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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


APPEARANCE

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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That's just one photo of the outside Mehran. I think flash is requesting more indepth photo's than that.
 

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:lol: 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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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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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


APPEARANCE

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!!!:thumbs:
 

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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

APPEARANCE MODS
1. GM Storage Pouch
2. Kappaspere header storage pouch
3. Kappaspere front seat storage pouches
4. GM Solstice car cover
5. Convertible top cover
6. MRZ polished stainless steel deck lid covers
7. GXP black headlights
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 (used)
13. Hot Rod Red Replica Heritage Stripe


1. Items awaiting installation; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter/EDAG hardtop.

2. Newest additions purchased to be installed spring 2014: LV front brace, DDM 1/2 inch race backbone 1/2 inch (race), DDM Probeam, and GM CAI (bought everything used).


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


APPEARANCE

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. Customized GM bra (to fit over Norms splitter)

Awaiting installation: DDM T-clamps, DDM OCC, GMPP OEM CAI.
 

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Yes, and only if I have to park in a small parking lot, use them basically for insurance. They are dorky, but if it saves the car from dings I'm OK looking like a dork. They are very sturdy and well made. They do come with a security cable that is closed in the door. I don's use it because if someone did yank it off it would probably damage the door.

Here some thin ones that can be ordered in color:
Z3 Bras, Stone Guards, Door Guards, more
 

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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


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
12. Hot Rod Red Replica Heritage Stripe

(items waiting installation in 2014; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter/EDAG Shooting Star hardtop, LV front brace, DDM Probeam & Backbone 1/2inch, and WERKS Rear Sway Bar (awaiting delivery of WERKS front swaybar).

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


APPEARANCE

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.

Awaiting installation 2014; OEM CAI.
 

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ChopTop's Obsession's

2006, 1st 1000, #482/Triple black/2.4/Manual/P/widows/air/Monsoon Stereo/1st 1000 memorabilia

PERFORMANCE MODS
1. JPM shifter (white)
2. BC Adjustable Coilovers
3. Gravanna staggered 18 wheels/Goodyear staggered tires (245/275)
4. GXP dual exhaust
5. GXP dual exhaust valance
6. DDM 1/2 inch racing backbone
7. DDM Probeam

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. AutoZone seat/steering wheel cover
9. ASAP Windshield/Tulip vinyl wrap (gloss black)
10. Replica Heritage/Street Edition Stripe in Hot Rod Red
11. Aftershock rear spoiler
12. BMW lifting pucks

Additional items; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter, black door handles, EDAG hardtop, LV front brace, WERKS Front & Rear Sway Bar. 7/31/14 ordered Smoothline Club Racer hardtop.
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2009, GXP, 2.0 Turbo, Aggressive, Auto, Monsoon, Convenience options, #480 of 1266 coupes,

PERFORMANCE
1. GMPP 30HP performance upgrade
2. GMPP CAI
3. SOLO Mach Shorty (cat back)
4. DDM Pro Beam
5. DDM Backbone
6. DDM charger tubes (red starlight)
7. DDM T bolt clamps
8. DDM oil catch can
9. DDM fuel filter kit
10. BC Adjustable Coilovers


APPEARANCE Mods
1. Polished split spoke wheels
2. Soft top
3. GM Hardtop bag
4. GXP red embroidered floor mats
5. Wind Restrictor illuminated door sills
6. Norms GXP front splitter
7. ASAP turn/driving lights honeycomb covers
8. ASAP GMPP tuned 3rd brake light decal
9. ASAP GMPP tuned (silver metallic ) windshield decal
10. Evolution car cover (used)
11. Doorshox *door ding protectors
12. BMW jacking pads
13. Decals (ASAP) #480 coupe back window graphic, GXP front fender & GXP wheel lip decals
14. Magnectic vinyl race numbers for doors, hood (#480)
15. GM interior saddle bag
16. Replica Heritage silver metallic racing stripe
17. MRZ red anodized billet engine fluids covers/caps
18. GM mudflaps
19. Griots Garage Autobahn blindspot mirror
20. Tacky AutoZone seat/steering wheel covers
21. GXP Customized bra to fit over Norms splitter.
22. Misc; 2010 framed Motortrend centerfold/GXP hats/Several t-shirts Solstice Parking Only/Diecast/Wallclock/Solstice Book/Ebay Pontiac coupe wristwatch
30. GXP Customized bra to fit over Norms splitter.
 

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ChopTop's Obsession's

2006, 1st 1000, #482/Triple black/2.4/Manual/P/widows/air/Monsoon Stereo/1st 1000 memorabilia

PERFORMANCE MODS
1. JPM shifter (white)
2. BC Adjustable Coilovers
3. Gravanna J2 staggered 18 wheels/Goodyear staggered tires (245/275)
4. GXP dual exhaust
5. GXP dual exhaust valance
6. DDM 1/2 inch racing backbone
7. DDM Probeam

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. Cheap AutoZone seat/steering wheel cover
9. ASAP Windshield/Tulip panel vinyl wrap (gloss black)
10. Replica Heritage/Street Edition Stripe in Hot Rod Red
11. Aftershock rear spoiler
12. BMW lifting pucks

8/1/2014, ordered Smooth Llne Club Racer hardtop (50% down on CC), premium headliner, and safety glass w/defogger.
10/3/14, Smoothline charged CC remaining 50% balance.
10/14/14, emailed Smoothline requesting status update.
10/17/14, received email; Your Smooth Line Removable Hardtop has been molded and is in the final stages of Hand Finishing. But; there is going to be a delay in your shipment. We are waiting for a Window Order. And we have no firm arrival date yet. Thank You for your patience. :(

Additional vert items; Aftershock recessed grills/GXP fascia/Norms GXP splitter, black door handles, EDAG hardtop, LV front brace, WERKS Front & Rear Sway Bar.
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2009, GXP, 2.0 Turbo, Aggressive, Auto, Monsoon, Convenience options, #480 of 1266 coupes,

PERFORMANCE
1. GMPP 290HP upgrade
2. GMPP CAI
3. SOLO Mach Shorty (cat back)
4. DDM Pro Beam
5. DDM Backbone
6. DDM charger tubes (red starlight)
7. DDM T bolt clamps
8. DDM oil catch can
9. DDM fuel filter kit
10. BC Adjustable Coilovers


APPEARANCE Mods
1. GM Q9Y polished split spoke wheels
2. GM optional soft top
3. GM Hardtop bag
4. GXP red embroidered floor mats
5. Wind Restrictor illuminated door sills
6. Norms GXP front splitter
7. ASAP turn/driving lights honeycomb covers
8. ASAP GMPP tuned 3rd brake light decal
9. ASAP small "GMPP Tuned" windshield decal (silver metallic )
10. Evolution car cover
11. Doorshox *door ding protectors
12. BMW jacking pads
13. ASAP decals "#480 of 1266" coupe back window graphic, GXP front fender decal & GXP wheel lip decals
14. Magnectic vinyl race numbers for doors, hood (#480)
15. GM interior saddle bag
16. Replica silver metallic Heritage/Street Edition racing stripe
17. MRZ red anodized billet engine fluids covers/caps
18. GM mudflaps
19. Griots Garage Autobahn blindspot mirror
20. Cheap AutoZone seat/steering wheel covers
21. GXP Customized bra to fit over Norms splitter.
22. Misc; 2010 framed Motortrend centerfold/GXP hats/Several t-shirts Solstice Parking Only/Diecast/Wallclock/Solstice Book/Ebay Pontiac coupe wristwatch
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