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Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stacey vette on June 27, 2003, 12:23:42 PM
yes i have typed right.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stacey vette on June 27, 2003, 12:24:41 PM
:nuke:
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Blade25-t on June 27, 2003, 02:13:16 PM
hehe seems a lil 'try hard' to me...
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Bill_G on June 27, 2003, 02:41:19 PM
"try hard"??? How?

Seems to me to be the logical engine to replace the POS that they came out with!
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Looney_Head on June 27, 2003, 03:22:43 PM
there is one of those running/wheel spining around wellington. it has an RB26DETT with a RB30 sump on a 25T box into a V8 non lsd diff running on 19inch rubber. very funny to watch does burnouts in 3rd and 4th gear never seen it try in 5th. first time i saw it it had the standard gearbox in it :eek: that didn't last long. has a lovely gold paint job.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: R32 GT on June 27, 2003, 05:28:03 PM
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Originally posted by Bill_G
"try hard"??? How?

Seems to me to be the logical engine to replace the POS that they came out with!


WTF? So now the RB30 is a POS? :headbutt:
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Blade25-t on June 27, 2003, 06:50:18 PM
ok Bill_G....
just for you. heres my point

its a holden with a gtr engine, while quite possible an absolutly brilliant logical upgrade its still a holden,

the owner would get s@#t from GTR owners and Holden owners alike.

Basically its just wrong in my opinion.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Howard Devoto on June 27, 2003, 07:09:28 PM
VL's are really good cars , they are lighter than a nissan and there are several that run 9's on the quarter ...
Would it be ok to use just the head on the rb30 then ?
Its probably the only Holden I like , but im not single minded about cars makes , I just like anything that goes fast and stops fast and goes around corners fast ...
Even fast GT-Rs arn't that fast to me ..considering how much they cost ..
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: madrose on June 27, 2003, 07:13:00 PM
all I can say is WAY TO GO
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Bill_G on June 27, 2003, 07:14:08 PM
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Originally posted by R32 GT
WTF? So now the RB30 is a POS? :headbutt:


When you consider that to get any decent amount of power out of the RB30, you need to change half the engine......
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: JKGTS4 on June 27, 2003, 07:18:33 PM
u pussy assess, ;) stop ur arguing children. everyone has a different opinion and likeling to different cars, if the vl owner has loved and is happy with what he has done, then good for him, WAY TO GO, as long as the owner is happy and luvs his car then its all good
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Munkvy on June 27, 2003, 10:07:49 PM
yeah that Gold VL was out last Saturday and damn it blows some smoke under boost! but it sure stands out and it seemed to go ok?
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: NIS R31 on June 28, 2003, 05:03:27 PM
I reckon its awesome, I like the Vl's.
Good stuff, who really cares what you stick in any car, thats what restricts people with ideas............go hard :)
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: 0t1 on June 28, 2003, 08:15:56 PM
awesome car
It's an awesome all round RWD, watchout GTR's
Nice paint, and big wheels I like it!

Cheers


:-D
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: 0t1 on June 28, 2003, 08:18:10 PM
and yes it's not a Skyline!
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stacey vette on June 29, 2003, 01:10:04 PM
the RB30 isnt a POS always. there is DABEAST in aussy Gold calais RB30ET slicks no NOS 3sp trimatic Heathcote Raceway 27/10/02 10.18@127

or

VLGMH VLGMH Vic 10.47@131 Black calais RB30ET slicks, no NOS 3sp trimatic 4200stall, 650hp GT35 JPC extractors and Plenum Autronic 363s 29psi

and one that runs 9secs but i cant remember the specs on that.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Lith on June 29, 2003, 04:01:19 PM
Yeah, the GT-Rs in Oz have only just caught up with the RB30ET Commodores (JUST!) as there is at least one Commodore Turbo running 8's over there.   They get ridiculous amounts of power out of them with the stock internals even.....   I doubt they are far different from RB26DETTs as far as how much you have to replace to (reliably) get equivalent power out of them.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on June 29, 2003, 06:46:13 PM
what a pathetic looking car !!, the only good thing about it is the engine, I though that this was a SKYLINE forum, anyone posting here who gives this type of junk praise   IS A JUDAS !

