Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Social's Implusive 6L VZ Thunder

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by social, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    Awesome being a member of the Thunder club

    Name: Sean
    Body Type: Utility
    Colour: Impulse Blue
    Model: VZ MY06 Thunder
    Engine: 6.0L L76 V8
    Engine modifications: Iridium Sparkplugs, 10.5 Eagle Leads, Maffless tune
    Power: 244.4rwkw / 327.7rwhp
    Transmission:T-56 6spd Manual with Billet short shifter
    Intake: Growler big mouth / pod setup
    Rims: 19" gloss black VX GTS wheels
    Front Brakes: 320mm Rotors Twin piston Calipers with slotted rotors and Redstuff pads
    Rear Brakes: 286mm Single Piston Calipers with standard rotors and Redstuff pads
    Torneau Cover: Twin Flute Hardlid
    Tint: 30% octane
    Lighting: Lowbeam: Philips diamond white globes, high beam: 6000k hid
    Suspension: King Spring Super Lows fronts with standard shocks, King Spring Super Low rears with pedders short shocks, nolathane diff cradle bushes + spacer, diff bush, z-bar, castor bar, lower control arms and rear sub mounts
    Interior: Black SS Leather
    Headers: xforce 4 into 1 extractors + 200cpi highflow cats
    Exhaust: 2.5" Twin Cat back system
    Headunit: Pioneer deck
    Speakers / system : Pioneer 240W 6", Dynamat extreme on doors + rear cabin

    Other Extras:
    Guards rolled, binnacle gauges, Hall's towbar, custom plates

    Completion List:
    - replace exhaust with twin 2.5" system
    - Lower rear end
    - New 10.5mm blue eagle leads
    - Oil/oil filter/air filter service (Penrite ten tenths full syn. Premium O 0W-50)
    - New NGK iridium spark plugs
    - Differential Oil Change (Penrite sing80)
    - Transmission Oil Change (Penrite MGO7075)
    - Rewire headunit to enable electrical aerial to work
    - White lights for H3 (spotties) 16/5
    - Sprayed Rims gloss black 16/5
    - Sprayed calipers red 17/5
    - New pads and rotors on the rear 18/5
    - Fix hardlid water leaks 25/5
    - White lights for h11 29/5
    - Seatcovers that actually fit over the SS seats! 5/6
    - New brake pads on front with machined rotors 8/6
    - Rear Guards rolled by Kensington Park Tyre Power 19/6
    - New tread on rear 20/6
    - King Spring SL's in 21/6
    - New 19" Pentagons 23/6/12
    - Dyno 204.9rwkw 3/7/12
    - New RH/LH side headlights 8/7/12
    - Binnacle gauges 3/8/12
    - Replaced Wiper Washer Bottle 4/8/12
    - SS front bar lower grille mesh 4/8/12
    - Hand brake adjusted ?/11/12
    - Slotted fronts / red EBC brakes all round ?/11/12
    - Halls Towbar ?/11/12
    - Fuel filter change ?/11/12
    - Z bar / Castor bar / lower control arm / Rear sub mount Nolathaene replacement 6/12/12
    - New engine mounts 6/12/12
    - Serviced
    - New rear shocks + Diff cradle nolathane bushes
    - Pentagons gone, cv8z's in
    - 30% tint octane
    - growler big mouth pod setup
    - serviced, now using penrite full synth 5w-60
    - high beam 6000k HID kit
    - custom plates IMPLS3
    - cv8zs gone 19" Vx GTS wheels in gloss black on
    - high flow cats + xforce extractors 4 into 1
    - maffless tune 244.4rwkw
    - replaced both serpentine belts
    - serviced
    - dynamat doors + rear cabin 21/7/13


    Things to come:
    Previously said nothing but since then a list has begun..
    - fix volume steering wheel button
    - White LED dash cluster and surrounds to white conversion
    - trutrac + 3.9 diff gears
    - sprung button clutch
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  2. HERONVY

    HERONVY New Member

    Messages:
    586
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Location:
    Steel city
    Members Ride:
    2003 VY2 SS
    cant wait to see this thing in the pics, sounds like a nice unit

    How much did you end up paying for it, if you dont mind me asking?

    Al
     
  3. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    love it mate, wont disclose but was in the 20's

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  4. MikeCuzzy

    MikeCuzzy Jumping puddles

    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    Members Ride:
    2007 VE Omega 3.6L
    I love it mate. Lower it if you must, but I reckon utes look better raised up a bit.

    Must fix seat foam!
     
