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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Dub Alley, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Dub Alley

    Dub Alley Guest

    Hey everyone,

    I just registered on this forum, looks great and thought i'd throw a few pics of my ride up for you to have a geez at.

    I am a Drum & Bass producer/dj in Perth but thought it was well and truly time to start spending some funds on the Caprice instead of the studio, I bought the car in august last year.
    Current mods are as follows:


    It is a VR CAPRICE, 151 000 kms

    Engine Mods: Cold Air, Pacemaker headers into single 3 inch system

    Gearbox: Just converted to manual last week, rebuilt & toughened T5 with billet short shifter and heavy duty race clutch

    Paint: Resprayed a bluey/purple over a lighter blue 2 tone.

    Suspension:super Low springs with adjustable shocks, new suspension components throughout inc heavy duty sway bar neolephane bushes throughout.

    Brakes: Standard callipers with DBA Front slotted rotors (going to put 4 spots on in the next month or so)

    Wheelz: 18 inch ANZ Revolutions

    Interior: Caprice interior with custom shifter surround and 2 Autometer gauges installed into cavity under stereo deck with custom surround

    Stereo: Standard at the moment (all my sound equip funds went into my studio!)

    Future Mods: I am currently building a 355 on a stand for the Caprice, I really dont have a completion date as I am expecting a bub due in December, so cant bully the wallet too much. I want to take my time with the build and am even contemplating a blower or turbo.

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    Will post some pics of interior soon
     
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    That is one HOT Stato dude. Colour is mint and manual too..superb
     
  3. Dub Alley

    Dub Alley Guest

    Thanks mate i love the luxury barges hey, some people call me grandpa but i cant wait to see the looks on their faces when its got it's new motor
    nice safe family car too... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Damn nice Stato.. Nothin' like a luxo sleeper is there!
     
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    Awesome Caprice man. Sweet ride :yeah: Will be incredibly when you drop the 355 stroker in!
     
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    hi and welcome thats a sweet Caprice you got there, good luck with the bulid of the 355 and bubs on the way. :)
     
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    very clean.. i like! keep up the good work mate
     
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    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    Awesome car man.

    Can i ask what tailshaft you used for the conversion?
     
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    very nice. manual caprice, nice. any interior pics?
     
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    MarzVP I now own a TARAGO!!!

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    Nice lookin caprice there, good luck with the 355 and the bub in dec
     
  12. Dub Alley

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    Hey everyone thanks heaps for the big ups and the good lucks on the bub, most appreciated guys & gals ;)


    In regards to the tailshaft, I used the origional one from the auto except i changed the uni's and the front bit(??) that goes into the output shaft of the gearbox. Very easy to change apart from rear uni (took almost an hour of bashing to get it out lol). The uni's that were on it were flogged as so my car is now running extremely smooth again thank god, was getting a bit sktechy at speed with the auto.

    I need to buy a new digi cam which i will do on the weekend so I will def post some interior pics up around mid next week.
     
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    God damn a manual stato :D Awesome
     
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    MZ5TATO mzsт8o..mizgmh

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    the statesman is the king of the road and there is definately no expection with yours man looks sick.
     
  16. Dub Alley

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    thanks for the great feedback guys, as of tomorrow it will be rollin on 19inch pollished revolutions, will post pics soon...
     
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    Choice barge fella. Very clean lines, performance and luxury to boot!:)
    Did you think about an LS2?
     
  18. Dub Alley

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    I have thought about that but to be honest i really want to stick with the 5 litre. im actually hesitating on the stroker now cos of the bubby on the way, im thinking now maybe building a really strong 304 thats mildly worked and can handle 15+ psi boost and slapping a high boost blower or turbo on it. im also looking for reliability too. Any engine/forced induction combo thoughts????
     
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    Nice! manual? interesting' what was involved to convert the caprice to manual?
     
  20. Dub Alley

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    Not too much actuall, electrics were prob the hardest thing to workout but thanks to some helpful crew on this forum it was quickly rectified.

    if you can get all the stuff needed and a hoist you should be able to do it in a day if all goes to plan... which it never does lol:whistling
     

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