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How much faster than stock is this Calais v 6.0

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by muso, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Longman

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    I looooove my calais v. When i told the missus i was buying it she was all "why do u want a v8 ya hoon, nag nag". First thing she said when she saw it was "ooh, thats sexy". First drive, big smile, have to fight her now for the keys. Buy it and love it mate.
     
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    That certainly is sexy BehaveSS and it's a wagon that's even better :) Kind of like a sexy woman who is also practical :)
    Thanks for posting pic.
     
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    Thanks for the info about the AFM guys, I have always been a bit dubious about AFM so I will avoid L76 AFM and stick to L98 :)
     
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    Does the 6 speed trans in the Calais V improve with a tune, I've heard it does, I've read quite a few negative reviews about it in stock form
     
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    A decent trans tune will make the world of difference. I need to get mine done.
     
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    Is the trans tuned with the engine (like my car was with firmer shifts to reduce heat) or is the trans tuned separately?
     
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    Not 100% sure muso. Will be seeing my tuner this week, and will ask. Someone may know for sure.
     
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    The transmission is vastly better with a good tune. (TCM Tune)

    You will need to check with your tuner though as to if it comes with or without an engine tune (PCM Tune).
    (Some will charge extra as it is an extra separate tune file, and some may throw it in for free, depending on whom and how much they charge for the PCM tune).

    I have mine tuned so as with light throttle, gear changes are very early, (To conserve fuel), and I have opted for firmer transmission shifts.
    This has almost removed the harsh very low speed 2nd->1st gear change with throttle application shift. (Its still there, but I can always play with it later to try and make things better).
    In Sport mode, my thing holds gears for much longer than the standard Auto Tune, and is much more willing to kick down on light throttle applications.

    Also one thing to look out for, if you want an L98, then you will be looking at an early CalaisV. (I think MY07 to MY09).
    This means the Series II models will be out (So no Holden IQ and Sat Nav will be an option), but also means that you should get some of the goodies that were pulled on later models (Like the 8 way passenger power seat, and RSE/DVD Player that was pulled on the Series II models).

    I hope this helps.
     
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    Great Help Zerone-V cheers :)
    P.S. Love the colour of the car in your avatar :)
     
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    Re-colour of the car in avatar is that called 'Morpheus'?
     
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    I dunno what colour its meant to be, but the avatar image is from a CGI Render of a VE CalaisV

    [​IMG]

    My CalaisV is plain old boring RSL Sandstorm Beige Lol
     
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    Nice colour :)
     
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    Hey muso

    Just on the gearbox tune when I had mine done it was all included with the Mafless when it was done as its been mentioned above it completely changes the car I drive my Calais in the tip tronic 99% of the time and when you put your boot into it she will quite happily chirp second gear.
     
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    Cheers Patrick yeah my T does that sometimes, I had the shifts firmed up included in Bruce's tune
     
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    I'd just like to mention how impressed I have been with the good manners and conduct of the people on this forum, I have seen some quite heated exchanges happening on some forums regarding Holden versus Ford topics.
    This forum is really cool and I was welcomed and treated with respect as a Ford xr6t driver on a Holden forum cheers everyone, drive safe Muso :)
     
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    Not a lot can be changed with the BTR, really need to go for a drive in a tuned ZF equipted car.
     
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    Yes I can only imagine how good a tuned T would be with the World class ZF :)
     
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    My BTR has been "built" to handle more power, and shifts improved. Am very happy with the way it performs.
    Done by DRW at Lonsdale.
     
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    Yeah, its a shame how some forums can turn a discussion like this to crap.
    To be honest, as a consumer, we really need both Holden and Ford to produce world class cars in Australia.
    If one brand stops manufacturing, the other manufacturer will slacken off.
    (Also the parts supply chain will inevitably die due to the costs involved in producing lower volumes).

    I think if you were to say that you were going to buy a Chery, or Great Wall POS, and wanted to know how it compared to an I6T, then the discussion would be completely different Lol.

    Also, any ideas what you want to do with the CalaisV if you end up purchasing one ?
    (Of all the mods I have done so far on mine, the Brembo/HSV brake upgrade rates very highly, followed by the IQ upgrade).
     

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