Holden VP Drift Car Project (Ongoing)

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  1. Direza

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    Hey guys This is my Holden Berlina =D I know everyones jaw is going to drop..Not a drift car! well not entirely true..It is my project that i am currently working on.. And for your info =D they make great Drift Cars =D very very tough anyways here is the specs =D I just got the car Last week and already have done so much..=p

    Anyways i got it off a Friend for Maytes Rates =D
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    MODEL: Holden Commodore VP Berlina

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    YEAR: 1992

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    (Body) ODOMETER: 271,000

    (Engine) ODOMETER: 102,000

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    COLOUR: alpine white

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    BODYKIT: Stock

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    CC Raiting: 3800

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    ENGINE TYPE:
    -Stock v6 Buick 3800 L67? i think..not sure..

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    ENGINE MODS:

    -Pod filter,
    -GTsT Skyline Injectors
    (Dont ask The previous Owner Put them in..Ugh..

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    POWER:
    -160kw Running rich =)

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    EXHAUST:
    -Sports 2.5 inch Mandrel Bent Exhaust System
    -Pacemakers Extractors

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    GEAR BOX:
    -Stock 4 gear auto

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    DIFF:
    -Stock single spinner

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    BRAKES:
    -Stock

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    SUSPENSION:
    -Stock FE2 Suspension Shocks / Springs

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    WHEELS:
    -Walkinshaw Original Rims 225/50/R16

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    TYRES: Kingston 225/50/R16
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    OTHER MODS:
    Nolathaine Bushes all around,
    Exhaust System,
    MoMo Steering Wheel,
    Removed Towball Assembly
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    BUILD PERIOD: 2 weeks so far and counting =)

    COST: ongoing

    -This is When i got it: All the panels are Straight.
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    -The Interior was a mess..As the car was broken into before.
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    -Motor..Abit dusty and Dirty Needed a Clean
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    Abit high ugh..Eww
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    Didnt have A Grill
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    Originals =D Quite wide =D 225s and They got plenty of dish =D
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    Had a Smashed Window =/
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    Looked Alright but Pissed me off with towball =/
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    Had a Broken Tail light =/
     
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  2. Direza

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    Now this is What it looks like now =D
    Cleaned up
    And fixed up =)
    so i think Stage one is complete =) haha
    -Finally Removed Towball
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    -Fitted Back window Mesh
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    Still very high But have not yet touched the Suspension Departnment
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    Interior Tidyup + My Momo Steering Wheel =D
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    Fixed the smashed window
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  3. Direza

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    Fitted New Radiator =)

    New
    -Air Filter
    -Oil + Filter
    -New brakepads.
    -New Sparkplugs
    ***One of the sparkplugs Was snapped in half..and the car was still going strong..Lol when i pulled it out i was like OMG****Jaw Drop***(


    Next on My list is The long Awated =D Pop Lock and Drop it =D
    Lowering it on KingSprings - Superlows. or ultras..but for ultras id need other things idk New 2 Rear shocks..and a Panhard rod..Ugh..

    Price difference is this

    800$ ---

    -Ultra Lows Springs 50-55mm Drop
    -New 2 rear shocks

    550$ ---

    -Super Lows Springs 30-35mm Drop..

    and have no clue where to get panhard rod..

    Here is a mock up on Photoshop i know its bad quality but heh u get the picture..lol..or well shal i say gimp =/

    Imageshack - b38057610kx8.jpg

    Cant afford Adjustables and to be honest dont really need em ae..Seen my Rear control arms? haha They are Fucking massive.. dont think that ill need it =D heh its going to be a weekend track car and mainly to get me from home to work and to uni..so..=D gota keep it roadlegal..


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    What do you guys think..Which is the beter option? will superlows give me Enuf Stiffness to Keep From Bodyrolling?
     
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  4. Nick Sheen

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    cool commo mate.
     
