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2006 VZ SS Thunder 6.0ltr

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

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    Hey VZHSV,

    Thanks for the comment.

    Yeah VZ is my favourite shape Commodore, nice and sleek with its sharp edges.
    The XForce system is only mild steel, I figured that when I get extractors and high flow cats I will get them in stainless and replace the cat back with stainless so the whole system is stainless.
    Why you ask?


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    no worries mate ;) ,
    well u mentioned $520 and thats dirt cheap for a stainless so had to confirm this because i know some1 in exhaust wholesale and im only getting a xfroce stainless for 800 lol so ye.
    im doing my full exhaust soon to :) .
    cant wait!!!! need to hear some 6litre =D

    also got pics of the C5 calipers?/
    any diferent from stock?
     
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    Yes it can show TV.

    ZOMBIE,

    My brakes on my ute arn't quite as good as they use to be now. What would be required for me to buy to fix this? Just some aftermarket disk brakes and calipers? And how much will this cost and also what are a nice brand please?

    I have emailed a performance shop near me asking on what is the best exhaustI can get on power and sound with $2500 and they have told me a mild steel x-force system. I was thinking should I get stainless steel and how much extra would this cost?

    Thank you
     
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    Yeah, there's nothing worse then having a 6ltr and not being able to hear its power haha.

    I dont have photos of the C5 Caliper yet but my understanding of them is that they are the same caliper used in the HSV range. If anybody knows I would like to know what the differences are.



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    You could get a performance brake upgrade for better stopping power and there good looks or just get some new HPX police spec brake pads. Ive heard there amazing, you never get brake dust, brake squeal from them and because they're the police spec they have much greater stopping power because they have more pad surface area on the disk. Talk to greg from gsl rallysport in the forum section and he will be able to point you in the right area.

    As for you exhaust most people recommend Pacemaker extractors, high flow cats and a twin 2.25" cat back exhaust for the alloytecs. Check out The Ultimate Alloytec Performance Thread and it has some information on whats best for alloytecs along with some videos. There is also a thread in the V6 performance thread about V6 Exhausts. $2500 sounds a bit much for a full system for a V6 so shop around to a few places and ask people in the V6 exhaust thread what they paid.

    Hope this helps.


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    Hey dbarnes,

    Sorry for the late reply. Where did you get to go 210km/h in a thunder?? I wonder how fast you could get it if you could turn the speed limiter off.
    Yeah im really happy with it, drives amazing and I use any excuse to drive it.

    Before this car I had my first car, a 2002 VX V6 Exec sedan with bodykit, VZ SS wheels, cat back, tint and king spring superlows. Was a very nice car.

    The Thunder is a big step up from it and i have no regrets!


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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Awesome ute you've got there mate, I think I've seen you around.

    Very nice pictures too... HDR or just long exposure and P'Shopped?
     
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    Hey Jesterarts,

    Thanks for the comment, I love my car! haha.

    Yeah I think I see you around a bit, Early mornings when im driving to work. Mornington / Mount Martha way?
    Your BMW is the one with the red LED's around the headlights yeah??

    The photos are long exposure with the brightness and contrast tweaked a little.


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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Nah, thats not me mate, I grew out of pretty colours in headlights a while back. :p

    I'm usually around mornington way weekends and what not and when I saw the pick I was positive I'd seen it before.

    I was looking into getting thunder @ one point so they catch my eye, and one on R8 rims would catch my eye in particular.

    Yeah, the pictures look very nice mate. Nice work.
     
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    Jesterarts,

    Ever since I saw the Thunder model I wanted to get one, such a nice looking car, I really like the shape of them.
    Yeah having the 19" R8's on it finish's the exterior look of it quite well. Not many people have R8's, well not as many people as the Sigs and VE gts rims.

    I try my best to get pictures that complement the car, since cars always look there best in person.


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    nice ute mate. why the auto?
     
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    Hey boosted,

    Yeah really like my ride.

    Auto... Well I really liked this car with these rims, it had very low k's on it and I got it for a very good price!

    Manual would be good but I thought I would go through tyre's too quickly and with my experience of manuals they are a pain in Peak hour traffic.


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    softie.. manuals are for men "MANuals"
     
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    haha, yeah... i wish it was manual.

    Im thinking manual converstion or superchager.


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    A decent manual conversion will cost (at least) half the price of a blower, and you get what? The ability to change gears when you want. Don't waste money on a conversion (IMO). Have you been in a blown car Zombie? If not we'll tee it up when I come down to Melb sometime soon.
     
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    Hey Wikky,

    Yeah when say it like that, it makes sense... go the blower.
    The whole manual thing is just good when want to give it a bit but i guess not having the manual keeps me out of trouble.
    Ive never had the chance to be in a blown car. That would be great if you could take me for a spin.


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    WOW this is a hectic car. A: Cause its A ute.. B: ITs a Thunder UTE. C: its on R8's and D: Exactly how ild make mine.

    With your Head unit. Can it play/watch tv?
     
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    No worries at all mate. BUT, don't get me wrong, I'm not going to shove "buy a blower cos they're the be all and end all of power etc" down your throat. You may not like how the power and torque is delivered. You may find you prefer the power delivery of a turbo. That's why if you're serious about going forced induction you need to go for a drive in as many different cars as possible. That's where speaking to a few tuners and organising a ride in their cars is a top idea. I went for a drive in a heap of cars before deciding which way I wanted to go (single turbo, twin turbo, blower, big cam/head etc to stay naturally aspirated), and just loved the instant power of the blower. Anyway, I'll take you for a spin and you can go from there.
     
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    do both if you have the $$$ blower and gearbox conversion. if i had an auto ute, i know what i would be changin first. lol
     
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    Hey Luke641,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Yeah im pretty happy how it looks, I wanted something that turned heads and wasnt too over the top. Saying that I've been thinking Forced Induction haha.

    The photos of the head unit arn't mine, they are photos of "VZ Storm Ute"'s set up and yeah he can watch TV on it.


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