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Discussion in 'VF' started by bigjim92, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. bigjim92

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    Went for a nice little drive yesterday. A mate of mine just bought a new camera so we thought we'd test it out. Managed to get some nice pics!

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    After having some fun in the hills I went down to ProFlow in Seaford where I had Jason from LS1PWR Performance & Tuning run the car up on the dyno and work his magic, car pumped out 300.2rwkw.

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    End of the day, dyno numbers are numbers. But I love the way this car goes, it hauls ass! Has wicked throttle response, loves to rev, and sounds killer.
     
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    Looks awesome mate - great pics
     
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    Awesome photos bro. Congrats on the numbers. One of the nicest VF's getting around for sure.
     
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    It is one very nice car and it does sound awesome.
    One more pic I rahter like, we probably should have gotten some of ours together.

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    Very nice, cheers bud :)
     
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    I might be called a heretic but in my eyes the VE is definitely better looking, though the VF is a good looker as well
     
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    Little update, added a plug and play wiring loom to keep the DRLs on with the headlights, and had LED low beams fitted, very pleased with the set up so far. The LED headlights have such a clean and controlled white light. They're not overly bright either, so I don't think they'll end up offending anyone.

    While playing with the lights I decided I also wanted foot well lights, having had them in my old VE I've been keen since getting the VF to have some fitted.
    After having a little play with some wiring diagrams I worked out what wires control the interior dome lights, I then noticed that HSV and a select few Holden models have foot well lights from factory.
    So in the end I bought the genuine foot well light brackets and factory LED light, and then set about making my own wiring loom.

    Here are the factory lights and bracket that clip into the carpet trim under the dash, cost me $26 for two LED lights and brackets, passenger and drivers side.

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    That looks awesome mate, I had a Caprice V as a hire car the other week and pulled it apart to see how it was all done. Took photos etc and am planning on doing the exact same thing (also going to add them to the doors like the Caprice V had) I chased the wire loom, so will be interesting to know if the connector is just tapped up somewhere there. I also did the same for the auto dimming mirror, pulled the Caprice V apart to see where the plug was, so hopefully it might be tapped up as well.
     
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    Unfortunately there's no factory loom tucked away. So you need to sus it out yourself and find the wires needed to tap into.
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    Great pics and car is looking great James...congrats. Was wondering if you could tell me where the plug and play loom came from for the DRLs? Also I was told yesterday by a pedders dealer that short throw shocks are not available for the VFii unless you go coil overs. Do you know if this is correct?
     
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    Hey bud, thanks for kind words, planning a couple of other little things for the car that should make it look that little nicer, and go better haha

    The DRL loom came from the states, we ordered the kits from Maverick Carbon Man I think it was.

    Some Pedders dealers are alright, others just try and up sell you.
    I'm going to call BS on the shocks. VF has been out since 2013, they'll have shorter shocks, VF2 ain't any different from Vf1.

    Quick google search will give you this,
    New Product Release - Shock Absorbers VF Commodore | Pedders Suspension

    Buy online Holden Commodore shock absorbers, coilovers and car shocks
     
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    So James. The DRL's don't dim when lights are on? If so do you think the DRLs are too bright for oncoming vehicles? Can you switch lights on without DRLs?
     
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    DRLs stay on all the time and can't be switched off. Yes they are a little bright, but being so low they don't blind anyone, it's not like having poorly set up HIDs that piss off every oncoming car.
     
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    G'day mate,

    I was already considering these rims together with the Koya SF04 for my VE but you've completely sold me on the SF06. Especially because they have cleared rear Brembos (which I want to fit but have been limited due to wheel options).

    Your car looks ACE. Will be buying these week.

    Can you please sure your widths and offsets and tyre specs please?

    Thanks mate,
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    PS - I'm now also considering a VFII front end...damn you!

    EDIT: sorry mate I've just found them amongst the posts. 20x9 (35offet) Front and 20x10 Rear (42 offset) with Nitto Invo tyres, 255/35 Front and 275/35 Rear.
     
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    Cheers bud, pretty pleased with how the wheels have worked out with the car.
    As far as the brake clearance goes front and rear, this offset still gives heaps of clearance, yet an aggressive enough stance where the wheels sit flush with the guards.
    So far I've been very happy with the Koya wheels too. Finish seems to be good, haven't had any dramas with them. They're also nice and light.
     
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    They can when going over a hill and you just don’t know it because you’re behind the wheel and not the one being blinded and that’s the reason the law requires them to be switched off when the headlights are on at night.

    Being low makes no difference and the law is specific about the do’s and don’ts for low lighting.

    Crests near bends are particularly dangerous for these types of lights and you’d be long gone without knowing the oncoming driver just ran out of road and crashed because he suddenly couldn’t see the change in road conditions in front of him.

    It’s the same reason self-levellers are required for HID lights.

    Low lighting offers no safety benefit for the driver simply for the reason that the illuminated area is just in front of the car and it is not possible for the driver to react in time if they did see something on the road.

    Usually they'll still wonder what they just hit.
     
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    Any light can "blind" oncoming drivers coming over crests, regardless of whether they have the ability to adjust or not. I find it more annoying when some tool decides to leave their high beam on, as opposed to fog lights or drls causing me grief.

    I am well aware of ADR laws for mods, and on the whole not fussed, and not interested in starting a debate.
     
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    Thanks man.

    Got mine today. Had the guards trimmed on the inside. Have only drove it once and don't think they rubbed yet but look very close! I got +45 on the rear.

    Do you think you could have gone +48 and still clear rear brembos? Essentially anther 3mm closer?

    Have you ever had the front rub at all?

    Are you finding the wide rim and aggressive offset is causing stone chips on the rear section of the front guard? Can't recall if mine had them there before or if it is the new wider wheels but contemplating mudflapds...yuck!
     
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    Both Cars look amazing, and those pics turned out really well, not sure if it makes it easier or harder to choose between black or slipstream, currently have a black ve wagon. the Ve is kinda better looking, the VF is maybe too pretty!


    If you two boys get bored one day I would love to see the black rims on the slipstream, :)
     

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