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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by mking, Mar 17, 2009.

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    ok smal update, got some 36lb l67 injectors for $120.00 bought a new smaller ic just waiting for it to arive so i can do some chop and changing with the original piping, still dreading putting a 3.5" hole saw through my pasanger side gaurd and now just need to know will a bosch 044 inline fuel pump be sufficient to run 10-15psi?

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    nah man, 1 month till iim off my p's, fitted intercooler up etc just left the brackets in and took the ic out found out i dont need an aftermarket fuel pump as mine will be sufficient for atleast 12psi , now i need a new crank pulley, with the front just before the bearing machined down about 5mm because the one that came with the kit is apparently ####ed and id say after ive had some fun in it the car mite be up for sale as im looking at buying a decent sized boat and not sure if it will be able to pull it out of some of the hairier boat ramps up and down the coast without being stuck wheelspinning on the boat ramp, gotta love camber.......i really dont want to get rid of it .see what happens but
     
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    oh and just put some new shockies in the back and #### me it rides so much better the old ones were so shagged they wouldnt even recoil after being pushed down all the way
     
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    hahaha, good thing you changed em mate!! and ya rides looking farking shmick man!
     
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    haha yeh been meaning to do it for like a year now , another thing on the list is to get the ac fixed asap need to get the accumulator re fitted as i ripped it out to fit the old intercooler now i got a smaller one it fits back where it is supposed to go, such a fool but it didnt work before that anyway needed a re gas so no comfort lost there
     
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    I was told not to really bother with shocks with bags lol. cause over extending etc
     
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    yeh true that but makes everyday driving so much better, give me your 4x4 haha
     
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    really nice caprice. after seeing this im going to get my vs stato on bags.. did u install it all ur self? is it engineerd?
     
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    thanks mate. yeh done it myself, very easy if you know your way around suspension, not engineered ive had them in for almost 2 years and havnt ben hassled
     
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    lol i just bought a boat so i havnt really been interested in doing anything to the car , im tossing up wether to sell it or not and geta 4x4 but atm the car pulls it out fine especially with the bags they help a ####load , so when i make my mind up there will either be a caprice for sale and a s/c kit or a caprice withe a supercharger on it and venetians with a series 3 front lip, how well can you see out of venetians ? just interested as i dont want to make reversing the boat harder ? also do you know anywhere in newy that does intercooler piping? if i put the kit on i want to get a 450x300x76 cooler so it dont stick out the bottom of the front bar which will need new piping or adjustments to my old stuff.

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    keep the caprice man and boost it. and venetians are easy to see out, you just loose a little rear window vision.
     
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    Any performance shop can do piping but it could be pricey. If you alread have pipes they can modify them which will be cheaper.... Yeh venetians are easy to see out of... Kinda makes it appear that everything smokey when looking out the rear window... but yehhh you can still see everything
     
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    VR-VS STATESMAN AUTO SHADE / VENETIAN BLINDS (eBay item 230571842785 end time 19-Jan-11 10:31:05 AEDST) : Cars, Bikes, Boats

    do these look right?

    the only problem i face with keeping the car is not being able to tow the boat out of dodgy boatramps with the amount of camber its got and also the single pegger diff so i think i mite wack an lsd with something like 3.9's or 7's in it and see if it makes it easier to pull it out of boatramps also i want to down the boost about 3-5psi and need a tune adjustment... owch
     
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    if you still have the orginal box speakers on the parcel shelf, that venetian wont clear. there are venetians with the sides cut to suit.
     
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    hells yeh i do and the original headfones to plug into them unopened, can it be modified to clear?
     
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    whats going on with your car anyway vl 5speed got the box fixed? does it give any of the v8's around newy a run for there money better yet xr6t's
     
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    oooh just found a little sneaky pic of the the car in the new street commodores mag in the nsw CFC part driving to sydney gotta love th ass end of a dumped caprice haha
     

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