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My VUII SS Ute

Husky

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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






The day I got it.
 
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kangavxss

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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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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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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.
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.



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%.



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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