Howard,so you recon that "Even fast GT-Rs arn't that fast to me ..considering how much they cost" so what do you recon is fast to you considering how much it costs ?????????? you need to take your hand off of it & get out in the real world were there is nothing I mean NOTHING   to touch a gtr for value for money & sheer performance, handling, looks, etc, etc, etc !!!!!!!!!!!

now be a good chap & go & wash you mouth out with soap & water.

Stacy,
shame on you !
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Bill_G on June 29, 2003, 07:09:21 PM
Did this VL start with an RB30 in it? If so, why did he not spend less money to get the same result?

John Boy,  perhaps you should rethink that comment. I too have been in a heavily worked GTR, but when you consider the $60k+ spent on the engine it seemed a bit of a waste when it was virtually matched in performance by a home built car weighing less than 600kg (with driver, and that car only has an NA EJ20 in it). And it was built on a budget of $2 per week. Not dogging GTR's at all, but you have to throw a lot of money at them to make them go fast reliably.
Title: Horsesh*t
Post by: john boy on June 30, 2003, 02:49:35 PM
can anyone name a car that will outperform a gtr for a similar budget, I mean a car suitable for day to day driving !! for arguments sake let's say "lightly modified"

Bill G,
how on earth can you reasonably compare a hombuilt car that if the guy saved for 10 years cost a thousand bucks ???ha ha ha ha
what a stupid comment.


finaly, you say that "you have to throw a lot of money at a gtr to make it go reliably", well lets please have some comments from people that are actually qualified in gtr ownership. I have personaly owned more cars than you have had hot dinners & without a shadow of doubt, I think that a gtr gives the best "bang for your bucks"
Title: Re: Horsesh*t
Post by: Bill_G on June 30, 2003, 04:15:05 PM
Quote
Originally posted by john boy
I have personaly owned more cars than you have had hot dinners & without a shadow of doubt, I think that a gtr gives the best "bang for your bucks"


Dam,  and now you're mocking my inability to cook food......
Title: Re: Re: Horsesh*t
Post by: Lith on June 30, 2003, 04:35:59 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Bill_G
Dam,  and now you're mocking my inability to cook food......


Hrrm...  must admit I've never imagined you as a chef but people are known to surprise ;)

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john boycan anyone name a car that will outperform a gtr for a similar budget, I mean a car suitable for day to day driving !! for arguments sake let's say "lightly modified"


Being a definate Skyline fan, I agree that GT-Rs are way up there - but that is a gross generalisation.    For a start, please state what you call 'out perform'??

ie, A Toyota Supra RZ with minimal mods (intake, exhaust, boost) will make a mockery of a Skyline GT-R in outright power and straightline acceleration - not counting launch.  

A Mitsubishi EVO will seat 4 people more comfortably, take very little convincing to get into the low 12s while maintaining very good driveability and reliability....  

A late model RX7 with simple mods and decent tuning can happily get fairly quick 1/4 mile times, be even more evil around a race track and believe it or not - draw the attention of more men woman and children than practically any other car I have been in.

An Integra Type-R with intake, exhaust, a very decent set of tires etc can make a very cheap to run daily driver and the ability to mess up many top shelf cars around particularly a fairly windy racetrack...

etc etc,

Not saying where I consider where they compare exactly to a GT-R as it depends on the car, driver, weather, track, country, position of the sun etc etc etc.   Just pointing out that GT-Rs aren't all superior in every which way, just very very good at what they do.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: GR81 on June 30, 2003, 05:51:05 PM
i can see the maturity of toyspeed starting to flow into this thread :mad:
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: 0t1 on June 30, 2003, 06:01:38 PM
jonboy, what a pathetic looking car !!, the only good thing about it is the engine, I though that this was a SKYLINE forum, anyone posting here who gives this type of junk praise IS A JUDAS !
-----------------------------------------------
jeeseees
thems fightin words!!! in the wrong ear!!!

ease up,
I own a Skyline and yeah the're good and I would love to someday have a crack at a GTR, and I've a few mods and personalized bits on the old horse, and f*&)k me if it don't have The Triple Diamond stamped everywhere,
this talk is reminiscent of the GM & Blue Oval from a bygone era, move forwards.

