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2006 VZ Thunder Ute - Twin Exhaust

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by CliveSS, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. CliveSS

    CliveSS New Member

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    Looking to change original single sided exhaust to double sided. Wanting to know if Holden produced rear offside bumper panel with 'cut out' to allow for double sided exhaust. I have heard that the last of the VZ Thunders actually had a double sided exhaust which had the required 'cut out' and hanging brackets. Not sure if that is fact or fiction.

    Any info relating to double sided exhaust fitment on VZ Thunder Ute will be appreciated.
     
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    Thanks Trevor. Really wanting to keep the original VZ ute look, just with twin exhausts. The VZ Thunder ute has a separate RHS and a LHS bumper bar/bumper pod. So I'm looking for a RHS unit with cut out, or info on mod's to the existing unit to allow the extra exhaust to exit with proper clearance. Sort of like a mirror image of the LHS bumper.
     
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    Is this it,
    https://www.ssv.com.au/driver-side-rear-bar-for-vy-vz-commodore-utes
     
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    That's exactly right. Thanks.

    FYI (anyone who is interested) I spent some time with Holden Spares Dept yesterday and they searched through there parts diagrams and lists for that part (rear RHS bumper pod with 'cut out' for dual exhaust). Couldn't find one. So it appears that a dual outlet exhaust was never available as a factory option - not even on the last of the 2007 Thunder Utes.

    Seems that any dual outlets would be aftermarket with either a pre formed RHS bumper (as per Trevor's link above) or a cut and modified stock bumper.
     
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    This is correct.
    Factory manual only depicts the dual exhaust fitted to left side.
     
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    sawzall will get you your cutout.
     
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    I have the Dual exhaust fitted to my VZ Ute. Used a hot knife to cut the rear pod and then cut part of the bumper out. You also need to weld in some hangers as they don’t come with Them on the RHS.
     
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    Doesn't the VZ Maloo have dual exhaust outlets?
     
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    Yes it does I believe but It also uses a different design for the rear bar
     

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