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: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.  (Read 3584 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GXPinKC

  • Premium Member
  • Gearhead
  • *
  • Posts: 3537
  • Karma: +2/-2
  • Location: Olathe, Kansas
  • GXPinKC
    • KappaPerformance.com
Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:47:12 AM »
Thanks for coming over from the Solstice GXP Owners Forum.  We are most happy to have you as a new member on this very young and growing forum.  Please tell us all a little about yourself and also what is your preference in Kappa Roadsters.  Look forward to your future posts and threads on the forum.
GXPinKC
Ron
Code 1100, Order#KCPDVV 04-28-2006, Delivery: 12-27-2006 

2007 Aggressive GXP, 5-speed, Ebony Leather seats w red accent stitching, Chrome Wheels, Air, 6-Disc, Monsoon, Sport Metallic Pedals & Premium Headliner.

MSRP $30,300 less $1,000 GMMC credit.  Deal: $28,180. ($2,120 under MSRP).


DDM Race Backbone, Probeam, & Red Cross Bay Brace
JPM Leather Center Console
Windrestrictor
MRZ Performance Billet Caps
Beach Party FBC
Solo Mach Exhaust

Offline smartin

  • Banned
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 164
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: NoVa
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:16:34 PM »
Welcome Bruce!

Offline G8TR

  • Premium Member
  • Gearhead
  • *
  • Posts: 1301
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Tampa, FL
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 02:22:46 PM »
Welcome to the best Kappa forum on the net!!  :thumbs:

Offline HAMMER DOWN

  • Premium Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 711
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Location: Southern Tier, NY
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 09:05:18 PM »
 Welcome 
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:

Offline Bruce.Weiland

  • Apprentice/Gofer
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Whittier, Ca
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 09:35:48 PM »
Hi All,

Thanks for the welcome.  I have had my '07' GXP since Dec '06'.  It has a bit under 6k on the clock.  I don't drive it every day, only about 1/2 the time.  My round trip commute is 3.0 miles on wonderful, winding, dry, Southern California roads. 

I joined looking for info.   I love my car, but......   Since day one the tires squeal/brake loose during low speed turns at intersections.  It is very annoying.  At first I thought the tires were just not sticky enough.  I eventually figured out the LSD is not working properly.  I have had it to the dealer once.  I am about to go again.  Especially since my center console is cracked and needs to be replaced.

When I first read about PUgrade, I thought that an additional 30 hp was not too impressive, but after I realized the my automatic GXP will have 325 lb ft of torque, I am not considering the upgrade.

Those of you that have had the GM PUgrade done on your Redline or GXP, please tell me what you think.

Thanks

Bruce

Offline Deep-GXP

  • BooYah!
  • Founding Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: HI
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 09:39:40 PM »
Bruce, what part of Southern California are you from?  We get some good sized meets going on all the time.  It'd be great to have you as part of the group!  I'm just about 20 miles east of Los Angeles.

There is atleast 1 other person i know that has the GMPP upgrade and he loves it of course.  I myself might have the GMPP upgrade + westers tune very soon.   I have a dejon intake and a solo performance street race exhaust so you can listen to it in person if you'd like if you'd like to know how they sound :)
:dancing::dancing::dancing:

Offline Bruce.Weiland

  • Apprentice/Gofer
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Whittier, Ca
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 01:15:57 AM »
Hi Deep-GXP  I just updated my profile some.

I am in Whittier.

Offline Deep-GXP

  • BooYah!
  • Founding Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: HI
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 06:13:09 AM »
Hi Deep-GXP  I just updated my profile some.

I am in Whittier.

Amazing.  I live in Hacienda Heights and I work in Whittier.  Telegraph/Carmenita....keep an eye out for my Deep GXP ;)

You wouldnt happen to drive a black sol with a plastic license plate cover thing would you???
Or maybe you are the owner of a black solstice i see parked on Freeman by the industrial area.

Either way, you are extremely close.
:dancing::dancing::dancing:

Offline Bruce.Weiland

  • Apprentice/Gofer
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Whittier, Ca
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 10:47:54 AM »
Well not only are we close, you probably go right by my office on your way to work.  I am the chiropractor, next to Trader Joe's at the corner of Colima and Whittier.

Mine is Sly/gun metal metallic grey.

Offline Critterman

  • Retired, thank you very much
  • Premium Member
  • General Manager
  • *
  • Posts: 13422
  • Karma: +17/-58
  • Baltimore/Washington Corridor
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 12:36:14 PM »
Another bone crusher on the board, our resident BC, has started a new trade, building bigger and better Kappas.
GONE: (but not forgotten) 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

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 Deep-GXP

  • BooYah!
  • Founding Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: HI
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 01:51:07 PM »
Well not only are we close, you probably go right by my office on your way to work.  I am the chiropractor, next to Trader Joe's at the corner of Colima and Whittier.

Mine is Sly/gun metal metallic grey.

lol wow!  Yes i drive by there 2 times every day, to and from work going over colima and west on whittier.
I remember a couple months ago I saw a Silver Solstice pull into the back of the building where you work.
Then when i passed by I looked and I saw that there was already another solstice parked back there!
Did you have a mini meet with someone back there? lol
I've always wondered who the heck that was!  I look at the back parking lot everyday but havnt seen a solstice in there since.
:dancing::dancing::dancing:

Offline Bruce.Weiland

  • Apprentice/Gofer
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Whittier, Ca
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 11:45:32 PM »
""I saw a Silver Solstice pull into the back of the building where you work.
Then when i passed by I looked and I saw that there was already another solstice parked back there!""

Generally two days of the week, either Mon, Wed, or Fri it is there, but it is usually hidden behind longer larger cars.

Occasionally I drive my silver '94' Infiniti Q45a.  It is my third active suspension Q.  When I have to carry lots of stuff it fits in the Q. 

Send me an email at bruce.weiland@verizon.net and I will give you some phone #s, etc.

Bruce

Offline Bruce.Weiland

  • Apprentice/Gofer
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Whittier, Ca
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 11:52:41 PM »
Critterman,

I have been "crushing bones"/correcting subluxation/reducing nervous system interference for almost 30 years.  It is pretty likely I will be retiring in the next 25 to 30 years.

Bruce

Offline Critterman

  • Retired, thank you very much
  • Premium Member
  • General Manager
  • *
  • Posts: 13422
  • Karma: +17/-58
  • Baltimore/Washington Corridor
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 09:05:31 AM »
Yeah Bruce, you don't want to quit too early, you got to reach full potential.  I just wish my insurance covered them.
GONE: (but not forgotten) 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

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 Deep-GXP

  • BooYah!
  • Founding Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: HI
Re: Welcome Bruce.Weiland to Kappa Performance.
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 05:21:34 PM »
Generally two days of the week, either Mon, Wed, or Fri it is there, but it is usually hidden behind longer larger cars.

Occasionally I drive my silver '94' Infiniti Q45a.  It is my third active suspension Q.  When I have to carry lots of stuff it fits in the Q. 

Bruce

Yep, saw your Solstice today on the way to work :)
:dancing::dancing::dancing:

 

Powered by EzPortal