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VY SV8 Tonner

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by chevy_big_block_bro, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. chevy_big_block_bro

    chevy_big_block_bro New Member

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    Name: Mitch
    Model: VY Series II SV8 one tonner
    Colour: White
    Bodykit: VY SS front Bar
    Engine Type: LS1
    Engine Mods: Yella Terra MAF pipe
    K&N filter
    Ported TB with 100% bump stop mod
    Power: No idea yet
    Exhaust: Stainless Xforce 4-1's
    100cpi metal cats
    twin 2 1/2" exhaust
    Gearbox: T56
    Diff: Standard Live Diff 3.56:1
    Brakes: Standard
    Suspension: Standard leaf rear
    Wheels/Tyres: VZ SSZ 18's
    Interior: Standard with all options
    Map reading dome light
    VZ sunglasses holder/map lights
    SS industions binnacle with water temp and vacuume
    Voodoo Blue painted steering wheel spokes, vents, gear knob, door handles, handbrake
    Stereo: JVC dvd player/screen
    Alpine M350
    Cadence slim 10" sub
    stock front speakers
    Keenwood 6" speakers behind seats
    Other: Relocated Coils
    Relocated battery
    Kill switch
    Build Period: Had it since 29/5/08
    Cost: Enough
    Future Mods: Edit
    220/220 cam
    Custom tray


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  2. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Looks good mate. Pretty rare to see one of those. Looks like some serious sideways fun :whistling
     
  3. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Oh yea, sure is
     
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    CANYONERO Likes Cheese...

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    thats tough, id love one of these. * surfs off to car point* lol.
     
  5. chevy_big_block_bro

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    im constantly out there polishing the tray with that mothers alluminium polish.

    Actually im halfway through it now but it got a little to hot.

    Comes up mint
     
  6. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Here's my latest efforts


    Polished rocker covers
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    Polished TB
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    And im going to try and make a custom grille, just need to get the fiberglass kit out
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    Oh and my new VZ SSZ 18's
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  7. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Things have come a fair way since my last post.

    Ive Relocated my coils and fitted the polished valve covers

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    Installed a Gauge binnicle with temp and Vaccume

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  8. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Looks cool. The one thing I would change now is the dash lights. After having mine converted to blue, green just looks so... ugly. Best mod you can do!
     
  9. PaulSV6

    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    Me Likes,

    SSV rims really suit.
     
  10. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Yea im going to have it "phreddied"

    I have the nokia Bluetooth kit installed and im waiting in phreddy's adaptor so that i can use the origional holden phone button.
    Also want to get the AUX IN / Low level RCA out mod done on the head unit

    I like his ideas and the stuff he makes so ill be getting decked out over the next 12 months
     
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    exhaust is on

    Xforce stainless 4-1's
    100cpi metal cats
    Custom twin 2 1/2" exhaust

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  12. Jo3_Blo

    Jo3_Blo HZ Holden Fanatic

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    Alrite man, thats pretty cool. Hardly any blokes have done up the one-tonners, so good onya.
     
  13. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Tried to get an exhaust note today

    My phone's video is crap and cant handle the deep note and my camera isn't much better but it gives you an idea
    (turn your bass down)

    IMGP6255.WAV
     
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    Hey mate, this is an incredibly broad question i know. but next year (2010) im looking at selling my current ute and buying a VZ V8 tonner, partially for show, partially for the farm.
    I've got the money, all im waiting for is my full licence for the V8 incase these SA P-plater laws come in.
    I just wanted to know your opinion on the VY/VZ tonners..? not many people seem do them up and im wondering if i've missed a huge problem with them, which turns people off?
    Why did you buy the tonner and what problems, if any, have you had with them?
    Cheers
     
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    Buy 1 mate you won't regret it...They are top ****!!!
     
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    id buy one if i could find the right one. maybe soon. id love a VY SS wagon though :)
     
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    I've found the right one lol but (still living at home and being 20 yrs old) its just my rents are telling me to buy a block of land and 'invest' in something that will appreciate in value...not a car. yes they are right but hell, i want something to enjoy myself in after a long hard weeks work!
     
  18. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Honestly I didn't want a tonner when i first bought it. I was after a VY SS ute but this one came up. Only problems i have found are the diff whine (in most tonners and crewmans), the shitty fuel tank design and rattles if you have a loose bolt in the tray (make sure you get a quality built welded tray and not a shitty bolt together one).
    Other than that, its just a ute that you dont have to worry about scratching if you reverse into something.
    Also you are open for countless designs on the back.

    Go for it
     
  19. chevy_big_block_bro

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    Done a fair bit lately

    Battery has been relocated to under the tray and put a kill switch where the battery was

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    Fitted a JVC touch screen DVD headunit
    Top photo is the unit in the top DIN slot and the second is after i moved it to the bottom slot so i can still use the AC controls

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    And finally finished the grille that i started months ago

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  20. NVN07

    NVN07 Latress on the menjay.

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    looks good mate!
     

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