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Member: rupaxxx
Vehicle: 1989 Holden Commodore vn ss ( More )
Location: australia
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2006
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This is my 1989 vn ss commodore.I have owned it for the past 6 years.In sept 03 i had the engine and gearbox rebuild after years of abuse.Should have sold it but i have a soft spot for vn's so it looks like im stuck with it for ever.

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Posted by: mx68u on November 10, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Nice Ride. Those things go alright, i remember taking one in my 6 icon4.gif Just wondering if thats all the internal modifications you've done, any performance modz? Also any ideas on how much those cars put out from the factory?

Posted by: rupaxxx on November 10, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

when it was rebuilt i had a bigger cam put in along with the flat top has a 2.5 inch exhaust from the cat back with standard headers.going to get some extractors and maybe a new muffler soon and see if it makes a difference.i think the commodores of that era made 165kw at the flywheel,at a guess id say mine would make 180kw maybe?? plans for the future after the exhaust upgrade are maybe a bit of head work and cam change plus a gear ratio change in the arse end.going to put on a 100hp nitrous kit once everything else is done biggrin.gif

Posted by: mx68u on November 10, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

sounds awesome man, be sure to keep us informed of the progress thumbup.gif

Posted by: rupaxxx on January 21, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Got my extractors fitted last week. Reckon its picked up some power. See how it goes at the drags when they start again.Goin to get a 2500rpm stall convertor fitted soon,see if that helps.Going to add 100hp nitrous and 3.55.1 gears in the diff shortly.Aiming to run a mid 13 sec quarter.Once i hit that i'll be happy so i guess i'll keep spending till it happens!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: SSman on March 22, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Nice ride Rupaxx!
I sold my VN SS about 3 years ago had owned it for only 2, I had the same thing some serious gearbox and driveline problems.
I have got myself a series 1 VR SS now and have done some light tuning, remapped the computer and fitted cold air induction and and SS inductions exhaust sytem, putting out a little over 192kw at the moment. I am planning to get some pics and stick it on the site soon.

Posted by: yzovelle on November 25, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Nice VN. I've seen you around and the thing sounds awesome. I hear you've converted it to a manual? smile.gif

Posted by: Van454 on December 13, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Nice to see a few V8s on here. I would think that with the mods that U have done that it should piss it in for 190/200 kw, the 180kw clubsport etc only had cold air intake, exhaust and ecu tune.

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