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Member: hotsv1
Vehicle: 1989 Holden Commodore VN 6.1L Stroker ( More )
Location: New Zealand, Auckland
Last Updated: 31st December, 2006

hotsv1's Comments:

hello, commodore fans, hope u all liked my VN commodore.

Modification Listing
Brakes:

Chev Truck master cylinder, brake bias control, 14in Wilwood ventilated disc with GN3 6piston caliper in the front, 13in wilwood ventilated disc at rear with wilwood 4piston caliper. braided brake hose. Brake Vacume pump Added to help with low vacuum problem.

Driveline:

2500rpm high stall convertor, Turbo 700 auto with heavy duty kit and corvett servo. VL Rear Diff housing, HPC coated, 3.45 LSD.

ECU:

Autronic SM2 computer, Nos control via Autronic computer

Engine Work:

Crane Gold Race Extruded Roller rocker, Kelford custom profile Billet Cam, Moly rod, Head flow to 600 + hp,custom JE forged Piston 4.126" bore, 6" Scat H beam conrod, Harrop 355 stroker steel crank, romac balancer, custom oil pan, Custom HTD drive pulleys, Purge valve, 4bolt main conversion, ACL bearing, ARP main studed, ARP head studed, Nos with purge valve. braided hoses. Custom intake tube, alloy radiator, 13in electric fan,Earl's oil cooler,Earl's trans cooler, remote mount oil filter. MSD bluster coil, MSD 6AL ignition module, Venom adjustble fuel regulator, Greedy Oil catch tank, HTD drive convertion. braided hoses.

Exhaust System:

Custom made 4-1 equal length race extractor, twin 3 inch pipe, 2x Flowmaster mufflers and 2 X custom mufflers with 2x 5 inch chrome tip. HPC coated.

Exterior:

Group A Bottom half body kit, bonnet bulge, V8 supercar Carbon wing, SV3800 Grill. VP rear lights. Earls race cap.

Fuel System:

high pressure fuel pump, 36lb ford motorsport injectors. Custom drop tank

Intake System:

group A twin throttle body, group A cold air box, custom cold air induction sysytem with K&n pod filter

Interior:

Sparco supersport suade recliner, momo steering wheel,trust Exthust temp guage, trust Fuel pressure guage, trust engine temp gauge, trust water temp gauge, trust oil pressure guage, custom carbon fibre pod,Omari 4" 10,000 RPM tacho meter, Leather rear seat. Nitro switch, purge button,pivot scurity starter button, 2L AFFF multipurpose fire extinguisher, B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter, custom carbonfibre console for shifter installation.

Rolling Stock:

BBS RC 18x8.5 front, with Goodyear F1 Eagle G/S-D3 235/40ZR18, BBS RC 18x10 Rear, with with Goodyear F1 Eagle G/S-D3 275/35 ZR18

Stereo System:

Pioneer DEH-P9450 CD head unit, Infinity 4ch amp powers rear speaker, PG ZX-350 power front speakers, and Rockford Power T1000.1BD power the 2 subwoofers, 1 fared cap used on the rockford amp, and secondary battery used for all amps. front speaker are Boston Pro 6.53 3 way component speaker, rear are infinity kappa 6.5cs component speaker, subs are infinity perfect 12.1 VQ, OPTIMA Redtop battery for starting, and OPTIMA yellowtop battery for stereo. neon tube for display, custom 4" fan fitted for cooling amps.

Suspension:

Koni adjustables, King spring,whiteline front and rear sway bar.

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Power Output: 550 wheel hp
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Comments
Posted by: hotsv1 on July 20, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

i think hrt427 is too heavy for santa's sleigh, wait till santa replace his randeer with bigger BALLS (BULLS) too pull all that weight, and santa need to lose weight himself too. dont u think thats too much things mr santa need to do before he can get u the car? i guess if he get the car, he would keep it instead of giving to u~ or anyone else. haha..

now u mentioned it, our car do look alike, just in different time pariod, smile.gif how coincident can that be? pitty i am not in AU or else we could go out for a photoshot, ^^

p.s. HRT427 is lot of ppl's dream, even if u been a good boy, if santa decide to give the car away, u may got just a bonnet at end of the day. HAHHA, KIDDING~


Posted by: R-R8ED on July 20, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

A HRT427... is there room on Santa's sleigh cuz I've been good all year!
My R8 is a pretty much a VT version of ur VN. Both r frm the Holden 'stables', blue, have mesh rims, V8, and go like a pair of possesed cats. Spooky!