**** I hope I'm not a judas for having owned Chev V8's 307-327-350-400, Holdens 161-202-308, Fords 1.6-2.0, Pontiac V8 400, Triumph V8 3.5, Mitsubishi 4g63, Vauxhall 2.3, Chryslers 265-318, VW bug, Nissan RB2.0DET-RB25DET, my old brain is sore now.

I see it now I am a hopeless case, I want my 40 peices

peace out
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on June 30, 2003, 06:03:38 PM
you are correct, I was making a gross generlisation---- but heh I will try again- OVERALL THE SKYLINE GTR IS THE BEST F'ING CAR IN THE WHOLE WORLD-generaly speaking, irrespective of which way the sun is shining !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stainNZ on June 30, 2003, 06:37:19 PM
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Originally posted by john boy
you are correct, I was making a gross generlisation---- but heh I will try again- OVERALL THE SKYLINE GTR IS THE BEST F'ING CAR IN THE WHOLE WORLD-generaly speaking, irrespective of which way the sun is shining !!!!!!!!!!!!


Heh FANBOY....

Dude this is a Skyline forum... Were here because we like Skylines (apart from the trolls)... Believe it or not we doooo like GTR's and most of us believe them to be the bees knees!. but hey its a car... not a religion despite the name given to GTR's  

Ant... I think this guy needs one of your kittys ;)
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Howard Devoto on June 30, 2003, 06:51:05 PM
Dicky mate I love GT-Rs to , I own 3 now . (oh and a VL)
But I stand by my comment ...
They are VERY heavy and expensive to make go fast.
Just read High Performance Imports , every month there is a turbo rotary powered corolla or something that would blow the doors off a reasonably modded gtr ...
I can remember Nick Manns Morris 1000 doing 10's (on street tyres) like 20 years ago and that car cost like 1 /3 of what a R costs ..Can you remember the Lotus 7 doing 9's in a different class around about the same time ?
Not only did it do 9's but it stopped like an f1 and went around corners at light speed ...
I am a genuine motorsport nut who has owned many stupidly fast cars but I have never been into drag racing so I cant state how fast ...
GT-Rs are PIGS at low speed and any half decent evo or rx7 would make one look silly on a very tight track .
Even Road and Track 's completely unbiased review says they are crap on tight stuff ...
Dont misunderstand what Im saying here ... I like them alot but considering the amount you have to pour into them to go fast , I think there are better options.
I use my R32 as a club car and seem to do ok but there are a lot of cars that come very close to me on a much smaller budget ...
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: gtsr on June 30, 2003, 08:15:37 PM
Every car is good in its own way as they
are each designed for a purpose i.e street,
track, rally, etc but what I have come to
appreciate about the GTR Skyline is it's
versatility so that with the appropriate
mods essentially it can have an all-round
adaptability i.e street, race, targa rally,
drag, drifting etc.

But when you combine components
from different makes of cars essentially
they become a unique creation as the
owner makes up their own ideal car.

To each their own - so congratulations
go to the owner of the VL Calais
RB26DETT as it is awesome. :)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Horsesh*t
Post by: R32 GT on July 01, 2003, 10:18:01 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Lith


Being a definate Skyline fan, I agree that GT-Rs are way up there - but that is a gross generalisation.    For a start, please state what you call 'out perform'??

ie, A Toyota Supra RZ with minimal mods (intake, exhaust, boost) will make a mockery of a Skyline GT-R in outright power and straightline acceleration - not counting launch.  

