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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by MikesVT, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. MikesVT

    MikesVT M&M =D

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    My VTII Calais - My first car!

    Name: Michael.
    Model: 1999 VT II Calais.
    Kms: Purchased with ~133,400, now ~150,000
    Colour: Amazon Blue.
    Engine Type: Ecotech V6.
    Engine Mods: None.
    Exhaust: Standard.
    Suspension: Standard- IRS, Auto-levelling.
    Wheels: 16" VTII Calais alloys.
    Interior: Standard- Beige, Full wood-grain, Leather steering wheel, gear stick & hand-break, Green glow under dash, dual zone climate control.
    Mods: Upgraded alarm system and darkest legal tinted windows.
    Stereo: Standard- 8 speaker, 10 disc.
    Cost: (Car and neccissary repairs) approx. $15,000
    Future Mods: Chrome exterior door handles (already purchased just have to put them on), Lowered, resprayed or touched up, Leather interior (Beige).

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  2. 1991_Vn2nV

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    woodgrain nice...just keep the car clean man and it'll always look good...its a commodore after all lol. A clean car always looks classy, it just depends how often you can be bothered cleaning it (hopefully more often than me)
     
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    MikesVT M&M =D

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    haha, yeah I try, at the moment I give it a wash about once every 2 weeks, wax every couple months. Talking about looking classy, I want those chrome door handles (exterior), does anyone know where i can get a set?
     
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    My mate with a VL got some through motoquipe for his car here in Adelaide..
    If they had them for a VL perhaps its worth a shot for VT as well? They can often order things in if they dont keep it in stock.
     
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    hey m8 ur calais looks good, iv got a calais just a 91 VN :p
     
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    I need some help. I've been quoted $1100 for a 10.4" roof mounted screen with DVD player installed, but it does not come with TV (would need to buy TV tuner - approx $250 to $300 OR digital TV tuner approx $800 but much better reception). Is this a fair deal!?? Also, How much would it cost me to get two screens put into my headrests? Would i need new headrests? or would it be easier to get headrests with screens already in them (eg. WK Caprice) however these headrests would then not match my seats. What is the best and cheapest option? Any help from anyone who has had screens installed or knows anything about it would be much appreciated!
     
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    The roof mounted screen and dvd player really depends on the brand and specs. Any more information you can give as to the brand of the dvd player and roof mounted screen?
     
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    get the WH Grange wheels and fe2 suspension

    sweet car otherwise
     
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    Thanks Misaprop. I'd love to get some nice rims but my insurance is already a killer. And as for the FE2 suspension, driving my dad's VY SS was a great ride, it's just that you feel the bumps alot more and alot harder than mine. Considering it though.
     
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    hehe yeah I know all about insurance woes, being a P plater and under 25.

    Lowering is excellent for looks with big wheels. I was gonna get the WH Grange wheels, but they too pricy for me, getting other ones now.

    Also I think it depends on the type of lowering you do, if its just springs, then it becomes bumpier, if its shocks as well then it almost keeps its ride quality.
     
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    ohhh ok, i thought as soon as you lower it the ride quality isnt as good. I'd love to get it lowered though, would make it look so much better. WHEN i get rims haha mi probably gonna go the internationals or maybe some vaults or something like that... I like the chunky look. I'll definatly have to ask around about the lowering.
     
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    MZ5TATO mzsт8o..mizgmh

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    mm nice n neat lookin vt majt! good luck with future mods..
    just a few lil suggestions: firstly i reckon u get rid of her mudflaps, get twin dumpies put on her, remove her spoiler and drop her :p hehe
    MikeVT quote -=> "taking the V6 badges off (not trying to pretend it's a V8, just trying to hide the fact that its a V6 haha)" <=- Hahaha they look neater without badges anyway! :)
     
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    Hahaha yeahh i want to take the mud flaps off, but i like to have a bit of fun in the mud, and they help keep it a little clean, but yeah as soon as i lower it theyre going in the bin haha. And that spoiler... arghhh every time i look at it i just want to rip it off! haha ahh well, soon enough. Hmm i've been asking a few people, should i keep this car and start doing it up like crazy.. as in spend obscene amounts of money on it... or save up and get a VY calais when im off my p's?? decisions decisions =P
     
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    hmm.. dunno majt.. wat u reckon? wat does ur heart say? wat does ur head say? hehe
    i havent seen maybe vy calais' done up so if u end up doin one of dem up .. good luck with it.. but ey.. all up to u i spose, which would u prefer to have? a vtc? or vyc?
     
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    Hmmm well at the moment I'm 50/50, so im not sure whether to start spending money or not haha, just see what happends i guess :unsure: But i really want it lowered, the hieght yours is is pretty much exactly what i want =P how does it feel to drive? Still a smooth ride?
     
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    yeh.. i reckon lower it anyway :) makes a huge difference! trust me!! lol i still cant get over the fact mines finally lowered lol
    i got formula coil king springs (one of the best springs, so some say) as well as pedders comfort gas shockers (previous owner put in new, woohoo lol) well, for me.. ye its smooth i guess not as bumpy as some cars ive been in.. but i dun mind the bumps, they're fun i reckon haha.. people dat have driven with me, have comented dat it drives nicely.. so yea i spose it does ;p
    but remember its sittin on 19z, so if i had 17s or wateva on it, would sit lower :) *thinks about it* haha
     
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    clean lookin' vt mate. put wheels on it then lower it. cos you'll get it to look good with the 16's on but if you go 18's after it will look higher. just my 2 cents.
     
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    Lower, wheels and de-badge... Leave Calais and the 'Lion' badges on though
    Looks good pal
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    Took off the rear spoiler today!!! At the moment I've put grommets in to cover up the holes, haha i fluked it and got the perfect sized ones; they fit perfectly. Hopefully soon i'll get it fixed up properly but im much happier without the spoiler =D. Next are the badges...
     
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    hey mate, neat calais, just wondering whereabouts you got the grommits from? do they leak at all?
     

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