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Author Topic: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2  (Read 460790 times)

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Offline ihawk95

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4100 on: July 21, 2015, 06:14:30 PM »
Head to Mexico then take a right or just follow the lemmings.

Or you could take a left in Mexico.  Either way will get you to some water.  You might not want to drink it though.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4101 on: July 21, 2015, 09:38:05 PM »
303 I will try. No body of water here. Ebay here I come.
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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4102 on: July 22, 2015, 12:21:41 PM »
Snagged a Kappabrella and Kappa Blanket for each of my carz.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4103 on: July 28, 2015, 11:24:56 AM »
Finally got some Michelin PSS's installed. They're like super glue on the pavement compared to the Eagle F1's they replaced.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4104 on: July 28, 2015, 12:14:54 PM »
OMG you were running the stock tires with your setup
How were you not spinning tires in all gears???
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4105 on: July 28, 2015, 12:34:30 PM »
OMG you were running the stock tires with your setup
How were you not spinning tires in all gears???
:lol:

Crazy I know! Even with my auto tranny, those F1's are the reason that I couldn't hammer the throttle at any speeds below 50mph without massive wheelspin and if I had the traction control or ETC off, it was somewhat dangerous because it would get really squirelly. (if that's a word...)

It's a night-and-day difference with the PSS's. I ordered them at the end of May and they were supposedly on national back order so I had been waiting on them for a while. The difference in acceleration makes me want to hook up the VCM scanner and log some pulls. I'm sure I can do quite a bit better 40-115 pulls now since I won't be wasting time waiting on the tires to grab though I don't really care to beat too hard on it when the outside temps are over 100F.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4106 on: July 28, 2015, 12:51:39 PM »
While I'm on the subject of sticky tires, my boss took a trip to Bowling Green and came back in this:
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The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are crazy looking in the tread department. Like almost non existant.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4107 on: July 28, 2015, 01:18:56 PM »
That's a pretty big dumpster couldn't he have gotten a picture of it without the car in the way?  :devil:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4108 on: July 28, 2015, 01:38:39 PM »
While I'm on the subject of sticky tires, my boss took a trip to Bowling Green and came back in this:
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The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are crazy looking in the tread department. Like almost non existant.

THAT IS NICE!!! Too bad I'm not buying another GM car.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4109 on: July 28, 2015, 02:19:53 PM »
Me neither.  I do like the look and I do like its stats on paper but i just can't give GM that amount of money for a variety of reasons.   

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4110 on: July 28, 2015, 02:36:19 PM »
I'm thinking about getting the 2015 Z06 convertible.....in 2025.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4111 on: July 28, 2015, 02:38:00 PM »
That's a pretty big dumpster couldn't he have gotten a picture of it without the car in the way?  :devil:

That's my fault. I snapped a couple pics before he headed out. Most of the grounds around this place are ugly anyways and the big dumpster has fresh paint on it so it's the greenest thing around here. :D
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4112 on: August 03, 2015, 08:06:50 PM »
Fixed my rear end issue, went for a drive, ordered a Rotrex super charger build kit for a September install.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4113 on: August 03, 2015, 09:19:52 PM »
Sprayed the 303 on the top. Rain called for Thursday.
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4114 on: August 10, 2015, 07:37:45 AM »
Did a little detailing for this weekends cruise in. Wow black is a pain to detail!!
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4115 on: August 10, 2015, 07:48:57 AM »
Did a Cruise In at Fort Mill BBQ Company.  First one for me.  We actually had two 4-bangers there. The others, of course, were some old beautiful American Muscle.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4116 on: August 10, 2015, 04:58:40 PM »
Well...I actaully did some stuff to the Slostice yesterday:

First Item: Old Wind Restrictor was broken into 2 pieces during the May top debacle.  Removed the the light bar off the old one, installed it on the new one, and then installed it on the car.  Verified my 5 year old Extreme Light Kit is still in good working order.  However, didn't receive the combination instructions to install the Glow Module over the top of the extreme light kit.  I'll tackle that later in the week if I have a chance!  And by the way...big difference the hair factor after not having a WR since May!  I remember it making a difference, but didn't think it was that much.  The hair blowing in my eyes between Friday vs Sunday was much less!  I know, I know...you guys all have that problem right?? :D

Second Item:  Attempted to install the DDM short throw shifter.  I say attempted because I ran into some unexpected wear issues with my existing shifter.  Things such as worn flat ball bearings that fell out of the bottom plastic piece.  And the little round bushing/washers that I think provide a seat for the set screw...each found to be in 2 pieces and are no longer in the car.  Luckily, the little, bity, teeny, tiny balls were stuck to my hand and still stuck in the grease of the housing in the car.  Got them back into place (no idea if they stayed there) and sadly put the stock shifter back into the car.

Fawk!!!!  :censor: :gaah:

It was a mess under the shifter boot.  Too many off roading and gravel road adventures while I lived in Illinois I suppose.  I found a nest of dirt under the square plate.  I figure the debris got into the grease and wore the little mini balls flat on one side.  Then that translated up to the set screw and broke the seats.  Waiting to hear back from the good doctor for part numbers and such.  I was so freaking stoked to put in that shifter!!
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4117 on: August 10, 2015, 05:16:28 PM »
Stopped by my painter to see the progress on the car fenders they  are done (Thanks' Norm you make a great product !) and just need to be installed the "sticker lady "is supposed to do my carbon fiber windshield wrap and the dent doctor to take car of some minor bumps tomorrow . I'll spend all day Wednesday getting the car ready for Woodward this weekend I was hoping to get some more suspension work done my Konis and swaybars but ran out of time as I had some work to do on the Chevelle .

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4118 on: September 01, 2015, 09:04:32 PM »
After ordering some replacement parts for my worn shifter, I finally got the short throw shifter installed tonight! Love it!!! Absolutely love it!!!!

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4119 on: September 01, 2015, 09:08:20 PM »
It's pretty killer.
It's kind of like walking into a perfectly clean glass door.
The shift is done, but you feel like you have 2" more travel.  Eventually you will get used to it.
What's really amazing is that, you still won't miss a shift.  It's just a lot shorter to get there

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4120 on: September 01, 2015, 09:09:53 PM »
Solo-Performance Mach boxes arrived today!  I'm planning my weekend!  Clear Skies!
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4121 on: September 02, 2015, 04:48:08 AM »
It's definitely very clean! I was worried I would miss, but no issues at all! I felt pretty comfortable with it after a 20 min drive on city streets with a little highway driving mixed in!

Oh course I'm sure the next time I drive it I'll have to get used to it again! It's only been stock for almost 10 years!

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4122 on: September 02, 2015, 11:51:02 AM »
Sent it to paint booth, full repaint, kept the black color even if I wanted to change it :(
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4123 on: September 02, 2015, 01:08:07 PM »
I forget was your car black or was it that carbon flash black (metallic)?

My G6 is the metallic black and it does a good job of hiding minor scratches and paint imperfections.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4124 on: September 02, 2015, 01:52:22 PM »
If you are doing a full repaint, why not choose the color you want?

 

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