A Mitsubishi EVO will seat 4 people more comfortably, take very little convincing to get into the low 12s while maintaining very good driveability and reliability....  

A late model RX7 with simple mods and decent tuning can happily get fairly quick 1/4 mile times, be even more evil around a race track and believe it or not - draw the attention of more men woman and children than practically any other car I have been in.

An Integra Type-R with intake, exhaust, a very decent set of tires etc can make a very cheap to run daily driver and the ability to mess up many top shelf cars around particularly a fairly windy racetrack...

etc etc,
 


Lets not forget GTS-t's with the right mods too:D  Seem to be a fair bit more nimble, and as with mine havent needed too much convincing to get up and go:p
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Lith on July 01, 2003, 02:10:39 PM
Sorry, and Honda Domanis :D
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on July 01, 2003, 03:08:48 PM
ok I'll " wind my neck in" a bit, I think a lot of good points have been made on this page & I accept that I am a little Bias towards gtr's BUT- jump in a bog standard gtr & drive it down the road, it really feels like somthing special,  the evo's don't feel bad but heh they were produced  years afterwards, a standard batman is a very dissapointing car as is an integera type R, the only one in lith's list(try saying that without developing a lisp !) that feels somthing "like it" is the supra, but as he said "it don't launch" like a gtr & it does not handle as well, also if you spend a grand modifying the gtr & the supra, the gtr would eat the supra in every department, even if you did give it a head start to make up for the lack of launch ability.no other car mentioned Qualify's for comparison, come on Glen, a moggy thou ! who would want to drive around in that !, I wonder how it pulled up & went around corners, I realise that this thread started out with a "special" being mentioned but these one off "mutants"  are no longer relevant to the thread.
just for a bit of fun imagine Mark Skaife & Jimmy Richards turning up at "the mount" with one of the cars lith mentioned, every body would be rolling around on the floor  splitting their sides with laughter, even if Gibson Motorsport had done some race legal research & development, these cars would just not cut the mustard.Now I know what you are thinking, sombody will say that "the supra would do the job", well I say that it would not without some serious chassis & suspension work that would not be within the rules, & not forgeting that Toyota would be 4 years too late !
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: R32 GT on July 01, 2003, 03:25:56 PM
Quote
Originally posted by john boy
ok I'll " wind my neck in" a bit, I think a lot of good points have been made on this page & I accept that I am a little Bias towards gtr's BUT- jump in a bog standard gtr & drive it down the road, it really feels like somthing special,  the evo's don't feel bad but heh they were produced  years afterwards, a standard batman is a very dissapointing car as is an integera type R, the only one in lith's list(try saying that without developing a lisp !) that feels somthing "like it" is the supra, but as he said "it don't launch" like a gtr & it does not handle as well, also if you spend a grand modifying the gtr & the supra, the gtr would eat the supra in every department, even if you did give it a head start to make up for the lack of launch ability.no other car mentioned Qualify's for comparison, come on Glen, a moggy thou ! who would want to drive around in that !, I wonder how it pulled up & went around corners, I realise that this thread started out with a "special" being mentioned but these one off "mutants"  are no longer relevant to the thread.
just for a bit of fun imagine Mark Skaife & Jimmy Richards turning up at "the mount" with one of the cars lith mentioned, every body would be rolling around on the floor  splitting their sides with laughter, even if Gibson Motorsport had done some race legal research & development, these cars would just not cut the mustard.Now I know what you are thinking, sombody will say that "the supra would do the job", well I say that it would not without some serious chassis & suspension work that would not be within the rules, & not forgeting that Toyota would be 4 years too late !



