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VX Calais V8 5.7L

Misaprop

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Here are the specs:

2001
VX Calais
V8 5.7L Gen III

My mods:
Tri-y extractors
Twin 2.5" exhaust with stainless steel high flow cats
GTS CAI pipe
Sam's Performance dyno tuned
18" shadow chrome wheels (forgot the brand and the name)
super lows all round
sports rider pedders shocks
4 point camber kit
450W RMS Response amp
350W RMS Pioneer sub

Future mods:
OTRCAI
Double din touch screen LCD in dash
maybe some more performance mods as well
 

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nice i like that colour and the wheels suit it good to
 

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Thanks for the comments. I actually nearly didn't buy it because of the colour, I don't mind it now at all.
 

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that is a nice colour. very clean looking car mate.
 

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very nice !!!
 

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Thanks for the comments.

Yeah it is a very clean car. I bought it for $16k with 82,000km a month and a half ago. It was owned by an old man who used it for going to golf. All the mods listed were done in the first week and cost me $6k all up.

All up I really enjoy driving it. Traction control is good as well as it makes sure my wheels don't spin and if it is going hard on gear changes I also get the "low trac" light.

Normal driving is good too as it never goes above 2,000rpm so it isn't overly bad on fuel consumption. Although having done another 5,000kms since I got it the petrol bill isn't small :p
 

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.... Thats awesome, arghh i love it! Nice colour too, not all that common, love the exhaust, jsut the right size. Ahh... so nice!! Thought about getting series 2 calais headlights? they look pretty tough!, but thats nice as as it is!! and 16k with 82000 for a v8? damn!! good find
 

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Yeah series 2 headlights would look very nice... but i first want to have the OTRCAI and the touch screen LCD done... anything after that is a bonus
 

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Misaprop said:
Yeah series 2 headlights would look very nice... but i first want to have the OTRCAI and the touch screen LCD done... anything after that is a bonus
the OTRCAI looks good but is useless down low....you need some good speed before it actually "improves" performance.

you have the GTS type so that is pretty good anyway
do the MCAI like on the LS1 area...
http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/showthread.php?t=24078
$30 mod...bang for your buck
 
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