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Offline Zimms

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Hello from MI!
« on: October 24, 2021, 07:50:58 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2008 Brazen GXP with a Z0K suspension and GM tune. It has been a blast. Starting to get ready for winter and determine what I need to fix/update improve. The short list is:

Driver's side door actuator
Speakers (while I am there)
Maybe deadening (While I am there)
Check all the bushings and mounts
Start looking for some tire and wheels for auto crossing next season.

Looking forward to next summer already!

Offline Sly Bob

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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 09:07:52 AM »
Car looks great and I like the gunmetal wheels, they're too heavy for autocross? Welcome to the forum Zimms!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2021, 03:29:10 PM by Sly Bob »
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: Hello from MI!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 09:22:23 AM »
Welcome to the forum!!!  Car looks great!!!

Offline TomatoSoup

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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 05:24:35 PM »
I've never seen a brazen with the silver bits blacked out.  Really like it!  Hmmm.  This was not on my radar before...
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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2021, 07:42:11 PM »
Nice looking car, TS don't be a copy cat
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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2021, 08:16:39 PM »
Your car looks great, you might consider getting rid of the eyelids and dechroming the bezel inside of the headlight housings. I think the black inside of the headlight housings would look great with the darker wheels, black windshield frame and black tulip panel.

If you plan on doing autocross you should look into stiffening the rear chassis, there is a flex issue with the rear mounts on the lower control arms that doesn't lend well to hard cornering. stiffening the rear chassis is one of the cheapest suspension mods you can makes and for the cost it makes the largest impact in handling.

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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2021, 11:36:18 PM »
Nice looking car, TS don't be a copy cat

Maybe TS could come up with an original mod for his car just once!
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Offline kgschlosser

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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2021, 02:09:50 AM »
Hey TS how about this?


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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2021, 02:17:45 PM »
Nah, that's TOO much black. And I already have the eyelids and headlight interiors painted body color. ;)
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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2021, 06:04:44 AM »
This is what a OEM black headlamp looks like.  I think these started being offered in the 2009 model year.

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Re: Hello from MI!
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2021, 02:31:41 PM »
Zimms ; your Solstice does look good                                      ( A Big Thank You to Deep Blue for getting my I D back )
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