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CapKarta's '97 VS SII Wagon

CaptainKarta

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Name: Nathan

Model: '97 VS Exec Wagon turned SS Wagon Concept

Colour: Heron White

Bodykit: Stock

Engine Type: V6 3.8 Litre ECOTEC

Kms: 250,000

Engine Mods: -

Power: Stock 145kw

Exhaust: Stock

Gearbox: 4 Speed Automatic

Diff: Stock

Brakes: Stock

Suspension: Stock

Wheels/Tyres: 16' VS SS Alloys with Bridgestone Turanza ER30 Tyres

Interior: Standard with 'Commodore SS' Badge

Other Mods: Power Aerial, Colour Coded Wiperblades, Clear Side Indicators (not in pics)

Stereo: Kenwood Head Unit with four 6 Inch 3-Way Speakers

Security: Central Locking, Immobiliser, Keyless Entry

Build Date: July 1997

Future Mods: 5L V8 with Auto box, SS Lip Kit, Rear Dust Deflector, full VS SS Interior, lowered to around FE2 height.


This car started out life as a bog stock standard Executive Wagon, and after 13 years it was time to give it a revival. I liked the idea of having something unique and that I worked on and finished myself. This car is far from finished, but I reakon its at a nice point now where I'm happy with its progress. Now, before you all start, yes it is still an Ecotec V6, but I plan on dropping a 5L V8 in it once I am off my green P's. I'll add some more photos just down the page! Tell me what you think, I value all feedback!
 

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Bought with 8,000kms on the clock back in '97. She was an ex-Telestra car. Thats what we paid for it back then. Now, it's probably worth about $2000.
 

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Ohh ok, fair enough..I was thinking "**** thats alot to buy one for now days".
 

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Alright guys, pics are up. Have a look see, and tell me what you think I should add to it.
 

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Hey everyone,

I have rewritten the first post to include changes that I've made, aswell as new photos. Please comment!
 

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Looks like a nice clean wagon. Definately needs the lip kit / sideskirts to finish off the outside. I've lowered my wagon on King's superlows (sedan springs in the rear). I'm pleased with the way it sits now and it very rarely scrapes on anything. I thought FE2 just wasn't quite low enough.
 

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The only reason I want FE2 height is because my dad frequently uses this car for logistics work (which entails dropping the rear seat down for the flat-floor rear end), and wants that little bit of extra room for the back to drop with weight. I might go a little lower, but once I find the SS lip kit, I'll want to drop it by around 1.5 - 2 inches to look factory.
 

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Heres a photo from a recent show my club went to


And one taken about two weeks ago. Shows it with the new clear indicators aswell
 
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