Oooooooooo you dont half like causing controversy do you;)
I imagine lith will have some strong words to add to your little rant... Especially about the Bat comment and the teg type R.. Which to me in standard form are two very impressive cars...but i could be wrong:p

BTW My gts-t will eat a standard R apart from launch in every department:cool:
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on July 01, 2003, 04:54:27 PM
Hold on I agree with lith, a batman is great for impressing women & children.

you say that your "T" will "eat a standard gtr in every depatment"
to make that statment "hold any water" you should scrub out  "@102 mph" at the end of you posts. BUT don't get me wrong the "T" is a skyline, so it rocks as far as I am concerned
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: fix69er on July 01, 2003, 05:02:26 PM
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Originally posted by R32 GT
BTW My gts-t will eat a standard R apart from launch in every department:cool:


Well I have driven few gtr’s and gts-t’s and I dought if that is correct.

Regarding to bang for bux…GTR is too expensive for average punter to maintain etc. Five of my mates own GTR’s and they are getting them fixed most of the time. Well if you have lot of money to throw at a GTR, then yes “bang for bux” is a GTR.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: V8eta on July 01, 2003, 06:30:57 PM
Theres a few supras around that i know of that will outrun a gtr rolling start with just exhaust and filter mods john boy, Yeah they dont have the launch but they are a different sort of car, and they dont handle that badly, infact they are fairly good considering the size.
ps john boy, phat 32s car has had more work done too it since he ran the 102mph, it would be significantly higher now ;)
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Howard Devoto on July 01, 2003, 06:37:28 PM
"come on Glen, a moggy thou ! who would want to drive around in that !, I wonder how it pulled up & went around corners,"

Its Glenn with 2 n's ..
Interestingly enough ...
Either harewood hill or prescott ,(pommy hillclimbs) I believe it held the class record for years ...and I think it was right up there in the 65 foot times ...
So seemingly it stopped and went around corners exceptionally well .
It also looked ****ern amazing
The vl just ticked over 220000 btw ...
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: JKGTS4 on July 01, 2003, 07:47:14 PM
ill stick with my origional comment. i think all the ppl out there with negative comments and pety arguments should grow the **** up. get a life and live it. the vl owner luvs his/her car. good on him/her. others like GTR's good on them sum like honda integras. good on them. Get over urselves, ur opinions dont mean **** in this world. once agin, grow up
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: 0t1 on July 01, 2003, 08:19:01 PM
208732Kms and still going good!
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Lith on July 02, 2003, 11:20:32 AM
Quote
Originally posted by john boy
just for a bit of fun imagine Mark Skaife & Jimmy Richards turning up at "the mount" with one of the cars lith mentioned, every body would be rolling around on the floor  splitting their sides with laughter, even if Gibson Motorsport had done some race legal research & development, these cars would just not cut the mustard.Now I know what you are thinking, sombody will say that "the supra would do the job", well I say that it would not without some serious chassis & suspension work that would not be within the rules, & not forgeting that Toyota would be 4 years too late !


Hmm, rotaries had actually long been banned at the mount when GT-R's showed up - so I guess we'll never know ;)    That list was just examples of things, basically suggesting that those cars were good in their own special ways.  The mount is one of the most ideal tracks for a GT-R (long straights and more sweeping corners), so it is naturally going to do quite well there.  

I'm not going to argue AGAINST Skylines, and your comments sortof imply you aren't going to take anything objectively anyway - all I am saying is there is more out there that is good than GT-Rs...
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: R32 GT on July 02, 2003, 04:13:14 PM
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Originally posted by john boy

you say that your "T" will "eat a standard gtr in every depatment"
to make that statment "hold any water" you should scrub out  "@102 mph" at the end of you posts. BUT don't get me wrong the "T" is a skyline, so it rocks as far as I am concerned


I wouldnt have said this if i wasnt quite confident in it. Plus as V8eta said, my car has had an upgrade or two since the 14.1 @ 102 was run, but is still my fastest time to date i have acheived. Which i thought was a damn good effort considering at the time it had standard turbo, i/cooler, downpipe and no fuel controller..plus not stripped out like some.

