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Offline JustRob

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New member
« on: March 27, 2019, 10:13:09 AM »
Hello.  Bought my wife a 2007 Pontiac Solstice last November and I have been working on meds recently.   
This site has been invaluable and I just wanted to say thank you for providing so much help.

Rob

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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 10:37:35 AM »
Great!

Send on any leftover meds.  We may need them :)
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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 11:04:46 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

I know after a few mod meets we needed some meds, mostly for hangovers.
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Re: New member
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 11:44:57 AM »
Welcome and ignore these fools, they are quick to jump on any keystroke mistake.
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Re: New member
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
Welcome JustRob!  We are thrilled to have you and your wife as part of the KappaKlub!  Post up some pictures of the car when you can!

GJ
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Re: New member
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 04:17:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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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
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 05:49:57 PM »
Hey, welcome Rob, I'll stay away from the meds joke. Enjoy the site and remember that it didn't happen if you don't post pictures.   :ttiwwp:

Looking forward to hearing more about the car.

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Re: New member
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 10:12:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum, enjoy the ride.

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Re: New member
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 11:07:15 AM »
Hello.  Bought my wife a 2007 Pontiac Solstice last November and I have been working on meds recently.   
This site has been invaluable and I just wanted to say thank you for providing so much help.

Rob

1) Bought wife a Solstice
2) Working on her meds now

You've got it all figured out it looks like, glad to have you aboard, welcome!!
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Re: New member
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 09:52:37 PM »
Thanks for the kind welcome! 

Not sure I follow the meds references yet.  :idk:

My pics didn't show when I used the IMG button so here's a link.  :idk:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uksCHLXTJCPEe4DeA

The wife has wanted a Fiero since she was a teen.  I recently saw one for sale and joked about buying it.
She took it seriously...

I consider myself a serial hobbyist, but I'm more of a guitar guy, never really been a car guy.  The work required to restore, or cost enabled me to talk her into something newer.
Started out looking at the Sky, but found a Solstice for a better price and condition.




Because it's her car (secretly my project though) it's an automatic and not a GXP and I'm limited on what I'm allowed to do to it.
First, I'm not allowed to put an LS engine in it.
A turbocharger isn't happening anytime soon either.
I painted the engine cover while it was too cold to do much else.
Then I bought her the sear covers.

I have been able to justify a radio swap to get Bluetooth and Android Auto/Car Play.
And since I was pulling apart the dash I put a backup camera in too,
When I completed to radio hookup the radio didn't power on and the car wouldn't start.
That's when I learned how to replace the battery.  I'm pretty sure it had the original AC Delco battery in it.

Finally I talked her into footwell LEDs.  She didn't like the idea but the phone app sets the color and they work with the map lights so they're not obnoxious, or tacky, in her mind.

I'll be in here quite a bit in the future, always looking for new mods I can get away with.
Top down weather is around the corner, maybe she agree to a wind restrictor next...
« Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 08:18:33 AM by JustRob »

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Re: New member
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2019, 08:56:21 AM »

Not sure I follow the meds references yet.  :idk:


Read this again and pretend you're a very silly person:
"Bought my wife a 2007 Pontiac Solstice last November and I have been working on meds recently."
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
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
Back up camera is a great idea!  Hopefully you can sneak in a nice exhaust system.

For advanced cosmetic enhancements be sure to browse Norm's fiberglass, not sure if you can find a bad review on his work.  http://www.normsfiberglass.com/solstice.html  I have his 430 front bumper and dream about getting the coupe top someday.
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

Support Kappaperformance.com!!  Note: a couple huge corporations own and control several hundred of the top automotive enthusiast forums subsequently profiteering from these communities on the backs of volunteer moderators.

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Re: New member
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 11:08:46 AM »
Read this again and pretend you're a very silly person:
"Bought my wife a 2007 Pontiac Solstice last November and I have been working on meds recently."

I don't have to pretend, just saying.

Seat heaters could be an easy sell to the wife and they are pretty easy to install.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 03:31:47 PM by Sol Asylum »
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Offline JustRob

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Re: New member
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2019, 11:14:08 AM »
Read this again and pretend you're a very silly person:
"Bought my wife a 2007 Pontiac Solstice last November and I have been working on meds recently."
:D  Thought I caught all the things auto-correct "fixed " for me.

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Re: New member
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2019, 07:50:02 PM »
:D  Thought I caught all the things auto-correct "fixed " for me.

There are a few people on here are have remained rather childish throughout their membership here on KPF... Going on 10 years + and some folks STILL haven't grown up.  (myself included)
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Re: New member
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2019, 11:21:32 PM »
Growing up leads to dying, and in Elff's case 4ft.
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Re: New member
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2019, 10:27:55 AM »
There are a few people on here are have remained rather childish throughout their membership here on KPF...

Wait.  Who're you callin' "few"?
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Re: New member
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2019, 10:07:53 PM »
Welcome, don't mind the misfits, they love to ham it up on here.  Pretty soon you will be speaking critter

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Re: New member
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2019, 12:50:10 AM »
Wait.  Who're you callin' "few"?

At least you and me, or is it I?  Definitely not eye.
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