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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by sittingpretty188, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. sittingpretty188

    sittingpretty188 New Member

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    Fellas, happy Friday.
    Long time lurker first time poster...
    Am looking at a 2009 WM Statesman 6.0L (auto) tomorrow, 150k on the clock, 2 grandpa owners log books, etc. Essentially, I want this thing to be a neck breaker from a stand still. Lots of torque & acceleration but keep it stock as a rock exterior wise.
    Ill be doing OTR, full exhaust (varex mufflers because PC 2019), cam, diff & tune.
    Ive got about 8g as a budget for go fast bits and would love to hear any advice on different brands/combinations.
    *Id prefer the cam not to be excessively lumpy, it will be a daily.
    Cheers fellas:D:D:D
     
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    PD supercharger for the win.
     
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    Considering you don't want a "Lumpy" cam because it'll be a daily driver, save a few more g's and buy a supercharger for it
    Ain't nothing like the feeling of being blown :D
     
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    I'd recommend the VCM 5SC cam for a good jump in power. From the research i've done on it, it provides torque all throughout the rev range and is perfectly matched for a Supercharger. So i'd be putting that cam in it and if you're still hungry for more then get a blower.
     
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    Faark a supercharger would be insane!
    I looked at this cam & was pretty keen, was also considering the 480 or 360?
    I assuming if you slap a blower on youd still be wanting to upgrade the cam, lifters etc? Might be something to consider in the future..
     
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    You don’t have to upgrade your cam for a supercharged setup but you’ll make more power if u do
     
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    Ok fellas..
     
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    hmmmm can someone help me upload photos? I can only seem to do one at a time?
     
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    Sorry guys im not very computer savvy....So i bagged myself a grandpa spec stato, very tight, hasnt been abused, all the log books and jazz. Compared to my old (2011 ssv) this thing feels like a jumping castle, very relaxed & lethargic but forgiving. Box is pretty tight (insert innuendoes here), diff feels pretty sloppy but will be throwing in a 3:45 pretty soon, have ordered some headers 1 7/8 to 3in and will be getting a 3in xforce cat back and vcm otr to go with....cam choice but...
     
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    diff gears and stall convertor if you want off the line.
     
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    Yep. Save up and stuff a blower on it. I'd do cam to suit as well. Definitely need converter.
    Having said that we are into at least double your budget so if that is out of the question you are on the right path with your initial choices.
     
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    Do you guys reckon diff or cam first?
     
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    Diff and converter first. Will still drive great with stock components with histall and shorter gears.

    If you do cam first, you won't enjoy it as much as you would with gears and stall. And depending on the cam size they can be a little more difficult to live with.
     
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    Thanks EYY, this is the way I was kind of leaning too
     
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    You will likely need to get the auto recalibrated after the diff ratio change.
     
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    Yeah will bung it on a dyno once its all installed
     
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