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Updating the VF to 2020

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by RED LION, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. RED LION

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    I’m sure there’s a lot of us on here that are quite happy with our VF’s being our long term car. My question is. What would bring the VF up to 2020 standards? What are some modifications you’d make to make your VF more modern?
     
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    My Redline II

    Update for my link: there’s still no ideal solution to this Kayhan seemed like the best choice but thanks to some reviews on here I’ve decided to give it a miss. The beat would be @TazzI Colorado experiment but he’s obviously flat out.

    Full exhaust/intake/tune: Bring it closer to the Stinger and Mustang performance wise

    Calais V features: After owning a Calais V before the Redline this one does annoy me. Auto dipping mirrors, seat memory and an electric passenger seat should’ve already been on the Redline.
     
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    What would make a 2015-2017 car a 2020 car ? Nothing...let it age gracefully
    A new car ?
     
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    Soooo you’ve decided to post on this thread despite the fact it doesn’t really answer any of the questions in the OP. Cool
     
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    I've put one of the i902 Alpine units in to replace the Mylink and I'm pretty happy with it. Carplay really brings the tech offering up a little.
     
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    Did you do this yourself?
     
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    Yeah it wasn't hard, just time consuming and a bit fiddly. Plug and play apart from 1 wire to splice into the supplied harness (they give you both the wire and the harness, no idea why it can't come attached but anyway). The hardest part was where the instructions said "simply run the GPS antenna wiring from the R/H side of the dash" but mean "remove a shitload of other trims and the instrument cluster for access". Oh and the "simply run the wiring from the centre console for the usb port" means "lol remove the centre console, peasant".

    As a bonus in the Alpine unit you can customise all of the chime volumes (e.g. the "LOL YOUR KEY IS IN THE IGNITION BUT YOUR DOOR IS OPEN I'MA WRECK YOU WITH A STUPID CHIME"), can turn them WAY down.

    Downside is the units are NOT cheap and there's not a lot of choice for where to buy them e.g. not a lot of competition. I only got a small discount from RRP and that's because I bought at trade through work.
     
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    I precisely answered your question.
    It might be you dont agree with my opinion but that's separate argument...
     
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    Ah okay thanks for the info. Sounds like something I think I’d rather pay someone to do lol.
     
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    Yet @Ron Burgundy specifically answered the question.

    Just coz you don't like / agree wth the answer doesnt make it invalid.

    EDIT: he beat me to it.
     
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    I’m old school and happy to leave our two VFs (and Mum’s VF1 CalaisV which I basically look after) stock original ...but I do admire and follow with interest what you guys do with performance mods and other upgrades!

    With the above in mind, I’m ecstatic that these vehicles have standard features such as blind spot monitoring, HUD, remote start, flatbottom paddle shift steering wheels (bought at time of purchase as options on the ute & SS). Sure myLink could always be better and the reverse camera higher resolution but they serve their purpose for me. Self parking is a feature I still haven’t tried...maybe one day. So I’m happy to see my Holdens mature as is. Two features that are becoming pretty much standard on new vehicles are AEB and radar cruise but I honestly don’t rate these of any interest.
     
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    So you’ve come in over 2 hours after he replied to me just to reiterate what he said. What did you want to achieve with this post?


    For the record I agree with @Ron Burgundy but I thought it would be a fun thread in the middle of all the negativity on this board.
     
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    Self parking is fun. Mind you my old Calais tried to put me in a curb. I did have different wheels and suspension though so I’m not sure if I messed things up there.
     
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    Which is my fear...haha. I managed to rash the two passenger side SS rims at the end of last year on a very uneven old gutter...an unevenness which I didn’t pick at the time. I had actually parked, left wifey in the car while I ran across to the ATM and then when I came back, got in and rolled forward to exit we both heard/felt the rub and looked at each other....and of course wifey says, ‘glad that wasn’t me’ :(...went and parked elsewhere to inspect the front rim damage and then unexpectedly saw a graze across the surface of the rear one also...grrrr. Went back past the scene of the crime to see how the gutter and adjoining path had been cut/poorly repaired in a number of places. I must have parked just short of a slight protrusion....never rashed a rim when pulling OUT from a gutter before :rolleyes:....anyway if I was ever going to try self parking I must do it before getting these rims repaired :)
     
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    Just have that brake foot ready :)

    with the dipping mirrors, front sensors and reverse camera they’re pretty easy to park anyway. It only takes a little lapse in concentration to graze a rim though. :(
     
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    Having a wagon it's a amp, sub woofer and Android Auto. Just finished with sound insulation through the car which makes a difference.
     
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    No dipping mirror on the SS but in this case I guess I would have realised how close I was but I’m not sure if I would have escaped the protrusion as I left...lesson learned anyway, never ever parking along that stretch again.
     
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    Lemme thunk ...

    Engine-wise I know what it is. Without E85 availability I don’t think I’d change a lot there. Maybe the LS3 cam, but keep cylinder deactivation. Start-stop prolly not worth it.

    Fit the 8spd Camaro auto-box, for many more smarts.

    NVH is fine, but there’s prolly a MyLink-II or MyLink-III by now with Android Auto and Carplay. Which covers the Satnav problems. Then replace the rubbish stock speakers with proper ones, eg. MB-Quart or Focal. Small sub wouldn’t go astray, maybe powered ones under the front seats.

    The electronic suspension from the ... well, whatever HSV were using, fitted to Director wasn’t it?

    Those ex-CTS-V Brembos, with the 4-pot rears & 6-pot fronts. Although that’s just a nice-to-have, we don’t use it hard enough to stress the brakes.

    New wheels. Nothing in particular, there are some nice looking options around. Probably finished in a dark shadow-chrome or a matte/frosted charcoal.
     
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    People really likes this feature? I have 2 cars with it and it's a pain in the arse in summer also a battery killer.
     
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    That's right. And new batteries are quite often not warrantied in cars with auto stop-start feature, like VWs. The way it operated has also been known to cause confusion among people not quite e "switched on" with advances in technology.
     

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