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  1. Seafoam, MMO, Fuel Inj Cleaners???

    General Tech, Solstice GXP Specific
    Wow I am amazed at what people post, there is very little difference between synthetic oils, you don't need to use Mobil 1, you do need to use synthetic I prefer 100% synthetic there are only a few. Full synthetic does not mean 100%.
  2. Wet weather Tires

    Solstice GXP Discussion
    I had the Bridgestone Potenza RE01 summer tires did not like them in the rain at all, I have Nitto all seasons from Discount Tires, the 555's and they are great in summer and in rain even if they are an all season. Have no clue how they would be in the snow don't drive the car in snow. The...
  3. very rough idle '07 gxp

    Solstice GXP Discussion
    I got them for $38 on Amazon, really!
  4. For those with JPM shifter...

    General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions
    I went with a different knob and Joe made me a custom boot for it, it looks like this and it weighs 400 grams (almost 1.5 lbs) I have no vibration the extra weight makes it shift easier too. Had it for so long it's looks mirrored now. It doesn't use the adjustable collar and the exposed knob is...
  5. Oil changes at GM or Jiffy lube, or other.

    General Solstice Discussion
    Mobil 1 is Full synthetic just like the Penzoil is Full synthetic, what does that mean? It's a marketing term because neither one is 100% synthetic or don't you think they would say that. The API says that any oil that is over 67% synthetic can be called Full synthetic, but only in the US. Isn't...
  6. Installed DDM Bracing

    Mods - Handling / Chassis / Suspension / Brakes /
    He has a NA so the thinnest one is the one most appropriate for his car, lighter than the factory POS (piece of steel) and the atomic diffusion of aluminum is better than steel so it appears lighter to the car. Either way it's lighter than my sub woofer. The single weakest point in the Solstice...
  7. Installed DDM Bracing

    Mods - Handling / Chassis / Suspension / Brakes /
    Even the thicker ones weigh less than stock, how hard do you drive your car, harder you drive the more it can flex.
  8. Who works on your car? GM?

    General Solstice Discussion
    Kid next door he has 2 screwdrivers and a hammer and he's cheap.
  9. Revolutionary Wheel Fitmet tools

    Tires & Wheels
    It helps determine what will fit, could be useful.
  10. Clutch Replacement

    General Tech, Solstice GXP Specific
    It was just a lot of fun on jack stands, I hope I never have to that again. We ended up loosening the motor mounts and jacking the engine to get things lined up. I have done many clutches by myself at night in the driveway and driven to work the next day, not this one.
  11. Clutch Replacement

    General Tech, Solstice GXP Specific
    I swapped my clutch at 60 K it was fine the flywheel was fine the pressure plate was shot. Talk to Dave at Werks before you commit, he steered me away from the Stage 3 and I do drift my car. The Stage 2 is plenty of clutch, if you commute in traffic at all it's a better choice and knocking 15...
  12. How do you remove amor all from the interior

    Car Care and Detailing Forum
    I'm thinking sandpaper would do the trick, actually another better cleaner is your best option something like 303 vinyl cleaner.
  13. What is it worth - Saab 9-3 manifold & turbo

    Mods - Engine 2.4 l Ecotec
    The 2004 Saab 9.3 is a 2.0 motor like the GXP, won't fit a 2.4.
  14. Need new shocks

    Mods - Handling / Chassis / Suspension / Brakes /
    I did corner weighting with me in the car and with the HKS (same as the BC's) it was dead on didn't change a thing. I think LV gives some great advice, I did the backbone alone way back when what a difference, it was the only handling mod I had at the time. By the way the tunnel brace (aka...
  15. Best Ecotec 2.4L Block?

    Mods - Engine 2.4 l Ecotec
    The Cobalts had a slightly different version of the 2.4 than we did and it was Supercharged from the factory, don't know much about Cobalts but that was the block that most of the people I know building race motors used (drifters). The worlds fastest 4 banger is a 2.4 GM racing block built by...