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  • #13317
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    VS 355 UTE
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    This is my VS ute that I bought second hand in 1998.I drove it daily for work duties until 2003 when I took it off the road to do the stroker.Many headaches and another rebuild/engine builder  later I had it back on the road in 2007.It now has a Vortech supercharger.
    VS 355 Ute 1996 S Pack
    Panther Mica
    Specs:
    ENGINE: Harrop crank.Chev journals.Neo rear main.
    Eagle h beam 5.7 chev rods.
    Srp forged pistons.10:1 comp.
    Four bolt mains. M&W splayed caps.
    All the usual block machining,boring,sonic test,de burring etc.
    Block grouted to bottom of stroke.
    Crow solid roller cam. 245@50 int 252@50 ex 621″ lift 108 lsa
    Crane ultra pro lifters.Trend push rods.
    YellaTerra platinum 7/16 roller rockers.
    Newby timing cover with crank support.Rollmaster nitrided timing set.
    Heads: O ringed with felpro 1076 gaskets.1/2 ” head studs to centre 7/16 at the ends.
    Water galleries in head face tapped, plugged,shaved and 3/16 hole drilled.
    2.02 int 1.60 ex valves.Isky springs.Ti retainers.7 degree locks.
    Porting is nothing special,just a bowl job and runner blend. Int= 233 cfm a 25″ water at 600″ lift.
    Cast iron heads.
    JP HV oil pump.ASR 9 ltr circuit pan.Setrab oil cooler -12 lines.Thermostat sandwich plate.
    Total oil capacity 11 litres.Setrab power steering cooler.
    VL Group A intake manifold.Custom  fibreglass ducting for blower inlet/outlet and bypass.                      Aquamist HFS-3 water/methanol injection with 20 litre tank.
    PWR 68mm core radiator,std water pump with davies craig EWP cutting in with au thermos.
    Autronic smc piggy backed to delco.
    Crane cdi ignition and coil.Iridium plugs.
    Surge tank,twin 044 fuel pumps.1000cc injectors.
    Crank trigger                                                                                                                                                                      Vortech  T Trim supercharger  14 psi. Custom blower brace.
    EXHAUST: Twin 3″ mandrel stainless system with metal cats and four mufflers.Di fillipo 1 3/4 4 into 1 headers.
    GEARBOX: t56 with tremec short shifter.
    CLUTCH: Textralia twin plate,solid centre cerametalic plates.7kg steel flywheel.Rated 700hp.
    DIFF: 4.11 gears.Harrop Truetrac centre.TA Performance diff girdle.
    SUSPENSION: Front:DMS coilovers.Rear:DMS shocks, kings springs.Whiteline adj sway bars.Poly bushes.Adj panhard rod.Adj upper control arms.Adj caster rods.Kmac adj tops.
    BRAKES: UPC Brake kit.Same as a VZ HSV performance brake package.Twin piston calipers only.343mm front rotors.
    WHEELS: 20″ Work VSXX 3 piece 8.5″ front 10.0″ rear.Tyres 245/30/20 front  285/25/20 rear
    BODY: De badged.Torneau tabs deleted.Mini tubbed.
    INTERIOR: Original seats re bolstered and trimmed.Autometer gauges.Cheap stereo.
    POWER: 571 rwhp(max) now on 537 rwhp safe tune.

     

    Plans are to run the V1 and see how things go(low psi) then step up to a V7 when I give the engine a freshen up,lower comp,more suitable cam etc. Then I can turn the boost up.Pics to come.

    Cheers

     

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    #13323
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    VRSenator065
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    Teaser, pics or ban….

    #13349
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    +1 for pics. Keep the updates coming too. Gotta love a Holden v8 powered 2nd gen, Especially boosted.

    #13357
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    Sounds awsome, keen to see pics of tubs, still want to tub my ute. Pics of bay as well. Are you running an intercooler with charger?

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #13376
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    VS 355 UTE
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    Engine bay at the moment

    How it was before blower.

    20 litres of  intercooling.

     

    Still a lot of weekends on this before it’s back on the road.

    Cheers

    #13378
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    VS 355 UTE
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    +1 for pics. Keep the updates coming too. Gotta love a Holden v8 powered 2nd gen, Especially boosted.

    Yep, agree about the 2nd gen with tuff eights.Hopefully some progress soon.

