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Stone's 06 VE V8 Calais-V

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by StoneX, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. StoneX

    StoneX New Member

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    Thought I might as well chuck this up...

    I bought it already lowered and tinted which were both things I was going to do anyway. It came with GTS copies which the rears had been painted silver to match the car and the fronts had been machined to fit earlier model Commodores so couldn't be balanced properly, so I bought genuine ones. I also put a KPM cat-back 2.5" system on it.

    Mods to come:
    - Pacemaker 1 3/4" 4-to-1's waiting to be fitted
    - Ballistic 3" to 2.5" cats waiting to be fitted
    - 3.45 diff... Trying to find one before Saturday as car was booked into just have 2.92 LSD put in.
    - Duspeed or KPM OTR... Yet to decide
    - A very mild cam, still researching
    - MAFless tune once it's all being fitted

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    And a couple from when I first got it...

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    Nice looking car you've got there, the rims suit it nicely.
     
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    Big_Simmo Deep Blue Cranberry

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    Looks bloody awesome mate :)

    really makes me wanna update my car
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Very nice, i like the strip along the bottom of the doors on the v series, might look into getting that for mine. :)
     
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    Very nice calais mate, speak to Gary @ chev's regarding cam & otr choice cause he know's his stuff when it comes to anything ls related.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Once the diff is in I'll go have a chat to Chev and get the cam, OTR, extractors and cats all done at once... Hopefully I stop the mods after that as it is costing a fortune! :)
     
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    looks pretty sweet man sometimes i wish that i had of got a calais instead of the ssv. Good luck with trying to stop the mods
     
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    Here are a couple of exhaust videos that I posted in the exhaust thread. I need to make another idle one 6,000km on and a take off and drive-by.

    KPM 2.5" cat-back system just installed


    KPM 2.5" cat-back system after 1,000km
     
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    I had the extractors, cats and OTR CAI fitted and a tune yesterday... Results below.

    I'll have to make another exhaust video as it sounds quite different now with the extractors and cats :)

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    Are you getting any vibration through the cabin with the 1 3/4" headers? Whats the clearance like with the left cat to the body?

    I'm having a few issues with my 1 3/4" Pacies. Chev is changing them to 1 7/8" this Friday.
     
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    I haven't noticed anything... What is the vibration like? Major? At idle? Driving? WOT?

    I can't see under the car to check clearance of the cat, sorry.

    I bought bare cats so they needed to make the piping and flanges so maybe the made sure the cats were nowhere that they could vibrate.
     
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    It's not major. It only happens at WOT from 3000rpm upwards.

    Normal driving it's not an issue. If you have different cats Gary would've made sure you don't have any issues.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Nice car Stone :thumbsup:

    I was expecting to see pics of a massive audio setup inside the car - given that you are the guru over on the Car Audio section lol...
     
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    Maybe one day... I've sort of got over the installing side of things and I'm too tight to pay someone so much for something I could do :p
     
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    A couple of updates... Got a small 219/224 113LSA cam fitted. I went small because I do 100km a day and wanted to still be decent on fuel. I'm getting a fluttering noise like turbulence inside the exhaust so I need to sort that out and then I post up a proper video.

    Here's a video of the exhaust the night before getting the cam fitted.
    Cold start - Full exhaust, headers, cats, tune. I think I put the camera a bit close as it sounds funny.


    And new Dyno sheet. Not big power gains but it's much more responsive and sounds better :D
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    looking and sounding great, mate. And good numbers!
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Nice work. Who did your cam and how much if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Chev's Performance did it and I'll PM the cost.
     

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