Posted by: hotsv1 on July 18, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

thx dude~ u changed a few cars since we last conversation, maybe next time i see u, u might have monaro HDT427 wink.gif, nice car u got there, nice colour too. keep up the efforts~ ^^, i still have few adjustment to do, but dont have much time to play with as i am overseas now. smile.gif maybe its a tidy up pariod for me,( painting the car, remove dents). i sent the car to paintshop for 3 months to tidy up the car while i oversea. hope the car turns out great~ smile.gif


Posted by: R-R8ED on July 10, 2006 [ Car Profile ]

Hey again. Long time (no see!). The last time I posted a comment on your site, I had the black VP SS 'YZOVELLE'. That got sold and I bought another VP SS 'ITZWAR' which was alot of fun. I've now uprgaded to a VT ClubSport R8 which I've aptly named 'R-R8ED'... It's good to see your VN evolving everytime I see it. Who knows, the next time I see it next, you'll be packing a Gen 3 V8 (nudge, nudge)!!!
Keep the VN EVOLUTION going cuz as they say "Things can only get better".


Posted by: hotsv1 on August 26, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

thx dude, i still not finished yet, wait 10 years it might be different again~ ^^ good luck with ur astra too~~


Posted by: slash_archangel on August 25, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey this is the sickest vn ive seen in ...... well almost ever great job


Posted by: RpM--- on April 5, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

biggrin.gif dam straight biggrin.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on April 5, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

no probs bro ^^. good to see another holden fan smile.gif


Posted by: RpM--- on April 5, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

thanks a heap...u rok....!


Posted by: hotsv1 on April 5, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Hi, the spoiler are not cheap, those are carbonfibre ones, i am sure u can buy it in Australia, ask Good spoiler shops, they should know where to get them, those are VR group A rear T wing. smile.gif i think if u wanna modify ur car, if u want out side look good, start with the bottom half of the car, such as, spring, big wheels, or bottom half body kit, make the car look bigger first before u buy that wing, becuase else it will look 'too much' smile.gif.


Posted by: RpM--- on April 5, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey man...f**n awesome car....looks great.how the hell did u get such a mad spoiler?....i want one for my VN...


Posted by: hotsv1 on March 1, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

i have put 2 4" computer fan blowing fresh air in, and 2 4" fan sucking hot air out. . it let air flowing more freely to cool the amps more effecient. i installed on side of the supporting frame, and covered by top board, thats why u dont see it biggrin.gif


Posted by: QIK-TX5 on March 1, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

hey man i just noticed your boot. i was going to do something similar with my amp....how the hell does it breathe?


Posted by: yzovelle on January 20, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

GOOD CALL thumbup.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on January 18, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

want aggressive look but subtle at same time? i think subtle look and aggressive horse power is very nice^^.. i agree ur car hp and look match nicely~~ smile.gif where u want ur project to end?

well, about that 7 year old, cant do nothing about it, i am in da car, they are behind the car, and there is an 'women' taking care of the 7year old. .. well, i could always put car in reverse, and roll them over.MY two big fat tire would roll them over nice n flat~hahaha.. (just kidding icon4.gif).

there is lot of ppl out there, criticising others rides, but most of them either have a crappy car, or NO CAR at all. i think ppl should appreciate others effort. even though not their taste. smile.gif


Posted by: yzovelle on January 18, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

That's the way!!! It's your car, not theirs. It's like that over here too. Aggressive is kinda what I'm aiming for as well, but I also wanna keep it looking subtle. I think mine pulls that look off nicely. biggrin.gif

PS: You actually let a 7 year old call your car ugly?! wink.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on January 4, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

yes, the T-wing is supercar style wing, got from nz shop that makes bodykits, i am sure there is few shop make that wing in AU too, seen it in some megazines. smile.gif i dont like the T wing at first, but then, it makes car look more agressive then standard wing, aggressive is the look i am aiming at, thats why i still go with the T wing. now i like the look of the whole package~smile.gif

depends on ppl, some like my car and some hate my car. there's one 7 year old kid walked past my car and said, what a UGLY car, but then, lot of holden fans walked by and said, CAN I SEE UR ENGINE BAY? some go on the floor and look under the car. smile.gif there some ppl against my T wing, mainly my family. they got used to it, soo~~ for ppl like my car, good on ya, ppl dont like my wing or car~~~ get use to it smile.gif hahaha~~