    #13379
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    Sounds awsome, keen to see pics of tubs, still want to tub my ute. Pics of bay as well. Are you running an intercooler with charger?

    The tubs are well worth the extra work.As you know there is not a lot of traction down the back.

    In my opinion sway bars,true trac and wider rubber with tubs are a great combination.Power down out of corners is excellent.Before, i was always waiting for the back end to step out without much help from the right foot.

    No intercooler.Running an Aquamist water/meth system.

    #13388
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    Mate, that’s is just a beautifully crafted piece of art!!!  Seriously drool worthy.

    #13393
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    sv89#170
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    Wow that is one tidy ute well done mate keep the updates coming

    #13395
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    Immortality
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    Very tidy :)

    I’m a big fan of those intakes  :good:

    #13403
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    Slow355
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    How did you fit rear sway bar? As i didnt think utes came with them, my one does not have one.

    How long does the tank of meth injection last for? Want to charge my ute and keep twin throttles so going intercooler will be hard to do. Are you on vn ss i am sure i have seen this ute some place else

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #13409
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    How much were the DMS coilover and shocks?

    Also as far as I’m aware yaman, only the SS utes didn’t have a rear sway bar.

    #13417
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    This is perfect in every way mate. Love it

    #13418
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    Slow355
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    How much were the DMS coilover and shocks? Also as far as I’m aware yaman, only the SS utes didn’t have a rear sway bar.

    I know which is strange considering its the ss lol

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #13423
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    VS 355 UTE
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    Mate, that’s is just a beautifully crafted piece of art!!! Seriously drool worthy.

    Ha, it’s no piece of art,just a tidy streeter.Thanks.

    Wow that is one tidy ute well done mate keep the updates coming

    Thanks sv89,should be some progress soon.

    Very tidy :) I’m a big fan of those intakes

    Me to immortality.

    I originally wanted to put on a Whipple but in the end i went the vortech because i wanted the grp A intake to stay.Looks a whole lot better too.

    This is perfect in every way mate. Love it

    Cheers mate.It’s only taken 17 years lol.

     

    #13424
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    VS 355 UTE
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    How did you fit rear sway bar? As i didnt think utes came with them, my one does not have one. How long does the tank of meth injection last for? Want to charge my ute and keep twin throttles so going intercooler will be hard to do. Are you on vn ss i am sure i have seen this ute some place else

    I thought all 2nd gen utes came with front and rear sway bars standard like mine.Looks like the ss utes never had a rear bar as GMH-304 said.Why Holden would delete it is beyond me.

    How long a tank of water/meth lasts depends on how long your on boost for and where your activation point is,how much horsepower,number of nozzles.In other words variable lol.From memory i think your spraying 10% to 15% of fuel flow.My system sprays on demand through injector duty cycle.Once activated it will spray more w/m as fuel demand increases.The ute gave me the opportunity to mount a large tank for track days when usage is high and i don’t want to carry extra mix.

    I went w/m over intercooler for a number of reasons but what i think will work for me,won’t be for others.

    Yeh Slow that’s me on vn ss.

    #13428
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    VS 355 UTE
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    How much were the DMS coilover and shocks?

    They are an Aussie made quality set up so there not cheap,but they are rebuildable/serviceable,have 50mm slider tubes and are independently adjustable for bump and rebound.Also allow  for camber change at base of coilover with eccentric bushes.

    RRP $5,552.00     I paid $3,560.00 as they were having a 30% off promotion for being in business for 30 years.I think the xyz stuff is around $1,800.00,so about double for the DMS kit.

    Some pics.

    #13431
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    and are independently adjustable for bump and rebound……I think the xyz stuff is around $1,800.00,so about double for the DMS kit. Some pics.    

    And the XYZ aren’t independently adjustable for bump/rebound.  So I guess you get what you pay for.   For what you pay I think the XYZ are pretty good though, but the DMS are up another level.

    #13433
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    Yeah, XYZ aren’t in the same class.  If I had my chance again….

    #13434
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    VS 355 UTE
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    Do either of you fellas know what spring poundage you have in the coilovers that XYZ supply?

    I left it to the experts to select what they thought would be best,so the fronts ended up 700lbs.Should of had more input as i think these will be a bit  harsh on the street lol.Might have to get another set made up around half that rating,but will test drive first.

     

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