  5. Whitesack07

    Whitesack07 Member

    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Location:
    Grafton
    Members Ride:
    VX S
    Defs lower it so its sitting even mate, will look sick then, just looking at the drivers seat, but you must be either a short guy or the seat was just forward haha
     
  6. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    yeah il get that foam fixed at some stage, and defs needa lower it, seat was just forward lol im 6ft 4.5
     
  7. MikeCuzzy

    MikeCuzzy Jumping puddles

    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    Members Ride:
    2007 VE Omega 3.6L
    It's a good height to be mate! Seat aaaaaaalll the way back :)
     
  8. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

    Messages:
    3,817
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Location:
    Victoria
    Members Ride:
    2010 Nissan X-Trail ST-L
    Very clean mate... I've always had a sweet spot for the Thunders. Was thinking about getting one but the wifey said she wanted something I could put kids in the back of... :(

    SO I got a 300rwkw+ R8 instead. :D rofl!

    One question, i thought Thunders came with the binnacle gauges factory?

    Very nice rig mate.
     
  9. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    lol sounds like a win win for your part! the gauges your talking about im gathering are the ones that sit on top of dash (2 guages) and face driver? yeah mine didnt come with it, i do believe its the last of the thunders before VE too.. seeing as its the 6.0L
     
  10. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

    Messages:
    3,817
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Location:
    Victoria
    Members Ride:
    2010 Nissan X-Trail ST-L
    Yeah, the thunders where all 6.0L. The SSZ before them, basically the same car but with the 5.7, came with them factory.

    You should look into getting some, finish of the interior nicely.
     
  11. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    might do, will just get comfortable with the car for now, few tweaks need to be done, keep getting the drivetrain malf. flashing at me, did yesterday took back to dealer got rectified as o2 sensor and was cleaned maybe? and code reset, now its gone off again, theyl need to replace it i recon. Also a hint of coolant in through vents? i have a very keen sense of smell when in a car bout that so.. yeah i hope i havent gone and got a dud.. i remember looking at a silver ssz ute bout a year ago, only auto tho, my thunder makes it look like a crappy toy now that i think about it and that car was like 28g
     
  12. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

    Messages:
    3,817
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Location:
    Victoria
    Members Ride:
    2010 Nissan X-Trail ST-L
    Whey I picked up mine I had some teething issues I had the dealer sort out.

    1. The speedo was out... the 4.11's where put in but no one calibrated the speedo so I was going 60kmph but speedo was showing 80kmph lol.

    2. Had some cold start issues with the tune

    3. Rear end was a bit loose and they found a bent control arm, so that was all replaced.

    4. CD played died shortly after I got it so they replaced that

    5. The thrust bearing was making a terrible ruckus, so they took the box out, fixed that and they re did all the seals while it was out.

    I think that is inherant of buying any 2nd had car.
     
  13. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    yeah 2nd hand always has its trips, i bought from a private dealership so im hoping the professionalism extends completely the way it should like a manufacturer dealership. i have 3mnths to claim any problems, if things need replacing, they get replaced, thats it, i didnt pay $X for car with problems
     
  14. Delish-VY

    Delish-VY Banned

    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    Originally - Eastern Suburbs - Melbourne, Currentl
    Members Ride:
    2003 VY S pack
    Very nice car mate, love the SSZ wheels they are so clean. Could never understand leather seats in a ute though...ute's get roughed up alot more than the everyday sedan...I have a feeling theres going to be alot of TLC needed to keep those seats in good nick?
     
  15. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    Nah il chuck covers on at some stage but it won't be a work horse of that sort, shel b well looked after ;)
     
  16. derrro

    derrro haha tough

    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Location:
    Sydney
    Members Ride:
    VZ MY06 SS
  17. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    had read through your how to before the post was put up mate, clever idea, im not really game at taking her apart just yet, later down the track but its a sweet idea, i was going to consider a foam expandant (not expandafoam which set solid) but something pumped in with a need into the bolster side to bring it up solid again, but then again definitly down the track, cheers tho
     
  18. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    Already lined up a set of i believer SL or SSL's for the back for $30 score :D
     
  19. Delish-VY

    Delish-VY Banned

    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    Originally - Eastern Suburbs - Melbourne, Currentl
    Members Ride:
    2003 VY S pack
    That is a steal, any other idea's for it?
     
  20. social

    social Ute Finatic

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Location:
    South Aus
    Members Ride:
    MY06 6.0L VZ Thunder(na naa na naa..)
    i recon hey, stoked, yeah towbar is all for now, once i get the funds together i SUPPOSE the engine mods will begin...
     

Share This Page