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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by Husky, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Husky

    Husky Active Member

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    Car: 2002 VUII LS1 with a 6 speed manual.

    Power: 217.9RWKW

    Odometer: 189,XXXkm.

    Current Mods

    Mechanical and Suspension
    - VCM OTR with MAFless tune
    - Pacemaker extractors
    - A cheap custom exhaust with dual outlet
    - Rebuilt 3.46:1 LSD
    - Holden strut brace
    - Lowered on Pedders springs and shocks (I know, we hate pedders, it was the previous owner)

    Exterior
    - VE Calais wheels
    - VY Tail lights
    - Darkest legal tint
    - DBA T2 Slotted rotors, QFM pads
    - Callipers painted purple

    Interior
    - Blue and white LED’s on the dash
    - Retrimmed leather steering wheel
    - Monaro dash
    - Black headlining and pillars
    - A crappy head unit with a decent reversing camera

    Future Mods
    - Retrim the centre console, shifter, surround, and handbrake
    - Bring the front up 20mm, drop the rear.
    - Hi flow cats and a better cat back
    - Underdriven pulley
    - 3.9:1 LSD.
    - A cam
    - Replace the clutch
    - Heavy duty sway bars
    - Custom plates

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    Looks nice and straight m8. Thumbs up for removing the chev badge. You will get used to the stockish power fairly
    quickly. A cam and change of diff gears will really wake her up and transform how she drives for the better. Got any interior pics? Love the colour. Have fun and enjoy..cheers
     
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    Well the car spent the day at the mechanic's, and a few hundred dollars later it has new red coolant, plugs, leads and a few other things. My Mechanic was pretty happy with the car. Seems to think it has been looked after. Took it for a drive afterwards and grabbed some photos, but I'll get some better ones when I have the new wheels on it and have given it a clean. The interior is fairly stock except the head unit, and it needs a good clean as well.

    Also if anyone wants to buy the wheels that are on it currently, they'll be for sale in a couple of days.

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    Small update, but a good one. yesterday I fitted up my new wheels and rebaged the front with the proper Holden badge.

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    You should throw some SL or SSL springs in the rear, would give it a nicer look to compensate with the front being lowered. Really digging the colour! A hardtop would look nice, but a nice find, doesn't look like its been a work horse. How much were you chasing for the VE SS wheels? I may know someone interested.
     
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    Gave the car a good clean and took some pictures with my partner's DSLR.

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    Thanks. I want the drop the rear a tiny bit, but I'm actually thinking of bringing the front up a touch, just have to work out springs are in it so I can go the next size up. I don't know how people cope with lowered cars. I scrape coming into the car park no matter what I do, and there is speed humps at my local shopping centre that nearly rip the cats out when I crawl over them.

    I wouldn't mind a hard lid, every now and then I look for one in my colour, but i don't mind the soft lid so I'm in now rush. i actually like the look of the sports bars and wouldn't mind a set of them.

    Also I sold the wheels a little while ago.
     
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    Gave the Ute a good clean and polish on the weekend. Then for a bit of a drive p some winding roads looking for a photo spot. Unfortunately there was a few dirt roads on the way. Still looks nice though. I'm hoping in the next few months I can get some tinting done and bring the front up about 2cm, as I'm sick of scraping everywhere.

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    Not sure how i havnt seen this thread :/ Nice pickup man, deffs drop the rear a tad though!
     
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    Well, I went and bought myself a 3 window cluster out of a Calais with around 180k on it. I also got a silver surround to go with it, and a genuine piano black Monaro dash. I should be getting a tech 2 in a month, so I'll have to wait until then to fit it.

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    Also, I am thinking about swapping the wheels on my wagon with the wheels on this as I reckon they would suit better, but I'm not 100%.

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    I feel like that because the wheels on the ute have thicker spokes they suit the larger bodied wagon better. I do intend to get VF calais wheels for the ute eventually, but at the moment they are way too dear.

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    Do swap, would look boss
     
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    New triple window cluster fitted and calibrated with my new Tech2. For some reason the D light stays lit up no matter what the car is doing, I'll either find a way to disable it with the Tech 2, or pull the globe.

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    yew looks sweet mate
     
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    Well the car wasn't stopping as well as it should, So I had to do something about it. it was due for a service anyway so i got laxy and got the mechanic to fit DBA T2 Slotted rotors and QFM HD pads all round and throw in some new fluid and now it pulls up nice and quick. Sadly the wheels don't show the rotors off much, but I will be swapping wheels soonish.

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    I also got this for a good price. Including black sunvisors, grab handles and dome light. will look great once I clean and install it.

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    Well sadly not much has been happening lately, what with work keeping me busy and saving for things deemed more important than cars by the missus (A wedding). I did get around to finally fitting my VY tail lights, which have been sitting in the garage since I bought the car. I love how much better they make the back end look.

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    I also want to start thinking about getting new headlights, as these ones have faded fast since they were polished just before I got the car. I give them another polish first and see if they come up any good.

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    Took a trip down to Lakers and got all the dash LED's in my ute changed. Went with pretty much the opposite of what my wagon has. Pretty happy with the results.

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    Saw that on FB, looks great man
     
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    Got some polish for the headlights and gave it a go. Pretty happy with the results, although the UV coating left some streaking when it dried. I might redo again one day, although I'd love some new headlight if they weren't so dear.

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    Thats a neat car. Headlights come up good. Heaps better than they were before
     
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    I have a couple of new things to add. I finally got around to fitting my black interior, and my black genuine Monaro dashboard. Really happy with how it looks, Especially with how the new LED's look with the black dashboard. Now I just need to replace to head unit and add a lot more leather.

    I also finally got around to swapping the wheels between this and my wagon. I think these wheels look HEAPS better on the Ute than the old wheels did. These wheels also show off my T2 rotors a lot more. I'll aim to get the calipers painted later this year, although I can't decide what colour. I'm tossing up between purple and light green.

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