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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by MADDNE33, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. MADDNE33

    MADDNE33 New Member

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    Hey guys.
    Here is the link to the first part of my build. There alot of useless stuff on there so I thought I would just start on a new thread with the conversion :)

    http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/vr-vs/135157-5sp-vs-ute-first-car-d.html

    Model:
    Vs ute series III
    260,000k on the body

    Engine Type:
    L67, supercharged v6 out of a WH stato
    98,000k when i brought it

    Engine Mods:
    Full throttle customs carbon fibre cold air intake, 4' kn pod and intake piping
    11psi zzp performance modular pulley

    Power:
    24/5/2012
    245rwhp, 545nm torque

    Exhaust:
    - Pacemaker Extractors, cut at the ends a re welded with 2.5inch flange
    - Twin 2 1/2 into single 3' out the back.
    - twin magnaflow 2.5 cats
    -Supercat resi at the rear

    Gearbox:
    Was getrag kow a t5
    T5 5spd out of a vr ute
    Balanced flywheel
    Heavy duty clutch

    Diff:
    Fully rebuilt by AAD diffs ballcatta
    28 spline,
    minispool
    3.9 diff gears

    Body:
    Fresh respray factory white
    shaved torneu hooks and ariel
    altezza headlights
    ss bumper with lip and foglights
    no badges
    fresh tint all round, limo rear
    Tubliner cut down and tucked under tub rails


    Brakes:
    Horrible

    Wheels:
    19' vandetta v2
    Stockies........

    Suspension:
    Monroe gt lowerd shocks and struts
    King springs super lows front ultra low rear
    Polyairbag rear airbags
    Adjustable parnhard rod
    No bumpstops

    Interior:
    Stockish

    Other Mods:
    Dual core alloy radiator
    Boost solenoid deleted
    GM billet short shifter
    Boost gauge

    Stereo:
    Full alpine system
    Type s splits in doors
    4ch amp
    Tye s 12' sub in custom box under the tray
    Alpine deck

    Future Mods:
    Mace A2A intercooler kit
    1.9.1 rockers
    5% OD balancer
    ported blower
    smallest blower pulley
    billet fuel rails
    040 intank pump



    Well anyway iv owned the ute about 2 and half years know and it was my first car. Always loved t since the day I seen it. One day when I was cruising around I over took a car and gave her abit of stick and suddenly heard a tinging sound. Pulled over and the car had siezed. A couple of weeks later I pulled the motor out and found I had blown a piston to bits. Anyway life goes on. Ute sat there for a while I decided what to do with it and after a bit a research I decided to drop a l67 in :)
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    The conversion went realy well no real dramas so far. The getrag 5sp is sounding shot noisy know so a t5 is on the cards. So happy with how she pulls know and you can't beat the whine to.
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    I don't have much access to a computer soni have to do most of it on my iPhone haha but i will get some more info and pics up abit later.

    Cheers guys :)
     
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  2. MADDNE33

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    Took the ute down to woop ass lastnight and ran a best of 14.8 not bad for a stock motor I thought and the hot weather definitely didn't help. The gearbox isn't sounding to healthy know tho so I'm guessing that's on it's way out. Don't blame it, it's done just shy of 300,000km :) it will be replaced with a t5 out of my vr ute.

    Future mods.
    Whole car respray white again with a ss lip and sides skirts.
    Boost upgrade
    Mini spool and diff gears
    Decent intake ( the open pod is not doing the motor any good in terms of cool

    That's it for know until cash flow is abit better
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    Cheers :)
     
  3. MADDNE33

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    Took the ute down to woop ass lastnight and ran a best of 14.8 not bad for a stock motor I thought and the hot weather definitely didn't help. The gearbox isn't sounding to healthy know tho so I'm guessing that's on it's way out. Don't blame it, it's done just shy of 300,000km :) it will be replaced with a t5 out of my vr ute.

