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nathans VY Calais - 'Calais 2.0'

nathanVY

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nathans VY Calais - 'Calais 2.0' - Turbo LS1, Manual

nathans VY Calais - 'Calais 2.0'

Year: 2003
Odo: bought at 114,xxxkms, LS1 conversion at 143,xxxkms, motor at 70,xxxkms
Colour: Navy Blue
Engine: 2004 LS1 5,7, Lunati Double Valve Springs - Seals and Retainers, Cometic Head Gaskets, ARP Head Studs, Johnsons Slow Leakdown Lifters, 222/227 .602"/.598" 113+3 Turbo Cam, Rollmaster single row billet timing chain, Mighty Mouse Catch Can, LNC-003 Launch Control & Rev Limiter
Turbo: Garett GTX4294R, Turbosmart 50mm Wastegate, eBoost2
Fuel: Deatschwerks surge tank, DW350il pump, DW65c in-tank as the feeder, Bosch 1000cc injectors, E85
Brakes: 320mm Monaro fronts with DBA T3s, Project Mu HC800 pads all round
Transmission: 6spd Manual. T56 M12, GMM Ripshifter, Mcleod RXT Twin Plate clutch, VZ 6L Tailshaft
Exhaust: C&A Auto Fashion 4-1 Manifolds, Single 3.5" Stainless Exhaust, Flowmaster 60 Series Muffler
Diff: 3:27 Rebuilt Truetrac
Suspension: Pedders coilover fronts with bilstein shock inserts, ebiach rear springs and koni yellow rear shocks, Nolathane Castor Rod Bushes, Super Pro Rear Subframe Bushes, Lower Control Arm Bushes, Whiteline Front & Rear sway bars
Electrics: Power Windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Full Electric Seats
Interior: Blue Leather Seats & Door Trims, HSV Steering Wheel & Airbag, VZ Steering Wheel Controls & Clock Spring, VZ R8 Binnacle Gauge Pod, Saas Oil Pressure and Boost Gauges.
Wheels: Genuine 18" VE SS Series 2 Wheels, Hankook RS3's all round.
Stereo:
- JVC KW-XR810 Double Din, Bluetooth H/U
- JBL P660C 6 1/2" Splits Fronts
- JBL GT5-S265 6 1/2" Coaxial Rears
- 0 Gauge Battery Relocation, Upgraded engine block to chassis earth, alternator charging lead, starter motor +ve lead

Mods

- 35% / 18% Tint
- LED Lighting Conversion
- CREE LED Reverse Lights
- VZ Calais Tail Lights & Reflectors
- VY II Calais Side Skirts & Rear Bumperettes
- VY Calais HBD Front Lip
- D34M Blue Top Deep Cycle Battery
- Hollandia Sunroof (Installed 03/11/12)
- Bootlip
- Mirrors, roof moulds and boot garnish colour coded
- ECU located to passenger side kick panel in cabin
- Overflow bottle neck shortened





Valve springs installed


LS9 head gaskets and ARP head studs



V6 Removed



Things that need fixing:
- Needs new wiper blades *done*
- Bonnet struts *done*
- Clean throttlebody *done*
- Drivers seat plastic broken *replaced*
- Shifter boot worn *replaced*
- Intermittent alternator fault *voltage regulator replaced, 115,XXXkms 30-1-12 *
- Idler pulley below the coil packs noisy *replaced*
- Change castor rod bushes *replaced*, 118,XXXkms 13-2-12
- Ashtray doesn't close properly *fixed*
- Glovebox droops down a bit on the left *fixed, replaced rubber stoppers & holding clips*
- Rear ashtray cover missing *replaced*
- Wiper jets and cover worn *replaced*
- Drivers door checkstrap worn *replaced*
- New genuine steering wheel controls 2/1/14
- Climate Control on HIGH occasionally the fan drops out *Fan speed resistor replaced
- Climate control fan doesn't work at all *replaced heater fan*
- 3/4 door speaker grills broken



Servicing, etc

- Fuel filter & brake fluid changed 116,XXXkms - 13/2/12 (next brake fluid change, 13/2/14)
- Wheel alignment 120,XXXkms - 21/4/12
- Power steering rack changed at - 132,XXXkms - 4/9/12
- Changed front rotors and pads at 132,XXXkms - 22/9/12
- Changed front passenger door actuator at 132,XXXkms - 22/9/12

