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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by andyman, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. andyman

    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    here is my pride and joy, it was a toss up between a dual cab sr5 diesel hilux but i couldnt come across one that i was happy with and after a couple of months looking i was fed up, at the same time a few wagons where going up for sale at my work so i picked out the best one, it also had the lowest km's so i grabbed it,

    Name: Iso
    Model: July 05' Commodore Executive Wagon
    Km: Bought 69,500 now 79,250
    Colour: Barbados
    Engine Type: Alloytec 3.6
    Power: 175kW
    Exhaust: VY SS Wagon twin pipe system
    Gearbox:4 Speed Auto
    Diff: 3.46 LSD
    Brakes: Standard
    Suspension: Standard, with the superlift rear shocks:w00t:
    Wheels/Tyres: 205/65/r15
    Interior: Neutral Pewter Cloth
    Stereo: Pioneer DEH-P585omp, Kenwood 4-ways, Clarion 12inch sub with enclosure and 300w amp
    Options:
    - Cargo Barrier
    - Mud Flaps
    - Bonnet/headlight Protectors
    - 2100kg Hayman Style Hitch
    - Super Lift Rear Shocks
    Build Period: Ongoing

    Completed mods
    - 20% tint all round
    - Stereo
    - VY SS Wagon Twin pipe exhaust
    - 2 Hole mod And K&N filter
    - VY 3.46 LSD

    Up-comming Mods:
    - Lowered
    - Wheels
    - SS front bar + foglights
    - SS Lights
    - SS Fluted Quarter Panels
    - Berlina Dash Cluster
    - Calais chrome Bonnet strip
    - Berlina wagon chrome garnish
    - Chrome door handles
    - Tune

    Wish List:
    - Manual Conversion
     

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  2. andyman

    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    can i add that i love this car to bits, i cant get enough of driving it, i did a 20km from a friends house back home, which included a bit of a mountain, and corners, up and downs at speeds of 90, 80, 60, 50, the computer averaged out 6.3 lt/100km when i got home, you cant ask for anything better than that
     
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    VT Berlina 07 15.37 @ 147 KPH

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    nice car man!, i will be trading the VT within 6mths to but a VZ Acclaim Sedan:thumbsup: awesome fuel economy, i had one for a hire car-went from syd-narrabri (650ks) drove around for 2 days for a total of 930ks to a tank :D go figure!
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    thanks, there well worth it, heres the pic for proof
     

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    AttaBoy WTF?!?!

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    Damn that pretty good!!!
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    thanks, its booked in at holden tomorrow for some warranty jobs so hopefully they'll be taken care of, and hopefully ill be getting tint soon,

    i have to pay back mum and dad a little bit of money first before i can do much with it but after that things should go together pretty smoothly,

    any recomendations like either a sv6/ss or berlina/lumina/calais or vz monaro bar?
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    oh and what do you guys think of these wheels, or would vz ss wheels look better?????
     

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    personaly i would go SS wheels cause i like to keep it holden and like the look of em to, but your chocie. Nice car btw.

    After driving a manual ill never buy a auto (not that i did, got the car for free) dont know how much conversions for VZ's are tho
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    thanks for that, yeah i like the ss wheels but that cost a fair bit more and usually they have tyres that are worn out,

    with the manual conversion, i looked at mine than had a good look at a 6sp ute at work and i believe it would be a pretty straight forward swap, it may have to be towed to holden to get the computer re-programmed unless i buy a front cut from somewhere and swap the ecu over..... but thats in a few years time yet, but theres no harm in thinking
     
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    yeah i thought my conversion would be a year ahead or so but have got the doner car already and will proberly do it in a month or so. Yeah those tires are always a bit more expensive and come with worn tires, anless you find ones that were taking off stright from when the car was bought. But they do look good and i wouldnt go any other... im thinking of getting VY SS's for mine.
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    ok got some pictures from when i detailed it a week ago, im pretty stoked at the job i did, today i also moved the the trailer wiring from inside the cabin and moved it outside so the plug is on the under side of the bumper
     

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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    oh and when holden fits my new bits and pieces hopefully this week under warranty, its heading straight off to the tinters for darkest legal tint
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    **UPDATE** my warranty jobs are being completed on wednesday, im changing the oil and filter on thursday arvo at work and then my car is booked in for friday to have the windows tinted, then sunday im going for a drive to cowra for the weekend to see family, so it'll be a good outing for it,
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    my warranty jobs are done, and i now have my windows tinted, will have pictures up soon

    there was also a little bit of damage done when driving back from cowra on the long week end, what happened i was following a truck with water tanks on the back and being a nice fellow the driver went to move over and one of the tanks hit a large branch on an old dead tree, it shattered and showered my car with bits of tree.......
    any way the only damage done was a few marks on the roof bonnet and front bumper which will buff out, a smashed headlight protector, smashed bonnett protector, and a couple of chips on windscreen,

    was not impressed at all, but it was an accident so what can you do.....
     
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    Nice car !! keep up the great work !

    I would lower it a few inches if i were you:thumbsup:
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    its all comming, im looking for some ss parts at the moment, im not in a great hurry but would like to have it all done tomorrow lol,

    after i have my operation tomoz ill have a day of detailing and post up pics of the window tint, looks good
     
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    helmsy Just Wagon

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    Nice wagon there mate. Always good to see some more VZ wagon owners here.

    As for the auto you get used to it and personally I would be putting the money into mods, a tune and a 3.46 lsd and eating those standard manuals and autos for breakfast. :thumbsup:
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    ok a quick sample of my window tint, i havnt washed my car for a while because of rain, and you can see, my car is filthy,
    oh and ive bought a few bits and pieces to start me on my new stereo,
     

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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    ok havnt been on this thread for a little while, i have some pics of my latest detail since my windows got tinted,

    so here it is:

    oh and i also debadged it:
     

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