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VF Series 2 Calais V V8 Wagon

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Roger Govan-Smith, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Roger Govan-Smith

    Roger Govan-Smith New Member

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    I am about to purchase this modified wagon. The seller has done most of what I would have done to the vehicle if I bought a stock one. I will need to get Victorian registration. The vehicle has been lowered all around on SSL King Springs. Full stainless steel 1 7/8 extractors, twin 100 cell 3 inch high flow cats, full 3 inch mild stainless cat back with 3 inch X-Force tips. 20 inch SSW Alloy wheels with near new tires. The car is near immaculate under 50,000 Kilometers traveled. These mods are concerning me regarding Victorian road worthiness and Victorian compliance rules. Does anyone know if Vic Roads will be a problem or if a roadworthy certificate may be difficult to obtain with the modifications revealed here? Is there a way to get around the hassle of having to put standard springs and wheels back on the vehicle to meet Victorian compliance. The car has been commended by the NRMA Motor vehicle inspection report as being in great condition for it's age and mileage but have reservation regarding the modifications. 52fhpr1w8ujdh8u4oouq4987q.jpg 64w8uicbd4cxi7vcc7ki7reo1.jpg
     
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    If it's anything like South Australia you only need a vehicle ID check to register an interstate vehicle.
     
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    Shouldn’t be too hard to check whether it’s got the minimum 10cm ground clearance at all points underneath?
    What’s the old test, whether it can drive over a Coke can on it’s side without touching it?

    Exhaust may be a problem if it’s louder than stock.
    Wheels should be fine so long as they’re not over 1” wider than an HSV GTS’s wheels, they look like the offset is fine so they don’t stick out past the guards.
     
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    100 cell cats aren't legal in any state lol
     
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    You need to make sure it will pass the "coke can" clearance test. Looking at the rear in the photo, it's probably doubtful.
     
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    The ad says that it was lowered only 1,000 kms ago.....maybe he still has the original springs so you can raise it ?

    Also says it comes with the original exhaust.

    Cammed only 500 kms ago. Makes one wonder why it is now for sale.
     
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    Doesn't look like 100mm to me

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    plans change
    kid arrived
    wife left
    etc
     
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    It'll probably be too noisy unless it has bi-modals.
     
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    How can bi-modals work with rear mufflers like that - ie. one outlet with a twin tip
     
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    Put the factory ones that come with it back on.
     
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    well yes, but you can't just put bi-modals back on without changing the rear muffs as well. That was the point.
     
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    I have a s1 ssv wagon and the stock exhaust barely even had 100mm clearance with stock suspension,basically everything done to this wagon would have to be reversed or spend a fortune getting it engineered if it was to be licensed in another state,even with engineering that wagon would fail badly with the exhaust,suspension,tune,cam etc,maybe hes selling it because he knows it wouldn't pass a road worthy.
     
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    Yes, I know that.

    As per the ad, it comes with the factory bi-modal mufflers. Just put them back on. That is my point.

    I'm not sure what your point is.
     
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    My thoughts exactly,to blow at least 6-7 g and do minimum km and then sell straight away...
     
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    Sorry, that wasn't in the OP's post, but I just saw it in yours a few posts later.
    Nothing to see here then :) <edit> what ad - was there an ad ? />
     
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    Google search the image and find the ad here
     
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    Mrs hates it

    Pig to drive / live with (no hi stall mentioned)

    Who knows
     
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    ahh right...i should know how to do that
     
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    I've got one word for you Kimmy, "caveat emptor.";)
    All speculation aside, (apart from mine ;-), it is probably an awesome wagon. That said, it will unlikely pass Vic rego rules. So a bit of hassle and cost to get around that. Soooo, IF the price was right, i'd grab it, add the stock exhaust and springs back on, register, change stock parts out and live happily ever after. It will be far cheaper than buying a stock one and doing the mods yourself.
     
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