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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by AzC, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. AzC

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    Hi guys,

    I'm getting offered a 1k off price for the W375 package at around 5.5k. To my understanding walkinshaw is a bit of marketing and that's why you more for something that's not the best value for money.

    However, I'm considering it at 1k cheaper, it's only. About 300 bucks more than the same shops usual alternative (pacemaker exhaust) etc.

    Thoughts? Comments?
     
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    I paid $4800 for my 385kw upgrade, even with a grand off WS is a ripoff.
     
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    Well that answers that haha.
     
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    I pulled up next to a ve ss with w375 kit and creamed him from a rolling start - I waited for him to boot it before I put the foot down. That was in my sub 3k vx ss with small stall, stock Airbox, unknown cam and 3.9’s. Bloke pulled up next to us after and wanted to know what was done to it lol

    Basically, much better off taking it to a reputable tuner in your area
     
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    Isnt the issue your paying slightly more for their profts/R&D to get basically a off the shelf tune. Would think the parts are same proce/margin as everywhere else but tune may leave a little to desire.
     
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    I spent around $10k and got an aftermarket setup achieveing the same as a W407 with 704Nm. Plus mine included a new clutch, flywheel, master cylinder, high volume oil pump and of course a tune for my engine rather than the generic one designed for a new engine and very safe. Your tune should always be by someone who knows what they're doing and be specific for your engine as no two engines are the same.
     
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    W375 on a ve 6.0L?
     
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    Mighta been vf mate I’m not sure - I’m not up with the later model Holden’s tbh. Was a while ago.
     
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    Ah ok, no worries.
    I totally agree they're way overpriced. No surprise you easily dusted him though. Lighter car, diff change, cam, stally. Effectively VS headers and a tune in a heavier car.
     
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    The W375 is usually 6k but they advertise it as $6,500. The quality of parts isn’t great despite the perceptions. If I had my time again I’d go a hurricane system with stainless ceramic coated headers or harrop equivalent and have my tuner actually tune it on the dyno.
     
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    I was very surprised actually - that’s my point. Better chassis, trans, larger displacement, better manifold and heads etc; they perform significantly better than a tuned ls1 even stock.

    Most mild cammed ls1’s wouldn’t stand a chance against a properly tuned ls3 or even ls2/l76/l98 etc etc
     
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    i got told the other day that hurricane had shut up show a month ago
     
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    socials and website are certainly dead
     
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    I thought that the advantage with the Walkinshaw stuff is that it does not void warranty. I presumed that is why people pay the extra price. Is that correct ??
     
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    more just the fact holden would look more favourably on walky mods when a warranty issue comes up.

    Walky offer their own drive line warranty for modifications (as do some other shops) which increase the package price.

    In reality all it does is help resale but you have to pay more in the first place.
     
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    holden just then fob it back to walkinshaw, who make a claim against the insurance policy they took out against your car, which would pay for the work
     
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    I had a VE Calais with a walkinshaw 310 kit. The hardware is good (exhaust and OTR) but the tune is just an off the shelf tune that is very mild. I only made 227rwkw with a cat-back exhaust, otr and tune from walkinshaw. It's overpriced and not bang for buck. It may help your resale of the vehicle but that's the only advantage.
     
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    The Walkinshaw warranty is wafer thin it’s not worth it IMO just another party to negotiate with
     

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