LS1 Conversion at 143,XXXkms - 12/03/13
- Engine oil flush, oil & filter change at 70,XXXkms - 29/3/13
- A/C Re-gas at 70,XXXkms / 145,XXXkms - 10/4/13
- Engine oil & filter change, Transmission oil and filter change at 80,XXXkms - 17/8/13
- OTR air filter cleaned & re oiled at 152,XXXkms / 87,XXXkms - 6/11/13
- Front wheel bearing hubs replaced at 152,XXXkms / 87,XXXkms - 8/11/13
- Engine oil & filter change, washer jet shroud replaced at 153,XXXkms / 88,XXXkms - 19/11/13
- Front rotors machined, rear rotors replaced & new pads all round at 153,XXXkms / 88,XXXkms - 22/11/13
- Manual conversion, new slave cylinder at 155,XXXkms / 90,000kms - 12/12/13
- Cabin filter installed at 158,XXXkms / 92,000kms - 27/12/13
- Handbrake shoes worn & bent, replaced with newer version that fixes scraping problem at 159,XXXkms / 93,000kms - 8/1/14
- Gearbox Oil changed to Penrite Pro Gear 70W-75, new Textralia X Grip clutch, pressure plate and flywheel fitted at 159,XXXkms / 93,XXXkms - 31/1/14
- New fan speed resistor fitted at 159,XXXkms / 93,XXXkms - 3/2/14
- Oil & filter change at 160,XXXkms / 94,XXXkms - 14/2/14
- New diff & 3:51 gears, superpro subframe bushes and diff mount bush installed at 160,XXXkms - 29/3/14
- Hankook tyres installed on front at 160,XXXkms - 31/3/14
- New ball joint style link pins, strut top mounts and front bumpstops installed at 164,XXXkms - 26/4/14
- Sump re-sealed, oil and filter changed, new engine mounts, lower control arm bushes and ball joints, oil pressure and temp senders installed at 166,XXXkms - 10/6/14
- Idler pulley replaced at 167,XXXkms - 24/6/14
- Drive belts and alternator replaced at 167,XXXkms - 28/8/14
- Oil changed to Penrite 10W40 racing and filter changed at 169,XXXkms - 7/10/14
- Wheel alignment after changing springs and various bushes at 169,XXXkms - 29/10/14
- CV Shafts swapped for low km second hand ones at 172,XXXkms - 16/11/14
- Engine oil flush, oil and filter changed at 173,XXXkms - 30/11/14
- Engine oil & filter changed at 178,XXXkms - 28/3/15
- Manual rubber boot changed and rivnuts added to the floor to replace studs, LNC-003 2 step installed 29/3/15
- Valve cover breathers upgraded to -10AN fittings 24/4/15
- Oil & filter changed, GTX installed with new feed, return and water lines, Tial 50mm BOV also installed 17/9/15 - 182,XXXkms
- Replaced heater fan & passenger side door lock actuator 18/10/15
- McLeod RXT Twin Plate Clutch, Malwood billet piston slave cylinder, remote bleeder, spigot bush, new transmission rear seal, whiteline rear sway bar, camber kit and rear subframe bushings installed at 2/1/16 - 185,XXXkms
 
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Looks good mate :)
 

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soooo pretty! makes me think of going out and uppdating lol.
so, wheres the name change nathanVY hahaha
 

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i think it should be "NathanCalais" =P

looks tops Nath. keep up the awesome work.
sounds like you have a good plan for it (sunroof it already =P)

now give us some more inspiration to upgrade our cars.

and did you get those pictures on the old car before she drove out the driveway?
and will you get some of this new car (you know the ones... =P )
 

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Wow nice work man, when you said you wanted a calais, didn't think it was gonna be this soon..
The blue leather is sick man
 

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Cheers guys, really stoked on it.

A calais is worth every cent. There is just no comparison to a VY and a VX! The VY is MILES MILES MILES ahead of them.

Not sure if i'll change my name or not... the old thread is still there so I may just leave it as is.

Blue leather is awesome too haha, and the bushes are actually in good nick! The front end is really really tight, handling is excellent, corners great. Unlike all the other standard calais' i've driven which just had MEGA body roll.
 
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That is a nice pick up for $9k

Ill be watching the mods on this silently from the corner. Congrats buddy.

Dave.
 

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That is a nice pick up for $9k

Ill be watching the mods on this silently from the corner. Congrats buddy.

Dave.
Cheers man! Was thinking about it last night and the list isn't even that long. Calais already has all the good stuff so you don't have to put it there.
 

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Seeing how tastefully you put together that VS im sure this will look just as elegant.

The sunroof would be a fantastic centrepeice though.
 

nathanVY

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Seeing how tastefully you put together that VS im sure this will look just as elegant.

The sunroof would be a fantastic centrepeice though.
Lol, I started the modding this morning, by removing the number plate cover (hunter holden nsw) :p
 
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