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my 012 ve ss sportwagon

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by bkvyss, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. bkvyss

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    Just updated from my old vy ss . Just 1 pic for now. Loving the new car , so smooth to drive but too quiet ....for now !
    Stock as for an ss , but only had it for a week.
    Future mods include some zorst noise , lower it a little , couple shiny bits under the hood .
    Not going too wild , been there lotta years ago with a 308 torana that ran 10s and could wheel stand - 25 yrs ago now.
    Anyway you guys have some real cool looking cars, cheers.
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    Nice car mate, Hope you enjoy the 'shiny' mods :)
     
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    Nice customisation already, looks great.
     
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    This is what I would have loved to have gotten. Alas. Couldn't convince the missus on the need for a v8. Haha. Looks mint mate.
     
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    Thx guys. re: shiny bits, im a bit old skool i spose but looking at some carbon fibre covers for a few bits. I still like seeing a nice engine bay even if i dont look at it very often.
     
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    And shinc , feel for ya mate. my ex missus hates it ! The green eye monster was out when i rocked up to pick up the kids lmfao.
     
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    First time I've seen VF wheels on a VE, really lightens thee look and subtly brings it up to date.
     
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    +1 the wheels look great
     
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    Haha so mission accomplished then! Haha.
    Yer I couldn't warrant the v8 myself either. As a to and from work car it and living in Gold Coast. Stop start. Seemed a bit pointless. Young family too. So I "settled" with a 2012 sv6. Still a tonne of fun. I'll get a v8 later.... If they're still making them by then..
     
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    Cosmetic changes

    Still waiting for my ssl king springs to be delivered ! Hopefully soon. So while waiting i been doing some small cosmetic changes , removed afm,holden badge and series II badges. replaced with a modern holden badge " not trying to make it look like a hsv ". Painted engine cover and radiator cover.Removed the black lip cover , like the all white look but it has exposed previous owners shithouse parking skills! In 2 minds whether to repair or paint the lip covers white and put them back on ?
    Really like " gazz " all white look. thinking of removing the chrome bits around the grill and front lip. any thoughts ?
     

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    Haha may the force be with you, yep I love the 'modernised' post modernist empirical badge look, reckon ditch other chrome go full storm trooper. Timeless.
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    Have you seen the recent Darth Vader ute (JC member)? Truly amazing.

    The VE is so Star Wars, love the synergy :yarr:
     
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    Haha cool mate, you have just given my car its name " stormtrooper ".
    So on that note , removed the grill assembly ' very simple ' to see how hard it is to remove the chrome lips, wow too many jesus clips . Stopped before i break something ! Had a thought , is anyone in melbourne with a plain grill for ve sII interested in a swap for grill and lower grill with chrome attachments ?
     

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    Sitting Pretty

    King springs installed and im very happy with how it sits now just nice , not too low not too high.
    Ride quality is good although a little bouncier than before. Guess coz i kept the fe2 shocks, might upgrade them later. Not sure if the fe2 were extra heavy duty as i just found out this was ex cop car lol. Cant find anything extra the coppers might have done to this car cept for some taped up wires in the secret storage thing in the back of the wagon ? Only way i found out ex cop car was when i opened the service book to get the 60k service done and " previous owner - Victoria Police "
     

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    new ****.

    Just Installed CAI, got it cheap so not a rotofab ...but this is not a high performance street racer. been there done that long ago lol. just cruiser now.
    Wow I understand what some u guys say about the induction sound . Sound is awesome haha.
    Pic of some new bling stuff for under bonnet, unfortunatley i will have to wait as this is going to be what my kids give me for xmas lol. at least ill get something i want !
    Now just need to paint the shiny tube black and design a cover for the filter box so if officer plod pulls me over it looks sorta factory !:lmao:
     

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