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VX Calais V8 5.7L

Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by Misaprop, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Misaprop

    Misaprop black betty

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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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    VRFURY Just Nic

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    nice i like that colour and the wheels suit it good to
     
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    1991_Vn2nV New Member

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    Sweet VX Calais man!! Love the rims too :yeah:
     
  4. Misaprop

    Misaprop black betty

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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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    NickVR Active Member

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    that is a nice colour. very clean looking car mate.
     
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    very nice !!!
     
  7. Misaprop

    Misaprop black betty

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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
     
  8. MikesVT

    MikesVT M&M =D

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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
     
  9. Misaprop

    Misaprop black betty

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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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    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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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    one word....
    nice!
     
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    wes_v8 WES_VN

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    i rekon its a nice lookin colour mate, love the calais
     
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    veryyyy nice. especially the wheels!
     
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    R Photon I Like Bresciani Racing

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    ah man nice calais, i like my calais, so much luxury with the sport ability

    in my opinion the v8 calais are like a dark horse, people just think they are like an old person car and dont give them much of a chance until you smoke them...

    so whats it dyno'd at by the way????
     
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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    The dyno result was not as good as I expected (although I am not complaining):

    251hp
    665lbft
    at the wheels.

    The fuel consumption is pretty good too. Have been hovering between 15.8L and 16L/100kms when granny footing. This is in traffic conditions.

    The best thing about this car is the low grumble when idling, or under moderate acceleration (full throttle acceleration just makes it scream for a few moments and then I have to let go).
     
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    tough car, i like it
     
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    you know i love that car! ha ha "brown calais", even if it wont be in use for a while :(
     
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    Misaprop black betty

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    it will still be in use... my friends will use it :thumbsup:

    mmm next modification will deffinately be slotted rotors with bigger brakes :yeah:
     

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