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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by knighty92, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. knighty92

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    Thanks man! Yeah, might have a look for one next week. Hopefully it still looks as good when it's raised back to stock, damn laws! :(. White would be great for paint condition and maintenance, but if a panel is out of line a bit it really shows on a white car. Haha, try to say that you'll do all the installing yourself! They're pretty good on petrol too, i get nearly the same amount out of km's a tank as i did in my V6 ecotec if you drive it like a granny. I run this one on premium fuel though, that might make a bit of a difference.

    You should make a build thread, or link them in your sig?
     
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    Knightly How come ur raising the suspension, did u get pinged by the cops? As long as your lowest point under the car is 100mm off the ground u will be ok.
     
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    Long story :/

    Drove it back from NSW a few weeks ago after getting it checked out by Stateroads (vehicle inspection company in NSW), they said the car checked out well and was above 100mm off the ground and all legal. Once i drive it back to SA i had to get it put in my name so i went to regency and left with a slip saying i needed to get; Window tint removed (it's currently 22%, has to be 35%), suspension raised (Front is: 326mm, needs to be 354mm, Rear is: 348mm, has to be 344mm) and the rear lights had to be put back to stock ones. So when i get all that sorted out i can put it in my name. Until then i have no way of registering the car (runs out in May) because it's not in my name.

    I measured it when i got home, it was around 50 to 75mm off the ground, and that was the side skirt, not even the exhaust. I had trouble changing the oil last Friday because i couldn't get any Jack under the front of the car to the crossmember because it's so low.

    I love the stance of the car at the moment, but it's sadly illegal so i have to get it changed :(

    I was going to get it put back to stock by pedders but now i'm thinking i might check out Olsen Automotive and get him to chuck these in:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-G..._Parts_Accessories&hash=item2321c82b57&_uhb=1

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-C..._Parts_Accessories&hash=item338b687090&_uhb=1

    then re-lower it after i pass the inspection. Wouldn't go as low as before though.
     
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    Wow thats too low for a daily (SL is as low as i went as that put my exhaust 95mm above the ground which isnt passable either). Ive got one of those low profile race jacks
    and that still doesnt get under the front spoiler so i just jack it up each side and stick stands under there when changing oil.
    Ask Daniel Olsen about the springs - he usually has spares lying around and you might get them cheaper. If you have short shocks they might have to be changed along with the springs though?
     
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    nice ss mate,love the black,good luck with regency,they can be real assholes if you act like a so and so-lol
     
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    Yeah, i completely agree. The only thing i scrape on is my driveway though, everything else it fine. Yeah i ended up jacking it up from the passenger side chassis rail and put a stand under there so the oil flowed towards the sump plug.
    I'll do that, cheers. I think i have standard shocks, they ride is really bouncy at the moment.

    Thanks! Yeah, the guy wasn't too bad, just doing his job i guess. But when he sees this 21 year old guy with a V8 he probably presumes i'm a hoon, which really isn't the case. Oh well.
     
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    lol,yeah he would but who cares really,as you said he does his job and if he finds nothing then all will be good,whats it cost these days to go over at regency
     
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    Im surprised it didn't get picked up here in NSW for the Tint. Darkest legal here is 35% also (or at least, so I thought)
     
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    Yep, that's it. Just the petrol :)

    Yeah, but as I've stated before in a different thread i honestly don't think it's that dark, but either way it's illegal and i'm going to get it changed. The vehicle inspector told me i was fine, that's what annoys me the most.

    Yeah, same here. I'll just get it removed and made legal.
     
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    Installed 4 new Satin door handles yesterday. The box they each came in said GM Genuine 2006 product, so i'm thinking they were originally for a VZ. They're metal compared to my old plastic ones, which was a bonus.

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    Took a photo of her looking pretty pissed off yesterday too:

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    She's all ready to get registered in my name now; The window tint has been removed, tail-lights have been put back to stock and the suspension has been raised back to stock (Series 1 height though, not FE2 :/)

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    4x4 lol,put fe2 back in if you can get it cheap lol,looks good
     
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    Lol. Yeah, i'll be re-lowering it with the previous springs, but this time it'll have aftermarket Monroe shocks, so it will ride great, rather than using the standard shocks which makes it really bumpy.

    Thanks mate.
     
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    let me know how you go with the Monroe's as I am thinking about them myself
     
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    Confirming that Monroe GT Sport short shocks will keep her stable as have them in mine....
     
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    cool thanks mate
     
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    What are they like for comfort?
     
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    Sorry, what was this question directed at?
     
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    think he's talking about the shocks knighty lol,

    been hijacked lol
     
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    Mmmm, haha
     
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    Nice car mate very nasty looking. I've got a black manual vxss sedan as well awesome looking cars. I picked mine up cheap as it was trashed and like yourself have got a list of things I want to get done and am slowly ticking them off as time and money allows. I read in another post you were having trouble with the handbrake conversion. I'm changing my interior over too as it was an absolute mess. I've put vz ss seats and door inserts in, fixed up and painted the dash facia vents and door handles, changed the cluster and put vz wiper and indicator stalks in. My next job is the vz satin and chrome handbrake. From what I've seen a complete handbrake will fit straight in it sounds easier than changing the cover and trying to match it up. I found one on eBay for $60 I haven't started on it yet tho so fingers crossed. All the best with your changes mate hope it goes well its a really nice looking car already.
     

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