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Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by somefool, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. somefool

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    Engine: buick V6
    Exhaust: pacemaker extractors, 2.5 cat-back Berkley single muffler
    Wheels: black stockies + chrome dress rings
    Trans: auto

    The car has been in the family for about 10 years. Bought from a dealer for $10,000.
    It's at the 25x,xxx Kms. I'd have to say it goes pretty well.
    Since I got my P's i have progressively been tinkering with bits and pieces, making it a lil different to how it used to be. As with everything it depends on money and money is a tad short so..

    The 'done' list:

    Driveline
    VS OTR CAI
    greenfoam tune
    new exhaust system
    modified bellmouth


    Interior
    VS gauges (thanks 88greenvn)
    replace roof lining with white vinyl
    paint centre console white + other accents
    red vs blue footwell LEDs
    security alarm and remote central locking
    install factory cruise control


    Exterior
    rear wheel arch cover/spats things
    SS rear lip
    driving lights
    Uber-cool LED parkers

    Pics.. everybody likes pics: these are all old pics however- newer ones down the page
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    Going to put these on when i get money to buy paint and sikaflex.
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    Led's in the footwell and on the B-pillars
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    roof - white vinyl
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    IMG_6584.JPG - lotsa overtightned screws resulting in broken plastic - thanks previous central locking and CD player installer.
    IMG_7029.JPG - all done.

    thoughts comments :)
     
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    how are you gonna do your spats i am thinkin ur gonna use the plastic from the side of the car in pic 3 ??? if not are you going to buy some ?
     
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    yes ill use them. made some brackets up to fit the arch lip. I'm thinking get some touch up paint, spraying the brackets then using sikaflex to stick the trolleystrips on. im just not sure which sikaflex to use.
     
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    yea keep us posted on how the trolleystrips go keen to see :D
     
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    trolleystrips / spats thingys are on. but the browser doesnt seem to want to let me upload pics. cos its gay. so is my net speed.

    -got new(ish) tyres
    -got some VS speaker pods - need to paint them the same shade as the door panels ( a darker grey) + get splits to put in them
     
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    update - i am at a place with fast internet.

    This is all a years worth of waiting and shitting around
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    Audio system then:
    • Clarion cz200soemthing headunit. Its black and sleek and looks cool and was only $170 at autobarn
    • Front speakers- Apline SPS600Cs with the tweeter cut into the stock dash speaker mesh and woofer in VS door pods, powered by an..
    • Alpine V12 2 channel MRV-T707. 70wrms per channel. It took me ages to build that board that it's mounted to, build it so that the hatch still closes even with the sub box in the way. Big bulky bloody heatsink.
    • Subs- 2 pioneer (series-before-the-first-champion-series) subwoofers in a pioneer box. 400wrms each. they dont actually do that though.
    • Sub amp- Kicker ZX300.1 .Yeah it isn't powerful enough for the subs but i bought it for $120 like 3 months before i got the subs. It does the job of running them. Anyone got a ZX750.1 they wanna sell???
    • 4 guage to a distribution block then 4g to the Kicker and 8g to the Alpine
    • rear speakers- kenwood $80 things. which i found out were actually $50 at JB.. AFTER i had installed them :|

    The spats are also finished finally :)
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    EDIT: Have now got a ZX750.1, yayy for ebay! The difference is notable, much more shaking, admittably the boot skin has started to separate and the little tab on the rearvision mirror fell out the other day :/
     
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    After we got back from being overseas it was awesome to start it up again. Fired up straight away :)
    Scored a set of pacemaker extractors from a mate at TAFE for $200. Cleaned them up and gave em a re-spray and one full day fitting the bloody things. Sound a treat. + the much needed oil change. Got some cheapo chrome dress rings for the wheels- they really set it off nicely i think
     
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    got p2s, tinted windows 35%, tinted tail lights a tad, installed cruise control

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    looking all good and dandy :)

    but last friday night, this happened :bang:
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    hit another car (VE). could not believe it. needless to say a massive wake up call to just how it only takes a second of innatention for everything to go all wrong.
     
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    looks good dont see many vn s packs in white are you fixing it good luck with it
     
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    cheers mate, yeah it will definately be fixed, insurance should cover it (comprehensive), if not, then I'll bloody well fix it, despite father's wise words of "its an old car- its not worth it"
    oh yeah i pissed off the gay white painted window winders a few weeks ago.
    and the drivers side rear door handle snapped off yesterday :s another thing for the vast 'to do' list
     
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    yeah thats good fix it there getting rare good luck :)
     
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    She's Back!

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    good as new.. almost :)

    needless to say, i now drive like a grandma. and now the wallet is quite thin.

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    Need to get some good cut/polish and spruce up the rest of the car.
    And get ss-style driving/fog lights in the bumper
    And get the SS front lip
    And fix the godawful squealing brakes .. (They are all new pads though so i do not understand why they shriek like a banshee. any tips??)
    And get the twin dump stainless exhaust tip
     
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    Good to she she's back and as pretty as ever :D

    What sort of condition are the discs in?
     
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    looks great wouldent even know it had damage cheers.
     
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    i checked the discs today, they seem alright, there is a bit of scouring though. Even got the lecturers at tradeschool to have a squiz and they said the same, dont look glazed, just slightly scoured. cheers mate
     
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    Awesome looking car mate. Spats look great on it.

    I had a bit of break squeel too but was fixed with new pads. Maybe try bedding them in again?
     
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    Cheers man I appreciate it.

    Yep ive tried bedding them in again, stop squeak adhesive, sanding back the pads and disks and the squeak always comes back so I have just resigned to living with it until they hit change time again. They stop the car fine - they just give an audible warning that the car is slowing down ;)

    Am in the process of putting SS 'tryhard' driving lights in the front bumper- they are 10mm taller and 40mm longer than original SS foggies but hey, ill feel alot better at night on the country roads, pics when done.
     
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    Looks good bud ! Love it !!! :D :D Not over done , yet still a cool ride.
     
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    Very nice example of a vn mate uv got ya self a winner there
     

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