So i take it Dicky and john boy are the same user then? It gets kinda confusing:D
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on July 02, 2003, 06:59:40 PM
Lith,
I appreciate what you are saying & I am glad you took my comments the way they were intended & not personaly.
Just for the record, A two wheel drive vehicle ( rear) could be driven faster through long sweeping bends than it's four wheel drive counterpart, mark skaife indorsed this during an interveiw before that famous first gtr win at panorama.

Glenn with 2 n's, are you a pom ? I suppose with your "buzzcocks handle" you might be ?.
It is interesting that you Quote 65 foot times, is that how they do it over there ?, is that the class record for moggies that you are quoting ?
Nice to have an update on the VL !

V 8 eter,
I did not say that supras handle badly, just not as good as GTRs,incedently I remember the first time I saw one ten years ago in London, it looked awsome ! my bird said "that's a real car" f*ck I was pissed off that I could not afford one.

R32 GT & glenn with 2 n's you've both nearly hit the nail on the head-Dicky is my buisness partner
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: IIIRII on July 02, 2003, 07:10:43 PM
John , Howard is very much a KIWI , he has been playing with fast cars for a very long time
Nick Mann held the "open class" record in many hillclimbs in Pomland
Nicks car is a legend in England / He took it to the British street car drags for a bit of a laugh .... and won ....on street tyres ...
Dicky is in fact a Pom so John ask him .....
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stacey vette on July 03, 2003, 11:22:13 AM
ok heres something to think about.

Mark Skaiffe admitted in his autobiography that his biggest motor racing mistake was to drive the GTR at bathurst.

John boy, people on this forum dislike personal attacks. i should know.

i like skylines, but i also like people with orignality, it is easy to go out and buy a car, but to make something extreme takes time.

its his car (VL) and he likes it. if you dont like it then so be it but why do u think ur way is gossple??? why do u think we have to follow ur trends???
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Looney_Head on July 03, 2003, 12:31:44 PM
some ppl are way to up tight....

anyway back to the vl stacy what mods and running gear will this beast be running?
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: R32 GT on July 03, 2003, 01:10:33 PM
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Originally posted by Looney_Head
some ppl are way to up tight....

anyway back to the vl stacy what mods and running gear will this beast be running?


i imagine an RB26 is allready about the best mod he could do for it!
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: R32 GT on July 03, 2003, 01:12:53 PM
Quote
Originally posted by stacey vette
ok heres something to think about.

Mark Skaiffe admitted in his autobiography that his biggest motor racing mistake was to drive the GTR at bathurst.


i like skylines.



Why was driving something awsome like the GTR a mistake to him? He should feel honoured he got the chance considering now hes stuck in a holden lol

and you best like skylines as you hang round here alot;)
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Bill_G on July 03, 2003, 01:27:53 PM
Quote
Originally posted by R32 GT
Why was driving something awsome like the GTR a mistake to him? He should feel honoured he got the chance considering now hes stuck in a holden lol

and you best like skylines as you hang round here alot;)


I think the regret may have something to do with the way the Oz public reacted to the GTR so much..... they don't like being beaten, especially if it's by something smaller (ie: less capacity) :D

Didn't either Skaife or Richards drive something as meanial as the Bluebird at the mount?
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: stacey vette on July 03, 2003, 02:59:29 PM
the mods are as follows
Model: 1987 VL Calais Sedan Series 1
Exterior Mods: Custom 2 Pac Purple Paint
Engine Source: R33 Nissan Skyline GTR Twin Turbo
Engine Type: RB26DETT 2568cc, in-line 6, DOHC, 24V, EFI, Twin Garrett Turbochargers, Intercooled, 8.5:1 Compression, 9psi boost (stock)
Engine Mods: 2 K&N Pod Filters, 3" dump pipes out of turbos into single 4" system with high flow cat and muffler, to 4" stainless tip, 14psi boost, Autronics ECU, Bosch Fuel Pump (flows 650hp), Oil/Air Seperator.
Gearbox Source: z32 300zx Twin Turbo
gearbox: 300zx box, with rb25det bellhousing to bolt onto the rb26 engine. 5 Speed, hydraulic Clutch. Custom 2 piece tailshaft with 300zx yoke, custom heavy duty clutch.
Differential: Borg Warner 3.45 LSD (stock VL Turbo Item)
Brakes: 4 wheel disk brakes, DBA slotted rotors front and rear, Standard calipers, Bendix Ultimate Pads all Round
Suspension: Lowered with King Springs and Bristein Shocks, All New Suspension Bushes.
Rims/Tyres: Standard Calais Rims with 215/60/15 tyres
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: john boy on July 03, 2003, 03:36:23 PM
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Originally posted by R32 GT
i imagine an RB26 is allready about the best mod he could do for it!

