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My First V8! Black SS Commo!

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by jbray1984, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. jbray1984

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    Hey guys,

    So I've finally got my first V8! Picked it up yesterday. Have already done just over 200kms in it in 4 hours around town and averaging 18.8L/100k LOL.
    But so fun to drive! A massive upgrade from the SV6 IMO

    The night time pics aren't too flash as it was only with my phone. But my phone takes great day time pics :)

    Originally I wasn't too sure/keen on the chrome, but after having it for a night, I'm officially a fan of chrome on black :)

    Oh right, forgot this part...
    Current Mods:
    3" CatBack Xforce Exhaust
    20" Chrome ROH Wheels
    Dark Tint
    SSV Tail Lights
    Debadged Rear badge and changed front Grille to Holden

    Future Mods:
    Lumpy Cam
    OTR CAI
    Possibly Supercharging
    SSV Tail Lights --- DONE
    Chrome Trim around each front grille
    IQ Unit upgrade
     

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    dmacey Somebody, make me upset

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    Ditto^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Looks good mate.
     
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    Congrats & Respect to the Black & Chrome!

    i like
     
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    Thank you thank you :)

    It seems that the balancer pulley might be on its way... which racq didn't pick up when they inspected it. Which is kind of annoying. Has a small squeak at times... hopefully not too much to fix.
     
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    time for underdrive pulley. While your at it..................................... Oh ****, some one is at the door, can some one else finish??
     
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    Well my mate and I pulled the cover and intake off to have a look. Took a video of it, but basically the balancer pulley at the bottom has a little bit of a shake in it. It's due for it's next service in about a month, so was thinking of getting it done then maybe.
    Anyone know of the costing involved here ?
     
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    Just a small update :)
    Did this over the weekend :)
     

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    Boot space is overrated anyway ;)
     
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    Hahah damn straight. Besides, still heaps left anyway :)
     
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    Specs on you gear?
    Did you do speakers?
     
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    Looks great
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    Nah haven't done speakers yet, but will get around to it. But have tuned the amp so that no bass comes through the speakers at all. So the stocko's can go to full volume without cracking or distorting.

    Don't have model numbers in front of me but the Amp is a Pioneer 850w 4 channel.
    And the subs are rated I believe 400w RMS
    2x 12" Kickers :)
     
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    Yes indeed I agree!!! That's one of the first things I plan to buy...
     
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    Car looks awesome welcome to the v8 clan , the paint looks in great nick. Have you waxed it at all or just how you got it. It's a pretty common thing for the pulleys to go. Your best bet is to buy a powerbond balancer will set you back around $400 fitted. But make sure you get them to change the balancer seal while it's apart. Seen far to many not done and it will leak oil straight away. It's only a 20min job so If your mechanic tries to make it sound like a big job go elsewhere.

    Cheers Luke.
     
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    Thanks mate :) Well it was transported up, so when I got it, it was covered in a layer of dirt. So gave it a good hand wash, haven't waxed it yet though as I'm unsure of the best items to use :) Still looking into that part :)
    But otherwise it's black so you can see a few imperfections and scratches, but is to be expected :) It's used afterall lol...
    Thanks for the advice, it's certainly something on my list to do. I have the pulleys coming to change over with a new belt. Should be here today :)
     
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    Pulleys here! Yay
     

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    SSV Tail lights ordered.
    New Harmonic Balancer goes in on Monday :)
     
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    Looking good :)
     
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    New photos :)
    Couple of changes.
    Debadged the Chev on the front and back. Changed the front to the normal Holden Grille.
    Have installed the SSV Tail Lights and fixed the harmonic balancer :) Running like a dream again
    And a couple of snaps with my mates new Falcon :)

    IMG_20130129_210018.jpg IMG_20130129_190614.jpg IMG_20130129_182831.jpg IMG_20130129_211818.jpg IMG_20130129_211833.jpg
     

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