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Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by taylormade93, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. taylormade93

    taylormade93 Member

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    2011 VE SSV SPORTSWAGON SERIES 2 MY12

    Just bought my first v8 / my dream car
    108,000kms on the clock
    Everything stock a part from a sports exhaust

    Came optioned with:
    Tow bar
    Roof racks
    Spare ssv wheel

    Bought for 23k from Victoria and drove it back down to SA (great fun).

    Future plans:
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    Tint
    Rims (looking at the thunder rims)
    Lowered

    Still on my Ps for another 9 weeks so she will be sitting pretty in the garage for a while, except for if the wife drives her //shivers 21389303_1264832226978953_309189760_o.jpg 21439529_1264832323645610_34622013_o.jpg
     

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    nice looking car mate :)
     
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    Misplace the keys for 6 weeks.
     
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    Cheers Predator.

    Not a bad idea there 5.0 haha. Although its probably best she hids them from me so I don't start driving it!
     
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    very nice looking pickup there mate
     
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    Cheers Simo!

    Im very happy with her. Going to get her registered in SA this week and put some custom plates on her.

    Looking at getting slotted rotors put on her, any suggestions for good brands?

    Also looking at new brake pads and potentially calipers. Any suggestions? (Brembos would be ideal but out of budget for now)
     
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    9 Weeks with a V8 I cant drive id be way too tempted
     
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    Nice pickup mate
     
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    I have the same in black, very nice car.
     
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    It is very hard Coop.. may or may not have done some of the driving on the way back from Melbourne.

    Cheers Pete!

    Theyre beautiful cars, monstar. I was tossing up between a vy ss wagon and the ve ssv wagon then my mate bought a black ssv sedan and as soon as I got in it i knew I had to have one!
     
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    Made a deal with the wife last night. Got permission for once I have organised our finances (cleared a personal loan) I can spend 7k on mods if she gets to buy a new couch and rug. I agreed to that straight away!

    Hopefully get it all done in the next couple months. Looking at lowering, rims, brembos, otr cai, tune, and tint.

    I have a question for anyone out with a ve v8 (especially wagon) have you deleted the centre muffler? I want my exhaust to be a bit louder without increasing the drone. Will deleting the centre muffler achieve what I am after?
     
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    Should mention that with the exhaust it currently has a xforce 2.5 catback, not just stock exhaust.
     
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    i have a v6 wagon which i know is a different ball park but i have center muffler delete but replaced with hot dogs to reduce the drone but still increase the sound. Not an abba fan is your man to talk to for exhaust advice but hopefully that gives you some insight :) also maybe try searching the forums i'm sure there's some threads for it
     
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    Not a lot to report. Finances for the car have been put on hold for this year unfortunately.

    Still going to lower it, should be sitting on superlows with monroe shocks in the next week or two.

    Then will most likely be getting 'marriage savers' to replace the rear mufflers. Get some more noise and reduce the drone at the same time.

    Next year will be otr + tune.

    Also planning to wrap the car in morpheus purple next year! Only know of one other wagon in the purple and currently there is only one purple VE for sale in SA so would be more rare/unique.

    Anyway here is a couple pics from when it got cleaned earlier in the week.
     
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    Just commodores being a pain in the ass and not letting me upload photos at the moment! (Only 1mb in size but claiming that it's too big to upload). Will try again later.
     
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    Have you tried a third party hosting site like Imgur. Works well for me.

    Just don't use photobucket.
     
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    I resize first them post AV.65kb
    As posted Imgur.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys, using imgur now. Have to play around with it photos are a bit big but will do for now.

    Got my custom plates the other week. Very happy with them.

    Just purchased marriage savers rear mufflers. Looking forward to a louder sound and no drone. Will post videos once they are here.

    Hoping to have it lowered on superlows within the fortnight.
     
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