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Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by Major Herbie, May 14, 2014.

  1. Major Herbie

    Major Herbie New Member

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    Been on here for awhile but thought I'd start being more active on the forum.

    Here's a little back story;

    Girlfriend crashed her "fully hectik" Mirage (Evo rims/bodykit, jetpilot and fox stickers, sub/amp and lowered) :banstick:
    A few months later and we find out she's pregnant so I got rid of the old car and went looking for a family car.
    Was looking at a really nice SS ute but as I was driving to the dealer I remembered the Mirage and how the girlfriend would have to drive the new car so we found an SV6.

    Its a 6 Speed manual.

    First thing I did was take off all those silly badges.


    Mods so far
    -Amp and Sub (Alpine Type S)
    -Extractors
    -HiFlow Cats
    -2.25" Stainless Catback (Xforce)
    -Removed the spoiler
    -Lowered
    -OTR CAI
    -Custom Tune
    -SSV projector lights
    -SSV Rear lights


    Most of the work was done locally at Repco (Renmark Auto Service)



    They were amazing, did the work really fast and were really professional even though they're laid back easy to talk to guys.
    They even have their own mainline dyno, they've got me to come back and dyno it again (for free) a little while after having it done the first time.

    They got me to come back on the weekend after getting the exhaust on to make sure it's all sitting right and the bolts are nice and tight. Even though one of the boys was waiting for his partner to have a baby they found the time and got me to come in.





    When we got it home, before all the mods.....
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    After a few weeks having it, had to start modding it.
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    Taken in the city before the little man's (3 Week) operation. :bang:
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    Here's the new exhaust
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    Took the spoiler off.
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    Here's the new intake.
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    I'm giving it to her for her 21st birthday present. :balloons:
     
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  3. Major Herbie

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    I've been looking at those spoilers online for a few days, I think it'd make the car look even better.

    I'll have to speak to the girlfriend, she's in charge or the outside while I look after the inside. ;)
    You've made me go look through that thread.... Looking at that guy's awesome work on his SV6 has made me want Brembos on the front.
     
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    Wow looks awesome mate she will love it!
     
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    She's over the moon, I didn't let her drive it for a week and she's been bugging me the whole time. :rofl2:
    She's studying to be a professional photographer and started taking pictures as soon as it got in the driveway.






    Here's a side on.

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    Here's the exhaust... It looks like I have a bee sting aerial but I'm keeping the stock one for road trips.
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    Dat fish eye.
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    Update:

    Getting some dirty looks from police walking around the outside of the club. Lol.
     
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    Mate, it looks very nice. What suspension is that on though? It looks ridiculously low in that picture! (in a good way :D)
     
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    Ummm, it's been so long.... I think it's pedders and was something like SSSL all around.
     
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    Came up nice I like that colour
     
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    It looks even better now that it's got a respray. XD
     
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    As I've "misplaced" my licence for the next 6 months I was thinking about selling the SV6 and giving the G8 to the girlfriend until I get my licence back then looking at buying a 2010 Maloo.
     
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    If she likes the SV6, sell the G8, pocket the money, then buy the Maloo.
    But you seemed so in love with this car only a few weeks ago, how have you gone to wanting a Maloo so quickly?
     
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    I'm still completely smitten by the G8 that's why I thought I'd keep it for the girlfriend (now fiancé) and the kids then get a Maloo because I've always wanted one. I figure we cut the "your car, my car" bullshit and just say our cars then I've got two cars I absolutely love.


    Plus the Maloo will get bagged, 20" rims, serious dynamatting and get some major engine mods done to it.
     
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    Can't argue with having two awesome V8's. :D
    You gonna order one of the new LSA Maloo's? Assuming any are still available?
     
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    Nah, looking at 2011 being the newest I'd buy. I don't like E3 anything.
     
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    I'd say do it..

    I'd rather a G8 or Malloo over the sv6 anyday haha
     

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