    Future mods.
    Whole car respray white again with a ss lip and sides skirts.
    Boost upgrade
    Mini spool and diff gears
    Decent intake ( the open pod is not doing the motor any good in terms of cool

    That's it for know until cash flow is abit better
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    Cheers :)
     
  4. Trayner

    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    looking mint man , how much did it end up to put the l67 in and match it to the manual gearbox , thinking of doing this to mine when im off my p's . Did you do the conversion yourself ?
     
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    Cheers mate :)

    Paid 2300 for the complete motor and all the other little bits probably made it up to about 2700 including re mapping the ecu. Yes I done all the work myself. Had some help from my auto electrician mate with the wiring. This is my first conversion and everything went sweet :) so stoked with it even on stock boost
     
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    ####ing sick dude :D
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    thats sick as man , like i said thinking of going super 6 or raptor when im off my p's , just weighing up if i should go raptor (lazy way) and install it all by myself with out pulling engine out . and comes with a tune to suit and no wiring etc

    Or l67 swap over where i would need to get like a mechanic to do it and such , with custom wiring , match engine to the t5 etc


    hmmmmm
     
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    looks real nice mate :) wish i took the time to clean up my engine a little better, but i needed it in haha as i didnt have a car :(

    how have you gone about registering it? also what did it make at the wheels? not sure if you said or not lol
     
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    Honestly go the l67. So much more room to improve over the raptor IMO. They are built for boost and from what I've read and seen they are bloody strong motors. Just stock I've pulled a few ss up to about 110. I am a floor and wall tiler apprentice and this is my first car. I've never done anything like this before and I done all the work my self with pretty much researching on this site :) give it a go man so much cheaper then the raptor and it's not very hard at all with the wiring and ecu re mapping.

    Lethal: I haven't had it on the dyno yet only had my ecu re mapped.
     
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    Also haven't even thought about registering it yet. Realy should get into it. Does anyone no how to go about this?
     
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    ah k cant wait to see what it makes?

    yeah i cant register mine as a super 6 i dont think as the super 6 never came out in the utes. as i know one guy here in adelaide got his ute defected for having l67 :(
     
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    Always wondered about that fact since utes never came with the l67
     
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    Well I heard that all you need to do is change the engine numbers over? Because you can put a blower onto a standard ecotec.

    Anyways getting some cash over the weekend so I'll be lookig at a new pulley and a mini spool :)
    What should I go? 10,11,12psi heard 10psi is the best un cooled
     
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    10psi aka 87mm aka 3.4inches is the smallest pulley youll want to go with an uncooled, non cammed car for the time being. Im pretty sure Ive seen this build on L67Torque.com • Index page but if not Id recommend signing up there and there will be about everything you'll ever want to know or someone that will know the answer.
     
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    Ok thanks mate yeh I'm a member of that site but it's alot harder to search on there and I've been on this site alot longer :) got some funds together so I'm looking for a pulley upgrade a d a mini spool at the moment.
     
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    well the vs was running abit hot. was pretty much sitting just over half most the time.

    so i got her a little present :)

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    still have to bleed the sytem but ill do that tommorow. looking to be 42 degrees tommorow so it will be a good test for the new radiator :)

    also im loosing my liscense again so im gonna crack down and save hard to get my list complete
     
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    Haydz Fasten your seatbelts

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    nice looking new radiator man. ive seen you can get the silicone hoses. for your radiator off of ebay. i reckon they would look sick!

    keep up the good work.
     
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    well no real update guys. i have broken my hand and cant work so evierything has come to a hault for know till im back at work, spewin i had saved some cash for a new gearbox and intake but will have to use this till im back at work.

    Anyways, today i re done my head linning. the old stuff was sagging pretty bad. It came out quiet well considering my right hand is in a cast lol :)

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    went with something different with the white. Also gave it a coat of scotch gaurd top help keep it looking fresh :) brought an extra metre and a half so ill probly end up doing the door cards to.
     
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    Looking good mate , mines like the same white material as yours too lol!
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    looks nice.

    was it hard to get the liner out from the car?
    been thinking of doing this as its currently dirty.
    and may have some spare time up the sleeves soon.
     

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