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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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ChopTop's Obsession

I've decided to started my own thread.

WARNING Due to 30 day edit rule subsequent entries may be duplicate, but at least I'll no longer clutter up the Owners Mod Thread.

2006, 1st 1000 (Rare Divorce Forced Sale Option) #482/Triple black/2.4/Manual/P/widows/air/Moonsoon Stereo/1st 1000 memorabilia

PERFORMANCE MODS
1. JPM shifter (white)
2. BC Adjustable Coilovers (best mod yet!)
3. Gravanna staggered 18 wheels/Goodyear staggered tires (245/275)
4. GXP dual exhaust valance/GXP dual exhaust

APPEARANCE MODS
1. GM Storage Pouch
2. Kappaspere header storage pouch
3. Kappaspere front seat storage pouches
4. GM Solstice car cover
5. MRZ polished stainless steel deck lid covers
6. GXP black headlights
7. MRZ polished stainless steel decklid covers
8. BMW jack pads
9. Tacky AutoZone seat/steering wheel cover
10. ASAP Windshield/Tulip vinyl wrap (gloss black)
11. Replica Heritage Stripe in Hot Rod Red
12. Aftershock rear spoiler

(items waiting installation; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter/EDAG Shooting Star hardtop


2009 GXP coupe (aggressive #480)

PERFORMANCE
1. GMPP performance upgrade
2. SOLO Mach Shorty (cat back)
3. DDM Pro Beam
4. DDM Backbone
5. DDM charger tubes (red starlight)
6. DDM T bolt clamps
7. DDM oil catch can
8. DDM fuel filter kit
9. BG coilovers


[B]APPEARANCE[B]

1. Soft top
2. GM Hardtop bag
3. GXP *(red) embroidered floor mats *
4. GMPP upgrade
5. Coupe graphic illuminated door sills (Windrestrictor)
6. Solo Mach Shorty (cat-back exhaust)
7. DDM Pro Beam
8. DDM Backbone
9. DDM T bolt clamps
10. DDM charger tubes red starlight*
11. DDM oil catch can
12. DDM fuel filter kit
13. BG adjustable coilovers
14. Aftershock recessed grill
15. Norms GXP splitter
16. ASAP turn/driving lights honeycomb covers
17. ASAP GMPP tuned 3rd brake light decal
18. ASAP GMPP tuned (silver metallic ) windshield decal
19. Evolution car cover (used)
20. GM 18 dual spoke polished wheels
21. Doorshox *door ding protectors
22. BMW jacking pads
23. Decals *(ASAP) *#480 coupe graphic (back window)/GXP front fender & GXP wheel lip decals
23. GM saddle bag
25. Replica OEM silver metallic racing stripe
26. MRZ red anodized billet fluids covers/caps
27. GM mudflaps
28. Griots Garage Autobahn blindspot mirror
28. Tacky AutoZone seat/steering wheel covers
29. Misc; 2010 framed Motortrend centerfold/GXP hats/Several t-shirts Solstice Parking Only/Diecast/Wallclock/Solstice Book/Ebay Pontiac coupe wristwatch


Hoped for fantasy/lottery winning purchases.
1. 6 stall, insulated, heated, mini kitchen & projector theater, stripper pole garage
2. Norms Widebody
3. Smoothline hardtop (bright red Haartz)
4. LS V8/TT 3.0/3.6TT?
5. Asanti 19/21 Vaxis wheels
6. Pirelli Pilot Sport Tires
7. DDM auto to manual conversion
8. JPM red leather/Alcantara interior

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post #2 of 110 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 11:25 AM
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we need pics badly... ; (
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we need pics badly... ; (
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...s-coupe-80402/

Start with that
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post #4 of 110 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 01:46 PM
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That's just one photo of the outside Mehran. I think flash is requesting more indepth photo's than that.


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I did say start with it... A start is never an end, unless you're dead!
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post #6 of 110 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 02:32 PM
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Some would say that being dead is not an ending either . . .

Pics are in order.

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https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post2067289

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That's bringing belief into this Rob!
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No new pics will be posted for awhile. First I want to buy a better camera, and 2nd it's just about time to park the cars.

The main reason I posted that pic was I've been on the forum for several years and never posted a pic of either car, mainly because we didn't t have a PC at home (we do now). It was just blind luck I found the above link and figure to use it to show we really do have a Solstice.

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LOL

No PC at home. Good one . . .

Oh wait. Michigan.

Say no more.

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Quite a list and the pics are ?
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post #11 of 110 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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It's just one pic

Pontiac Solstice coupe | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pic was taken by a stranger and posted on Flickr. I discovered it through Google/Images.
If you click on the bottom arrow it starts a slideshow of the vehicles that attended the 2013 annual Grand Rapids 28th street metro cruise.

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post #12 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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ChopTop's Obsession's

I've decided to started my own thread due to 30 day edit rule.

2006, 1st 1000 (Rare Divorce Forced Sale Option) #482/Triple black/2.4/Manual/P/widows/air/Monsoon Stereo/1st 1000 memorabilia

PERFORMANCE MODS
1. JPM shifter (white)
2. BC Adjustable Coilovers (best mod yet!)
3. Gravanna staggered 18 wheels/Goodyear staggered tires (245/275)
4. GXP dual exhaust valance
5. GXP dual exhaust
6. Newest purchases: LV front brace, DDM Backbone (race), DDM Probeam (used).

