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  • #25878
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    Hi

    Been a while, years infact lol. I miss the old days of forums.

    So i’ll start again. The ute FINALLY runs after 3 years, 3 months and 15 days…. yes I counted and much help from few mates to put the finishing touches on it.

    Enjoy

    Name – Rick

    Model – 05 VZ SSZ ute

    Colour – Quicksilver

    Body – Lower bumper mesh insert, dual exhaust bumperettes, colour coded roof plastics, SV6000 flutes, rolled/pumped rear guards

    Engine – LS1

    Engine Mods – 2.9L Whipple, PAC1219 Valve Springs, Smith Brothers rocker trunnion kit, 7.425 pushrods, W2A Intercooler, Davies Craig 25lpm electric w2a pump, 25% underdrive, 77mm supercharger pulley, Forced induction spacer plates & thermal blanket, Aero/Speedflow fittings, 60lb injectors, 4″ CAI ceramic coated with Aeroflow pod

    Power –
    Standard – 274rwhp, 204.3rwkw (16/5/12)

    Maf tuned – 286rwhp, 213.2rwkw (21/6/12)

    Mafless tuned – 314rwhp, 231.1rwkw (6/2/13)

    Supercharged tuned – 487rwhp, 358.3rwkw @ 16psi  (22/1/18)

    Supercharged touch up tune – 473rwph, 347.9rwkw @ 10psi (10/5/18)

    Touch up tune – 492rwhp, 361.9rwkw @ 10psi (18/6/20)

    Exhaust – Pacemaker 1 7/8″ 4>1s, 100 cell cats, Twin3″, Flowmaster outlaw muffers, rear hotdogs

    Gearbox – 4L60e

    Diff – 3.73 gears, Truetrac centre

    Brakes – 320mm t2 front rotors, 315mm rear t3 rotors

    Suspension – Pedders XA Xtreme coilovers, Pedders bushes throughout vehicle, camber kit, 30mm Whiteline front swaybar

    Wheels – Staggered 20″ Walkinshaws

    245/30 front, 265/30 rear

    Interior – Standard SSZ leather seats, SSZ volt/oil gauges, leather console lid, black suede door trims/glovebox/fuse/console side, chrome door handles, 3 pod cluster surround, VZ HSV steering wheel, A and B pillars trimmed in factory black roof lining cloth, custom SSZ floor mats

    Other mods – Uniden UH7740NB UHF, stick on antenna, LED globes, relocated ECU

    Stereo – Pioneer single din

    Build Period – 8 years

    Cost – A lot and probably 10 years off my life lol

    Future mods – Built forged motor, TH400, mini tub, stereo, more boost

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    for the money, for the glory.... and for the fun !! Mostly for the money

    #25908
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    Welcome back Ricky Bobby!

    #25921
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    Welcome back Ricky Bobby!

    Mr Gorgonzola

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    #25922
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    Nice set up.

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    Very tidy mate, nice rig.

    #25930
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    Very tidy mate, nice rig.

    Nice set up.

    Cheers gents.

    Now that ute is mobile the tidying up can begin. Got a few small things on the go atm. Then before rego runs out in april will get the tune touched up. Hoping to crack the magic 500rwhp 🤞

    for the money, for the glory.... and for the fun !! Mostly for the money

    #25944
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    Other thread deleted mate :good:

    #26036
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    Looking good Ricky.

    #26072
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    Looking good Ricky.

    Thank you and cheers Nick

    So been tinkering. One thing tuner picked up on dyno was my intake temps were ridiculously high. The culprit was the W2A pump not flowing enough. They said a standard LSA pump flows more where as yours is like and I quote “an old man with a prostate problem trying to piss”

    Out came the 13lpm pump in exchange for a 25lpm pump

    Temps are down approx. 20-30 degrees depending on how drive lol. Another thing they suggested was make a separate tank that can hold 10L+ to help with the heat and put in another pump. Seeing as don’t have AC and don’t want to spend 3g on an interchiller setup, its something to look into later on. The current setup is holding just over 3L.

