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Cheapest way to make a performance VT

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by uriah, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. EXCESSV

    EXCESSV New Member

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    i wonder if the signature gives it away....real subtle hey :rofl:

    sorry for hijacking your thread champ
     
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    A turbo can match a supercharger off the line, given the revs of the car are raised for a sufficient amount of time beforehand, to give the turbines sufficient flow and time to wind up.

    I might go a 6, they are pretty damn cheap. Although I do love the grunt of the 8.

    I tried an VT II SS tonight which was an auto, and boy it was shocking. I'd have to rip that gearbox out straight away, it seemed to kick in too early, even when in "power mode" and was really clunky. Is this all of the auto's or just a problem with some, that might be thrashed? Or low on trans fluid or something?
     
  4. BOGANV8

    BOGANV8 I gotta V8 whoot whoot

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    go the V8 you wont regret it :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

    i was considering a V6 but then i test drove a V8 and thought yes this what i want
     
  5. Julie

    Julie moderator- for now anyway

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    Have you considered modifying a 5.0L VT?
     
  6. uriah

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    Not really, I thought they weren't that good. Should I be considering a 5.0L?
     
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    Shounak The Kicking Horse

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    No.. GenIII is a much better investment..
     
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    IMO go for v8 cubes or a S/C six.
     
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    I've sort of resolved to get a LS1 manual, hopefully something really basic with a fair few miles for cheap like 10k and then rebuild the motor and get some parts forged, then a gearbox which can take some punishment, then look for a twin turbo setup and such.
     
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    Dezza your local HSV dealer

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    y not get a the v6 and turbo it there are now quite a few turbo kits out there makeing descent power outta the old v6 i know of 2 diffrent v6 commies here that are well into the 12sec bracket i dont know how much dosh they put into the engine but saying that i just got a gen3 and im neva going back
     
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    Craggles VT 357

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    I bought a VT II 5.7ltr Berlina with 42,000 on the clock for $15,900 private sale 4 months ago in Melbourne. I was going to get just a 6, but I cant help my self...lol When I saw it advertised, I thought it was a typo..lol So I rang and bought it sight unseen. Since purchaseing it I put a pair of 6x9 Pioneer 260 watt speakers in the rear and after a lot of research I put a SS coldair induction in and a K&N filtter witch gave me more power and better fuel economy. But like any car it depends on how hard you drive it to how much fuel you use and also how much money you have in your pocket. If you want power and performance, save your pennys and buy a 5.7ltr. You won't regret it.
     
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    how much work do i have to do to my 3.8 to charge it heads and wat else]
     
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    Darcon666 Evil is always around you

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    Holly Thread revieval Batman... Last Post: Craggles / 19-08-2006 10:07
     
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    a VT VX LS1 with cheap upgrades will wipe the floor with a standard to mildly modded skyline in a straight line

    this isn't even a serious challenge
     
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    im eventually gonna go the alloytec turbo...with the right set up ive read power figures of 400kw's plus....and its a V6....that'd be fun to have lol
     
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    has anyone even seen a turbo alloytec of any consequence?

    i mean you hear about it but wheres the dynos? 1/4 mile times???

    a lot of hot air really since alloytecs are only known for blowing timing chains before 100,000km
     
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    If they have CAPA (440KW) supercharger kits for them, then there will be turbo kits out there as well!!
     
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    meh

    show me the money
     
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    Or if you care about power to weight get a supercharged v6 VS Calais. $1500 into one of them can have them keeping up with a auto gen 3. Spend $7k on one of those and you'll be able to run easy low 12sec passes with good fuel economy and a sleeper v6 sound. Or get a vt-vy version, they weigh a bit more though. Just another option.
     

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