APPEARANCE MODS
1. GM Storage Pouch
2. Kappaspere header storage pouch
3. Kappaspere front seat storage pouches
4. GM Solstice car cover
5. MRZ polished stainless steel deck lid covers
6. GXP black headlights
7. BMW jack pads
8. Tacky AutoZone seat/steering wheel cover
9. ASAP Windshield/Tulip vinyl wrap (gloss black)
10. Replica Heritage Stripe in Hot Rod Red
11. Aftershock rear spoiler (used)
12. Hot Rod Red Replica Heritage Stripe

(items waiting installation; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter/EDAG Shooting Star hardtop


2009, GXP, 2.0 Turbo, Aggressive, Auto, Monsoon, Convenience options, #480 of 1266 coupes,

PERFORMANCE
1. GMPP performance upgrade
2. SOLO Mach Shorty (cat back)
3. DDM Pro Beam
4. DDM Backbone
5. DDM charger tubes (red starlight)
6. DDM T bolt clamps
7. DDM oil catch can
8. DDM fuel filter kit
9. BG coilovers


[B]APPEARANCE[B]

1. Soft top
2. GM Hardtop bag
3. GXP *(red) embroidered floor mats *
4. Coupe graphic illuminated door sills (Windrestrictor)
5. Solo Mach Shorty (cat-back exhaust)
6. DDM Pro Beam
7. DDM Backbone
8. DDM T bolt clamps
9. DDM charger tubes red starlight*
10. DDM oil catch can
11. DDM fuel filter kit
12. BG adjustable coilovers
13. Aftershock recessed grill
14. Norms GXP front splitter
15. ASAP turn/driving lights honeycomb covers
16. ASAP GMPP tuned 3rd brake light decal
17. ASAP GMPP tuned (silver metallic ) windshield decal
18. Evolution car cover (used)
19. GM 18 dual split spoke polished wheels
20. Doorshox *door ding protectors
21. BMW jacking pads
22. Decals (ASAP) #480 coupe back window graphic, GXP front fender & GXP wheel lip decals
23. Magnectic vinyl race numbers for doors, hood (#480)
23. GM saddle bag
25. Replica OEM silver metallic racing stripe
26. MRZ red anodized billet engine fluids covers/caps
27. GM mudflaps
28. Griots Garage Autobahn blindspot mirror
28. Tacky AutoZone seat/steering wheel covers
29. Misc; 2010 framed Motortrend centerfold/GXP hats/Several t-shirts Solstice Parking Only/Diecast/Wallclock/Solstice Book/Ebay Pontiac coupe wristwatch
30. GXP Customized to fit over Norms splitter.


Hoped for fantasy/lottery winning purchases.
1. 6 stall, insulated, heated, mini kitchen & projector theater, stripper pole garage
2. Norms Widebody
3. Smoothline hardtop (bright red Haartz)
4. LS V8/TT 3.0/3.6TT?
5. Asanti 19/21 Vaxis wheels
6. Pirelli Pilot Sport Tires
7. DDM auto to manual conversion
8. JPM red leather/Alcantara interior

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Hey ChopTop. Good to see another obsessed West Michigander here .
I'm just starting my mod journey. I've got a 07 GXP with just a Trifecta tune so far but today I'm contemplating hard on buying the Solo Cat and Dual Center Exhaust and wondered who you used to install your solo stuff. I understand from the forums that the cat can be a little complicated. And of coarse I'll need a new back valence ...and of coarse I'll need to get it painted....Why do I have to always fall in love with the most expensive set up ? Anyway, any advise on which shop knows what they're doing on our cars in the area?
I'm right between Lansing and Grand Rapids but dont mind a drive for the right place.
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Hey ChopTop. Good to see another obsessed West Michigander here .
I'm just starting my mod journey. I've got a 07 GXP with just a Trifecta tune so far but today I'm contemplating hard on buying the Solo Cat and Dual Center Exhaust and wondered who you used to install your solo stuff. I understand from the forums that the cat can be a little complicated. And of coarse I'll need a new back valence ...and of coarse I'll need to get it painted....Why do I have to always fall in love with the most expensive set up ? Anyway, any advise on which shop knows what they're doing on our cars in the area?
I'm right between Lansing and Grand Rapids but dont mind a drive for the right place.
I had a Solo Mach shorty cat-back installed by a local Muffler Man shop but I purchased the cat-back system, and the guy did it in 30 minutes for $100 bucks. But if you're more a DIY you may be able to R/R yourself. If you're buying the Solo exhaust + high flow catalytic converter you should also receive the 02 extender. Can't go wrong w/Solo.

Regardless, don't cut the GXP exhaust into pieces. It's a direct bolt-on for 2.4s and can resold to someone who wants to go w/a GXP dual set-up and recoup $100-200 bucks. Greyhound is cheapest to ship.

Last I heard Archie paints his custom valances if request and even customizes them if a customer wants something a little different than whats shown on his site for a little extra $.

Good luck on your modifications, lot of smart people on the forum can help or answer any questions.

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I love the GXP splitter on your coupe. Looks awesome!!!

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