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Husky's Voodoo blue VEII SSV manual wagon

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by Husky, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Husky

    Husky Active Member

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    This is my VE Series 2 SSV Manual wagon that I picked up recently. While looking for a car to replace my VU I thought I would be looking for a while, as it had to be manual, it had to be a wagon, it had to be Voodoo blue and it had to be series 2, which gave me a very small target. Fortunately, of the 2 cars for sale on Carsales which met that criteria, one was less than 30km from my house. So naturally, the second the money from selling my ute cleared, I went down, had a look and bought it.
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    When I bought it had 84,000km on it and the only mods were the wheels, the suspension, the tint and a front Pedders sway bar. I had to get the car raised as the lowered suspension wouldn’t clear my driveway. I plan on dropping it again, but will wait until I can afford coilovers. My mechanic had some standard FE2 suspension from another wagon that he fitted to mine. The wheels weren’t my personal favourite, but now look much nicer on my mate’s white SSV sedan, And I bought some S2 SSV wheels for myself and had them sprayed 2pac gloss black.
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    And that’s how it is for now.
    So far my plans are
    - Wheels (I like what I have, but I will eventually replace them to clear big brakes)
    - Big brakes
    - Coilovers
    - Exhaust
    - OTR and tune
    - Blacked out exterior trim
    - Rear sway bar
    - E3 cluster and gauges
    Current mods
    - Gloss black SSV wheels
    - Tint
    - Pedders front sway bar
    - Sports armour
    Obviously more stuff will come in time.
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    Nothing wrong with the way it looks now, tell me ya not putting black rims on it :doh:
     
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    I am indeed. I'm normally not a fan of black wheels but I really like it on this colour. I also feel that if you have black rims you need good brakes to see behind them, so a brake upgrade will be on the table.
     
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    How much this set you back Husky? Im looking to upgrade from my Vx
     
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    This set me back $29,000. Which was probably too much, but it was the car I wanted. you can save a few grand with almost any other colour, or going auto, or getting a sedan. best advice is to jump on carsales and find one you like.
     
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    Looks mint love them wheels.
    I think u got a great car mate.
     
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    Nice pickup mate, how many kms?

    Also just be careful with SSV wheels, depending on which ones you have you won't fit Brembo or HSV brakes behind them.
     
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    83,000km. Decent for the age, and very decent compared to the 337,000 on my other wagon. I'm getting the stock 19" SSV series 2 wheels. I haven't really looked into brakes yet but I can change if need be, I just didn't see any 20" Holden wheels that took my fancy. I'll probably get something from the VF range when they are a bit cheaper if that's the case.
     
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    That's pretty good then.

    Yeah understandable, the VF has a few different styles in 19s and staggered that come on the redline which would fit over big brakes if you decide to look into them.
     
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    Love that colour on the wagon and ute.
    Pontiac G8 20" rims would be a nice set that will clear a big brake upgrade. They come in silver, black and I think white.
     
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    Fitted my new wheels yesterday, they are stock series 2 SSV rims, just freshly sprayed in 2 pack black. It might seem like a step backwards to some, but I have a thing for having Holden wheels on my car (Both my VX and my old VU both ran VE wheels). I really like the black on this car, despite not liking black wheels in the past. Now I just needed painted brakes or preferably bigger brakes.

    Another thing that will seem like a step backwards, the car is now stock height (I'll admit it looked better lower). This is because the car was scraping really badly coming into my garage, which was taking the fun out of driving it. I was going to try and raise it just enough to clear my driveway, but I wanted to keep it cheap, and my mechanic had a decent set he had pulled out of another car. The plan is coilovers next year, then I can tweak it as much as I want. The suspension that was in it is for sale if anyone wants their wagon at that sexy height, which was just bordering on lowest legal.

    I also fitted my sports armour today. The photo is a bit crappy as you aren''t meant to drive for 6 hours after fitting it, so better ones will come later.

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    This thing needs a Ripshifter. Compared to my VU, shifter throw is ridiculous. It will definitely be one of my next steps (After plates and an axle back).
     
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    New plates are fitted. I was originally going to get my initials (HJL) but they were placed on hold the day before I went to buy them (they were available 2 days prior). I gave Vicroads a ring and they have been randomly selected to be withdrawn from sale to be auctioned later, although they couldn't say when.

    So I got something that sums up the car perfectly.

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    black n blue looks good..
     
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    I'm color blind, but thanks to them number plates i could tell that this is a blue wagon!
     
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    A large part of my job is stating the obvious, figured it may as well trickle over to my car.
     
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    There was a guy over here who used to have "BLUEWAGOON" plates.

    Needless to say he also had a blue wagon.
     
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    This is mint. Any new updates mate?
     
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    Nothing terribly interesting lately. There was a clunking coming from the front end that fortunately was just the sway bar links which was a cheap fix. All non-essential car spending is on hold until after my wedding in November (Except the diff I impulse bought for my VX). After that I'll be looking at an exhaust, otr and tune.
     
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    Continuing with the black and blue colour scheme I've started, I fitted my bonnet protector (After only 2 months of arguing with the seller before getting the right stuff to mount it). Really happy with the look. I also bought some vinyl wrap and will hopefully wrap the chrome strip at the back soon.

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    I also recently f***ed up reversing out of a tight space while tired and smashed the mirror housing. It was a stupid mistake but thankfully an easy fix. Thankfully the colour coded insert was ok, so I was able to track down a cheap mirror in a different colour and swap it out.

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