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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by Magnum61, Jan 13, 2018.

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    C448220D-A51F-4934-A632-C4FDD0A5F499.jpeg hi guys,
    Had my Magnum Ute in the shed for 2 months now with just 480klms on the clock.

    I’m hoping it will be in the family for many years as a ‘sort of’ collector. But a want to drive, feel & hear it when i do take her for a run.

    Should I fit a full difilippo exhaust & extractors & get it remapped? Without affecting future resale too much (if it does happen)? I won’t be changing the appearance with badges or anything.
     
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    Get it out of the shed and start enjoying it.
    After driving it for 12 months, then you will want an exhaust and tune.
     
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    My SS didn't even last 1,000km or 3 months before I started twiddling with it. They're just too quiet in stock form. Do the DF exhaust and tune, if you want to be purist about keeping it put all the stock bits in the shed and you can always refit them and flash it back to stock later.
     
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    SnowDoggyDogg 2ltr? = Only milk & juice

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    FFS don’t put a DF bazooka on it like every other clown. That ain’t gonna help it’s appreciation, and your neighbourhood won’t really appreciate it either.
    Get stocko looking extractors tuned to make the most of your LS3, not “futureproof” oversized rubbish... unless you see the car one day stripped converted to as off-road racecar on nitrous. Meantime losing efficiency and power.
    Best thing to spend money on is actually enhance the engineering with continuously variable valve timing, is not something shiny to showcase like noisy shiny exhaust (can’t see the mod) but basically adds VTEC, yo.
    Tune that, enjoy nice sound and superior performance.
     
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    LOL!

    Yeah I guess just by asking the question about upgrades, I’d already half made up my mind.

    The real million dollar question is how to convince the wife that I “need” it! :(
     
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    That’s great advice thanks Monstar!

    No idea what continuously variable valve timing is or how it works but Google is about to get a work out. Can I get this done in Brisbane somewhere?
     
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    Sure enough there’s a pir4te out Redliffe way on the beach does this ;)
    You can either waken it up a decent amount using the stock cam else while you’re down there slip in your sexy new bump stick.
    Bottom line just with VVT is it moves torque to ramp ~300 RPM less, higher plateau, increasing peak power ~500 RPM higher. But is about gains everywhere.
    Car off the road for a week and (like any engine tune) will make it difficult to claim broken bits under warranty from Holden. Meh ask around, bits don’t break o_O
    Thing is nobody needs to know (well yeah sorta) keep it under your hat (bonnet if you prefer) automagically goes like the clappers.
    Cost for conversion optimising stock cam $3.5k, headers and collector +$2k.
    Of course emissions and economy will be better than stock as well. :D
    Thing is the flexibility only enhances further tuning options too.
     
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    specifics please.........
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    It'll add value amd improve the fuel economy hun!
     
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    Just take her on a run and show her the difference!
     
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    Monpirate, do you have a video of a VTEC LS3 that we could compare to my oversized bazooka?
     
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    Sir I assume we are still talking about car exhaust pipes! :oops:
    You can’t really hear VVT, just on-cam rush, like boost. My exhaust is 80-something dB but here at some VVT LS3s with loud mufflers

     
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