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chris' VS ute

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by crack, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. crack

    crack New Member

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    ***turbo build progress, see below***

    Hey guys

    Here are some pics of my 2000 VS S V6 manual ute that I bought stock about a year ago.

    Exterior mods:
    • Look at the freaken pics!

    Driveline mods:
    • Supercharged V6 cold air induction
    • 120 pound valve springs
    • Upgraded collets, retainers, pushrods
    • Yella Terra 1.9:1 roller rockers
    • Wildcat extractors, hi-flow cat, Lukey 2.5” mandrel bent cat-back exhaust
    • 3.45 diff gears

    I only recently got all of the driveline mods done (as I only recently changed insurer). The only driving that I have done since then is a 1500km trip from Tannum Sands to Mt Isa and a bit of driving around Mt Isa.

    I can safely say that it accelerates from 100-200km/h quicker than a small car accelerates from 0-100km/h. Also, I was lucky enough to drag a VS V6 manual ute with exhaust and flogged it. Needless to say, I'm very happy with how it performs.

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    nice ute mate...
    how much you owe for the engine mods??
     
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    Hey Jesterarts

    It cost:
    $950 for diff gear change (drive in drive out)
    $1100 for exhaust (drive in drive out)
    $1000 for valvetrain parts (i installed them myself)
    $50 for supercharged V6 cai
     
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    Mate that is one nice ute! Very nice VS :thumbsup:
     
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    nice ute. the wheels look good and it sits at a nice height.
     
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    not a bad lookin ute, mate....i feel sorry for ya though livin at parkside...:whistling we might be able to do a trade with some of my polished engine parts, chris!
     
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    Nice and tidy
     
  8. blitzem

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    love it! very tidy
     
  9. R Photon

    R Photon I Like Bresciani Racing

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    sweet ute man i'd definately be pleased with it if i had brought it a year ago stock...
     
  10. AGRO_38

    AGRO_38 Formerly SLAYR

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    that looks beaut!! may i ask what springs you are running. as i am lowering my ute, and that looks the perfect height!
     
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    i originally had KHFL-47SSL in the front and KHPR-20SL in the back.
    KHPR-20SL were about an inch higher than i would have liked so i took the ute to Pedders. they put their lowest vs ute springs in and it dropped about half an inch. this wasn't enough so they put their lowest vl sedan springs in and it dropped it about an inch so i was happy.

    if i was you i would just take the ute to Pedders and they could just mix & match the springs until you get the desired ride height.
     
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    I'm thankful to be living in Parkside accommodation after having previously lived in Irish Club accommodation. That place ****en sucked!

    mmm... polished parts... sounds good
     
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    VRFURY Just Nic

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    looking good, nice ride
     
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    touche'.....a bit like everything that has anything to do with the irish club...pretty sh*t.....you only go out there because it's the only thing open!
     
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    thanks for that. yeah i took it to pedders and i wasnt happy with the lowest ute springs? they didnt say anything about mixing them. so vl sedan springs for rear or front as well? thanks mate
     
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    nice lookin ute mate, where bouts u from, i think i seen ur ute sum where b4? or maybe it was a diff 1 lol, anywayz nice lookin ute
     
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    -------------- bit of an update --------------

    decided i'd put together a bit of a turbo kit for myself, been very challenging so far as i've never really had much to do with turbos except getting blown away by them every time i'm at the traffic lights

    hoping to double the utes power once it gets tuned, i have 160rwhp atm and because i don't drive the thing that much it feels fast with only 160rwhp lol. i also want to get right into the 12s in the quarter mile in street trim but i think that will be a while and a lot of fine tuning away

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    and the number plates to go with it...

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    WAA WAA WEE WAA, very nice for me a young vs ute owner myself it gives me something to aspire too! love your work
     
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    Looking good mate. Will be good to see when it's all together.
     
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    today's progress...

    not much really. bought some steam pipe for the manifolds and some exhaust tube for the dump pipe

    mounted the gauges in the centre consol. the mounting process went very smoothly but the end result wasn't as good as i had hoped. i'm not emo though so i'll get over it. btw, i'm painting the autometer gauge black like the eboost2. also i'm yet to remove the niko pen marks off the front of the plastic panel.

    the number plates arrived today as well. they are top notch. i'm not putting them on the ute until it is boosted though. notice i got the mini number plate as well. only cost $20 so i thought why not.

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