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Old 28-01-08, 18:32   #1
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Mikes "SIK VLT" wagon (New Zealand)

Hey guys this has been a long time coming, finally got my butt into gear to write this thread Will start at the beginning as I have already done a few mods to the wag...

I bought it off Trade Me in March '07 as a white, standard factory sl Turbo Wagon. I was originally after a sedan and never really gave wagons any thought but liked the idea of it being a little different. Especially the fact it was a factory turbo wagon!!!

After winning the auction I flew down to Invercargill as fast as I could and picked up the new addition to the family, and drove it all the way back home with a grin from ear to ear (15 hr drive but well worth it).

Engine = RB30ET
Trans = MX7 5 speed
Mods so far
Interior = gear knob,sports steering wheel,custom dash
Engine = podfilter otherwise standard
Body = calais door moulds,side skirts and eyelids.paint colour 2004 holden pewter

Here she is the day I brung her home


The dash was the first thing to come out and be replaced with a customised dash from my n/a VL Calais that I was wrecking


Definately an improvement!!

Then out came the huge std steering wheel replaced with a "for now" one off Trade Me (which, thanks to the mrs, is still in the car). Followed by the std VL nosecone and replaced with the calais eyelids, side skirts, lower door moulds and added some super low kingsprings with shocks. I then removed the roof racks and chrome roof strips before sending up to Auckland to my brothers paint shop to add a bit of colour....





We had a bit of a suprise as all VLs do...


After paint...

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Old 11-03-08, 06:48   #2
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Some updated pics I finally chose the mags for the wag it's been about 3 months of looking for the right ones that was happy with they are

G-MAX M190 18" with Dunlop Direzza 235/40 Tyres
Also when it was in HYPER getting kitted out I got 35% tints alround aswell
And the mussus surpised me with a P.Plate "SIK VLT" which I was stoaked with




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Old 11-03-08, 07:24   #3
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Awesome Mike, it sure has come a long way
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Old 11-03-08, 07:52   #4
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very tidy!!
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Old 11-03-08, 18:15   #5
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Thanx guys it has come along way but what keeps me smiling is theres so much more I can do, I'm currently sourcing an intercooler and piping and more body work is on the cards soon
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Old 15-03-08, 13:32   #6
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A few ugly pics of the engine bay as you can see needs some attention


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Old 15-03-08, 15:55   #7
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i love that dash! how was that done?
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Old 15-03-08, 16:31   #8
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dash was removed and sanded,Filled in the groove on the passengers side and sent it to my brother who happens to own his own paint shop (real handy that) he painted it in calbolt colour also the centre console got the same treatment
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Old 17-03-08, 06:49   #9
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Put a 22mm whiteline rear swaybar in her lastnite


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Old 17-03-08, 06:52   #10
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Be very careful with that. Normally I would suggest to run the standard bar on the rear for a street car

New washer bottle makes a big difference to the bay. Only $100 from Rare Spares

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Old 17-03-08, 19:15   #11
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Swaybar was a bargin on TM. I'm trying it out first see how it goes being a wag it needs some help in the rear.
I brought a washer bottle a few months back havn't put it on yet still deciding weather or not to put it in after I do the engine bay
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just some random pics from today at lake Taupo



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Old 11-04-08, 16:46   #13
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I know its late.....better late than never... Phat wagon Mike...its awesome to cruise in it to I must say...people look at you when they hear the slight turbo whistle hehe!!!

Keep up the good work it is my favourite wagon...bet you never though id say that out loud hehe

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Cheers Aaron your welcome to have a ride in the wag anytime


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Old 30-04-08, 15:36   #15
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Got my 3" Dumpy and put it on the night before the Taupo Cruise

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Mint, looks heaps better than the other tip
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Well the clutch spat the dummy after the weekend paintball get together so looking to go HD clutch next


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How does the car go with that bigger rear sway bar? When you break traction does it stay pretty much in a straight line?
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I love it,the wagon handles alot better with it but that is also with a non LSD turbo diff. It does keep in a straight line you can predict what it's going to do easier
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Did a mission tonight and with the help of my brother pulled the gearbox out and now taking the flywheel away to get machined tomorrow and should be all good to put back together with the new exedy clutch on saturday can't wait hanging out to drive her again


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That'll make a good difference Mike
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Old 08-08-08, 20:14   #22
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Yeah it does got it going this avro with the help of my brother
Now I will get an LSD sorted and throw some plugs/leads at her
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Had some time to kill today so finally got around to doing the bonnet strut thing been meaning to do it for ages it only took 30mins so should've done it a long time ago haha


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Put her on the dyno today did 140Kw was pretty stoaked with that


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Old 08-12-08, 18:07   #25
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Here's the vids of the dyno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA6df...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5V5QWc4zjs

Also did the rocker cover

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