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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Sandman, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Sandman

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    So as a few of you know I recently got my fulls and bought myself a VZ Maloo.

    Purchase Date: 4/7/17
    Year: 2004
    Odometer: 168,000
    Gearbox: T56-M12
    Colour: Impulse Blue

    As I bought it it has a full Pacemaker exhaust not sure on header size but cat back is a 3" twin, so sounds fairly beefy. Also has a growler intake, which will replaced with a Duspeed OTR at some point. Has also been lowered on Pedders/Kings SL and rides reasonably nicely, is actually a fair bit higher than my old VZ was.

    Immediate plans are:
    Ripshifter is getting installed on the 6/9
    Soon after is Stereo, Looking at Kenwood 9017DABS, Apline Type R's from my old VZ and probably a Polk MM240 and a suitable amp.
    A little way away after is Shockwork coilovers, don't think the kits actually been released yet.
    Way after is a set of wheels, aiming for staggered 19s something like TSW Bathursts or so, and way way further is a mild cam retune and to replace the growler with a Duspeed, supposedly it makes 240kw at the treads, but have nothing to back that up with.
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    Nice tidy looking ute, I too was shopping around for a VZ maloo but they seem pretty rare, couldn't find one for a decent price with low km so in the end I went with a thunder ute instead. That ride height looks quite nice, will be aiming for something similar myself.
     
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    Nice and Tidy.
    One of the best colours they did.

    Low on Standard wheels would make it less obvious aswell.
    Coilovers with them, even with it lower again would keep is slightly less obvious as modified.

    Tis nice.
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    Impulse blue on an R8... Perfect combo, looks sick mate.
     
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    Cheers guys, got the Ripshifter installed today, along with a new isolator its so much nicer to drive. The old isolator has all but disintegrated to was quite noisy, whisper quiet now and no more rowing with the sloppy (and screwed) stock shifter, threw a new gearboot on and it looks nicer now too. So very happy tonight.
     
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    Some crowd on ebay out of the UK, had it for years. I originally bought it for my old VZ but never fitted it, was around $35 landed for memory. Only thing is the seems don't quite match up with the corners like the stock one does, despite fitting well otherwise. No big deal but will probably get a trimmer to do one for me sometime.
     
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    How much did it cost you to get the Ripshifter installed? And how long did it take? Did you supply it also, or purchase through the shop?
    I been considering getting one as i heard they are awesome, not sure if I should buy and fit it myself or take it somewhere to get it done.
    Cheers
     
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    I think It was $750 supply and fit for the shifter and a new genuine isolator. Shifter itself is around $500 I think by itself, you can install if you're mechanically minded. I probably should of but I'm a fairly time poor these days and a bit over working on cars too lately. So just dropped it off at JHP here in in the morning and picked it up after work, which is a nice change from a part sitting in the garage for two months before I find a spare afternoon fit it, which is the normal process. Should take around 2 hours to do generally.
     
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    So not too much happening with this just dailying it basically and having fun. I had the stereo installed probably a month or so back now by Brett at Performance Car Audio in Bayswater and I must admit although I hate the idea of paying to get a stereo installed it was done quickly and sounds amazing. Consists of a Kenwood 9017DABS, 6.5" Type R Alpine splits and a Polk MM 240 sub behing the passenger seat. So photos atm but I'll try and get some this week. Would like to do wheels soon, looking at staggered 19" Koya SF04's and possibly thingking about rear drop in bags too. As I use this weekly to move large/heavy crap around such as engines as seen in the photo dump and with an engine in the back we're basically on the bumpstops which isn't ideal at all. Also I can't get a engine crane under the back when its sacked like that either as I found out the hard way. Enjoy the random photo dump.
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    buys maloo... uses it as a ute...
     
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    Weird hey
     
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    I had to comment. He was giving me **** for actually using my Hj as a ute haha
     
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    I hate how much I had to pay Vicroads for these bloody plates but they do look exactly one million times than the ones that came with the car.
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    Still got a soft spot for these things...prices are all over the shop up here & rarely seen any with all the options wanted.

    Hard to believe they're getting old untill see most of them are trashed or written off
     
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    Funny enough cleaning out the house the other day I found the old HSV range brochure from when this was released in '04 with this being the flagship colour for the R8 Maloo which was kind of cool to find. I think for memory they made around 4,000 VZ Maloo's between Series one and two so they're not exactly common to begin with. I now also have a XR6T which I'm dailying (just to/from work) for the moment which means I'm not putting as many K's on this and a bit more of a novelty when I do drive it. I've already put 12,000ks on it since owning it so has been nice to slow that down a bit. One day I will do some decent photos of inside and out when its not filthy like above.
     

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