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Old 12-05-10, 13:30   #1
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I am avoiding uni study atm, so i thought a thread on my car would be a great way to procrastinate!

I had a N/A VL before this VL and i wanted to make sure that this time i bought a VL of a high standard, one that wasn't falling apart and one that was going to be reliable.

I looked at numerous VLs, i specifically was looking for rb25s, worked 20's and if i could find one, a rb26.

After much wasted time, i eventually saved enough cash money and went to look at a hothouse green VL,running a rb25, that i had patiently watched in the quoka for months.

As soon as i saw it, i had to have it and after the RAC inspection, the VL was purchased and my custom plates were attached!




The car runs:
RB25DET and 25 gearbox
Fmic
Gizmo electronic boost controller
Apexi Safc2
Turbo timer
Exedy Heavy Duty Clutch(fried)
28 spline, Lsd, 3.9 diff
3" exhaust
Vx clubsport rims
Hothouse green with gold flake (and rust!)
Pedders lowered suspension
Permitted for engine conversion, rims and pod



I bought the Safc2 off mazza, and off went the car to xspeed. I honestly expected around 250hp, but i picked it up with 292.1hp at the wheels! I now have a fried clutch and need to upgrade to an even more heavy duty clutch!

I currently have a yellow sticker, so once i get the sticker off, i have some rust repairs booked in at Malaga rust repairs and then hopefully a new clutch soon!











Hope you enjoyed the read, i'm sure i'll see all the regulars at the next CT cruise!

Alex
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Old 12-05-10, 13:40   #2
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love it ! looks tuff.

how does the 25 feel in the vl? rb25det yeah ? i almost did that to my vlt

any bay shots ?
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Old 12-05-10, 14:27   #3
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yo alex nice write up man. everybodys doin it, its the coolest! have you been back to the drags with the safc2 yet? should run quicker than last time hey.
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Old 12-05-10, 15:36   #4
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hurry up and get a clutch so we can go to the last whoopass meeting of the year.
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Old 12-05-10, 16:08   #5
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Moved this into readers rides. Looks awesome in that second last photo.
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Old 12-05-10, 17:05   #6
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rad rad rad

i dont think how many eastern staters realise how many nice 25 vlts we have
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Old 12-05-10, 20:13   #7
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nice write up alex, love this car and hope to see it out heaps more
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Old 13-05-10, 08:16   #8
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dont get rid of the rust mate, it gives it character!
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Old 13-05-10, 20:18   #9
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loos good mate
im glad you are stoked with the safc2
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Old 16-05-10, 14:30   #10
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Found some old photos of when i first bought it. The car had no calais features, so naturally i was inclined to make my VL a mock Calais!
After multiple trips to Rare spares and help from CT members i got my Calais spec on!

Also attached is the time sheet from when i went down to the Motorplex at Kwinana, best time of 14.7. That was before the safc2, when my car was running around 200hp...and had the restrictive stock ECU.

And now with my Dyno figure of 292hp, i am quite keen to commit runs at the motorplex, but sadly my clutch is fried and university commitments have my attention. Next season hopefully!
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Old 17-05-10, 22:46   #11
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looks cute as an sl, then it matured and grew into a calais.
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Old 01-06-10, 15:06   #12
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Just got the yellow sticker of this week, so now my car is legal and off the VOI database!
Just got a new push button exedy clutch, clamps so well! And some fresh tread on the rear, next will be the panel work!
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Old 19-07-10, 21:47   #13
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Looking mint as man!
I'm doing the same engine conversion. Great power, what other mods? Are you running aftermarket coilpacks (splitfires, yellowjackets)? How much boost? Your safc 2 is doing a great job of controlling rich & retard, that is so common in RB25's!
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Old 20-07-10, 03:09   #14
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Looks sick man. Is the rust fixed yet?
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Old 20-07-10, 07:45   #15
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Good buy mate...Question for ya...CAN WE HAVE SOME BAY PICS?????? Would love to see some....

Keep up the great work mate....and get the rust out of her quick smart before it eats the rest of the car lol....

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Ink is off to the Rust repair place this monday, so i'll post some pics of the progress as it comes together...and yes some bay pics will be coming!

Im just running the standard coil packs atm, havent been any issues yet as the engine has low kms on it!
I think ill be quite broke after the rust repair work though...so my plans for a high flowed 25 turbo will be put on hold for a bit.
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Old 25-07-10, 13:22   #17
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nice calais and great write up, alex, spotted you plenty perth too, Im going to high beam flash you next time :P
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Old 10-08-10, 22:01   #18
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Old 11-08-10, 17:13   #19
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i demand new Pics without the hundred million rust bubbles!!!!!

just kidding, it looked good before......... kinda. lol
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haha yeah i wanna see the post rust repair shots!!
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Ink is back from malaga rust repair, they took extensive photos as the rust repair progressed, so here they are for all to see!
Still looks a bit ghetto in primer, but the main thing is it's rust free now...
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They literally gave me a CD with over 60 flicks, really happy with the work and was great to be kept in the loop regarding the progress of my car!
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Old 14-08-10, 21:23   #23
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****!!!! rust much!!!! get sum paint on it and cruise it man
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Old 23-08-10, 13:12   #24
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looking good alex. hope to see you out cruising soon.
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Old 30-08-10, 23:30   #25
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just wondering if you brought new rust panels for the front and rear windscreen sections or did they custom make them for you??
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