Welcome Guest!!!

Thank you for visiting the GM Kappa Performance Forum. This forum is the only performance oriented forum for all GM Kappa Platform Enthusiasts.  We hope you will join and share your experiences.  Becoming a member is FREE! If you want to advertise on this forum, email KappaPerformance at yahoo.com.


Registration required to view the forum attachments. Below is a sample of the current top 25 topics.
Supporting Membership has many advantages.


More information on becoming a supporting member or vendor can be found on the sub forum; Site Help and Suggestions; thread - Supporting Members and Vendors.

Author Topic: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion  (Read 1165 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Yamatr3

  • Supporting Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 430
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: FL
FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:35:39 PM »
Well, the time has come to put my Solstice for sale.  There are other projects I want to do.  This car was built by myself and a shop in S. Florida called German Performance.  They specialize in putting LS's in Porsche 944's. 

I bought most of my kit from Dave at PAW.  I bought all NEW items, no used stuff from a junk yard here.  The front of the motor is set up like a Camaro.  All those brackets hangers, wiring etc were all NEW items from Chevrolet, new crate motor, new T56 transmission, new rear diff etc.  I ordered the complete ZOK kit from Pontiac, rear cross member, roll bars, Energy suspension bushings etc.  The complete Energy kit was installed, plus K and W suspension.  Once the car was 98% complete, I took it to Dr Dave and he did all the fine tuning.  He flashed the ignition, set up the suspension, corner weighted it etc.  This car is done head to toe and there are tons of things I'm forgetting. 

The car has a full red leather interior and stereo system from Joe at JPM.  See pictures. 

My car started out as a 2.4 with a turbo.  I then changed it to an LS2 V8.  If you search me on this forum and the other, you will see much of the project. 

The car had 20700 miles on it before the conversion and about 12000 after the conversion.  So it has about 32700 miles on it.  I can verify the pre conversion miles as that is on my FL title.  The after conversion miles are on the gauges now. 

One important note, I never hooked up the heater in the car.  I live in FL and it was never needed.  The car does have working AC, I did hook that up as it is mandatory in FL...LOL. 

Please Please Please, do not come on the thread and tell me my car is not worth what I'm asking because a Mallet just sold for $......  My car is way more than what a standard Mallet was.   I added many more things than what most Mallet's have.  As mentioned, full ZOK suspension, Energy bushings, K&W suspension, full JPM Leather interior, 360 Forged Wheels etc etc etc.  Please e-mail me for the full write up.  You will be amazed. 

Latin Venom on this forum has seen the car many times and can attest to what is done to it.  See attachment below for full list of modifications. 

Asking $32000. 

Please See pictures here,

http://s148.photobucket.com/user/yamatr3/library/Solstice%20Mods

and here

http://s148.photobucket.com/user/yamatr3/library/Pro%20Sol%20Pics

For a complete list of modifications, please e-mail me and I will send a pdf. 

e-mail me at JATforsale at gmail dot com.  please do not PM me here.  I will reply to e-mails much Faster.

« Last Edit: August 06, 2016, 07:44:03 AM by Yamatr3 »

Offline Jim

  • Lifetime Supporting
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 406
  • Karma: +13/-4
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 08:11:20 PM »
Looks awesome!
The road to success is always under construction.

Offline Critterman

  • Retired, thank you very much
  • Lifetime Supporting
  • General Manager
  • *
  • Posts: 12402
  • Karma: +17/-55
  • Baltimore/Washington Corridor
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 08:32:22 PM »
Great looking car.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension
Lambo Doors

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

Offline normsf

  • Vendor
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 388
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Location: mishawaka, in
  • Norms Fiberglass
    • Norms Fiberglass
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 12:25:48 AM »
Hello John, I love this car! Good luck to you.

Offline cdflint

  • Master Tech
  • ***
  • Posts: 462
  • Karma: +3/-6
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona --- A city closest to the Sun
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 12:59:51 AM »
Nice details all around.
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

Covered by Norms Fiberglass, DDM, WERKS, KappaSphere, Trifecta performance, Dejon performance, Solo performance, Magnaflow, Hahn, VDI, B&G, ASAP, WindRestrictor, Gravana, JPM, Santana, Madmod, HID pro, Second Skin Audio, mydipkit, Automotivetouchup.com and soon to be EDAG customized.

To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

Offline LatinVenom

  • Lifetime Supporting
  • Gearhead
  • *
  • Posts: 2595
  • Karma: +6/-5
  • Location: South Florida
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 04:44:40 PM »
John you forgot to mentioned the upgrade to the differential (Quaiffe).
Solstice GXP 2007.
Aggressive and fully loaded.
Mods: Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, DDM Backbone & ProBeam,ZOK suspension,LV Kappa Front Chassis Brace, BTF Turbo Upgraded Wheel, Windristrictor, JPM Center console,arms,tulip,side doors,DDM Upgraded wheel tune.

Offline Rockchops

  • Master Tech
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: Ardmore, PA
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 04:57:24 PM »
This thing is awesome, Glws!


Sent from an abacus

Offline Yamatr3

  • Supporting Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 430
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: FL
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 10:57:07 AM »
I am open to reasonable offers.  You can't build something this nice for less. 

Offline 2kwk4u

  • not really THAT quick
  • Lifetime Supporting
  • Gearhead
  • *
  • Posts: 1403
  • Karma: +8/-4
  • Location: Frederick, Maryland
    • '06 Solstice bits and pieces photo gallery
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 10:17:50 PM »
To the right buyer, it likely is worth nearly your asking.  Problem is, most folks on this forum have a Kappa already.  Those of us crazy enough to want a V8 conversion anymore are the same ones crazy enough to think we'll enjoy giving the DIY route a crack.

Have you tried listing it on ebay with a reserve yet? 

I've always been envious of your car (as I'm sure many others here have), but I (and others here) see it as more of a project to emulate as opposed to something I'd like to purchase as a finished product. 

If you haven't already, cast a wider net.  Your buyer will come along.

GLWS

Offline badbird

  • Lifetime Supporting
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 134
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: Utah
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 11:18:57 AM »
Good Luck with the sale John. If I could only win the Lottery.
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

Offline Yamatr3

  • Supporting Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 430
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: FL
Re: FS: 2006 Pontiac Solstice V8 Conversion
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 05:04:57 PM »
Someone come buy this.  I need the garage space.  I will do a no haggle price of $25,000!  This is a smoking deal!!

 

Powered by EzPortal