Posted by: yzovelle on December 31, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

QUOTE (hotsv1 @ Nov 17 2004, 04:52 PM)
thx for ur comment:) u have got a nice commodore urself. p.s how come u go from VR n step back to a VP?? u like older commodores??

holden all da way~

I wouldn't really a 'step back' as this car goes sooo much harder than my previous VR. I kinda have a soft spot for VP's anyway... One question, where did you get your T-Wing from?? Looks like it came straight off a VR/VS Supercar! Pretty schnazzy if I do say so myself biggrin.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on December 28, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

p.s. full stereo is designed and installed by ME~ smile.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on December 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

went to NZ try to finalise the stereo system, then my rockford power 500.2 smoked up, shit!! i have replaced it with the newer amp. goes fine now but my wollet is down quite a bit. will post new photos shortly with finished boot. smile.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on December 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

well, good luck to u bro.. see what u can do with da car smile.gif.


Posted by: Van454 on December 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Let's hope you're right, Iguess I'll find out how good when Iget it in there and give it run. As soon as it is in I will have it dyno tuned so I'll let you know how much power it has but who knows when i'll get it down the 1/4. Cheers.


Posted by: hotsv1 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

its always a pain to get a task of a project done, and at end of that task, u are poor as...
then u store some money for 2nd job... by end of it u poor again....

keep in touch and see what ur car turns out to be in few years.. my took me 10 years... and i am still poor as`~ haha.

454 sound like pretty good engine for a 1/4.. ^^ ..


Posted by: Van454 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

First I gotta get off my arse and fit the 454, then I'll finish the interior. Paint will have to wait for a bit cause i'm out of cash. One thing at a time i guess. Check out my profile and feel free to comment (I know theres not enough pics, i'll put some more on when I get some time)


Posted by: hotsv1 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

yeah, best to do all the things ur self, if u know how to do it.

whz ur plan for ur panal van?


Posted by: Van454 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Know what u mean, thats why I do it myself. It's cheaper and if something fuks up I know who to blame


Posted by: hotsv1 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

in my history of building cars, quite a bit of money goes down the toilet. like the dyno 'tyre' SHOOTOUT, i losted 2000 for a $50 dyno ..... sad.gif

my last engine was 6400, that one down da toilet too, becuase of an bad engine builder.

we learn from our mistake tho

thats what adds up smile.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

:thx for ur comments smile.gif it is true those of us who build cars dont add the cost up, it is pointless, its the end product that we want. p.s. more money dont mean better car rite?

we crazy car freaks can pay big bucks to build the car we want. obviously money not an issue.

the 550rwhp is just an safe estimate RWHP (better be conservitive then bluffing rite?). in reality, the engine is built for close to 600HP, plus nos support safely up to 200HP at least. the real number need to see on the dyno. however, last dyno test killed my rear tire without even switch on the nos. (doing a dyno SHOOTOUT, i dont expect that tire chunks really do SHOOTOUT from the rear tire, now i know what dyno shoot out really means, FUK, 285/30 ZR18 tires costed $1000 EACH!).


Posted by: Van454 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Its great to see some really tuff cars on the web. That is one mean fuker. Hate to think what it must have cost...but i guess those of us building cars don't add these things up, best not to know. 550rwhp is awesome, is that on the bottle? Thats more than the big block that I'm putting in my car.


Posted by: hotsv1 on November 17, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

thx for ur comment:) u have got a nice commodore urself. p.s how come u go from VR n step back to a VP?? u like older commodores??

holden all da way~


Posted by: yzovelle on November 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Now, this is one of the meanest, baddest muthaf**kin VN's I've ever seen. blink.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on October 18, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

give me a rating if u liked my ride icon4.gif thx


Posted by: hotsv1 on October 3, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i am good thx madsav

my commodore was a V6 commodore, and i used to have a twin muffler (fake) which take the twin pipe from the end muffler and extend one to the other end smile.gif. its the cheapest way to go twin with v6 smile.gif.

