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VZ SS L98 Ute

MADDNE33

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Hey guys

Ive recently purchased a 2007 VZ SS Ute with the L98 engine and 6sp manual. From my understanding the L98 engines only came out in the Thunders? The bloke i brought it from thought it was a Thunder as it has the L98, twin hump hardlid and larger front brake rotors. The only problem is there are no Thunder badges, only ss on the side and tailgate. I brought it thinking it was a ss.

Is there a way to confirm it is a ss and not a re badge Thunder?

Cheers!
 

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Give a Holden dealership a call and get them to check the VIN to see what it was sold as?
 

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Hey mate, yeah check the vin, and it should be a 17 digit number.

Number 8 should be a H meaning it has the L98, and if confirmed there, then it's a Thunder, as no vz ss utes had the L98 apart from Thunders
 

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shouldnt the ID plate on the strut/firewall where ever it is in those have the engine code stamped into it ?
 

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shouldnt the ID plate on the strut/firewall where ever it is in those have the engine code stamped into it ?
Yeah mate! It will have L98 for the engine code also.

You'll also find the hints for a thunder are the pbr brakes in the front, leather seats will be standard, along with climate control over the turn style A/C knobs and of course the twin hump hardlid.

Underneath the hardlid you should also find a holden sticker as most ss's that source aftermarket twin humps won't have the genuine sticker.
 

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