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Old 03-14-2018, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone,

Hope this is the place to post it.

I've attached some pictures of some mods I've done after having a read of this forum.

This car I've had for just under 6 months and I've already had a play around.

1) The day I bought the car (ute in the background)

2) Removed the stock SV6/SS rear diffuser, it had a fake mesh that was impossible to wash haha

3) Replaced it with a Pontiac Style G8 GXP diffuser, still need to remove it again and fix some mounts as its not a direct fit, lots of dremel action

4) Ordered and fitted 2012 Model VE Series 2 Commodore rear tyre spats/deflectors - cost $30 for the pair, 1 screw and two stainless steel pop rivets hold it in for both sides.

5) After reading about smooth bumpers I thought up a easy stylish way of filling in and smoothing the flow of air around instead of into the inset fog light housing, I ended up with a Aluminium Channel, two Stainless 316 Screws and some heavy duty trim push pins with custom cut acrylic panels.

Overall car to date sitting at home

Next mod is a HDT style Carbon Fibre over Fibreglass front upper grille, My thoughts is smaller opening and it might allow me to make a sort of custom active grille shutter behind the opening.

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Old 03-14-2018, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Thanks for the welcome

I get about 12L/100Km or 19.60Mpg, that is all around town at 40-50km/h here in Australia.

When I first bought the car before I did any modification I did about a 6 hour mixed speed and highway drive and got about a 6.8L/100Km or 34.5Mpg, The car has a 5 Speed Auto and I used Cruise Control alot of that trip. The engine is a Quad Cam with Quad variable Cam phasing - 3600CC GM High Feature V6 LY7 with 195Kw power so not too bad, the car is on the heavy side at around 1900Kg's or 4200 Pounds.
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Hey Sorry for late response :P Not really just yet, I guess improving by any margin would be good
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Recently I've fitted this new upper grill, its supposed to be like a HDT / Holden Dealer Team type aero grill but its made buy another manufacturer, its real carbon cloth over a fibreglass body and was noticeably a little lighter than the the stock grille, I am thinking it would in this slot style be like a partial grille block

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Really happy with the result, its suits the colour of the car too.
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I don't know why, but this grille reminds me of the EK Honda Civic.

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