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My 08 SS-V 60th Anniversary

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by JezzRyan21, Sep 28, 2019.

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    Hey guys
    I have just purchased my first SS-V and i pick it up this week, I've never had a V8 before so this is quite new to me and exciting, Loving the power and the noise it makes.
    It's lowered on Supersports, has a catback exhaust and also comes with a factory sunroof. I will probably upgrade the stereo and speakers but not much else for a little while. Happy for any suggestions people may have as well. my ss-v (1).jpg my ss-v (2).jpg
     
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    Looks good mate and welcome:)
     
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    Get an otr and dyno tune you will love it even more mate
     
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    Nice one mate. Agree with above, OTR and tune will wake it up a bit. And definitely look at coating it, especially because of the colour.
     
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    Thanks guy's for the warm welcome, I will have a proper look over the car when i pick it up Tuesday and see what's already been done. I know there hasn't been much engine work at all, all seems pretty standard and that's what i was looking for as you never know what the previous owner has done. I'll also post some more pics. Cheers:)
     
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    Hi guys
    So i picked her up today and have been out enjoying the sunshine, Totally happy with it except for 1 small thing. The previous owner installed Head rest DVD players (as seen in pic 3), now as good as that may sound they are pretty tacky and i haven't tested them to see if they work yet. I will have to shop around as hard as that may be for a set of normal ones. I'm guessing i may have to buy a set of SS or SV6 ute seats even in fabric and have them reupholstered. But for now I'll just enjoy the sunshine. 20191001_130039.jpg 20191001_130049.jpg 71489909_133680654602693_5596947264112164864_n.jpg
     
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    Nice pick up.
     
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    Looks good mate, hope you love it.
    Yeah those headrests are a bit errr ummm! Definitely be looking to change them if it was me too.
     
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    20191002_181044.jpg I bought some Lock nut's today as i live in a fantastic neighbourhood and this happened:mad: Made GM tough!! I am loving the car best decision i ever made.
     
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    Quality equipment there !
    Lock nuts are a must anywhere IMO.
    Glad you are loving it.
     
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    God you are so strong:p
     
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    Indeed, they are a great car.
     
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    I wasn't really even putting any effort in, i thought it had just slipped off but i guess i was wrong ;) Anyone got any suggestions on products i could use for restoring leather? The front passenger seat is really stiff in the lower bolster. 71498063_134112821226143_7940553214930190336_n.jpg

    Also picked this up from the wreckers today for $9:eek: I'm really surprised they didn't come with them from factory but i guess they will say weight saving or some crap.
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    The first set of seats I chucked in my SS had that exact issue, I used Leatherique. The treatment is 2 stage, the oil goes on first, I left it about a week, then the cleaner.

    In my case it softened the leather up but it didn't unshrink it - once it gets to a certain stage it's very very hard to fix.
     
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    Thanks i'll have a look next time I'm at supercheap, i had leather in my VN many years ago and the leather on the back headrests went hard and shrank but i never tried to fix them.
     
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    You can't find it at supercheap or any of the chain stores - I had to order it online.
     
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    So after taking my car back last week to get a check engine light looked at (told them it was a Crank angle sensor) they said they cleared all codes and changed the radiator because it was leaking,I finally got it back 5 days later only for the same thing happen today. Again i told them it was the CAS and the guy didn't like me telling him either, waited around for a bit for them to tell me it was the CAS and they were rather embarrassed as i had already told them twice before so again i am in a loan car and missing my SS. On a different note i got myself one of the Kayhan gps units and once i get the car back I'll install it, i have heard mixed reviews but i thought it was worth the shot.
     
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    I looked it up and it's not cheap but i think I'll order it anyways, i don't want it cracking or anything. Thanks
     
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    Interesting, the Duragloss 2 stage system I use says clean first then condition.

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    I tried the aftermarket stereo thing in my SS, wasn't a fan. I had the alpine integration kit - and I'll tell you touchscreen ac controls suck major ass. It's one of the reasons I ended up going with an IQ conversion - which has its own issues but having factory ac controls doesn't seem like a big issue until the aftermarket ones become a punish to use.
     

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