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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by minux, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. vt1538

    vt1538 455rwhp LS3

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    Again a modded L67 to a stock engine comparison. Have a drive of a gen 3 with nothing but a tune, actually, have a drive of one with only torque management reduced. Then you will see how much grunt the gen3 has that holden have turned down.
     
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    i love v8's but after having owned a v8 (98 vs II stato with 110 thousand kms) i would only buy one from new. to many thrash related problems arise from older ones.

    because admit it guys who buys a v8 to go to church on sundays ?

    thats why ive gone back to a v6 which has just as much power as my old 5.0L and uses a **** load less fuel
     
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    Yep you got it right, I did compare an L67 to the gen 3, IN FIRST GEAR. The topic of that conversation, which you obviously didn't read was about whether I had driven a 5L before, and how good their low down torque was, and I responded to it. But as usual, you get something simple and go off on your own silly little rant, not relating to the particular topic at hand. Maybe if you read a little more and got the jist of what was being said you might actually make a valid point now and then.
     
  4. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    I think there is a guy in QLD that does a conversion of the LS1 6 speed with mustang gear ratio for the super6 don't know the price it was in a street commodore book i lost.

    I have been driving for 15 years insurance for the VP- $1100 the VT-$1300:eek:
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    Sounds like Mal Wood. I can tell ya now the price would be almost as much as the damned car's worth. :p
     
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    He is quite dear, but I have heard the quality is top knotch. The process of converting an L67 to manual will set the average punter back between 6-8g. Thats to have a box that wont fall to pieces every 6 months. I know of guys that have paid closer to ten for a good job when this was a relatively new idea.
     
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    well i deffinately gonna stick to the v6's untill im at lest 25. simply because of the insurance cost, i got a insurance quote today for a HSV CLUBSPORT VX II R8 and it was 12k a year. there is no way i could afford that. especially when the car was only advertised for 31k.
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    That's my point. Bloody big money for a mod that's not really going to make you much faster.
     
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    Having it manual wont make you any faster anyway.:p It may be more fun to drive but a shift kitted auto will always be faster than a manual.:thumbsup:
     
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    I love my 304 :) there's hardly any/none/no cars on the daily grind to work that can touch it up 100 km/h I've never found one anyway. The only few that could take it are at home in the shed waiting for a nice weekend to come out
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    Actually, if you use the holden ratio set T56 and chuck 4.11 gears in the arse, you'll get some decent gains and still have almost exactly the same final drive ratio as an auto with 3.08's. Plus the enormous amounts of fun. Still not worth ten grand though. :p
     
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    how old are you and what insurance company are you going to !?!?! 12k a year seems to be an exaduration

    i am 20, turning 21 in november, have had my licence since 2003 and its no where near that, just did a quote then and im looking at $2816.83 a year to insure a 2002 vx clubby r8 for 30 grand with RAC

    and im currently paying $1641.24 to insure my 2003 vy berlina for 22k

    when i had my 5.0L stato i was paying $1900 a year insured for 13k
     
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    ooo and for the record, for me to insure a 2007 r8 clubby for 63k its $2990.41 a year
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    I found AAMI the cheapest by a long way. When I owned what is now Macks VP GTS it was insured with Shannons and was around $600 (limited use) per year.

    Reaper
     
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    jeez even that seems alot. one of my mates is payen 2000 grand a year for his vz ss ute. and thats when he was 20 dont know what he is payen now.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Worth the fun but not worth the money:D

    Might try them, I must be in a hot area? But we haven't seen a car stolen in 5-6 years and that was only because a group of punks got bored, They moved to QLD with there mum.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    My factory in Dandenong (does it get any hotter?) is the registered address of my car.

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    Thats who I changed mine to (AAMI), plus they had no probs with accepting all the mods on my car either. :thumbsup:
     
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    Where do you think torque reduction has its greatest effect. First gear. That was entirely on topic & not an as you put it silly little rant.
     
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    I cannot believe you still dont understand. The topic that converstaion was about WHETHER I HAD DRIVEN A 5L OR NOT.:bang::bang::bang:

    So for the last time READ before posting!

    Pandaman and I were discussing the low down torque of the 5L

    I had been asked if I had driven a 5L. I responded and mentioned that I had driven a stock Gen3 as well.

    Then commented that both didn't feel like my super6 through first.

    Nothing was mentioned before or after that about the gen3 at all.

    The TOPIC of conversation was always about the 5L. Several times through this thread I have said that the L67 cant stack up against the potential of the LS1.

    Like I continue to say, read before posting and you may occasionally post something with some significance.
     
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