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Discussion in 'VF' started by villn808, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. villn808

    villn808 Active Member

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    Model: MY15 VF SSV sedan
    Colour: Phantom black metallic
    Engine Type: L77 6.0l V8
    Engine Mods: VCM 883, Higgins heads, Setrab oil cooler, Holley valve covers, FASTLSX 102 intake manifold, VCM OTR, Autotechnica catch can, relocated heater hoses, tuned by Jason @ LS1PWR 347rwkw
    Gearbox: 6spd manual, Powertrax Grippro 6 pinion diff, 3.7 gears
    Exhaust: Sureflow 1 7/8 headers, 100cpi cats, X Force 3 inch catback with Varex mufflers.

    Stereo: Stock Bose

    Suspension: XYZ coilovers

    Wheels: Black Vossen VFS-5, 20x9 +20 front, 20x10.5 +42 rear. Kumho KU39 tyres.

    Brakes: CTS-V Brembo 6 piston fronts, and 4 piston rears. AC Delco pads, DBA 4000 T3 rotors front and rear. Safebrake braided brake hoses.

    Lighting: JW Speaker LED low beams, Hi beams and fogs, LED's throughout the rest of the car, DRL harness so they remain on with headlights

    Other Mods:
    Painted front and rear lion badges
    Rolled front and rear guards
    PHNTYM personalised plate

    Future mods:
    Full exhaust DONE
    OTR DONE
    Cam and heads
    Tune DONE
    Upgrade speakers, amp and parcel tray subs
    Upgrade swaybars









    Hi guys, now the car hasn't arrived yet but wanted to start this thread anyway. It's due mid April but I'm not holding my breath. The car was already on order when I secured it so shouldn't be too bad. The old car is gone, some have you may have seen my old thread, it was an 09 ignition orange SV6. Loved the car and was sad to see it go, but it went to a mate who will look after it.

    The new car is a MY15 manual SSV. Went the non redline as I will be doing the brakes and changing the wheels so no point spending the extra 7 odd grand.

    Here's a list of the parts I already have or have ordered.

    Black side vent thingys
    Black DRL surrounds
    Small ariel (sat nav compatible)
    CTS-V 6 piston/4 piston combo and pads, with a set of brembo stickers to replace the V. Yet to get rotors.
    Vossen CV5's in polished silver, 20x9 and 20x10.5

    With the wheels I originally wanted matte graphite CV3's but the supplier only has the rears in stock as they are in the middle of changing all the finishes to gloss. I had another option of getting some with the Ford stud pattern and getting them resleeved but didn't want to go down that road. I'm in love with the CV5's now. The fittment is quite aggressive but the supplier, Daniel from Bboss wheels, assures me with rolled guards and a 275 tyre and the right negative camber it will be all good, he has customers with VE/VFs who run these rims and offsets with no dramas.

    I will be lowering the car with XYZ coilovers and puting on a Manta catback pretty much straight away, probably the 2.5 inch stainless, I don't really want it too loud. And that's about it for the time being, will get a tune and OTR as well in the future when the funds allow.

    Here's a pic of the rims, and one of them on a black car to get an idea of the look. Obviously it won't be that low but it's an idea of the colour scheme. Now to play the waiting game..


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    keeeeeen. very keen. hopw the thread grows as big as your last one :yeah:
     
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    Haha not as keen as me man. Never owned a V8 before, so excited.
     
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    Just a photo of the stuff I've got so far, those 6 piston Brembo's are massive compared to my old 4 pots.

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    Where'd you purchase the black side vents and fog light suurround?
     
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    eBay mate.
     
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    I'd get the brakes approved. One of the main items in the national code which specifically requires approval, should be straightforward (except for the steering knuckle drilling bit) otherwise not worth it, could lose the lot and more.
     
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    What you mean by approved? By an engineer? The steering knuckle doesn't need drilled on the VFs, they use 14mm bolts standard.
     
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    Have looked into this further and will definitely be getting a VASS approval cert once installed. Thanks PIR4TE
     
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    Nice choice in wheels mate, I nearly bought CV5's before changing my mind and getting the VFS1's.

    And Daniel is right about the fitment. I run the 9" +35 offset on the front with a 245/35 tyre and the 10.5 +42 offset rear with a 275 tyre with rolled guards and even though my ute is quite low it clears with a very slight scrub on big bumps. I could raise it to stop the scrub but I like the look to much haha. I can post a pic if you like or just check out my thread in the VE section.

    I'm keen to see how your new ride comes along :)
     
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    Just checked out your ute, perfect stance mate! Well done. Have you ground down the rear bumper bracket and relocated the screw that's there?
    My car is due April 10 fingers crossed. What coilovers are you running?
     
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    Cheers mate, it took my a while to save the coin to get where it is but I'm so happy with it now that the waiting was worth it haha

    I had the guards rolled by a bloke in Sydney and he ground back the bracket but I don't think he relocated the screw. I've never really noticed it to scrub there though.

    Oh yeah nice nice fingers crossed then, lucky you have enough mods already to keep you going for a while. I really want to do the CTS-V brake upgrade as well when I can afford it.

    I just have the ksport coilovers cos my mate was selling them heaps cheap. I'd like to eventually upgrade to Teins though.
     
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    You can buy the set to replace all of the chrome on the VF here VF Complete Black Trim Kit - GM Motorsport

    Not the cheapest, but in my opinion VF's look great with the black instead of chrome. They sell the parts individually as well. The side vents are $55 alone
     
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    Oh ok sweet, I think if you relocate the screw you can grind more of the bracket tab off. My old rims used to scrape there on big bumps as well. Yea Teins would be awesome, I'm just going XYZ, haven't heard too many bad things and can't go past them for the price for a start, first coilovers I've owned.
     
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    Bolts are 12mm x 1.75 pitch ,45mm in lenght
     
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    You meaning VE or VF? I'm fairly positive the front VF caliper bolts are 14mm. Haven't seen for myself but have done a fair bit of research and have been told by a couple of people.
     
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    I also know for a fact if fitting redline Brembos to a non redline VF you need to drill and tap the calipers to 14mm
     
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    My 2014 VF Redline front bolts are M12 x 1.75, same as the rear. PBR bolts are M12 x 1.25 or 1.5 pitch.

    Just pull one of your bolts out and measure it.
     
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    Cheers mate, I think I'm gonna buy although I may get custom plates first. $450 isn't bad but I'll check with holden how much this kit is, might save on postage. Gonna get some quotes to get the window mould wrapped in gloss black too
     

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