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WAL3SY's 87 VL Calais Turbo

walesy

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well i WAS looking for $1000 shitter VL to use as a daily but seen this for sale on the highway and couldnt pass it up

Make/Model: 1987 VL Calais Turbo
Engine: RB30et (stock)
G/Box: Jatco 4spd auto (stock)
Exhaust: standard VLCT manifold, some sort of cat, and a single 3in system ending with a *shudder* cannon :-(
KMS: 256,000 (less than the caprice just)
Paint: maroon over silver calais 2-tone
Wheels: 19's unsure on brand
Diff: 3.45 LSD (stock)
interior: bone colour calais trim is pretty much immaculate!

Mods: front mount intercooler, external wastegate

future plans: ditch the cannon for a chrome dumper tip, needs a new turbo and the one is stuffed, so replacing that fairly soon just need to do some research on what one to get, not really all that knowlegable with VLT's
also needs a few oil leaks fixed

other than that not too many plans as such just a neat cruiser for now, who knows maybe one day the bug will bite and ill see what i can get out of it...

IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME OUT ON CHOICE OF TURBO IM A NOOB WHEN IT COMES TO TURBO CARS HAHA.
also sorry bout the **** pics theyre off my iphone :p





 

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Hey man, nice ride.

Umm as with turbo choice and being stock motor I'd suggest no more than say a t3/4 hiflow, until you do some engine mods seeing as the engine has got a bit of km's on it :)
Mine got pulled out at around 210'000 km and I had a gt35/40 on it but had some head n cam work, goin fully rebuilt now with forgies etc :)
Check my thread out :surprise:

You'll get a good dose sound out of that, if the dose is what your after :p
 

walesy

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haha cheers mate yeah i read your thread earlier today yours is so nice, i think i will proberly go with the t3 so i dont have to change the manifold, this is just gunna be my daily for now so that will do me untill i wanna play with it a bit more
 

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looks good.
not over done at all.

i wouldnt be worried about the km's rb's are pretty solid my motor would have around 220 000km on mine now and cops a belting 230-240rwkw for now has done for a year without a problem.
 

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question guys how hard is it to convert if i wanna make it a high mount t04z? other than obviously a new turbo and manifold what else would i need. keen to learn more about VL turbos
 

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Oil line dump pipe mod or exhaust, cooler piping, and intake piping to turbo modded
 
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question guys how hard is it to convert if i wanna make it a high mount t04z? other than obviously a new turbo and manifold what else would i need. keen to learn more about VL turbos
Braided oil line, oil return pipe/fittings, new manifold, turbo, dump pipe, air intake and intercooler piping would need to be changed to suit.
 

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Nice man, looks the goods. u have done well.

Mate go a GT35/40 on her, nice turbo.
Speak to Cracker about em he knows a bit as well as VNluke
 
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