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VY II Calais Supercharged vs VE Calais V

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by holdenpower, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. holdenpower

    holdenpower New Member

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    Hi all,

    Im wanting to buy a Holden Calais VY II Supercharged version but I'm curious to know which has more power.
    I love the look of it a lot better than the VE.

    I currently have a Holden Calais V VE, would the VY Supercharged have more power?

    Your advice is appreciated.
     
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    On paper the ve is probably quicker but with a few good mods to the vy supercharged it could catch up with vz maloos and clubbys..this might start a fight though, apologies
     
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    You will end up getting more power out of a supercharged car then an N/A one
     
  4. Big-Al

    Big-Al Banned

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    the VE weighs a **** load more than the VY too so it's not a straight KW comparison.
    I'd go the supercharged VY personally as I hate the VE look too.
     
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    just dont fall into the trap of super 6 everyone that seem to have one rave about how they are a really great no offence to owners, but due to this reason i bought one last year and it was okay but every man and his dog talked them up and i was a dissapointed owner

    so if you are after a small power gain the super 6 is great if your expecting a monster be prepared to spend money on her,
    as they can be quite quick for what they are with a few $$$$
     
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    I had a super 6 Calais international. Went great, coming from a ecotech. I had pulley, CAI and exhaust done was good for awhile but when I wanted more power the price quickly bumped up was looking around 5 grand for a setup that would make around 200rwkw. Instead I moved on and baught a v8. Will never loom back. Just my opinion.
     
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    I've had a ve calais and driven plenty of super 6's and personally, I'd go the ve..
    Pulls reasonably hard for a 6 when driven right and is still pretty economical around the city and even better on the freeway..
    Just depends on what you want from the car
     
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    Probably the biggest drawback on the super 6 is also a better point for the VE and that is the 4spd auto transmission on the Vy versus the 5 speed trans on the VE.
    Both beneift from lower rear diff gears usually around 3.46.
     
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    Completely agree with senator_ . Ive got a vy calais super6 with rockers, pulley, exhaust. goes alright but now im at the stage where i can either look at intercooling or cam. Doing neither as its gonna cost me too much for the power ill gain, but the way people talked them up made me beleive they would be a weapon. End of the day even with mods there not that quick . Will be upgrading to a fg xr6 turbo next year.
     
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    yep totally agree.

    Want a 6 and (ARE NOT ONE SIDED) go the ford wicked power but personally i love sound of a v8 rumble, I would suggest keep all options open
     
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    My dad has a VYll Calais supercharged and it goes alright but my VYll S pack destroys it. But dont get me wrong the Calais still
    goes good and pulls hard off the line but I must say I prefer my s pack.
     

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