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Blue VY S2 Storm

Pie-VK

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Well, After I destroyed my VK, I got a pretty sweet job as a Power Pole Inspector and bought myself a BF Fairmont Ghia. But since my girlfriend decided she wanted to live in Emerald and i was based in bundy, I decided to give her the car so she could drive around and take my daughter to various doctors appointments and other girly things that I don't understand. Unfortunatly this left me without a car, so I decided 'FUQ DAT, IMMA BUY MAH SELF A CAR I WANT'.

Since Bundy is filled with hoons, There are a lot of nice looking cars for sale. Sadly 90% of them are auto or have been thrashed to the **** house.

But every now and then a nice one stands out from the crowd. And in this case it was my Storm, when I first got i, it had 155,000 on the clock and had a pretty good service history till about 100,000k when it was bought by some young guy and had the **** thrashed out of it. The gearbox had a bad whine and the diff made a strange clunking sound.

So right after buying her, I took her straight to holden and had the gearbox and diff checked, both were shot to **** apparently. I wanted a second opinion and took her to my local mechanic who said the diff clunk was normal and was a little bit worn but wouldn't give out on my for a long while, the gearbox on the other hand was a goner.

So being a cheeky bastard I took the ute back and claimed it under stat warrantly. A new box went in all under warranty, and I thought while I'm at it I would throw in the HD clutch and solid flywheel and a full service.

Model: 2003 Holden Commodore VY Series 2
Colour: Delft Blue
Engine Type: Ecotec 3.8
Engine Mods: just K&N Filter
Power: Not enough.
Exhaust: Single 2.5"
Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
Diff: Limited Slip
Ratio: 3.07:1
Brakes: Standard
Suspension: fe2, Lowered.
Wheels/Tyres: Pure Strongs in blue.
Stereo: Pioneer head unit, 10 inch sub, Pioneer 720 watt amp etc.
Future Mods
Extractors
CAI
VZ Twin Hump hard cover
T56 6 Speed Manual
Exhaust tip for looks
ASR Dash conversion
Slotted brakes
Repaint rocker covers
Cam
Double row timing chain.
High ratio rockers
3.7:1 ratio LSD

And the holy grail... Maybe, If I hold my breath long enough... or I get off my P's... a GenIII or LS2 conversion.

Finished Mods:
Paint Interior
Paint rocker covers... poorly.
Heavy Duty Clutch and SM Flywheel
K&N Filter
Removed shitty 'HOON' Sticker... Replaced with a 'STORM' Sticker.
82 Degree thermostat

Things to get fixed:
Center console flip down compartment.
HID High beams flicker
Diff Clunk
Speedo is out.





 

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My mate had a little fun in the mud with his new VY SS, so I decided to join.
 

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Well with only 150 thou on the clock, the old m35 getrag has shat itself and needs a rebuild.

All the bearings and gears are shot.

Luck I just got paid so I can throw my hard earned cash at the storm.
 
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It's been a while Since I last updated this thread so here goes.

I got a new getrag box and paired it with a SM Flywheel and an Exeedy HD Clutch.

I also painted the interior delft blue. Pics will be up soon.

also come tax time, I will be dropping in a T56 manual in place of the getrag box.
 

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Good looking ute Pie. Delft blue I like too.
Looking forward to seeing blue interior. :thumbsup:

In your specs you have it as a 3.6 litre. Did you mean 3.8?
 

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Looks good mate, can't beat a nice storm ute on your P's ate haha also do you mean vz thunder hardlid? Like mine? To get a ve twin hump to fit would be a lot of work for little gain I think
 

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Nah, I've seen these fibreglas hardlids that look like the fat twin hump lids in the VE's but fitted to VU-VZ utes

also
 

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Looks good man, and yeah mines the twin hump hardlid, they first came out on the vz thunders. Have a look at mine and see if that's what your talking about
 

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Yeah, that's exactly the one im looking for, was under the impression that the VE style lids had more of the duck tail.
 

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Yeah they originally come out on the 06 vz thunders in pretty sure, and yeah the ve's have a bigger bob tail at the back, I'm not a fan of it personally, looks to much like a spoiler IMO
 
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