R 32 gt
well said, but the best thing he could do is throw out all the holden bit's !

Stacey,
what model Autronics is used & who tuned it ?
 I do not make personal attacks, if you are refering to my post re bill gs stupid comment regarding the 2 bucks a week race car then I stand by it, I only remarked on his comment.
As for Judas who says that he was not a really cool dude ?I must say since your last post I find it very difficult not to attack Mark skaife's character, lastly stacey I do not have trends & I do not believe in gospel.
Title: VL Calais RB26DETT
Post by: Bill_G on July 03, 2003, 04:00:11 PM
Quote
Originally posted by john boy
I do not make personal attacks, if you are refering to my post re bill gs stupid comment regarding the 2 bucks a week race car then I stand by it, I only remarked on his comment.


No, you missunderstand,  the homebuilt car is NOT a race car, it's his everyday driver. Stacey may know the car, it goes to Manfield quite a bit with CCC. It's an open wheeler, had a VW engine in it,  but was changed to an EJ20. If I remember right, it's flouro green and pink. You can choose wether or not to believe it, I don't give a stuff.
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Post by: stacey vette on July 03, 2003, 05:27:43 PM
sure it wasn't yellow??? running a EJ20T??? open top sports???
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Post by: Bill_G on July 03, 2003, 06:35:47 PM
No.

Do the words Road Rat help?
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Post by: stacey vette on July 03, 2003, 06:43:50 PM
yes it does. now i understand
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Post by: stacey vette on July 03, 2003, 06:49:31 PM
and here it is. small but hey
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Post by: Bill_G on July 03, 2003, 09:10:23 PM
That's the one.......
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Post by: john boy on July 04, 2003, 01:29:11 PM
bill g,
how on earth is "that" releavant to this thread ?????
assuming that yer man had been thrifty & spent nothing on parts how long did $2.00 worth of gas last during testing &  set up ?
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Post by: Bill_G on July 04, 2003, 02:10:11 PM
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Originally posted by john boy
bill g,
how on earth is "that" releavant to this thread ?????
assuming that yer man had been thrifty & spent nothing on parts how long did $2.00 worth of gas last during testing &  set up ?


You brought it in when you said this.......

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Originally posted by john boy
.....in the real world were there is nothing I mean NOTHING to touch a gtr for value for money & sheer performance, handling, looks.......


It's the real world, I have photographic evidence that this car exists, it's much cheaper than the GTR, it out handles the GTR, and it's quicker 0-100 than the GTR.
As for $2 of gas, I never said it ran only on $2 of gas. I said the car was built on a budget of about $2 per week. No mention of gas there.....
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Post by: john boy on July 04, 2003, 02:26:14 PM
have a good look at this photographic evidence that you have got, this car is hardly in the real world, just imagine it -on a long run, in winter 4 up.
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Post by: Bill_G on July 04, 2003, 04:44:34 PM
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Originally posted by john boy
have a good look at this photographic evidence that you have got, this car is hardly in the real world, just imagine it -on a long run, in winter 4 up.


