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Offline Phoevel

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New member greetings
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:16:37 AM »
Hi everyone I wanted to find out just what I can do to help my 07 NA SoL go a little bit better.  I've had my car since last July and really loving it,  done some appearance mods, pin stripes, foot well lighting and got rid of my ugly front licence plate.  Thinking of CAI with cat back exhaust and then a tune just some easy mild stuff that will improve the get up and go.

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Re: New member greetings
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 08:32:00 AM »
Hi everyone I wanted to find out just what I can do to help my 07 NA SoL go a little bit better.  I've had my car since last July and really loving it,  done some appearance mods, pin stripes, foot well lighting and got rid of my ugly front licence plate.  Thinking of CAI with cat back exhaust and then a tune just some easy mild stuff that will improve the get up and go.

That's just about all you can do for power modifications. For $1000 your next best incremental improvement is probably cams / springs for the LE5:

https://zzperformance.com/products/le5-performance-cams
https://zzperformance.com/collections/ecotec/products/82-ecotec-valve-springs-titanium-retainers

If you're really attached to NA performance and want it all, you'll need to go higher compression running E85 or 100+ octane, ported heads, race intake, race header, you're getting into many thousands dollars to get into the mid 200 hp range, unlimited budget you can break 300 hp. Most people just get the LNF turbocharger kit because you'll end up with more power for way less cost.

2006 Solstice #1458, Twincharged LE5/LEA, 5757+M62, Werks exh manifold, Tial bpv/wg, Cams, dual meth, 40 PSI, Kappadapt clutch hose/flywheel bolts/trans mount, Aisin AR5, Stage 5 clutch
Turbo-only power 444whp/422wtrq

2013 Cruze Missile, tuned, 42 lb, ZZP SRI/FMIC/DP/MP/CB, Kappadapt trans mount

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Re: New member greetings
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 08:19:56 PM »
Welcome Phoevel, looking forward to hearing from you as your mods come along.
Just stick a blower on it!
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: New member greetings
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 09:12:22 AM »
Blowers work well.   Welcome
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
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Re: New member greetings
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 11:05:06 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Critter are there any other NA power mods that can be done that you haven't had installed on your car yet?
2007 Aggressive GXP

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Re: New member greetings
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 02:00:41 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: New member greetings
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 05:55:28 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Critter are there any other NA power mods that can be done that you haven't had installed on your car yet?

There is an alternative Rotex Supercharger instead of the twin screw i have.  You can turbo charge it.  The other would be a twin charge system - turbo + supercharger.  I am happy with what I have at the moment.
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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