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Offline LILRDCR

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New Toy
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:41:35 PM »
Hi Everyone! I'm John from Dayton, OH and just bought a 2007 Red Solstice with 22K. Most impractical car I ever owned , but I wanted one and I love it! I'm 6'2 and it's a little tight, but I fit. I look forward to meeting people on here and learning tips and tricks about these cars.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 06:45:49 PM »
Welcome! Enjoy the forum and feel free to ask about anything!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 07:45:02 PM »
Welcome to the mad house.
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

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 08:47:10 PM »
Glad you could join us. Lots of good information on here, enjoy the ride!
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 05:09:40 AM »
Welcome aboard!  If your car still has the factory tires (with only 22K miles, it just might), I highly recommend changing those ASAP.  10+ year old tires that weren't ever much good to begin with might cause you some problems.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 07:52:03 AM »
Welcome aboard, I'm 6'4 and I still fit ;)

Pictures with the car (and not only) would make a smoother entry on this forum :D

Dragula  ;) Opel GT  from Romania
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 10:21:54 AM »
Hello from Northeast Ohio.

Here is an up coming event a mere 2 hours south of Dayton. Perfect place to meet some folks, you could make it a day trip.
https://kappasinkentucky.wordpress.com/home/


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Re: New Toy
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 04:24:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum, enjoy the new ride.
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.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 05:04:25 PM »
Hello from Northeast Ohio.

Here is an up coming event a mere 2 hours south of Dayton. Perfect place to meet some folks, you could make it a day trip.
https://kappasinkentucky.wordpress.com/home/

That sounds like a good idea!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 06:25:05 PM »
Is your car a base or GXP?

Is it an early 07 or late 07?  The late 07 should have an electric driver seat height adjustment on the front left side of the seat.  It makes it a little easier for us tall people to fit.

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »
Welcome to the forum!!!!
May the Schwartz be wit you

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 10:50:22 AM »
Another Welcome from Northeast Ohio.  There are a few owners around Dayton we know.  Look for a red special edition floating around!  If you like to drive, we'll be driving around Southeast Ohio in October.  I should post an event, but I'm getting lazier in my old age!

Enjoy your ride!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 08:07:47 PM »
Congrats, this is a great book to read, it goes from concept to production.

Offline LILRDCR

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 09:36:31 AM »
Is your car a base or GXP?

Is it an early 07 or late 07?  The late 07 should have an electric driver seat height adjustment on the front left side of the seat.  It makes it a little easier for us tall people to fit.

Welcome to the forum.

Mine is the base model and it does have the power seat. The fit is really not to bad, but my right leg gets a little tired. I'm glad its an auto, I think the a 5 speed would be a little tight for foot room for me.

Offline LILRDCR

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2017, 09:39:35 AM »
Another Welcome from Northeast Ohio.  There are a few owners around Dayton we know.  Look for a red special edition floating around!  If you like to drive, we'll be driving around Southeast Ohio in October.  I should post an event, but I'm getting lazier in my old age!

Enjoy your ride!

I am looking forward to meeting some people. Think I'll go to Lexington for a day next month.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 11:04:09 AM »
Has anyone tried to mod a non electric seat and make it an electric seat?  Sounds like something this forum would do.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
The Solbra owner/fabricator did just that.  He said it was a pain in the butt.  Lot of things he had to change/fabricate to make it happen.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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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
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 11:12:30 AM »
The Solbra owner/fabricator did just that.  He said it was a pain in the butt.  Lot of things he had to change/fabricate to make it happen.
With all the wrecks, seems like it would be much easier to just buy a replacement seat and swap them.  If color or material is an issue, the seat covers are some of the easiest in the world to remove.  At one point I think we got it down to 30 minutes to install the heated seats wiring excluded.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2017, 08:12:14 AM »
A swap has been done by me back in '09. I swapped power seat track for power seat track but all you would have to do if going from no height adjustment is get power to the seat. I shipped my old track to a member here so he could add a height adjustment to his seat.

http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,1921.0.html
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