That's OK, I'll let him know you care and that you mentioned to wear a warm jersey if it's cold.
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Post by: stacey vette on July 04, 2003, 05:30:47 PM
sorry bill but it was $20 a week budget. :) basically it was cheaper to build than it is to smoke.

the biggest expense was the $200 for 4 alloy rims. he started it in 1993 and finished in 1999

why??? well it is really easy to go down to the local car yard and hand money over for a car, this guy had to build it from scratch. love to see u try that john boy. and please explain to me what the real world is.
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Post by: Bill_G on July 04, 2003, 09:16:47 PM
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Originally posted by stacey vette
sorry bill but it was $20 a week budget. :)  


Apologies,   was $20..... thinking of something else at the same time..... still, makes it cheaper than running a GTR for an hour....
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Post by: john boy on July 05, 2003, 09:53:08 PM
stacey,
in the real world "WOMEN SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO" & their opinion is rarely given cosideration, !
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Post by: Bill_G on July 06, 2003, 11:06:01 AM
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Originally posted by john boy
stacey,
in the real world "WOMEN SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO" & their opinion is rarely given cosideration, !


Hahahahaha......... pfft........   and you tell me I make stupid comments.......:homer:
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Post by: stacey vette on July 06, 2003, 11:52:31 AM
i noticed u put boy not man after john!!! why is that?

as for ur last remark that could end up with u being a tad sore!!!
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Post by: HSVSUX on July 07, 2003, 10:42:35 AM
Hey Stacey vette: Project sounds good, I have a VLT Calais that goes hard, handles great and looks sweet.
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Post by: stainNZ on July 07, 2003, 06:17:03 PM
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Originally posted by R32 GT

BTW My gts-t will eat a standard R apart from launch in every department:cool:


Gareth, I'm sure tim will be keen to let you try that out :D
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Post by: HSVSUX on July 07, 2003, 06:42:19 PM
Here's my VL.................
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Post by: stacey vette on July 07, 2003, 06:52:29 PM
nice, have you got this on a website???
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Post by: HSVSUX on July 07, 2003, 06:53:45 PM
http://vk.qgl.org/cars/insane/hsvsux.shtml
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Post by: stacey vette on July 07, 2003, 07:23:00 PM
yeah i have already seen it bout a month ago.
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Post by: JKGTS4 on July 07, 2003, 07:33:38 PM
im trying to stay out of this petty argument of a thread, but john_boy, if ur serious about ur WOMAN comment then it just shows ur lack of repect for woman and how pathetic u really are:splat:
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Post by: stainNZ on July 07, 2003, 08:09:42 PM
Nice car HSVSUX :D I quite like those VL-VK commies spesh dropped on big rims :D
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Post by: HSVSUX on July 07, 2003, 09:31:45 PM
Thanks man. its on 17 x 9 ROH RT's now with 265/35's
trying for a low 11 at Meremere when summer gets here.
its a circuit car mostly though.
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Post by: stainNZ on July 07, 2003, 11:31:37 PM
Mmmm I think circuit is more fun than straight line dragging :D

Good stuff!
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Post by: HSVSUX on July 07, 2003, 11:40:36 PM
yeah, more expensive and stressful though

drags are good for a change and fun too
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Post by: V8eta on July 08, 2003, 12:33:28 AM
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Originally posted by stainNZ
Gareth, I'm sure tim will be keen to let you try that out :D


lol, i said STANDARD team! Not "not" standard! Btw its gareth here hehe:D
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Post by: john boy on July 11, 2003, 05:07:27 PM
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Originally posted by JKGTS4
im trying to stay out of this petty argument of a thread, but john_boy, if ur serious about ur WOMAN comment then it just shows ur lack of repect for woman and how pathetic u really are:splat:


my WOMAN comment was only aimed at one WOMAN, it does not show a lack of respect for WOMEN, the only WOMAN that I don't respect are the WOMAN that don't know WTF they are talking about but still insist on arguing a point for the sake of it.

With reference to " petty arguement" in my view you are absolutely correct ,
we should all avoid it, after all ,as sombody so rightly pointed out in a previous thread-"this is not an arguement forum" I will be posting " accordingly" in the future.