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Offline 06Berry

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New to the forum and my Solstice
« on: October 03, 2011, 09:47:29 AM »
Hello All,
I figured I would introduce myself, since I've been lurking around here since early May, that's when I bought my 2006 Deep Solstice NA. She's stripped, crank down windows, cloth seats, no DIC, no frills, no thrills. Bought her with 38,000 miles. This picture was taken the day we picked her up. Since then she's gotten the Opel antenna, sun visor mod, dual spring mod, and the "GM" chicklets are gone, I will be debaging her sometime soon.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 07:42:13 PM by 06Berry »

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 09:52:19 AM »
Welcome to the forum 06Berry, with your lightweighted Sol ;)
enjoy the info, modding, teasing ang good company of the people in this forum!
DDM Works Backbone and probeam
H&R springs
SOLO HF Cat and Mach Shorty
Dejon Throttle Elbow
Dejon-AEM intake
Front Big Brake upgrade kit with Ferodo pads
Trifecta tune
Custom IC and pipes
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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 10:27:46 AM »
wow, another new member from MA!!!

Hello, I'm Antonio.  I'm from Northern RI.

there's a cool group of kappa owners in the North East Region (RI, CT, MA, etc) that hold lots of gatherings.   

KRONUS

they also have a facebook, just search KRONUS

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:33:53 AM »
Welcome on board :)

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 10:36:15 AM »
Welcome, stripped down, you are ready to add power :) welcome aboard.
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: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 12:00:03 PM »
kappas came with the option to not have electric windows?

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 12:44:35 PM »
I know the 06 did,
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

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 01:09:56 PM »
kappas came with the option to not have electric windows?
That SCCA (ZOK I think) version had manual windows.
2007 Aggressive GXP

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Re: New t the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 03:56:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum, enjoy the 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 to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 07:54:10 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. The site has been very helpfull.
@SKY888, since I joined in May, I've moved. I forgot I filled out my location as Southeastern, Ma.  I've changed it to reflect the move to RI.
I've enjoyed all the 4,000 miles I've put on her. I'm very happy my wife convised me to buy the Sol.

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 08:02:34 PM »
Hey 06Berry, there is a group of us in the area if you ever want to go for a cruise find on facebook (kronus) or kronus.us
and of couse here :)

Sky888 will we see you on the road this year

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 08:39:21 PM »
   06Berry  ;   A Big Welcome to the Kappa Performance Forum . Only the Best Forum This Side of Anywhere and Everywhere on the Internet . Hope you enjoy everybody here and you have already started the Mods.  You also got one over on " Kelu "  by posting a Picture  right away. 

   Have Fun and enjoy the forum
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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: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 11:38:08 AM »
Welcome 06Berry!  This is a great forum and I'm sure you'll learn a lot and make a lot of great friends.

Hopefully when Spring rolls around we'll see you at some Kappa events.

kappas came with the option to not have electric windows?

Yes, one of the marketing ploys during the original release of the Solstice in '05 (as an '06 model) had a stripped down version available for less than $20K ($19,995 including destination charge).  This was the bare bones version with almost no features, not even A/C or power door locks.

And you made me go digging, but the original 2006 N/A Solstice offering was:

Standard Comfort and Convenience Features:

Adjustable steering wheel
Dual reading lamps integrated into the inside rearview mirror
Three front cupholders
12-volt auxiliary power outlet
Rear window electric defogger
Power remote trunk release
Illuminated trunk
Tire inflator kit
ETR AM/FM radio with CD player, includes seek-and-scan, digital clock and a 6-speaker sound system

Note: Air conditioning is available as an option on all Solstice models for added comfort and convenience.

Available Solstice Sound System Upgrades Included:
ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, includes RDS, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and Theftlock.
ETR AM/FM stereo with in-dash 6-disc CD player, MP3 playback, RDS, seek-and-scan, digital clock auto-tone control speed-compensated
volume and Theftlock.
Available sound system features:
Monsoon premium speaker system features 225-watts of power, amplified 7-speaker audio system and a subwoofer located behind the passenger’s seat for an optional listening experience.
XM Satellite Radio with coast-to-coast digital programming of more than 150 channels.

Upgrade packages included:

The Power Package (ZQ2)
Power door locks
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Power windows
Body-color outside rearview mirrors with power remote control

The Convenience Package (ZQ3)
Cruise control
Driver Information Center
Fog lamps

The Premium Package (PCQ)
3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Steering wheel accessory controls
Leather seating

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 11:51:33 AM »
Oh, and let's not forget the Smoker's Package, which was a plastic cup with attached lid to put your butts in and the cigarette lighter to plug into the power adapter, also available at an additional charge.

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 10:18:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I am just over the line from you and look forward to meeting you at a future event. There are a lot of Kappas in New England but very few members on the KP Forum. Welcome, welcome, welcome! Sit back, and just enjoy all the goings-on!
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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 08:38:04 AM »
Imagine me lurking and not saying 'WELCOME'...oops!

Welcome and nice to meet you :) Tell your wife she's did good convincing you to get this car. Yeah!
Ride it like you mean it.

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2011, 10:24:48 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Hopefully soon I'll be able to meet some other Kappa owners.

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Re: New to the forum and my Solstice
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2011, 11:01:07 AM »
Welcome to the madhouse
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

 

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