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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by calais24/7, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. calais24/7

    calais24/7 Mucca Mad Boys

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    Odo: 230
    Colour: Silver Ice Met, over champagne
    Engine: 5 litre, otr intake, small cam.
    Transmission: 4sp manulaised auto, stall and shift kit.
    Exhaust: Pacemaker Headers into 2.5" pipe
    Diff: 3.9's with a detroit locker
    Electrics: Power Windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Power mirrors, electric sunroof :D
    Interior: calais leather
    Wheels: cv8z

    Stereo:
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    - clarion 6X9's- parcel shelf
    - splits in the dash
    - 2X rockford p2's kicker amp
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    kmac springs, pedders shocks,

    What ive done so far:
    Removed - Chev badges - Altezza's, replaced with series 2 factory lights

    -installed foggies
    -Replaced power steering pump
    -oil change
    -Brand new alloy radiator and thermostat
    -Harmonic balancer replaced with a new one,
    -New windscreen
    -alloy radiator
    -new indicator stalk
    -new wiper stalk



    no longer has chev badges, altezas

    calais 6.jpg

    calais 5.jpg

    vs calais 2.jpg

    vs calais 3.jpg

    vs calais.jpg
     
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  2. calais24/7

    calais24/7 Mucca Mad Boys

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    3 pics are up, from the previous owner. Chev badges are gone, same with the altezzas and is on stockies but you get the idea, more pics soon
     
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    very nice mate love the sunroof, stockies? those wheels look ok in the picture.
     
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    Yeah they do, old photos though, yeah i bought the car on stockies, he didn't have wheels on it at the time they were on his newer car, the ssv's in the pics where sold a long time ago, i am saving for new rims though. Sunroof is amazing, i cant wait for summer, its to cold to have it open fully at the moment
     
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    its dark and i forgot to take pics again, i need to get some interoir shots and some without the altezas and chev badges. whats the grey called on it, is it shadow grey or somethhing else? I need to do some touch ups
     
  6. jesse_lankey

    jesse_lankey what to put here?

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    the series 2 calais look soo nice theres a few good ones on here, chev badges on an aussie 308??, also what are the 3.9 diff gears like? does it get annoying when you have no traction everywhere?
     
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    GMHCalais [TUKN20Z]

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    Man i am so jealous, I looked around everywhere back in the day for a 5L calais in that colour. Had to settle for a V6 version of yours. That looks tuff on the ve rims.

    Good luck & take care of it!
     
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    Cheers guys, I am taking care of it, just fixing a few small things up to get it running good, a few small leaks in the exhaust and a leaky radiator, aluminuim radiator coming very soon and im still deceiding on the exhaust, overall the car is in fairly good condition, interior is pretty good, no cracks in the leather at all! and im loving all the calais options, as for the power, well i know its nothing special, but it can still put a smile on my face when im having a shitty day lol. The 3.9's arent tooo bad. I havent really driven on the 100 kays for a long enough time at the moment. Still deceiding what rims i should buy. I wanted to buy another set of ssv's but becuase they are 19's and tires are redicously expensive i dont think i will. Need to buy new rear tires nearly every month thanks to the locker and camber. As for the traction, its not to bad in the dry, ive (mostly) driven it like a grandma for the time been, it gets the attention of the police fairly quickly. It is not so good in the wet, especially with the detroit locker :D just have to take it slowish around sharp slow corners, otherwise its really not that bad. The only bad thing is how low it sits, i will get a pic of it just to show how low it actually is.
     
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    Do you know what the lower colour is called? Is it shadow grey?
     
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    Looks good mate, glad you got rid of the Chev badges and altezas :p Just my opinion, but I reckon the stock series II Calais rims look nice when polished and lowered. And as for the two-tone paint, I'm pretty sure it's Shadow Grey - Paint code: 4H046
     
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    Cheers mate, yeah they were the first things i changed. Ill have a think about those wheels, cheers for that paint code, just a few minor touchups i would like to do. Its getting there though, wish i had a bit more cash lol

    calais 3.jpg from the previous owner

    calais 2.jpg yehh its a little low

    004.jpg at my mates house after a fresh detail

    Still need more pics with a decent camera instead of shitty iphone, and in the sun. Fingers crossed will have some over the weekend
     
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    mint calais mate.

    what are you using it for? daily or weekend toy?

    get some more pictures up asap
     
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    Cheers :D its my daily, the only car i have, ill try get some decent current pics up over the weekend
     
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    daily 5L on P's? Laws in canberra different are they?

    It's looking schmick as. Can't wait
     
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    yeah im lucky as, there are no restrictions here :D ill try my best to get some tommorow, just have a few things i'd like to do before i get more pics

    Whats some ideas for rims, i was thinking 19's but im not sure becuase the tires are way to expensive, and it goes through rear tires like every month.
     
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    what a piece of **** :p haha nah its aight but not nearly as good as the vr ;)
     
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    ohh don't get me started on the vr, atleast i don't have to swing off the gearstick to change gears ;)
     
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    ofcourse you dont she aint manual :p haha nah the vr is alot better now
     
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    well i didnt in the vl. have you sold it yet? and did it magically spray itself :p
     
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    Get some ssv's with whitewalls exactly how it in the original post.

    I love that combo.

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
     

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