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My HSV VZ Senator Barbados blue

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Surfwagon, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. sweefu

    sweefu New Member

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    Unfortunate about the rim mate. Considered going a staggered fit set of rims? Put some nice fat rubber on the rear haha
     
  2. Surfwagon

    Surfwagon Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea, that particular tyre has had a slow leak for a few weeks now.
    Back then noticed it was down on pressure , 30psi v the rest at around 35psi each so pumped it and the rest back to 36 which is what I run at.
    I then noticed it looked a bit flat again last week so pumped it up and rolled the car and checked the tyre for a screw/ nail etc but could see nothing and as they are in need of replacing I thought I would wait and of course it goes flat whilst I'm away from home.
    Suppose lesson to be learned but still can't recall running into any potholes although could have happened during that big storm last month, there were a lot of washaway potholes around then.

    Staggered look good but nice 19" x 8.5" with 245's fill out the guards ok and being able to rotate tyres helps make them last a lot longer.
    I actually fitted some Starcorp Racing Challenge wheels (similar to BBS CH) with Kumho KU19's and will get some pics up soon.
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  3. Surfwagon

    Surfwagon Well-Known Member

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    Took a couple of pics before work of the new wheels on the car.
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    those rims suit it well mate :)
    roof racks always been there ??
     
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    Thanks mate, yeah I love these style of rims.
    The roof racks go on and off depending on whether I'm out or away looking for surf.
    I had to put them on to pick up my son from the airport returning from a surf trip to bali.
    There are days when I miss having a wagon but then I drive this and those thoughts vanish.
     
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    Hey surf did u get a dyno read out
    For ur Torque In Nm ?
     
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    Surfwagon Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately no, didn't think to ask for it to be on the printout at the time.
    we were all so happy with the kw result that we just forgot about the torque reading.

    289rwkw: Australian LS1 and Holden Forums
     
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    Small update fitted a nolathane insert into the diff mount.
    I thought it may make the ride a little harsher but no difference is noted for street driving so that is good.

    Cheers
     
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    i love senators...the best hsv going round
     
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    nice looking car mate, love the HSV's have one myself and still love it
     
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    love it mate, even looks so tidy with the roof racks on it! i like your power figure too!
     
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    wow, alot of great cars on this forum :)
     
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    Thanks fellas.
    Have fitted some twin stainless 3" tailpipes to the rear muffler, doesn't change the sound or power but looks better.
    Will post some pics when I get around to giving her a good clean.
    I have a 30mm whiteline adjustable swaybar to fit as well, just not in the mood to drop the K frame to fit it at the moment.
    Coming up for 120K service so might be time to change the coolant, also just had the auto and diff serviced.
     
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    awesome senator mate, everything about it i like nice work ;)
     
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    Spent the afternoon fitting up some new Nolathane front castor bushes and a Whiteline 300mm adjustable front swaybar.
    Castor bushes are fitted to std castor setting and the bar is fitted to the central hole of the 3 to choose from.
    According to whiteline info the centre hole is 30mm the closer hole to the D bush reacts like 31mm and the hole further away reacts like 29mm, so all 3 are bigger than the HSV std 28mm swaybar.
    Took it for a quick run around some decent bends and it feels much tighter and flatter.
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    cheers sw
     
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    Have only just had the chance to read through your thread. Very nice Senator and perfect blend of mods. Well done mate!
     
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    Mate, you have a beautiful car dude!! She's a real credit to you!! Well done! :)
     
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    Thanks fellas, been away OS for a few weeks now home the car is due for its 120K service and star in windscreen repaired.
    After that I will give it a good clean and take some new pics.
    btw i have moved the front bar to the stiffest setting and it still feels fine for every day driving on Sydneys bumpy roads.
    Currently have a 18mm rear bar but might go for an adjustable one which works out at 17mm or 19mm depending on which one of the 2 holes you use.
     
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    :( I wish i bought a Senator........... stupid sv6
     

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