this muffler are all customised from front to end, which costed me around 4000-5000 ish, with full system HPC coated (1000 worth). i had problem with fat 3.5" pipe going from to the back and up around the rear diff housing. need to watch out for clearence or else ur muffler wont go far). the car dont look that low, but muffler clearence at bottom are only 5cms. wanna go lower but i guess thats it for me >< .

u need to remove ur petrol tank if u are going for a twin, that means u have to move ur fuel tank some where else.

i suggest if u want most cost affective way for a twin, just split the end muffler in 2, and extend to each side, but the problem is u need a rear skirt to cover the piping^^.

nice to see commodores on da web. good luck with ur muffler smile.gif


Posted by: madsav on October 2, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

how ya doing hotsv1?
i like your design with your vn commodore,its always good to see diffrent designs that other people havent come up with.just woundering how much did it cost ya for the twin muffler system ,as i will be putting a twin muffler system on my vn v6 take a look at my page if u wish.


Posted by: hotsv1 on October 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i think u need to get a commodore VN repair manual from book shop^^, i used to have one, its very handy, u will need it:).

logically u remove the radiator hose (bottom one) to drain the coolent out, put radiator hose back on and then top up with new coolent.

i dont do that kinda service myself as i always get car services at shop. smile.gif

no worry about all da question, i help what i can help^^

there should be some sites on the net which will guide u step by step of how to do those things.


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

sorry bout all the questions hehe wacko.gif biggrin.gif


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

o cool thanks man

lol another question
i got 5 litres of premixed coolant , but i dont know how u drain the old coolant out?
i heard something about running water through it while the car is running to clean it out, and i can see about 3 or 4 pipes coming out of it, i duno which ones im supposed to take out to clean the tub... what do u do? blush.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

that wing cost the same as the other bodykits added together, but not many ppl like it smile.gif. anyway, the one on the bonnet is called a bonnet scoop or bulge. the kit (front bumper,rear bumper, side skirt, bonnet scoop.. is from a VN SS group A, it is replica becuase real item will cost too much. i think it will cost about NZ1000 - 1500 for the whole thing added together. the one between the lights is called 'Grill', the one i got is SV3800 grill. Group A do have a grill that goes with whole kit, its big cover up one though.

if u want to put the kit, be sure to lower the car and get big wheel, because the kit will make the car look too fat , it meant to go with at least 17" and lowered to look nice^^

u can buy the bodykit from any good bodykit shop. i am not sure where u can get in Australia, but i am sure there is lot of places u can get for. SPOILER shop or Bodykit shop. look in the commodore megazine, u will find some good shop there.

Cheers smile.gif


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

thanks! biggrin.gif

so how much did u buy ur front bumper, the thing between the front lights (i duno wat its called), the thing on ur hood (that bump i also don know wat its called lol) and your sideskirts?
i wana get the same body kit u have , but i dont want that wing ,i just wana get a spoiler
yeh so how much can u get those bits for?
thanks again


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 22, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

just posted up the car's underside pictures, its not new photos, and still have the sticker at petrol tank which i have already removed. but u at least can see what the car look like at the bottom, which ppl normally have to 'bend over' to see. hahahaha


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 20, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hi, the transmission fluid u top up from where the measuring stick goes, top it up slowly. i am not sure how much trans fluid u need, as i get the car serviced.
for engine coolent, u top up from the cap where the radiator goes, but i think some VN u need to top up from the bottle, next to the window washer bottle. i think its best to use coolent not just plain water, becuase coolent have rust proof agent, therefore protect ur radiator and engine from rust(inside). u use the coolent as instruction says. use water only for temperary top up. and be sure to flush ur coolent every year to keep ur cooling department clean and efficient.

follow instruction at back of the coolent bottle.

any problem i am glad to help. if i know the answer


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 20, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

shuriken.gif i know about coolant and i know if it mixes with water, it boils faster and is therefore less effective, but i duno where else to put it in? helpppppppp


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 20, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

cool.gif hey u probably wil think im pretty dumb, but i need to know where to put two things into my VN..

