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    HWP cars do seemingly feel a little livelier. I wouldn't dare suggest the cop-chip myth, but being thrashed from day one probably helps!

    Also noticed NSWPol are now using Holden Colorados for paddy wagons. Good to see them sticking with a Strayan product.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperHoon View Post
    i'll give them an enquiry. i see they have seperatly adjustable damping circuits which is a big plus, it tells me that there's a bit more going on inside them.

    did you feel that the teins have too much spring rate or was it a damping setting?
    was definately spring rate issue, Fulcrum did have a softer spring rate that addressed the issue.

    The KW's are the go or MCA. Can't go wrong with either company.

    I have a bit of an affiliation with Harrop, if it's not 100% up to their high specs, they don't use it.

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    NSW Police have been using dual cab utes as paddy wagons for decades, nothing really new there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperHoon View Post
    anyone slapped some different suspension under their VF?
    I've got a VFII Redline sedan. I ordered a set of MCA X-Series from Josh and the team up in QLD.

    Installed them myself and went for a wheel alignment. Running standard swaybars and LCA's. Good adjustability, damper adjustments make a real world difference between ride comfort vs. performance settings.

    Through consultation with the MCA team, I'm running different spring rates to those of their standard offering. I'm running 10KG/mm rates up front and 11KG/mm in the rear (have also run 13KG/mm springs in the rear, but for majority of street driving, have fitted up the 11KG/mm springs to the rear.)

    I've done 21,000KM's with the coilovers fitted, inclusive of a trackday at SMSP and Wakefield and run it at the drags. Pretty good compromise overall for street/trackdays and would buy again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Slow View Post
    NSW Police have been using dual cab utes as paddy wagons for decades, nothing really new there.
    Specifically, the current Colorado.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    It's a shame we all know how "the only manufacturer able to offer a factory police pack" has undoubtedly worked.
    Requirement set in 1974 when every potential manufacturer had a factory police pack on offer.
    Nobody thought to question validity of requirement when going to tender ... because we've always done it that way!
    BMW comes back with 80 cars for $12m ... but hey, they're the only supplier, they get the job.
    In this case the factory police pack is abit more than map lights, no boot pass through and a switch to turn off all the interior lights. The BMW package is strengthened bodyshells, stab plates in the front seats, upgraded wiring, prefitted power distro, special console for police equipment, prefitted/wired emergency equipment and other stuff I can't remember off the top of my head. BMW can also build them so all that VicPol need to do is slap the stickers and number plates on and hit the road, Volvo, Skoda, VW and Mercedes also do the same thing. Volvo has long tried to get into the Australia police market, ironically just as the various states start looking for something to replace Falcons and Commodores Volvo ends up only having the V40 in RHD police spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Slow View Post
    NSW Police have been using dual cab utes as paddy wagons for decades, nothing really new there.
    They started using dual cabs in the early 1990s when Ford retired the F series, mainly Rodeos but they were also using XF panelvans as well. They use Colorado, Ranger and Hilux dualcabs and Iloads from what I've seen.

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    In regional areas, it's pretty much been Ford Rangers.

    In suburbia, iLoads and Transporters.

    Not seen a Holden/Isuzu one since the RA Rodeo about ten years ago. The one I saw yesterday, was the most recent facelift of the Colorado.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    1,800 odd k's on it in just over fortnight, so in for it's first service on Friday.
    Joe will be boosting up the streets sucking shit tins of Methanol and popping purple flames!!

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    The local dealer still has a wagon in that colour!
    And I hate the dealer, too!!
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Drove past a few Sydney dealers over the weekend and there still seem to be Redlines and Motorsport Editions available.

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    Paul Wakelings at Campbelltown still have a few and ive been wondering what the repaymants would be.....
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    we have loads. come get a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Slow View Post
    Drove past a few Sydney dealers over the weekend and there still seem to be Redlines and Motorsport Editions available.
    C/wealth motors belco has quite a few in the only colour likely to date more badly than Tiger Mica" - aka biohazard green or whatever it's called. My 5 year old thinks it's great though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    Paul Wakelings at Campbelltown still have a few and ive been wondering what the repaymants would be.....
    I'm watching carsales for Calais V V8 wagons, would be interesting to see who can do the better deal between my company lease arrangement, my bank, and wesfarmers discount. I know a couple of years ago I could have gotten upto $5k off a Calais V V8/SS redline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    I'm watching carsales for Calais V V8 wagons, would be interesting to see who can do the better deal between my company lease arrangement, my bank, and wesfarmers discount. I know a couple of years ago I could have gotten upto $5k off a Calais V V8/SS redline.
    I think you have bugger all chance of finding one to buy, let alone at any sort of discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    I'm watching carsales for Calais V V8 wagons, would be interesting to see who can do the better deal between my company lease arrangement, my bank, and wesfarmers discount. I know a couple of years ago I could have gotten upto $5k off a Calais V V8/SS redline.
    You may have to wait a bit (if you're patient &/or don't care about "missing out"), not a lot of discounting with the V8 cars at the moment, and if you check what's sitting in local dealers while you drive past they seem to be turning the non-HSV V8's over pretty quickly. The sales would have to slow to a dribble eventually, though.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    There's still a few showing online, some are even in my preferred colour(s). But yeah, I'd be expecting to pay full price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post


    The local dealer still has a wagon in that colour!
    And I hate the dealer, too!!
    You should go get it. Like now...

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    This thread reminded me to try pulling my bimodal exhaust fuse today.

    So, you get extra pop and crackle, and more (good) noise in every gear. Lovely.

    No warning lights or anything on the dash.

    And the default when you remove the fuse is flaps open, not flaps closed.

    It's almost as if they want you to do it...

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    Flaps open is certainly the preferred position.
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    Anyone after a Spitfire Green SS i can see 6 of them in Wakelings Holding yard at Campbelltown. 3 sedans and 3 utes.

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    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Because itís an awful colour
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    may 10 thousand malaria carrying mozzies attack their syphillis sores simultaniously whilst their shrivelled genitalia are nibbled by hungry gofers

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    It's certainly polarising!
    I've decided it's a great colour for someone else to have, but it's too shouty for me.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbits_elements View Post
    Because itís an awful colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbits_elements View Post
    Because itís an awful colour
    You shut your whore mouth.
    Joe will be boosting up the streets sucking shit tins of Methanol and popping purple flames!!

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    Haha itís all thatís left but dealers will budge fuckall on price, maybe throw in some mats or stuff theyíve got laying around. Paint name should be Nuclear Frogvomit
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    may 10 thousand malaria carrying mozzies attack their syphillis sores simultaniously whilst their shrivelled genitalia are nibbled by hungry gofers

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    I like seeing other Commodores around in that colour. I just decided I couldn't look at it every day for years to come in my own garage.

    Honestly, if it was metallic I'd probably have got it - green's my favourite colour - but solid green was a bit much.

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    308hjute, correct me if I'm wrong ... but I thought it was a mica rather than a solid?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbits_elements View Post
    Haha itís all thatís left but dealers will budge fuckall on price, maybe throw in some mats or stuff theyíve got laying around.
    It's the only actual colour left, but there seem to be cars around in white, grey & metallic fleet-grey.
    Last edited by Captiva Fan; 17-10-17 at 03:26 PM.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    No need to discount them - someone will panic buy them sooner rather than later - they will be collectors items you know
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