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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by kangavxss, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. kangavxss

    kangavxss New Member

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    Model: 2002 VXSS S2 ...
    KMS: 64000 (when bought in 2011- 100,200 kms now 11/2015)
    Colour: White (Heron)
    Engine: 5.7L Gen3 V8
    Engine Mods: VCM9 Camshaft ( Cam Profile: 217˚ 217˚ .600" .590" 112.5˚) Sealed Power Lifters, DuraPro Head bolts,conical valve springs .600, Valve spring locks and retainers, ARP balancer bolt, Arp cam bolt set, Rollmaster D.Row timing chain, Crow push rods, New GM oil pump, Race balancer underdriven, Top Gun plug/Lead set, New gasket sets as required. Elite catch can. New pcv valve and hose.
    Power: More than I will ever need for a daily..
    Diff: LSD - Gear ratio change to 3.73 with speedo recalibration and trans shifts adjusted.
    Exhaust: Pacemaker tri-ys, 100CPSI cats, 2.5" dual exhaust, ss tips. New Bosch oxygen sensors
    Transmission: Auto (standard - firmed up shifts ) Trans cooler.
    Brakes: DBA Slotted rotors, painted calipers, TRW pad set, braided brake hoses.
    Intake: VCM OTR, K&N Filter, mafless tune
    Suspension: KYB Excel G front struts and KYB short rear shocks, Kings Low, top strut mount and bearing, rear subframe bushes, rear cross member mount kit. Rebuild lower control arms with new bushes and ball joints (whiteline). New bushes throughout.
    Wheels: Black gloss ve ssv 19x8 wheels and kumho ku31 tyres...20ees shown here were sold..
    Interior: Replaced SS cloth seats and trims with Grey leather Coulson seats front and rear including leather door cards, centre console lid, leather shifter and handbrake boot. Calias boot lid liner. SS pedal set, satin shifter/handbrake buttons, door handles and air vents. Footwell led strip lights front n rear, boot and under hood.
    Stereo: Alpine CDE 123EBTi head unit, 2 x Kenwood KAC8405 (720Watt) amps, Polk DB6501 splits(front doors and dash tweeters), Kicker KS69 (6x9 rear shelf + new grilles) and Rockford Fosgate P165 speakers (rear doors). Dynamat.
    Paint: Maintained with DAS6 polisher and Menzerna polishes and finishes.


    Cheers
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    Looking good mate, gezzzz them new rims ya got really suit your car......
     
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    supercharger kingy NUCKIN FUTS

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    Im in love black on white ....
     
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    Thanks guys. Those rims suit vx commos quite well. They do feel a bit heavier with the steering than the eighteen inch rims i had before but i like em better. Thought about silver ones but they have been done to death, so thought id be a bit different.
    Cheers
     
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    im glad i didnt paint mine after all.
    nice car otherwise mate.
     
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    Ah ur the fella with that mint 6L vxss. Well you have 40rwkw more than me ( lucky bugger)but head work will be next
    on the list cos want at least 300rwkw. Its easy to get used to the power and always want more. Cheers
     
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    its far from mint haha, not wrong about chasing more. but i think im about to stop with the hunt for power, got a hq to build for big power haha
     
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    Thanks Macca. Done any more to ur silver machine?
     
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    wow looks awesome.. dibs if u ever want to sell the wheels haha.


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    Thanks m8. I had some new redlines i got cheap but sold those and bought these instead. Interior
    is black n grey so matches up good.
     
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    Sound system install

    GDay fellas, just thought i would post an update showing my new sound system install.
    Deck: Alpine CDE-123 EBTi
    Steering wheel control harness
    Front doors and dash tweeters: Polk Audio DB6501 component/splits
    Rear Doors: Rockford Fosgate P165
    Rear Shelf: Kicker KS69 6x9s
    Amps: two installed behind rear seats - Kenwood KAC 8405 (720W each.)
    Bass is really good even without a sub so dont think i need one. Really happy with how it sounds.
    Might install some sound deadening material to the doors (Dynamat or similar).
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    Very neat mate, ya install yourself ?
     
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    Cheers m8. Did as much as i could myself (left the wiring up to a pro cos i am an amateur at this stuff).Yeah turned out very tidy, amps fit either side just perfectly.
     
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    Just a few new pics after a wash. Tried out my Karcher water pressure washer i got for xmas (does a good job). Turned out pretty clean :)
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    still looking sexual.. I swear I saw your car on south road/regency road the other day.. unless there's a copy of yours haha


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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Looking good matey

    Finally see a build thread from ya. (not in ya sig)

    Up top, second picture of those wheels, i liked. Something i can see on my car, latest wheels look good as well.

    And very nice clean amp install.
     
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    Cheers Uni. My wife bought me those black wheels for my birthday a year or so ago. They are Advanti Racing 18x8x45 offset (i think they were called Orbit). They used to have a machined face with grey
    around the inside edge of the rim but never suited the car so had them painted professionally in 2 pack gloss black but i always wanted 19 inch SSV wheels so bought them
    much to my wifes displeasure. Still have 70% tread on em and very good condition so dont know weather to sell or keep em?? Would like to put a link in my signature but cant work out how to
    do it like some others have done. Just wanted the amps out of the way as use the boot a fair bit so nothing fancy for me.
     
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    Thanks arthy. Must be a copy cat around as havent seen any white vx ss commodores with that colour thunder wheels. Hows your ride going, any new add ons?
    Cheers
     
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    Hers a few old pics that seem to have been deleted on old posts. Dyno one is after cam installed and retuned - red line (already had exhaust done before cam - green line) and when I first
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    OOps how did she get in here??
     
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