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Offline GoGopher6

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Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« on: January 22, 2010, 11:06:07 PM »
Hello, all.  My name is John.  I finally got my Solstice last summer, an Aggressive GXP manual.  I say finally because I work at GM, and was the Program Manager (a cool job, maybe not quite what it sounds like, though) from late 2002 to late 2005, and I fell in love with the car way back before I ever drove one.  Really never thought I'd get one.

After the bankruptcy and announcements about Pontiac and Solstice, I convinced my wife this was it, the last chance to grab a new one. :violin:  And she said yes! :yay:  That's our car, the Aggressive in my photo.

I was also able to get into a coupe before they all disappeared, and while cool and unique, the convertible will always be my favorite.

Our car lives 'up north' here in Michigan waiting for dry pavement and warm temps.  Splash guards because the road is gravel.  GMPP just because.  I love what the GMPP did for the car in 2nd and especially 3rd.

You may wonder about the gogopher6 moniker.  I am a U of M grad, and I'm watching my Gophers playing St. Cloud State as I type.  6 = hockey, of course.  Let me know if that means anything to you.

Working the Solstice program was, without a doubt, the coolest assignment I'll have at GM.
2009 Aggressive GXP w/ GMPP

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 11:31:22 PM »
Welcom gogopher6 to the best Kappa forum there is.You may have been the project manager but I bet you don't know all the mods you can do to this great machine. I do envy you having the coupe. I would like to have one to go with my Cool 08 GCP.
08 Cool Gxp, XM radio, Monsoon Package, 3M Clear bra. Vertical doors, Solo Mach and  3 inch Cat. GMPP turbo upgrade, DDM Race Backbone and Probeam

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 11:40:34 PM »
Welcome to the smartest group of people anywhere!  We nveer make mistakes and our odvice is allways spot on.  Trust me.

GJ
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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 11:53:51 PM »
GoGopher6  
Welcome to the Kappa Performance Forum only the Best this side of Anywhere and Everywhere on the Internet Enjoy the People and Mods you see and collect here.     :ghug:     to You
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GMPPTune, seat belt loops, Magnaflow Exhaust, Turn signal Mod, K/N CAI, Sprint Booster, , Driveshaft tunnel Plate, New Wheels, 3rd lite cover-up, Painted Calibers & Decals, Cooler/Travel bag, ProBeam, Custom FuseBoxCover, Sound Deadening, PeddleCovers, Hidden license bracket, Center Console, DDM Tbolt clamp&IC pipes, WindRestrictor & Lightbar, WestersRaceTune, Hood & Trunk Lighting, "A" pillar & Gauges,HoosierGXP interrior lights,StunnerTag and Directional Mirrors,Hood&Body Graphics(Chief Pontiac) by Jack of Arts,dimming mirror w/temp&compass

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 11:57:06 PM »
Welcom gogopher6 to the best Kappa forum there is.You may have been the project manager but I bet you don't know all the mods you can do to this great machine. I do envy you having the coupe. I would like to have one to go with my Cool 08 GCP.

Sorry, my wording was misleading regarding the coupe.  I meant I was able to 'take one home' for a couple nights.  Did get some photos of it, but that's all I have left.
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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 12:02:26 AM »
Welcome GoGopher6 to the Kappa Performance forum. This IS THE PLACE! Lots of good information and GREAT people here, enjoy the ride and take it all in.   
2007 Mysterious GXP Hard Loaded (all factory options avail. in 2007)
Trifecta Tune, GMPP Tune, GMPP CAI, Gm splash guards, Magnaflow 3" catback, DDM Race Backbone, "A" pillar gauge pod, Kapparoo pouch, Lil' Chromies, Gorgeous mirror, JPM center console & center grab handle, Windrestrictor V2 etched & lighted, Carolina Custom Upholstery door pockets, Kappakrap T2 decals, Custom front license plate relocation, Latin Venom Cooler, Fitted luggage, MBRP intercooler pipes, heat shield.

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 12:42:10 AM »
6 = hockey, of course.  Let me know if that means anything to you.

I'm curious about this. Means nothing to me except that 6 was my number for several (6 in fact) years. Is that a US college hockey thing?
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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 10:28:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum, glad you were able to get a Solstice before they were gone. 

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 01:09:24 PM »
Welcome to a group of fanatics who have done things to these cars that will make you cringe.  But we will convert you once you see what the Sol can really do with a few MINOR mods :)
GONE: (but not forgotten) 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

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: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 02:54:19 PM »
You first mod should be to convert the front side markers to turn signal/markers.
http://kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php?topic=363

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 03:10:39 PM »
Glad to have you - and glad for any and all you did to make this car a reality!
2009 Aggressive GXP
DDM Race Backbone, ProBeam, Coil Cover, Alignment, and Oil Catch Can
Solo Mach Shorty Exhaust
GMPP Tune
LatinVenom Front Brace
Werks Adjustable Sway Bars
Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summers/Pirelli 240 Sottozero Winters
Sound Deadener Showdown
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JPM Arm Rests
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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 04:46:35 PM »
Welcome to the smartest group of people anywhere!  We nveer make mistakes and our odvice is allways spot on.  Trust me.

GJ

GJ  I though I was Wrong Once but I was Mistakenwhat is (odvice )    :lol: I use to think I knew it all but I was mistaken  Big Time

Anyway If you ask a ? most likely someone in here has a Good Answer for you
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GMPPTune, seat belt loops, Magnaflow Exhaust, Turn signal Mod, K/N CAI, Sprint Booster, , Driveshaft tunnel Plate, New Wheels, 3rd lite cover-up, Painted Calibers & Decals, Cooler/Travel bag, ProBeam, Custom FuseBoxCover, Sound Deadening, PeddleCovers, Hidden license bracket, Center Console, DDM Tbolt clamp&IC pipes, WindRestrictor & Lightbar, WestersRaceTune, Hood & Trunk Lighting, "A" pillar & Gauges,HoosierGXP interrior lights,StunnerTag and Directional Mirrors,Hood&Body Graphics(Chief Pontiac) by Jack of Arts,dimming mirror w/temp&compass

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 05:19:48 PM »
Welcome to the best Kappa forum on the net! :thumbs:

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 06:11:52 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:

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 11:22:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2010, 01:00:19 AM »
I'm curious about this. Means nothing to me except that 6 was my number for several (6 in fact) years. Is that a US college hockey thing?

6 on the ice.  This was a way (a? some?) local Minneapolis broadcasters differentiated the teams when I was a kid.  5 was, of course, squeakyball, 11 football etc.  Nobody (who I know who lived in that market) seems to remember the concept.
2009 Aggressive GXP w/ GMPP

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2010, 01:06:38 AM »
You first mod should be to convert the front side markers to turn signal/markers.
http://kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php?topic=363

I think the side marker mod looks like one I'll consider, but GMPP was my first.  I am amazed at just how much effort some people are putting into their mods.  Another one I like is eliminating that horrible airbag indicator.  Someday:  cat-back, bars
2009 Aggressive GXP w/ GMPP

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Re: Hello Kappa Performance Forum
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2010, 10:26:19 AM »
The side marker mod is free, just requires a little work on your part.

 

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