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Dream Car at Last 2008 VE SS-V Ute

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by helmotbros, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. helmotbros

    helmotbros New Member

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    G'day all,

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Been filling my brain with all the great info on this forum lately.

    Just picked up my dream car. Have always wanted an SS Ute and about 2 weeks ago I finally fulfilled that dream. The car is pretty close to stock and will receive mods here and there as the budget allows.

    Name: Matt
    Model: 2008 Series I SS-V Ute
    Transmission: Manual
    Colour: Phantom Black
    Wheels/Tyres: 19 inch SS-V Wheels
    Interior: Leather
    Kilometers: 49,000
    Other Mods: 3 inch Manta Catback, Ripshifter, Double Bump Hardlid, Dark Tint, Bee Sting Antennae

    Future Mods:

    - High flow cats and extractors
    - VCM OTR CAI
    - Tune
    - Bit of a pipe dream but would love some hsv sv rims.
    - I'm sure ill find more

    The ute is in pretty damn good nick. Low km's and only problems were no spare wheel (will hopefully pick one up from the wreckers soon), no spare key, no logbooks/owners manual and a few stone chips here and there. One thing that has developed is that i scrape the middle muffler and muffler mounts on my driveway :( got under there the other day and there is plenty of room for the system to move. Will probably alter the mounts to sit a bit higher until i put another system on there (which could be a while)

    Havn't had the chance to take any decent photos yet but I promise I will soon.

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    Looking forward to getting to know you all.

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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  2. Big_Simmo

    Big_Simmo Deep Blue Cranberry

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    congrats on the new ride mate :)

    looks pretty nice for a 07 also
     
  3. helmotbros

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    Thanks mate

    Yea its in really good condition. Previous owner was a miner so had a bit of money to keep it running well but didnt have heaps of time to use it. Worked out pretty well for me in the end lol.
     
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    Nice pickup mate.
     
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    Looking Beaut.
     
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    Future mods sound awesome! Can't wait to hear more about it, Nice car, love the black!
     
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    Car looks nice mate! Keep us updated with mods.
     
  8. helmotbros

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    Just to give everyone a bit of an update.

    Gave her a quick wash today and got some better photos.

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    Planning to buy the GMM ripshifter in the next week or so. Cant wait. The current shifter tends to give me the shits. Just on that, the G8 ripshifter is almost $200 cheaper than the one for the VE but from my understanding they are the same gearbox... Can i just buy a G8 shifter and save a whole heap for nothing?

    Also gonna take the 'v' and 'ss' badge off the back and put an 'ssv' badge on cos i think they look so much more tidy. As well as a bee sting antennae just to finish it off a bit.

    To confirm the ute has FE2 suspension in it which is why i thought it looked lower than stock.

    Have been umming and arring about the exhaust. Would like a catback system but im thinking maybe i can get away with a set of tailpipes with hotdogs for now. Im not looking for a massiv performance gain just yet but would like it to sound like a v8! Or do i save up for a little bit longer and chuck a full system on and probably save a bit of dosh in the long run.

    Lastly, and this is a rather strange one. I bought the ute as a 2007 model, it was registered as an 07 and is insured as one as well. I was going through the past work order receipts from the local holden dealership from the previous owner. It said on it that it was an 08... i thought strange... Went and looked at the build plate and it says built 11/2007 which would make it an 08. And the vin confirms that its an 08. My question is will this void my rego/insurance if i leave it like that? Should i be rushing out and changing it back to its rightful 08 status?

    On the plus side a got a slightly newer car than i anticipated :spot on: lol
     
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    No one? Lol
     
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    Wouldn't have a clue about rego and insurance, best to ring them and check I guess.

    As for the ute I think it looks quite nice, mods planned sound good, you will have to post up some feedback on the GM short shifter, as I wouldn't mind a short shifter of some sort in mine one day. Keep up the good work :)
     
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    Thanks mate.

    Will let you know how the shifter goes as soon as it's in. Went to autobarn on Sunday (who are a distributor for the gm shifter) but the bloke couldn't really help me much. Sent off all my questions to gm to try and get some answers.

    Mods list (in my head anyway) changes daily so who knows what will happen to it haha. All as the finances will allow I guess.
     
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    great choice of colour mate :D
     
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    Cheers mate :)

    Saw in your thread that your shifter is going in soon. Would love to hear what you think of it if it goes in before mine lol
     
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    yeah no worries man it should be here end of this week or early next week, ill let ya know, heard nothing but great reviews from it

    forgot to add i went the ve superstreet one too, ive heard the "race" version can be a little noisy
     
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    Went to holden today, the ute was confirmed as a 2008 model so YAY i guess?
     
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    I got a nice surprise in the mail today :D hopefully be fitted up this weekend. Can't wait. Will report back when it's in.
     
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    I'd be interested to see your thoughts and feedback once it goes in mate. Ive always wanted to know what it actually changes. Coming from someone who hasn't driven a manual for thier whole life until now i struggle to see how people miss 3rd.
     
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    I know what you are saying, i too wonder how people miss it, but i think its more about the speed at which you can shift. It kinda enables you to shift faster and more positively? But thats all claims, ill give you the inside call after it goes in. Its a decent bit of coin to drop on a mod so ill try to be as honest as possible and not talk myself into it being something its not because ive wasted money on it. Hope that makes sense lol
     
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    Wonder who's got your spare key?
     
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    I would love to know aswell, old mate who i bought the ute off said he has never had it (aswell as never having the spare wheel or books), he bought the ute with 1000 kms on it. Gotta take his word for it i guess. Good thing about tassie is its a small place so wouldnt be hard to track it back if it did go missing, as well as the people who did it. Wouldnt like to be them if something of mine went missing...
     

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