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    =d

    Thanks guys =) Yeah its going to be a masterpiece when im finished with it ..=d
     
  7. Direza

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    K update

    Ordered 2 New Looms for Rear tail lights one for each side as current ones were All covered in water and rusted and corroded..so new ones shall solve my earthing problem
    Should arrive tomorrow

    i just took off the rear tail lights Cleaned up the area and Sealed them off from water.. with sealant.. to prepare for the new looms
     
  8. Direza

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    Because of the fact that there isnt that many vps out there set up to do this..i really really wanted to make something different..
     
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    Nice car! Looked better without the window mesh though imho. :)
     
  10. Direza

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    on or off?

    U think so? hrm..never thought about it..i got a deal on that mesh..so figured might aswell i dont enjoy it either but thought it looks cool so..

    What do you guys think off or on?.


    K Plan is by Date

    2/9/09 New Springs
    2/9/09 Wheel Allignment

    King springs are very stiff as i had a silvia with them before =/
    so i think i might go with the 550$ deal =) 35mm drop should be alright..its atleast 2nd a half fingers..closer to the guard..so..and camber will tuck them in =)


    What springs you guys think i should get? the 800-1000$ or 550$ and save the money for something else? 55mm or 35mm?
     
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    nice car my bro has one too

    (mates rates ftw:))
     
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    nice car fella, ive never seen one of these before, how does it drift mate?
     
  13. Direza

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    Ull be surprised ae..Its very very hard to come by these cars drifting but
    I have taken it around a few corners in the wet and the dry..with a Single spinner stock diff =D Its actually amazing..you get Alot of Control and even though the car is quite heavy at the moment it slides with very small effort. and still has alot of power left So if you ever run out Just give it abit more..and it Puts the back out further

    .The engine has alot of grunt and Torque..I can put my wheels in a spin and burn them up from foot flat at 10 kms in the dry =) 160rkw is alot of power. First gear in the gearbox goes up to 90 km..=) so its very sweet =D and it chirps second..=DManual conversion would be preferred..but i will definatly
    Be looking at dumping a RB into it as ive seen a few with it and i think it would be the best option but currently i am going to try get the Exterior and suspension and interior sorted..then go onto Drivetrain =)

    What do you guys think..


    RB20DET?
    or
    RB25DET?
    or
    3.8 v6 Series 2 L67 Holden Engine?
     
  14. Direza

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    Yeah man they make great projects and dont require much money dumped into them..as they are powerfull enough as n/a stock to put up a good fight on the track..:D


    Check this out this is one of my fav vids..=D
    YouTube - The Green Machine
    Holden VN in action on the dirt =D
     
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    your car is cool, but please dont let me here that noise from above video ever again, my brain hurts lol
     
  17. Direza

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    Dont like the sound of The rev limiter of my engine?

    Amazingly its stock and it held up so well =D even for that prolonged time..ugh..
    Just really goes to show that nothing can kill them heh..guess Redlining the fuck out of them doesnt kill them..what will? haha
     
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    K Small update

    Removed Rear window Mesh Completely..
    ( I think personally Without it the car looks abit like a Cefiro ? anyone think that?)

    Fitted Horn
    Sealed rear lights from water..
    Cleaned off all of the signs on the car like Xplod! and Woodys Beer!


    Tomorrow
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    1: Installing New Looms and fixing the rear tail lights electrics..
    2: Removing the door trim ugh..its black stripe on the outside of the doors pisses me off want that flush look(even tho i must say probably helps when u park close to trolleys / other cars as when they open the door it hits the strip not the door) but i dont like it so gna take it of..just gota park in a nicer place next time =D but personally dont really care too much ae..its gna get dented anwyays =D even tho i am a cerefull driver on the track =D theres bound to be contact
    3: Get it up on Dyno at Dodsons to get Readings and a tune


    IF anyone got any ideas on what to do after the lowering =D id love to hear it ..



    fun to do this all on 170$ per week sallary ae =D supermarket ftw..lol i only just turned 18 so =D bare with me
     
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    Much better without the window mesh. Window mesh reminds me of 80's Camaros.
     
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    that car takes serious abuse! how did it not overheat!:confused:
    love the limiter:thumbs:
     

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