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Is it just me or are ssv commodores quick as a standard car?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Mick Boon, Jun 16, 2019.

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    I have a ve ssv bog stock original and I think it is a ridiculously fast car out of the box. Is this the case or am I kidding myself?
     
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    Bolt a turbo to it and then say that. :D

    You are right in a way though. Go back to the VN SS and the car has come a long way.
    They are quick and have enough under the bonnet for most people.
    Depends what you are used to and what you drove before.
     
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    I'm used to 4wd ftrucks. Heaps of grunt and strong as just too heavy to be fast lol. I can't say I am a holden man but this commodore is really a terrific car. Drives beautifully and handles like a car half its weight. Bolt a turbo onto it? Holy ****! This thing can smack a modified harley off the line and out top speed it not to mention out handle it and its stock as! I think holden actually got it right with the whole combo. I'll wait until it starts to feel slow then I might be tempted to turbo or supercharge it. Cheers Fu manchu thanks for the reply
     
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    Like @Fu Manchu said it all depends on what you are used to driving.
    Like if i drive the wife’s Barina spark for 2 weeks my SSv feels like a rocket but after a day or two its starting to feel slow again.
     
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    Just saying, my modified H-D has smashed a lightly modded VE HSV, which is faster than an SSV (stock). So I think your perception of Harley is wrong.
    Apart from that, Yes a stock SSV is a good car and quite quick striaght of the floor. :)
     
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    In the harleys defence I did get the jump on him. Just a better reaction time. My ssv is quicker than my mates ex hipatrol ve ss that has a few mods done to it and we don't know why. It's got us stumped actually.
     
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    Harley’s aren’t the quickest thing in the world - most modern dirt bikes would even put them to shame. They’re not about the power output, they’re about crusing and character. That’s why they use old style 1940’s tech engines. If they wanted performance they’d be Dohc liquid cooled, light weight etc
     
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    You are clearly put of date.
    EFI well before any dirt bike thought about it.
    BCM with 5v signalling instead of 12v everywhere and fuses/relays etc. Since about 7yrs ago.
    E-throttle since 2008
    Twin-cooled heads for many years now.
    4valve twin plug heads for the last 2.5years
     
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    Agree all depends what you normally drive...had a modded m6 vy ss ute ute as a daily driver that to me felt slow because I had faster weekender (lc gtr)

    Best was driving slow work utes all week then jump into something really quick for a scare on weekend.
     
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    Alot of the time I take my car off the road for 3months when doing upgrades. Sometimes I second guess myself when back in it 'This feels fast, or have I just forgotten how it goes over 3 months?'
     
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    I find it disappointing that both aussie car makers finally got their products to the point where they are capable of competing easily with the euro stuff on a performance basis (and being more reliable) only to stop making them. Ludicrous in my opinion
     
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    Do an otr intake, extractors, hi flow cats 2.5 or 3 inch cat back exhaust and tune and they really come to life having said that a turbo or supercharger with all the supporting mods would be ultimate
     
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    Guess where this thread is headed?
     
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    My 400cc enduro could keep up with SS's under 130kph. My mates Harley would leave me for dead at all speeds.
     
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    Way off subject is my guess. I still think these cars are weapons and perform very well for what they are. Great bang for buck and I'm impressed with the thing. Still got a soft for the blue oval though........
     
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    with these mods yes the car comes to life like chalk and cheese. Remember though once you start modding it becomes additive
     
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