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The Fox 2.0 - VZ V8 Thunder

one_and_only2004

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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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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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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.
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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