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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by 43lr155, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. 43lr155

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    Any updates with guys with the W407. How they going ?, what do you think ?. For those who have driven for a while and now use to it, any regrets and maybe gone another way if you had the chance.
     
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    Im curious on this too.
    Im finding myself looking at more and more you tube cammed LS's and the bug is starting to bite.

    I would like the above as well as some idle sound clips. Cam chop is what I would get one for, don't care if made no more power LOL
     
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    Do we now see the problems that unlimited internet and YouTube has caused :rolleyes::p
     
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    you tube is the least of my issues
     
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    I have the 407 kit on my 17 redline and love it, no regrets with it sounds great and get quite good fuel, around 8.9l on the highway. Cant fault walkinshaw either, i had some of the black paint starting to flake off the mufflers - got it fixed the following weekend with no questions asked
     
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    I have Heads, Cam, Exhaust, Converter, Diff, OTR in mine and makes 470rwhp, (353rwkw) so probably a bit more than the 407 you're looking at.

    On the freeway it drives like a standard car. 9.4lt/100km around town it is hard on fuel. A. because of the converter and B. because of the engine with the big cam.

    Car runs 11.6@122 in a wagon, so it isn't slow and is a great drive.

    If you're worried about money don't do it. If you want the driving pleasure of 600+hp at the flywheel go for it! I daily drive mine too!
     
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    Couldn't agree more, mine dyno'd at 333kw so a bit less than yours, awesome car to drive
     
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    Mine is now making 340kw and 750nm. Running 11's on the strip and uses fuel as well as can be expected, around 9.4L/100km on the open road. I love the pant of a cammed NA engine. It certainly has street appeal as the car rocks at idle quite noticeably.
     
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    GMVPSS, great 1/4 mile time, mind if I ask what heads and cam were installed. I like the sound of the W407 cam and tune but would like a to get up around the 310 - 320 rwkw with 700+ Nm

    Anyone know what size cam Walkinshaw use on the W407.
     
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    How much roughly is a cam, exhaust, extracters and intake set up without the Walky name and warranty?
     
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    Reading other post here the cam is around 3.5 - 4k, exhaust system is about the same depending on brand.
     
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    $3.6k from WSM, will get you slightly more than the W407 cam, without need of a stall converter on a slush box. About 460rwhp or 500rwhp on a manual. Good exhaust and headers will cost you about $3k, but try to use good gear, makes all the difference when you want quality noise without drone.

    I was fortunate to have the W375 kit straight from purchase on a new vehicle, so the cam was an easy upgrade.
     
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    what is the drone like at highway speeds for those who have the manual? 6th gear 100km/h 1300rpm? up shift to 5th gear and 1800rpm and drone noise disappears?
     
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    I have the 2016 W375 sedan manual, 5th 6th at 100km/h only a touch of exhaust noise, turn the bi-modal off - only tyre noise.
     
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    fuk it I'm doing it
    I have the w375 already
    fuel I don't care about.
    been quoted $4500 to go from w375 to w407 here in Adelaide.
    need new lifters apparently as just over 20,000 kms
    was offered similar cam for less dollars that's a shop special, but would prefer to keep walkinshaw for sake of warranty etc
     
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    Welcome to the club....!

     
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    if u already have the LS7 lifters then 20k is nothing and would only need changing if for an odd reason wearing on the cam but u dont see that much with roller lifters
     
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    Needs more drive by.
     
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