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Troys 2007 WM Statesman

Troy711

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Model and year
2007 WM Statesman

Colour:
Sandstorm

Engine:
Alloytec V6 195 kW

Gearbox:
5 speed automatic (5L40E)

Interior:
Metro leather (black/dark grey)

Wheels and tyres (front):
Black 20" x 8.5" DTM Flair with 245/35/20 Falken FK-452

Wheels and tyres (rear):
Black 20" x 9.5" DTM Flair with 275/30/20 Falken FK-452

Current mods
35% Onyx Black window tint
Aluminium bee sting aerial
Lovells lowered springs all round (approx 30mm front and 45mm rear)
Boge Turbo shocks
Nolathane bushes throughout front and rear
Airhammer CAI
Replace all interior, park, reverse and puddle lamp bulbs with white LEDs
HSV GTS steering wheel
X-Force 2.5 inch cat back exhaust
Grange boot lip spoiler
Caprice grill
Caprice rear bumper
Shaved boot badge
Upgrade to V8 front brakes
DBA 4000 Slotted rotors with HPX pads on all corners
HEL Performance braided brake lines (in silver)
Hand polished front calipers


Future mods
HSV sports pedals
Possibly a Walkinshaw scoop vinyl wrapped in matte black


We picked up the car on Friday with 51XXX Km on the clock after trading in my VZ S ute. Originally I was looking at a few different cars but settled on this one after a we were given a good price and a decent trade in figure. First stop was Direct Wheels and Tyres in Sydney for new wheels. I've been told that Direct are the only importer of DTM Wheels in Australia and that my car is the first WM in the country with black Flairs on it :D. They took a few photos of it so when they are posted on the website I will also put them up here.

Apart from the usual marks you get with any used car the outside is very tidy and the interior is imaculate. I am also replacing the side indicators because the lenses are cracked and over all a bit ratty for my standards. I already have replacements, I've just gotta get them painted and put in.

Anyway, time for pics. Excuse the quality, I took them with my mobile on the way home from Sydney. Also, the pics don't to the dish on the wheels justice. I am still in awe of how deep they actually are lol.






















And finally a stock photo of a WM in Pensioner Spec lol





Thanks to...

Brian and the guys BG's Automotive Workshop

7 Gregory Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6284 4155
Mobile: 0413 021 963


Specialised Smash Repairs

22 Oatley Crt
Belconnen ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6253 1966


New-Gel

24 Isa Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609
Phone: (02) 6280 4712
Website: New Gel


Direct Wheels and Tyres

130 Sunnyholt Road
Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone: (02) 8822 8343
Website: Direct Wheels and Tyres


Solartint Belconnen

11 Walder Street
Belconnen ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6251 8750
 
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andyman

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lol defiently a change from your previous car, wheels look good, but spokes look small for 20's must be the machined lip and black - same as my car, makes them look smaller,


i serviced a ve ss with dtm 20z, that's interesting to know..... they only come into Sydney



how are you finding the alloytec and 5sp with the barge around it? they definitely tuned much better than the vz ay....
 

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Hell yes, the engine/gearbox combo is a 100% improvement over the VZ. It feels better, responds quicker and the gear shifts are fast and smooth. The only thing I don't like about it at the moment is the boat-like suspension. You hit a bump, bounce into it.. bounce out.. and then bounce again! I shouldn't complain too much considering the market the car is aimed at though. I'll fix that soon enough ;)
 

BANKS

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lol @ pensioner spec

you've already looked into lowering it? atleast it wont be like your on the cruise ship...drunk

i can see sky threw the windows, i dont like sky threw windows lol :)

edit: should propably read posts ay... lol
 

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very nice rims.
how much did they set you back if you dont mind me asking?
 

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You have to get a lawn bowls hat for the rear window :thumbsup:
 

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Looks like a nice update from the ute. Needs to be lowered though. People will think you stole it from the local bowls club.
 

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lol, just thinking, if you lower one of these barges, image if you went to drive into a car park with a large ramp and it got stuck on the rise haha, these look phenomenal, but the body really hides how low the undercarriage gets, and this being LWB lol.............



oh troy, tommo with the senator has had the hat as his avatar, i think its your turn to wear that avatar for a week
 

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Nice ride, Troy:thumbsup:
Cant wait to see this next time im in Canberra:D
Just needs to be lowered now. Any interior shots?
 

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lol @ pensioner spec

you've already looked into lowering it? atleast it wont be like your on the cruise ship...drunk

i can see sky threw the windows, i dont like sky threw windows lol :)

edit: should propably read posts ay... lol
Yep, lowering is on the way! CSP has changed the springs in his Calais V Sportswagon and apparently they will fit mine. I'll put some pics of the window tint up when I get it done, still dunno if i should go 35% or 20% lol

very nice rims.
how much did they set you back if you dont mind me asking?
Put it this way, I'm lucky I still have all my arms and legs lol. They cost $3600 for wheels, tyres, balance, fitting, alignment, nuts and lock nuts. I looked for over 2 hours for wheels that would suit and these were the only ones I found that I liked. The best part is I paid for them while I still owned my VZ ute and I also got the invoice made out to my business name so it's a tax write off ;)

You have to get a lawn bowls hat for the rear window :thumbsup:
And a tartan blanket with a box of tissues haha. I'd hate to think of the number of people who have looked an me and thought I was driving daddys car lol.

Looks like a nice update from the ute. Needs to be lowered though. People will think you stole it from the local bowls club.
Sure is a nice update, it feels so much better to drive then the VZ. Plus it is comfort all the way :D

lol, just thinking, if you lower one of these barges, image if you went to drive into a car park with a large ramp and it got stuck on the rise haha, these look phenomenal, but the body really hides how low the undercarriage gets, and this being LWB lol.............

oh troy, tommo with the senator has had the hat as his avatar, i think its your turn to wear that avatar for a week
I looked underneath it the other day and you are right, the undercarriage hangs down a fair way. I don't want to make it stupidly low, just enough to make it not look like a 4WD.

Whats with the avatar..?

Nice ride, Troy:thumbsup:
Cant wait to see this next time im in Canberra:D
Just needs to be lowered now. Any interior shots?
No interior shots yet, I can post a generic pic if you like..?

Another cruise with the NSW and ACT crew should be organised soon too :)
 
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