Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

My SSV with a LSA Supercharger and my introduction

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by RedHot SSV, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Hi Everyone, I've been a member for a while and following a lot of the good work everyone has been doing on their VE's. I purchased mine new in 2011 and started down the modification journey, it's definitely an experience - an expensive one but highly worth it in my opinion. Now my car is finished, well to the point I want to take it too so I thought I would post some pictures and my modification list.

    Thanks everyone. I look forward to contributing into the future.

    Mechanical:
    • LSA 1900 Supercharger
    • Custom MWS Intercooler Reservoir Tank
    • 10% Overdrive LSA Crank Pulley
    • Camtech Mild Camshaft
    • Dual Valve Springs
    • LS7 Lifters
    • LSA in-tank Fuel Pump
    • 80lb Fuel Injectors with adaptor plugs
    • Harrop LSA Cold Air Intake System
    • 1 7/8 4-1 Hurricane Headers
    • Hi-Flow Cats
    • Twin 3" Catback with Manta mufflers
    • Harrop Truetrac LSD
    • 3.9 Diff Ratio Gears
    Power: 609.5rwhp @ 10psi

    Suspension:
    • H&R Adjustable Coilovers
    • SuperPro Heavy Duty Sway Bars (front and rear)
    Brakes:
    • AP Racing 4-Piston Brake Kit (front and rear) - includes: 4 piston calipers with pads, slotted rotors and braided lines
    Transmission:
    • Walkinshaw Short Shifter
    • Mantic Twin Plate Clutch Kit
    Interior:
    • Walkinshaw Dashboard Applique for Series II
    • Stainless Steel SS Sill Plates
    • SS Carpet Floor Mats
    Exterior:
    • 20" Simmons in Black Gloss with Mirror Lip - front 20x8.5 and rear 20x10.5
    • Rolled Rear Guards
    • Custom Steel VE Bonnet with Vented Camaro Scoop
    • Senator Bobtail Rear Spoiler
    • Fibreglass Rear Roof Wing in Black Gloss
    • Full Car Wrap in 3M Atomic Teal film (except for roof)
    • Roof Wrap in 3M Black Gloss film
    • 13mm Whitewalls
    • Custom Windscreen Banner
    • SS Badges (internal) wrapped in 3M Black Gloss film
    • Window Tint
    VELSA_2017-01.jpg VELSA_2017-02.jpg VELSA_2017-06.jpg VELSA_2017-09.jpg VELSA_2017-16.jpg VELSA_2017-19.jpg VELSA_2017-26.jpg VELSA_2017-05.jpg VELSA_2017-31.jpg VELSA_2017-32.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  2. VS_Pete

    VS_Pete Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,798
    Likes Received:
    2,391
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Members Ride:
    VE II SV6 MY12 SPORTWAGON
    Welcome.
    Man that is a great looking ride.
    Very tastefully done.
    Cheers Pete
     
  3. afstruct

    afstruct Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    396
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Location:
    Warners Bay
    Members Ride:
    HSV VS Maloo , 2002 Monaro
    I agree, looks great
     
  4. immortality

    immortality Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,846
    Likes Received:
    1,334
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Sth Auck, NZ
    Members Ride:
    HSV VS Senator, VX s2 Calais S/C
    Welcome to the forum :)

    That's come up real nice.

    Not normally a fan of the big bonnets but it works on yours and the extra ventilation will do wonders for under bonnet temps which can be a real PITA with a supercharger working hard.
     
  5. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. I agree with you immortality about under bonnet temps, today sitting in traffic the heat was definitely coming out from the vents which is a good thing. It was very visible.
     
    immortality likes this.
  6. COOP_VE

    COOP_VE New Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    2012 VE Series 2 SV6 Wagon Alto Grey
    Car looks fkn awesome and must go hard aswell just wondering where abouts you got your lip spoiler wanna get same style one for mine?
     
  7. McFly The Slacker

    McFly The Slacker Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Location:
    Kalgoorlie
    Members Ride:
    VE Maloo GXP
    Damn that's nice. Looks so clean.

    What's the wrap like to live with, cleaning and such?
     
  8. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Thanks, yeah it goes well. First and second gear is always tricky getting the right amount of throttle without lighting up the rears all the time, not complaining though ... As for the lip spoiler, I got mine from the Spoilershop here in Perth.
     
  9. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Thanks. I've had the wrap on for a few weeks now and to be honest it's no different to cleaning the paintwork. I've washed it once a week and so far, so good.
     
    McFly The Slacker likes this.
  10. VESSVBLACK

    VESSVBLACK Active Member

    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Location:
    WA
    Members Ride:
    VE SS Series 1
    Looks mint, great looking car
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.
  11. McFly The Slacker

    McFly The Slacker Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Location:
    Kalgoorlie
    Members Ride:
    VE Maloo GXP
    That's good, I've been thinking of wrapping mine because all the little scratches do my car OCD in every time I wash it.
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.
  12. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    That's how I ended up wrapping the car. I originally took it to Superior Customs to do a full paint repair, i.e. remove all of the surface scratches from years of washing it. They said the paint work was well looked after so had I thought about wrapping it to protect it from scratches, road chips and many other nasty's.

    To be honest I didn't know much about wrapping but when I researched it and went through the pro's and con's, I felt it was worth it especially if you're holding onto the car for many years. With the amount I've spent on it, I'm holding onto this car for many years to come ...
     
    McFly The Slacker likes this.
  13. ls1mike

    ls1mike New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Location:
    Washington State, US
    Members Ride:
    2014 Caprice L77
    Sweet Jesus...so much want! Beautiful...
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.
  14. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,935
    Likes Received:
    1,991
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Location:
    Perth WA
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV Z Series M6
    Very nice ride there RedHot.
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.
  15. Atila

    Atila New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    Ve ssv
    Did you need to replace the kframe for the lsa
     
  16. monstar

    monstar Naturally as-pirated

    Messages:
    2,478
    Likes Received:
    1,644
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Location:
    depths of Hays Inlet
    Members Ride:
    Peugeot 207 GTi
    I think it is a blow job only, same bottom end.
     
  17. Mike Litherous

    Mike Litherous Active Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    VE ssv
    It’s gotta be some sort of fun with that hp and 3.9 rear end. Very nice. Well done.

    How does the blower cope with the heat in WA with the high comp engine
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.
  18. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Yes its a blow job only, thought about going the full LSA but my engine was just broken in so I saved the cash there and spent it on other upgrades.
     
  19. RedHot SSV

    RedHot SSV New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV S2
    Thanks. Heaps of fun. The vented bonnet helps get the heat out of there, blower does okay in the heat although I don't push it when it's a hot day out there.
     
  20. ADAMI

    ADAMI New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Members Ride:
    ve or vf currently deciding
    That's a sick ride bud and very nicely done on the personal touches also to make it your own. Killa bloody horsepower also!!!!!!
     
    RedHot SSV likes this.

Share This Page