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FATSSV - Charged, cammed, bagged and "stanced"

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by turbodragon, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. turbodragon

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    Haha can see what you mean in terms of defeating the purpose of having extra width being offset by skinny tyres, but it's more about jsut trying the get it all to fit.



    Thanks mate! I've always been a fan of BBS rims and had them on my R33 for a while before getting the Enkeis you see in the pics. Yeah, totally understand what you mean about them being a bitch to clean. Only downside to what are classic/timeless rims IMHO :)
     
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    totally agree about timeless design. i have big slotted rotors up front so the brake dust is constantly fouling them so i gave up on them.

    i was talking about the stretch on the pontiac tyres, yours look a lot better
     
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    Sounds good mate! Shame you gave up on them though! I use a brand of wheel cleaner called Wheelie Clean (that's not a misspelling, as cheesy as the name sounds) and it just rips the brake dust off. Have you triedthat before?

    Ahhh, thanks mate! Yeah, do think the Pontiac with 10" all round looks a bit like a monster truck though haha
     
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    no i haven't but i'll see if i can source it here and try it out, thanks
     
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    Wheely Clean is a Bowdens product, you can get them from SCA/autobarn etc, great stuff too and about $20 a bottle for memory.
     
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    No, it's like Gup running 315s on his 9.5 HSV wheels isn't it? 11" tyre on a 9.5"?

    To me it all about fit and if your low and wide then tyre stretch is a technique to make it fit. Also if you need to do this to get wheels to fit its and going to be a race car or a time attack champion either
     
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    That's the one! It goes all purple when it hits brake dust, and perfect for cleaning calipers if you've got coloured calipers. I heard you can buy them in a big bulk pack, where it works out dirt cheap compared to the spray bottles.




    :beer chug:
     
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    Yep you can get most Bowdens products in up to 20L quantities from their website.
     
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    congratulations on the 7 pages in the current street commodore mag, I only bought it because I saw your car on the bottom of the cover.

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    Hahaha thanks mate! I was about to post the same thing in the thread but you beat me to it :)


    About to do an update now in my next post.
     
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    So a few things have changed since my feature in this month's Street Commodores Magazine. Has been a while coming but have been toying with ideas until I knew what I wanted so here it is.

    Firstly, the minor things. Installed and programmed E1 HSV dash cluster and HSV flat-bottom steering wheel (soz, no pics of this sintalled yet). The HSV logo on the face is a bit dicky for me, so looking at getting a new face overlay.

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    And now the major part that's been in the works. Started with these:

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    looks like the latest Camaro or Corvette style scoop. I really like it and its something fresh on a Commodore too!!! great stuff
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Looks great! Much better than the Walky scoop IMO.
     
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    that suits it very well, great job
     
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    Camaro ZL1 scoop.

    I really like them. I was tossing up getting rid of the HSV vents for it, looks really mean.
     
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    Thanks mate! Yeah, I believe it's based on teh Camaro ZL-1 bonnet scoop :)



    Cheers!




    Thanks mate, I do love the walky scoop but have seen them way too much on cars that have nothing else done to it. Literally. Stock everything, except for the walky scoop.

    So I decided it was time for a change haha


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    Thanks mate, but I reckon the HSV twin nsotrils suit the front end of the G8 so well. Before my new bonnet, I was looking at grafting the HSV twin nostrils but figured it wouldn't suit the front end of mine as well as it does your G8
     
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    Are the black parts on your front bumper vinyl wrap or plastidip?
     
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    They're vinyl wrap :)
     
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    Thanks, got any better pics of just the front or progress shots of it being done?

    I really like the way it looks and wouldn't mine trying it on my red SS
     

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