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Grennan's G8 SSV Sportswagon!

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by Grennan, May 17, 2014.

  1. Grennan

    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    So my VX has been my faithful steed now for 6 years.

    Its time I moved on and got something a little newer. After looking for the better part of 6 months I really was torn between old faithful V8s and a I6T.

    I wasnt even looking at VE's at first, the Sedans never did much for me but have always been a fan of the G8 fronts and loved the VE Sportwagons but most of them were out of my price range. Ended up finding this one that was priced pretty well, but had a fair few scratches.

    I present to thee, Grennan's MY10 G8 SSV Sportswagon.


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    The rundown:

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    VE SSV Sportswagon, G8 Special Edition.

    Year: MY10

    Engine:
    • L76 - AFM Disabled
    • VCM OTR - MAF Tuned
    • 4 Into 1 - 1 7/8" Hurricane Extractors, 200 CPSI cats, Twin 2 1/2" Manta Exhaust

    Wheels

    • 20" TSW Tremblants - Matte Black Staggered Fit
    • 8.5" Front +30 Offset
    • 10" Rear +35 Offset with 3" Dish
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Looking good gren.
     
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    Not bad Thomas Johnson
     
  4. Grennan

    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    I dont wanna be called Johnson.

    What about Hank Rogers?
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Nice pick up Hank.
     
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    So we are now VIC JC G8 brothers....
     
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    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    Cept grens is lower.
     
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    I really like it great pickup mate.


    Sorry Hank Rogers.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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  10. Grennan

    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Hahaha. When I first looked at it I was expecting 4WD height cause the guy said it was stock.

    Its actually not to bad.

    Now next mission is to sell VX and get exhaust, OTR and tune done.
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Doing the wheel hunt.

    As said above, Ive got a hard on for concave at the moment and seeing some of the G8's in the states with crazy fitment I want to get something that fits really well.

    Would love something like these:

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    They always look so sexy in black. What size exhaust are you looking at going? Are you going full system, or just catback? Can't beat the sound of a nice v8 with a good exhaust.
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Will go full. Not sure on sizing.

    Will probably end up being Pacemaker 1 7/8 extractors with twin 2 and a half. Havent done to much in the way of research of sizing on these. Id assume 3" is still a bit too big.
     
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    GEN3RATD 100% Teflon

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    will look dope lowered
     
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    That's the system I have and it's amazing. It's not verbosely loud, but it's got a nice note and sings a good tune when revving.

    C&A Auto Fashion
     
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    Yeah Im not after something obnoxious. I had all mufflers on my VX and that was good. Maybe a bit on the loud side in second gear, but was good.

    Just doing some reading up now. I didnt realise that when going cam in the AFM engines the DOD needs to be disabled. That sucks a bit.

    One thing I hate about the AFM though, its so damn sensitive. Driving through town at 80, it turns on, sweet. I need to just maintain that speed. Breathe on the pedal and it turns off.

    Ill have to go chat with C&A, theyre close, better than having to go all the way to Hallam to see LSX.

    Dunno who Im gonna get the exhaust done by, Dirby and Hozy both recommend Hallam Performance, but I dislike Dirby's exhaust.

    Will probably try and scam some pacies via old work contacts on the cheap.
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Yeah I love Wagons lowered. Will go coilovers this time though.

    Will need to wait till I move house before I lower it, my driveway is shocking. When I first got the VX I lost the exhaust tips because it used to scrape all the way. Theres a huge indent in the tarmac outside where my exhaust used to hit reversing out.
     
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    C&A can organise full exhausts. Otherwise talk to NAAF. I ended up going an off the shelf Hurricane system from headers to tips and very happy with it, cost me $2k in total (mild steel) and I got it from Ringwood Performance Exhausts
     
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    Take some higher up photos for us Gren, the space under it make the ride hight look worse than it is.
    Other than that, Looks like a great pickup and a nice clean car. A VE SSV wagon was what I was looking for for a long while, even when I had my Crewman. The black looks good, pity about the scratches though. I'm sure this will look mint by the time you've added some goodies to it.
     

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