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Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by EXCESSV, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. EXCESSV

    EXCESSV New Member

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    i have been good mate...how u been? was good to finally meet ya at the drags a few weeks back
    nice result on the 12.9. what was the mph?
    as i said above 13.3 @ 107mph is the best so far with a wonky tailshaft :cry:

    thats good news about the slicks
    is that full race slicks? which means front runners etc?
    or are you talking at ET streets or a sticky race tyre?
     
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    Ve look like oversized astras to me lol
     
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    ok then :unsure:
     
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    UPDATE:
    ANTI AXLE TRAMP KIT
    Anti Axle tramp kit sort of installed.
    4 out of the 7 bushes have been replaced...the other three require the diff, etc to be removed so when i go a 3.7 diff ratio i will do them but the guys at WA Suspension reckon the 4 they put in is enough to stop it.

    now from initial tests....yet to go to the strip....they have reduced the axle tramp ALOT!...instead of tramping/shaking violently now at the same revs and launch it simply "skips" a couple of times as it gets moving.
    so much better and thats at full tyre pressure so as i said..track test soon

    FRONT CASTOR BUSH
    also while the anti axle tramp kit was being installed i also had the front castor bush replaced...after seeing that under braking a VE front suspension moves forward and after measuring the standard castor bush allows up to 10mm of movement :eek: a replacement was definitely on the list

    that too is to be tested on the track but initial driving gives a firmer brake pedal feel and also the suspension isnt "absorbing" the car under braking so all good signs so far.

    STEREO
    car was dropped off yesterday arvo to mate shop to get the stereo system installed. when i got there they told me 10" subs not possible to december sometime due to the Pioneer container ship being stolen :eek:
    so i just went for the dual 12" subs like i had on the clubby and VT
    1400W max per sub :eek:
    will be there after work on tuesday, wednesday and ofcourse thursday(pickup) to take progress pics...

    THINGS TO DO
    1) change cats to unshielded to tuck them up higher for more clearance

    2) then to wind the coilovers down a touch just to give it a lower stance

    3) spoiler coming off...like the look without better

    4) next friday having the car fully detailed with a protectant resin put over the top :D

    5) alarm system

    then in the near future...cam, brakes, rims
     
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    albert5268 Texas Hacksaw Massacre

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    yep.
    after the site was down and the backups didnt work or something they said no more could be restored and my thread wasnt there...so i started it again and then a month ago found out they restored some more of the older stuff :bang:
     
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    minux Infidel Bear

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    If you like, we can merge some of the posts for you....
     
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    Rishy Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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    Love your car mate! Have u got ur g8 lip yet?
     
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    that would be good...no rush tho...
    that way its only one thread and doesnt confuse ppl

    thanks mate
    thanks mate.
    a friend just put the G8 lip on and it fits...so will be buying one early in the new year.

    there is another g8 style lip that holden are selling that has 3 mounting holes which means it wont fit so i wanted to make sure...now i have...so i will order one soon
     
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    UPDATE:

    heaps of delays with the stereo sub box but its done so now to install it all late this week.
    the below is the perspex window now done for the stereo
    [​IMG]

    car is in getting the cats changed so i gain more clearance

    tomorrow the coilovers are getting wound down some more...depending on how much we gain with cats will determine how much lower.

    clutch is on its way out after a night at the drags so new one soon
    also 20" rims in january and then lower the car again :D
    [​IMG]

    G8 lip spoiler in january too

    will have new pics of her a little lower and also the custom stereo install by the weekend.
    have a LS1.com.au perth cruise/family xmas day that i and a couple of guys have organised so will have pics from that too
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    mate, your car is totally tits. love it. the black on black wheels will suit it very nice
     
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    i saw you at the drage the other night but you ran a 15.1 and 14.2 or somthing(the ones i was watching anyway). it would have been a couple of weeks ago now. i was hopeing to see a 12 :p i guess somthing was wrong then.
     
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    i was at the drags about 3 or 4 weeks ago...
    first run clutch stuck to the floor - common VE issue when the clutch gets too hot...then it never came back so i let the car cool for a few hours

    ended up managing a PB of 13.2 @107mph for the night with the clutch still slipping....

    12s passes are coming soon...stock clutch, stock tyres & diff ratio arent helping running into the 12s
    got a mate to drive the car soon to put it into the 12s as the car is capable...just the driver is **** currently :p
     
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    Mate, do u live in HW? Saw your car Im sure, u live like 3 houses down from me. Anyways, Im hoping to pick mine up on Monday ( Black VE SS, Manual).
     
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    HW??? i am in perth....northern suburbs
     
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    High Wycombe dude. Had to be your car...yeah?
     
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    i was in high wycombe a few weeks back but i live about 30km away from high wycombe...so not really a regular that way
     
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    stereo install complete
    will get night shot pics soon

    click on pics for bigger
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    at night boot pics....
    will be screwing mdf with carpet on the parcel shelf and routering a trench for a LED Stick in blue to replace standard interior light soon...then it will be better :D

    the parcel shelf is the only bare/non carpet part of boot so need to finish it off

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    albert5268 Texas Hacksaw Massacre

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    very nice! where did you get the install done? and what type of box is that?
     
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    install was done by my mate who has his own car stereo shop here in perth

    the box was custom made by mate to suit shallow subs, perspex, subs facing through ski port on 45 degrees and also to still give me access to adjust my Tein Coilovers
     

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