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My 2006 VZ SS 6L Manual ute! (never dial-up friendly)

DevilDRake

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Hi all,

Well i've finally upgraded to a V8 after all this time, unfortunately I still have 2 1/2 months left of my P's but I'll be doing this up a bit before I can actually drive it.

Currently I've been driving this nugget around, fully decked out stereo to keep me sane:



But what you came here for:

Name: Kyle
Model: 2006 VZ SS Ute
Colour: Impulse Blue
Engine Type: L76 6L V8
Gearbox: 6Spd Manual
Kilometers: 183,xxx
Stereo: See below

Firstly, the car has the 6L badges and the SS badge on the tailgate already removed from previous owner. All of the remaining badges were plastidiped in black which wasn't my style. I think i might refit the 6L badges and get some double sided 3M tape from bunnings as I like badges on cars.

I went through and took off the plastidip on all the badges (which was quite lengthly process) but I only got one pic before/after.








I plan to slightly lower the car as it's high as a kite right now (i want it dropped but due to my driveway it's not going to happen);








Then i gave it a wash, put my plates on and that's how it'll stay in the garage until I can drive it pretty much.















Service Log:
Differential oil - 183,000klms
Gearbox oil - 184,000klms
Engine oil - 184,000klms
Spark plugs + leads - 183,000klms



Mods/Wishlist List:
Legend
D = Done
O = On Order/already have but not installed
C = Changed/Replaced

X = Coming up next!


Engine:
[D] OTR Intake - 24/1/17
[X] VCM480 Camshaft 224/228 .580" .600" @ 110LSA
[X] VCM Pushrods
[X] New Valve springs, retainers, seats, seals
[X] Rollmaster LS3 4 Point Single Row Timing chain set
[X] Possible new oil pump on inspection
[X] ARP Cam Bolts
[X] ARP Balancer Bolts


Drivetrain:
[D] Exedy HD Clutch kit w/ Flywheel - Previous Owner
[D] Reconditioned Diff w/ 3.9 Gears - 20/1/17
[D] Differential Nolathane Mount insert - 20/1/17
[D] Short-Throw shifter - 17/2/17


Exhaust:
[D] Hurricane Headers - 24/1/17
[D] Hurricane 3" Exhaust w/ 200CSPI Cats - 24/1/17
[D] Oxygen sensor extensions - 24/1/17


Fuel/Ignition/Tuning:
[D] Iridium Spark plugs & Leads -24/1/17
[D] MAF tune - 24/1/17
[X] Mafless tune


Body:
[D] Removed Plastidip from badges - 12/11/16
[D] HSV E-Series 19" Wheels - 14/12/16
[D] Soft tonneau cover (for motorbikes) - 17/12/16
[D] Bottom honeycomb grill for front bar - 17/12/16
[D] Slimline tinted weather shields - 18/1/17

[O] Re-fit 6L Badges under Flutes

Stage 2 Paint correction + protection
Paintless dent removal for 2 small dints
Replacement Slimline Number plates
20" wheels


Suspension/Brakes:
[D] Slotted front rotors/pads - Previous Owner
[D] Shortened Front KYB Struts - 23/12/16
[D] New Strut top bearings - 23/12/16
[D] Munroe GT Shortened rear shocks - 13/1/17
[D] Low Lovell rear springs - 17/2/17
[X] DBA T2 front rotors + QFM A1RM pads
[X] DBA T2 rear rotors + QFM A1RM pads
[C] Super-Low Lovell Springs (equivalent of King-Spring Ultra's) - 23/12/16


Interior:
[D] Reverse Camera - 25/2/17
HSV Blue Binnacle Gauges
New Gearshifter boot
Phreddy Conversion
Silver stereo/climate control surround (clips broken)

Stereo:
[D] Double Din Kenwood DDX4016BT - 20/11/16
[D] Harness kits + Facia - 20/11/16
[D] Wiring kit - 20/11/16
[D] Polk MM1240 Slimline subwoofer - 20/11/16
[D] Dynamat Door kit - 20/11/16
[D] Pioneer GM-D9605 5 channel amp - 20/11/16
[D] Polk MM Splits - 20/11/16
[D] ANOTHER custom subwoofer box - 30/1/17
[D] Rca In-line Amp remote knob - 30/1/17
[C] Slimline box - 20/11/16
[C] Fibreglass custom subwoofer box - 1/12/16
 
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As above, looks very nice. Good to have a standard base to start from.
 

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Looks clean as mate, though I may be slightly biased. Get some leather seats in there also, would finish it off nicely.
 

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Hey mate welcome to the 6ltr vz club. Enjoy smoking some VE's :D good score!

Mods I've done:
Removed plastidip from all badges
Sounds like you have good taste already buddy! Haha will be watching this thread.
 

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Very clean & tidy ute. The colour sets it off well.
Thanks mate! Definitely has some marks and two very small dints I can't get in photos.

As above, looks very nice. Good to have a standard base to start from.
Cheers! Non molested is a good start

Looks clean as mate, though I may be slightly biased. Get some leather seats in there also, would finish it off nicely.
I'm not sure about the leather seats. These ones are in perfect condition and hug so well

Hey mate welcome to the 6ltr vz club. Enjoy smoking some VE's :D good score!

Sounds like you have good taste already buddy! Haha will be watching this thread.
Haha yeah I don't like blacked out badges I like them to be highlights.

Can't wait to get it to actually sound like a v8. It sounds like a huge vacuum right now..
 

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nice your front bumper is missing the bottom plastic insert
Which plastic are you referring to?

EDIT - I just looked at yours and i see what you're saying now. I wonder if i should get one or not..
 
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I'm not sure about the leather seats. These ones are in perfect condition and hug so well
I thought that too as mine were the same, then got some leather ones and won't go back now. Larger bolsters again so hug you real nicely.
 

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I thought that too as mine were the same, then got some leather ones and won't go back now. Larger bolsters again so hug you real nicely.
Yeah well in my last car i converted it all to Leather. Being a ute it's much cheaper for just two seats haha!

I think something like that can wait though, I want to get it running well, looking goods and i want to get 2 dints on the side of the car removed. Very small but I don't want them there lol
 
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