    Also went down to U Pull It with a mate and we sourced an astra pump to go on later. Have since cleaned and bought the pump fittings.

    One thing that has annoyed me the entire time when opened the bonnet was just how ugly the intake pipe yella terra supplied in the kit. Always said one day it would be remade…… and that day came. Much neater, lighter and doesn’t hit or rest on anything. Cheers to my mate Chris who welded the pipe together.

    Got it back tonight from being ceramic coated in and out. Chucked on a new black aero flow pod, turned the fresh air breather pipe on the drivers rocker cover 180*, remade the fresh air hose run behind the blower to a  90* pushlock fitting on the intake pipe.

    And lastly another little idea mate and I are playing around with. Ill drop a hint pic lol

    Cheers

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    for the money, for the glory.... and for the fun !! Mostly for the money

    #26083
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    Good intercooler pump makes a massive difference. FYI that’s not an lsa one either.

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    Nah both are Davies Craig pumps

    for the money, for the glory.... and for the fun !! Mostly for the money

    #26086
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    Nice work, can i ask where did you had the ceramic coating done?

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    Nice work, can i ask where did you had the ceramic coating done?

    Cheers

    Barrett Datum

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    #26098
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    thanks

    #26104
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    Yea beautiful work.

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    nice car.

    ...so I said "orange ya glad I didn't say banana?"........hahahaha.....hhhmmmm...pffft.....

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    Cheers gents

    So have been working on and out the little issues that still bug me.

    Originally was supplied from yella terra with a 67mm pulley which resulted in 16psi on an upgraded spring only engine, which resulted in excessively high intake temps (85 – 105*). Was advised by tuner to look into a bigger electric pump for w2a. Did that and touch up tune….. made no difference. So after a few lenghty conversations with people i decided to drop the psi. A 77mm (10psi) pulley was ordered. Touch up tune proved successful and made the same power as it did on 16psi, was more consistent and temps were down dramatically.

    Now with the tuner giving it a clean bill of health have been looking into getting a custom reservoir made to sit in the fuel tank cavity and use either a VF GTS or Stewert EMP pump. Have also have a conversation with Forced Induction Interchillers and they have said they will be releasing 10mm cathedral port blower spacer plates in the near future.

    This will now result in a reverse cowl being needed as pulley and snout will hit the bonnet.

    Apart from that its scary fun to drive lol

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    Apart from that its scary fun to drive lol

    And that is what we all want :good:

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    Nice work mate.

    100% go with a Reprogrammed EMP. You wont buy a better pump. If its something you keen on, i can get them from a mate of mine in USA. They are around $650-700 depending on the AUD.

    That’s what i’m using along with a boot mounted ice tank.

    You will find with a better pump and reservoir you will be able to go back up to to the smaller pulley.

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    Apart from that its scary fun to drive lol

    And that is what we all want

    Indeed

    Nice work mate. 100% go with a Reprogrammed EMP. You wont buy a better pump. If its something you keen on, i can get them from a mate of mine in USA. They are around $650-700 depending on the AUD. That’s what i’m using along with a boot mounted ice tank. You will find with a better pump and reservoir you will be able to go back up to to the smaller pulley.

    At this point in time I havnt 100% made my mind up yet as to what pump. Looking also at the Varimax PWM pump. Both it at the EMP pump perform well, it comes down to how much want to spend lol

    Little something I drew up. Nothings final yet as to what size capacity the tank will be. All hoses to be made in 10an and 12an with minimal to no rubber hose used.

    Tight area to work in but my goal at the end is to be able to put the cover on and still use the tub as a ute….. not that I ever have used it as a ute but it does provide free accommodation if I choose to swag it in the back lol

    Stolen from someone else but pretty much will be doing the same when whipple comes off. 10mm spacers and put some heat shield on bottom of intercooler plate. Have also talked to engineer about have the cowl engineered as well as my coilovers, so there is less to change over god forbid I get defected. End goal in I don’t know how many years time is to be 100% street legal on pump 98 fuel

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