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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by one_and_only2004, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. one_and_only2004

    one_and_only2004 Turbo L98 FTW

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    So there comes a time in a man's life where he realises that he's wasting time playing with V6's - this happened to me in march 2011 when I traded in the Blown VY S for a 2007 VZ SS Thunder utility.

    The ute came standard with a 2.5" twin straight through exhaust - It sounded awesome, but it was obnoxiously loud so it HAD to be replaced, by a set of pacemaker Tri-Y's, magnaflow cats, and an X-force 2.5" twin stainless exhaust.
    The standard thunder rims made way for a set of 19" XHP Jets in chrome but all they did was emphasise the 3 feet of ground clearance - soon to be fixed I hope.
    The choked standard intake is being replaced with a much easier breathing DuSpeed OTR whenever I can find someone reputable to tune the thing, and after I can work out if I want a cam or not.

    That's all I can think of at the moment. Ka Kawww!

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    one_and_only2004 Turbo L98 FTW

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    So I rang up Bayside Performance Services in Brisbane and talked to a fella about my cam, tune and all the other bits required. I'm getting a 218/233 112 LSA cam installed plus tuned for under $3k - he said I'll be easily over 300rwkw.
     
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    Sounds like you've got the power lined up, just needs to be dropped a bit! And maybe some mesh to go behind that huge gap in the front bar. Manual or auto?
     
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    I'm very hesitant over dropping it much, maybe a little in the back. I've done the lowered car thing and all it does is flog out all the other suspension bits. The front bar has mesh in there, I just need to take it off and paint it up again as it's got a bit of stone chip syndrome... And it's a manual, would have preferred an Auto but this was what I could find at the time.
     
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    one_and_only2004 Turbo L98 FTW

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    I was contemplating maybe an ASE turbo kit, but in all honesty it has traction issues as it is. I do have a Raptor supercharger sitting in the shed off my old VY and I've thought long and hard about putting that on...
     
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    I can understand that, my driveway is an absolute bastard so I can't really lower my car too much, but I lowered that back so it sits even with the front. Looks spastic with the back higher imo. Can I ask why you'd prefer auto? My last car and my current one are auto and I'm so bored of it lol
     
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    I'd prefer an auto because of the fun. Everyone knows that the standard auto setup in the commodores is pretty ****, but once you get a tune they adjust it up and it makes the car completely different to drive. I used to be a 100% manual is superior kind of guy till I met RaptorChargedVX in Brisbane and he took me for a drive in his auto VY SS - never again will I bag out an automatic car.
    Manuals are indeed a lot of fun when doing EPIC skids though.
     
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    Looks very tidy.
    Not a huge fan of the front bar, Never have been a massive HSV fan.

    Love the colour though.

    Needs to be lower.
     
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    twin snails julian
     
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    I'll swap you a fuel system for a set of turbos?
     
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    No deal buddy
     
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    Trent - the guy who's never been a team player.
     
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    car looks great! hopefully it comes along as well as the old fox ey mate haha!
     
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    Thanks boss, I hope so! I head up to Brisbane next Wednesday to have the cam and otr fitted and tuned, then we'll see how it goes after that I guess.
     
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    nice ute u got yaself julian :D.... bayside performance is near me so u better drop by and show me the beast while ur in my area mate
     
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    Thanks boss, it's a little bit of a step up eh? I'm going to the Cleveland branch and I'll be staying with Trent (we're ATTEMPTING to do the fuel system for his turbo rig) so you should drop by or something, or we'll come around if we finish up early.
     
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    u have to pretty much go past my place to get to the cleveland bayside performance... either way we will have to catch up as im on hols for the next 2 weeks....

    big step up mate, im digging the red rocket :D
     
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    So I got back from the tuners today after having the cam installed. Car drives like a stocker with a bit of an angry idle but it rips skids like there's no tomorrow!
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