a V8 that sounded like a vacuum with the stock exhaust haha.

    Would like to see some photos of your ute ssmate.


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    I have been in one of these, all the way to 210km/h where it sits on a speed limiter, awesome car mate, what did u have before this?
     
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    Very nice ute mate. The R8 wheels really set it off.

    Are you sure about this? I know for a fact that Chev's get their exhausts straight from the manufacturers.
     
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    Hey mate,

    Heres my head unit

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    Heres my 6x9's behind the head rests

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    Heres my amp that sits in the middle between the seats

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    Heres my amp that sits infront of one of my subs behind the seat

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    Heres my other sub that sits behind the other seat

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    I also have two 6.5 inch splits, both replacing the door speakers. I have another two 6.5 inch splits which I'm thinking about placing on the corners of the roof and also two 6x9's which I'm thinking of placing one in the top section of each sub box.
     
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    Hey Wikky,

    Thanks for the comment, yeah i like the R8 wheels because not everyone has them like the VE gts or senator sigs.

    Yeah im not sure at all, its just what he said to me.
    You would know more than me, i see your car has had a lot of work at chevs. I should drop in one day there and check all the cars out, I live not far from there.
    But as I said, its just what he said, i didnt take it as gospel.


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    Hey VZ storm ute,

    its quite a sound system you got there.
    The touch screen double din fits in snug, looks good.
    Whats it like having the 6x9's blaring away behind your head?


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    Thanks mate,

    It is nice and loud. For some people it can be to loud but you can simply turn the volume down haha but only the girls mainly don't like it to loud. If anyone is going to put their 6x9's there I would highly recommend to get high quality speakers like mine so there is no distortion otherwise it would be VERY annoying!
     
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    No worries mate, I wasn't having a go or anything. For sure call into Chev's, the best time is a Saturday usually just after midday. Quite a few of Chev's customers drop in and catch up for a chin-wag. I usually go down a couple of times a month (I live in Nth Vic). Be good to meet you and say g'day. You've got a very clean rig there mate, be good to check it out one day. Cheers.
     
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    No dramas wikky.

    I also would like to see your car in the flesh. Looks tough as!
    Let me know next time your heading to chevs and i'll drop by if I can.

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    Hey guys,

    Just a little update, im planning to get some new HPX brake pads from gsl rallysport which are a really good price (holden wanted to charge me $680 for pads and installation). I am also going to get some new Monroe gt sport shocks and thinking SSL springs in the rear just to even the ride stance out. Some new tyres might be on the way too!

    I also took some new photos of my ride so I thought I would share them.

    Let me know what you think.

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  18. luke641

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    Nice ute dude... Can your HU show TV?

    Also.. Want to give me your rims? kthxbye
     
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    Hey Luke641,

    Those photos of the head unit arnt mine, those are photos of "VZ storm ute" ride. You'll have to ask him.

    Yeah I love my rims, set the car off.


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    mint SS mate . gota love a VZ ;)
    is that a xforce stainless or mild steel u got on??
     

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