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GT's New daily clapper Anthracite VR SS

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by GTP 85, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Name: GT

    Model: 1994 VR SS, some power options: elect. aerial, Cruise, ABS,

    Colour: Anthracite Grey

    Engine Type: EFI 304 v8

    Engine Mods: Something's been done to it internally, dunno... dont really care, it goes good

    Exhaust: Big tri y's, twin 2.25 with 100 cell ballistic cats, twin 2.25 stainless VX R8 catback adapted, deleted H pipe, straight pipes on the rear

    Power: Engine made about 180 odd rwkw in my VN

    Gearbox: T5 manual, brass button clutch

    Diff: freshly built M80 LSD with 3.46's

    Suspension:
    Pedders Sports Ryder F, Ultima HD R, King low front springs, King SL HD rear, 4 point camber correction kit

    Wheels/Tyres: VE SSV 19x8, Dunlop rubber

    Brakes: Stock

    Interior: Stock VR SS

    Audio: Crap sony MP3, and holes in the parcel shelf where 6x9's used to be

    Bodywork: Stock VR SS

    Other Mods: Nothing so far really....

    Future Mods:

    -maybe a dyno tune
    -Respray bonnet and a few panels
    -Fit electric windows
    -New SS sticker kit

    Other:

    I got sick of my VN Berlina v8, cause it was old, needed paint and was **** for towing my track car. Plus i wanted to go back into the VR VS shape. Started looking and found this shitta, for $2k i got what i paid for! Neglected, dirty, leaking, scratched, belt slap and the rest.. But i saw potential so i bought it. needed heaps of work, and still does... but i absolutely love it!

    The engine in my VN has had some special treatment (not by me lol), so that engine was to be transferred into the VR SS.

    The VR was running so the plan was to sit both cars (My VN v8 manual, and the VR SS auto) side by side and do a running gear swap. SO pulled each engine out and did gaskets throughout and welch plugs on both. Had to source a VN v8 auto for the engine going into the VN, and obviously the engine and trans FROM the VN went straight into the VR SS. Confusing, i know

    So thats pretty much where im at right now. The plan was to daily this b!tch, and sell off the VN.. Thats going as planned, so i'm happy

    Here's some of the pics. Taken throughout the first few days of owning it

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    NEW PICS: Fitted some 100cell metal cats and an adapted a VX R8 stainless exhaust.

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    and one pic of both my cars together :)

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  2. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad pick up for $2k. Looks like an interesting project. Good Luck with it.
     
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    VS_Pete Donating Member

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    But i saw potential so i bought it.

    Good luck mate.
     
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    Nice work Gilbs. Good bargain.
     
  5. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Couple more pics.......

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    It scrubbed up alright Gilbs. Good job.
     
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    nice pick up for 2grand :) gotta love the vr/vs shape
     
  8. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Well finished my exhaust upgrade a few days ago, was tricky... but worked out well.

    I bought a VX R8 stainless steel twin 2.25 catback and adapted it to my SS, also deleted the rear ressy. Sounds really good! best $150 ive ever spent on an exhaust!

    Pics and vids to come!
     
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    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Im gonna be fitting my new diff to this beast at my tuner's workshop this Wed, fresh LSD and 3.46's...can't wait :)
     
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    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    New diff and exhaust work a treat! very happy. First post updated with some new pics
     
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    So how is the 3.46 compared to the 3.08 take off and cruising wise ?
     
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    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Note, its 3.46 cause i put in a VT M80 diff. If you were looking to do a similar ratio change for your diff it would be 3.45...

    But yea, they are great. noticeable improvement in pick up off the line. Much more responsive around town cause the car is no longer labouring. cruising? excellent have it in 5th at 100 and it puts the engine in the zone where it can still accelerate if you squeeze the throttle.

    Best of all is the improvement in fuel economy! standard ratio is actually really bad for loading up the engine, no wonder why 5L's are pretty average on fuel when they have stock diffs.
     
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    Thanks for that. My diff is getting pretty noisy...almost to annoyance...and I'm thinking of a ratio change when it get it rebuilt. 3.45 sounds the go.
     
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    ^Same there, probably 3.7 for me.
    Also, nice car.
     

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