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Offline Gxpcollector

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Newest member of the kappa family
« on: July 23, 2020, 12:12:33 PM »
What's up everybody?

I just recently got into the kappa cars. I managed to find a solstice gxp coupe with 5spd for sale - went to see it and fell in love.

I sold off my '06 vette that had a z51 package for the car!

Then my wife loved it so much we went out a got her an 07 gxp 'vert.

The coupe has 60,000kms, and the vert has only 17,000 kms on it.

Oddly enough the 07 hpfp already blew off the block within about a week of ownership. One of the two bolt heads gave up the ghost, and the pump was sitting at a 10 degree angle pumping for who knows how long, until the seals failed and now that engine is full of gas.....

lol good times ahead I see with these cars! lol oh well.

They sure are a lot of fun when they're working!

Anyway, glad to be on here and learning a lot as I go.

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 01:14:45 PM »
Welcome to the insanity!
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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 01:51:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum, did you buy Matt's car?
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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 01:55:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Too bad about the 2007, first I've heard of such a thing.
Whereabouts in Ontario are you?
« Last Edit: July 23, 2020, 06:47:19 PM by Sly Bob »
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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 04:40:03 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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 10:45:52 AM »
Gxpcollector : Welcome to Kappa Performance Forum , where you can learn and Go crazy at the same time & Enjoy it . Good Luck with your Coupe !
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 03:07:17 PM by 1LILNDN »
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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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 10:32:51 PM »
WhoooHoooo!  New people!!!
Make the right choices now

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 05:50:39 PM »
GJ,  I am a bit worried about you.  You haven't mentioned the bottle of Whiskey he has to buy us all?
"That is my theory, it is mine, and belongs to me and I own it, and what it is too." (Monty Python)

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 11:59:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  Glad to hear the car didn't have a thermal event, the first thing I think of when I see a car engulfed in flames is something went wrong with the fuel system in the engine compartment.
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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 01:09:58 PM »
GJ,  I am a bit worried about you.  You haven't mentioned the bottle of Whiskey he has to buy us all?

That's for new LSMs try and keep up TS.
2007 Aggressive GXP

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 01:02:00 AM »
That's for new LSMs try and keep up TS.
Make the right choices now

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 01:02:21 AM »
That's for new LSMs try and keep up TS.
Make the right choices now

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Re: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 11:32:22 AM »
3 blank posts, you loosing it GJ?
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: Newest member of the kappa family
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 01:50:48 PM »
He's not named after an adult beverage for no reason.
2007 Aggressive GXP

 

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