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Offline Pau Hana

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Welcome the new guy!
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:03:50 PM »
Greetings, all! New to the Kappa world after many, many years building and enjoying G Bodies (Grand Nationals and Turbo Regals). This far, I'm very, very impressed with this platform.

We just picked up a 2007 Sky Redline, yellow in color and badass in attitude. Time to play.....  :)

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 10:24:07 PM »
Enjoy the time with the car, they sure can be a lot of fun. Enjoy and welcome to the forum!
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: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 06:25:32 AM »
Welcome, congrats on your redline

Offline Pau Hana

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 10:07:07 AM »
Tune is on the way, as well as the DDM stiffeners and other toys....

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 03:45:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 05:06:47 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: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 12:41:30 PM »
For the "stiffeners' did you go for the Blue Pill or the White Pill?(Asking for a friend)
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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 01:43:25 PM »
welcome!!

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2021, 05:13:16 PM »
Greetings, all! New to the Kappa world after many, many years building and enjoying G Bodies (Grand Nationals and Turbo Regals). This far, I'm very, very impressed with this platform.

We just picked up a 2007 Sky Redline, yellow in color and badass in attitude. Time to play.....  :)

GN /Turbo Regal is such a fun straight-line platform.

Kappa is going to be quicker, WAY more nimble, but MUCH smaller.  Also - if you are used to the turbo lag in the GN, the kappa is going to seem boring.  Power comes on fairly smooth compared to the GN.  I do love the 80s turbo lag tho....

nothing
nothing
nothing
BOOOOOOOMMMMM

So much fun. and so terrible at the same time.
Make the right choices now

Offline Pau Hana

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2021, 11:14:56 AM »
Agreed on the lack of lag vs the 3.8 turbo. I did come one a great combination to minimize lag- good heads, a mid sized turbo with mid stall converter, and a Ford Powerstroke intercooler (1999-2003 models only). the last car I built was 550hp/650 tq at the wheels, daily driven. Good times!

After 2 months, I can say that the Sky Redlin is the perfect vehicle for us, flaws and all! A few upgrades made good great:

  • Kenwood touchscreen radio with wireless Carplay and backup camera
  • Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 tires
  • DDM brace kit

The acid test was a 600 mile weekend road trip with my wife. When I got the car, she was not exactly a fan, but was happy because I got what I wanted. During our road trip, she stated "we're gonna have to get you another car for the winter, cause this car is NEVER getting sold!"...she got bit by the Kappa bug!

Game- set- match!

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Re: Welcome the new guy!
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2021, 12:02:41 PM »
good wife, happy life.
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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