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My first Holden

rapid_sv6

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Hey everyone

Basically been in Aus. for about a year and I love the new Holdens... Man!! you guys make beautiful cars... bought my very first Commodore VE Sv6 ute wanted to get the SS-V but Greenplates won't allow... Im still new to being a Holden driver and enthusiast but im learning quickly.... if any of you have tips and anything helpfull would love to hear about it ...

These pics are a month old .... I'll post new ones ASAP ...

bought the car with:
red stripes from the front and back
hard top lid
red hot steering wheel with red leather stitching
red hot gear with red leather stitching
window tint

recent mods:
Lowered Super Low
personalised license plate
Airhammer CAI
20" tyres
changed the stock aerial to shorter stubby aerial
Xenon HID headlight (low & high beam)

future plans:
de-badge
2.5" merge pipe stainless steel
high flow cats
Ceramic pacemakers header
Redback straight thru muffler
cpr6 manifold (if i can)
upgrade to a better brake
upgrade to a better audio
 

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Looks mint mate.

I'm also on my p's. Like the black rims, really goes well with the black stripes!

As far as the exhaust, from what I have learnt, you really only need to change over the rear mufflers, add extractors and replace a mid section in the exhaust to 2.25, theres not much to gain by replacing the whole system to 2.5 or 3"

Also, if your interested a few of us are looking at getting a CPR6 manifold, adds around 25rwhp to the car. We need 5-10 people for a really good discount as they are really expensive.

Also, the growlers aren't the best intakes, you might want to look into getting a pod CAI or a OTR CAI, the latter is a fair bit more expensive.

And unluckily the tune for 2008's isnt out yet. Read some info in the VE section.

Otherwise beautiful car mate. Really like the stripes!
 

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very nice car mate,
love the plates

what brand wheels are they?
 

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Txs ... they're GMax Eagle 20" wrapped around with LP Yokohama S-drive
 

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If you get replacement cats you will get "CHECK ENGINE" light come up every time you start the car, until you can get it tuned.
 

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You say the SS induction growlers arent good ... what should I get?? I saw the air hammer v6 CAI what other CAI are good for the VE V6??
 

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good way to start your holden experience...

nice car bud
 

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You say the SS induction growlers arent good ... what should I get?? I saw the air hammer v6 CAI what other CAI are good for the VE V6??
I've got this one

COLD AIR INTAKE KIT VE V6 ALL INC SV6 CALAIS - NEW - eBay Air Filters, Induction Kits, Performance Parts, Car Parts, Accessories, Cars, Bikes, Boats. (end time 24-May-09 22:07:24 AEST)

It's ok, but you will need to swap out to a K&N filter as the stock one is ****.
Also it doesn't fit in exactly as its meant to, I had to use a harness (belt) to make sure it doesnt touch the radiator lol.

If you wait abit longer normally they put air-hammer CAI's on ebay.

The growler is ok, but I think the general consensus is that they don't do much (not the 12rwkws suggested)
 

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Oh and the one above I picked up from the guys address for $250 then spent another $60 on a filter, so around $310, its cheap, but the airhammers are abit better and come with a K&N filter already, are cost around $400.

Or you could get an OTR CAI, bta motorsports, russo and a few others do them.
 
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