1) where does the coolant go? does it go in the white water tank or can only water go in there? im not talking about the windscreen wiper tank, the other one which i think is for water? coz i havent put coolant in before. and do you mix it with water or put 100% coolant and how much do u put in?
2) where do u put Automatic Transmision Fluid in? this guy showed me before, it was a little hole, but i forgot where it was i dont wana put it in the wrong hole...

can u describe where abouts i put these 2 fluids into the car and how much i put in?
thanks heaps bro


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 17, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

i should put car's underside picture, forgot to do so, or else would be a really colourful picuture. i am not with my car at moment, (overseas again). hopefully can post some more photo up.


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 15, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

how much gas? too much, its not a cruise machine for sure, basically 1L per every 3 km i think, therefore, i dont pay much at all, because i dont drive much, only for weekend drive. about 30$ per week should be plenty for fun drive, but not for long drive. the muffler is 5" at tip, but its already 3 and 1/2" all the way the the header, both side, 4 into 1 custom build extracto(equal length), HPC coated all the way through, 2 muffler per side, = 4 mufflers.. but still loud as in high RPM.

its got high cam so its a bit lumpy, but hay, i like it .. haha


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 15, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

fuck bro how much petrol do u burn on ur vn? how much u pay each week for a decent travel each week? and is ur exhaust like only the tip is big, or the whole muffler tube is big?


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 11, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

car moving parts will need to replace overtime, but not just becuase AGE, its also how previous owner treat the car, my celica traveled 119000km, it runs like dream, but the car i drove overseas, NISSAN MARCH, it is also 1996, and travelled around 95000km, it already seems like it gonna crap it self out. (already replace trans 2 times, engine mount once, suspention once, etc). sometimes age is not the only factor.

i only had powersteer pump problem and suspension bush replaced on my car, but i replaced everything u can name, so i didnt really go through the lifespan for each car part.

if u worry about spent too much on repair the car, get a toyota corolla, i am sure it is very reliable. and pretty cheap parts too ( how u pull chicks with that car is another story:P). just joking:P .. good luck with ur VN and hopefully u wont change ur taste for VN:P .haha


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 10, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

sorry about all the 'lo' and 'la', its bad habbit ii got from my asian friends when i chat to them too much. ^^ hope u understand my typing.smile.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on September 10, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

how much did this cost me? enough to buy a new HSV, and still have spare money to modify. its a BIG HOLE to jump into, but hay, HSV dont do this kind of machine do they?

i started little, like change wheels and suspension, and then bodykit, and then.... out of hand.

what kinda newer car u are talking about,? VP-VS? if so keep to what u have now, they pretty much the same, except IRS, which i dnot think it really matter too much.

the car only worth doing it up when u think its worth it, if selling the car is ur goal in 1 year time, dont mod it, if u think about selling in 10 year time.. maybe u can put money into it, if u think about u going to keep ur whole life, ~~ PUT UR LIFE SAVING INTO IT lo..haha
and end up like me. got a mean machine.. but no money my self.

^^ good luck with ur decision lo. VN is good car if u do it rite. dont listen to some other ppl talk about crap that VN is not good. i dont think Vn is bad at all or else i would not put my money into it.

p.s. i have a jap celica 1996, i dont modify it much as i like V8 better icon4.gif just got different raw~~ smile.gif


Posted by: plxcommodore on September 7, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

damn and how much did all this mods cost you? im wondering whether to do up my VN or do up a newer car, coz eventually you will need to replace each part of the car one by one so i duno if its worth doing up..


Posted by: hotsv1 on March 25, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

The car finally near completion, after some delay in the parts, and added few bits and pieces along the way.

pitty i have to go over sea and work, the beast will have to sleep in garage until i am back icon4.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on January 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

no problem^^ hope i can get my car back on road asap so i can share my thoughts with u guys^^


Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Excellent! good luck with the rest of the project! and look forward to seeing the new pics! smile.gif

anyway good to say another Holden on TotalRPM make sure you check out the Forums and add your thoughts... we need to get them a bit more active! biggrin.gif


Posted by: hotsv1 on January 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

the car is still at workshop doing final touch up. will be another 2 or 3 week b4 i can take a picture, will post it up after it, btw, the side sticker was 6400i instead of 5800i, becuase it was a 390ci, but have problem with it thats why i change to 5.8l + bullet proof bottom end. rest of the sticker on the side, well, is just for fun:P.


Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

wink.gif Not too sure about the wing and the stickers down the side! But hey i wouldn't complain if i was driving it! biggrin.gif Do you have an engine bay pic? I like the paint too!


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